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From Bjarte: Dear all Learn Handball users
November 12, 2020

From Bjarte: Dear all Learn Handball users

The first season of Learn Handball is near the end of the year, which is why I'm writing a few words to sum up our debut season.

The first season of Learn Handball is near the end of the year, which is why I'm writing a few words to sum up our debut season.

As a start-up company, we, my brother Atle and I, went to work last summer. The planning phase had been long and the questions were many. Is Learn Handball good enough? Will anyone use Learn Handball? Can we convey our dream, to give every child in the world equal opportunities to thrive and experience mastery with handball, in a good enough way?

Luckily, according to the feedback we have received, we can do yes to everything, with more opportunities for improvements. We had an autumn of rectation of many small mistakes, which took a lot of time. We thank you for your patience with us during this phase! As we approached the winter, Learn Handball began to function better and better, and we were able to further develop the professional content of the system.

My dream has always been to get more kids to play more with the ball, even outside of halltime. The dream is to see children rush to school while they bounce a handball, or children playing handball games in the holidays at school. I hope more people think like me, that it's nice to have a hand ball wall in the living room. That art and design lamps give way to the toy at anysquare meter I think is a smart investment in fun and mastery.

To promote the ball, we developed Handball skills – fun, simple ball exercises for kids to practice outside of training. The goal is to anchor the handball deeper in the children, which in turn will cause them to continue longer in the sport.

Handball skills will be even cooler in the season, I have a lot of good video material in place. By the way, feel free to take the tips of you on

Beyond Handball skills, we've also this year presented Learn from thestars - where idols show kids how to perform their special skills, shots and tricks. Important to point out, this is not about creating one's, but to arouse one-handed interest in the children. Perhaps the most important development at senior level in recent years, in addition to sporting success, is that we bring out new role models that inspire the youngest. I feel completely confident that these role models promote the desire to learn more than the desire to become a pro. The feedback also confirms this, the children think this is awesome! I will therefore introduce new names inthe season to come, Nora Mørk, StineBredal Oftedal and Niklas Landinare some of those who are now contributing in the next phase of Learn from the stars.

We are working diligently to make training plans better. Here there will be some variations from season to season. One of the ideas it's working on is to bring in guest coaches who make one-month training plans for their kids. For example, "train Spanish with Carlos Ortega" or "Henrik Kronborgshows how they train in Denmark."

This summer I am holding a handball camp in Sandefjord where we will record even more exercises, to develop our library even more. This is the gold in Learn Handball that makes you as users feel that we create value in your coach's everyday life. The underlying is about the good planning that makes it easier to carry out fun and evolving trainings. But one should also not underestimate the value of being able to sit on the trains on the way home, and find exactly the exercise that makes today's training fade well.

During the days of inplay, two areas of focus are emphasized where we have lacked content in the system:

  • Goalkeeper training – one of the areas where Norwegian clubs have the least professional expertise.
  • Injury prevention training – a critical area of improvement in Norwegian handball!

Severe cruciate ligament injuries in young people have grown sharply in recent years, as a result of increased training and reduced leisure time in forests and fields. By entering stabilization exercises in regular handball exercises, heavy studies show that the number of cruciate ligament injuries is halved(!) We have to deal with this together.

Finally, I would like to thank you for all the feedback we have received- both rice and praise. I want to thank for all the exciting start-up meetings we've had together, either on Skype or at the club office, and for all the conversations that make me get a good picture of where the improvement potentials are in handball Norway. In short, we are embarking on a new season with great motivation so that together we can help the handball grow and develop.


Wishing you all a great summer!

Yours sincerely, Bjarte Myrhol

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