Duration: 4-10. jul 2011.
Location: Hotel "Ozon", Brzece, Kopaonik, Srbija
- Jack Hennessy (UK)
- Nicholas Satchwell (UK)
- Lee Matthew (UK)
- Aden Woodal (UK)
- Rafik Tahraoui (UK)
- Ethan Pickett (USA)
- Danial Allahi Chatroudi (IRAN)
- Nemanja Obradovic (SRB)
- Aleksandar Babic (SRB)
- Veljko Dzamic (SRB)
- Aleksandar Gasic (SRB)
- Nenad Jozic (SRB)
- Vojkan Babic (SRB)
- Joze Percic (SLO)
- Joel Da Silva (FRA)
- Danial Aminayi Chatroudi (IRAN)
- Mikica Atanackovic (SRB)
- Aleksandar Radosavljevic (SRB)
- Dragan Ilic – physiotherapist (SRB)
- Dejan Colic – doctor (SRB)
- Milan Djukic (SRB)
- Dragana Cvijic (SRB)
Academy "Handball 4All" is a place of positive energy where people live and learn handball, exchange ideas and open new horizons. Dragan is a special visionary and handball lover, big as a human and coach. Every year academy visits young players from all over the world with desire to progress and share some knowledge with eminent experts. I was there, participated... and will participate again!
Danijel AndjelkovicPromoter - edition 2011
My personal impression of the academy can be described in one word - GREAT! I'm glad that I was a small part of such a project. Maximum dedication, commitment and above all, love for handball. Honestly, I did not expect something different when Dragan takes control and responsibility to do something. It was a pleasure, if I - in any way, helped someone of many young players who have been there, and I'm glad that I was able to exchange experiences and meet some new people. Overall impressions are SUPER, as I have already said. I hope that "H4all" will continue to grow and every year get better and better, because something like that is really necessary in handball, which unfortunately here in Serbia does not go exactly in the direction would we like...
Nenad Vuckovicpromoter of the edition 2011.
I had a chance to be a part of this program on its first edition when I was only 23 and participated from Iran with one of my young players. Kopaonik and the academy opened a new window to me, which there is a great opportunity for every young coach who is starting his/her job. The patient and courage of a group of people, leadership by Dragan Djukic, which we could learn a lot of every moment being with them. Four years later, at 2015, I came back while I was more experienced at my job and it could change my view. Well, the academy had become much better. But I can tell you as a participant, that the only things which didn’t change there, was the energy, discipline and endless friendships. Handball 4 all academy could be a window to the world of handball for every player or coach who wants to improve on the way which they never experienced before. I always speak to my players or friends who ask me about the academy, that if you are looking for solving your problems in handball, learn new drills for almost a year, and making good friends - than never ever miss this opportunity!
Danial Aminayi (Iran)Coach, participant in editions 2011 and 2015
Let’s be honest, I have been horrible about writing blog; but I made some promises to pick up to the slack. Since my last update from Denmark, I have finished the season, played in the USA National Championships, earn a promotion with my Danish club team, and returned home to Wisconsin for the summer. Luckily just because it is summer, handball for me hasn’t stopped. Toward the end of my stay in Denmark, I received an invitation to a camp in Serbia at the beginning of July. I accepted and that is where I am writing my blog from. The camp is called “Handball for All”. Dragan Djukic, former Champion’s league coach and coach of numerous national teams, including current national team Great Britain. Other than Dragan, there is a star studded cast of coaches, including past Olympians, World Champions, and top league coaches from all over Europe. Along with quality coaches, there are also quality players; players at the camp come from Denmark, Iran, Great Britten, and Serbia. After a four hour bus ride from the airport in Belgrade, we ended in Kopaonik, in the mountains, on Monday, the forth. We got in to the Ozon hotel around six, and then we were given our room assignments and time to look around. We were told to be ready for a short training at seven thirty. My first impression of the environment in one word is stunning. Not only is the hotel in the mountains, but a short twenty second walk out of the hotel’s front door brings you to the hall were we train. Below the hall is a very nicely put together gym. Going into the first training session, I really didn’t know what to expect. I thought maybe some drills along with games and scrimmages. It turns out, not only would we work on handball skills, but the strength and conditioning that goes along with being a top level handball player, with a world class handball strength and conditionings coach. The first night we focused on running on the front part of our feet as well as using our hamstrings for a more explosive sprint. Later in the training we broke up into groups and started to work some fundamentals. Following training we had a nice dinner. After diner we had a meeting with the coaching staff and then given the rest of the night to get to know each other better. The next morning we woke up at half past seven; each person reported one at a time to have body measurements done. We were told later in the camp we will have a meeting with the coaches so they can help design a specific plan for each person on the things we need to improve to help reach the full potential of our bodies physically. After breakfast, we reported to training at nine thirty. We started again with some strength exercises and then moved into work with the ball. With the ball we worked a lot of skills with the ball and moving with and without the ball. After a nice lunch and downtime, we had another training in the evening. This training was the first time we shot the ball, but that isn’t a bad thing; in the first two days we have put a lot of time into fine tuning things we all should have all ready have known. That night after training, we had a question and answer session with Nenad Vuckovic, Serbian national player and player in the German Bundesliga. It was a good opportunity to learn what each of us needs to do on and off the court to make it in the top leagues. The next day, Wednesday, followed a similar schedule of the first day. After breakfast we headed to the gym to work on proper technique for a new lifting program each of us will be given at the end of the camp. After the gym, we headed up to the court to work on moving with and without the ball. The main point of trainings on Wednesday was movement. After lunch and rest, we hit the court again. This time, we did some agility moves with a three section ladder on the floor, along with balance and ankle work. We then moved into some handball skills. For this training, we were not only working on moving with and without the ball, but also defense and communication. To end the training, we did a full body movement circuit, to work on the areas that are essential in handball. That night, after dinner, we had another meeting, but this time is was more information about the strength and conditioning program we will receive at the end of the camp. So far this camp has been a great experience, and it has just started. I am looking forward to the following days, in Kopanik; even though we have only had three trainings, I have learned an immense amount of knowledge. I have made friends from all over the world and learned handball from some of the best to ever be in the game.
Ethan PickettUSA Team