Intellectual Disability (ID) Handball

ID Handball, sometimes known as ‘special handball’ is already played in the Special Olympics. ‘ID’ stands both for ‘intellectual disability’ and ‘identification’, with the aim of showing that the EHF identifies with all handball players and fans.

ID Handball rules allow for modifications to elements such as the court size, the ball used, and the length of a match to accommodate the needs of players, but is otherwise the same sport recognised and played around the world.

The EHF is planning to launch a variety of ID Handball initiatives to spread the sport, and it was featured in an EHF Activities webinar in September 2022 when former professional handball player Maida Arslanagic talked about how inclusivity can work in handball.

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