What is korfball?

Korfball is a ball sport, with similarities to netball and basketball. It is played by two teams of eight players with four female players and four male players in each team. The objective is to throw a ball into a netless basket that is mounted on a 3.5 m high pole. Easy to learn, but tough to master, korfball is a fast-paced game in which guys and girls compete together on the same team. From March to October korfball is played outdoors, during the winter period it is played indoors.

The society

In addition to being a real korfball club, SKV Amsterdam is also a real student association. With seven different committees and its own traditions such as an annual ball, monthly socials at Woody’s bar and a yearly trip. There is something fun to do at S.K.V. Amsterdam every week, but nothing is mandatory. We also organise our own student korfball tournament weekend in May. Being one of the 11 student korfball associations in the Netherlands, we participate in almost monthly tournaments throughout the country. S.K.V. Amsterdam is an ideal way to make the most of your student days, and combining that with a lot of korfball!

The majority of our members are Dutch, but we do have a handful non-Dutch speaking members, and will make sure training sessions are in English whenever applicable. However, the majority of the communication about activities and between members themselves will be in Dutch. All of our members can speak/understand English and can usually help translate something if necessary.

Korfball at S.K.V. Amsterdam

Throughout the year we have trainings sessions on Tuesday, which are open for all members. During the winter period we also have an open training session on Wednesday. The monthly student tournaments are also open for all!

S.K.V. Amsterdam also features two teams that play matches against other (non-student) clubs. Given how familiar most native Dutch players are with the sport, playing competitive matches is usually reserved for members which have played before. Our “midweek” team plays on Wednesday and boasts a more casual level of play.

For members seeking to play at a higher competitive level, we have a team which plays matches on Saturday. Members of this team also have a mandatory higher level training session on Thursday (outdoors) or Friday (indoors).

Training times

Outdoors (March – October)Location
Tuesday 19:30-21:00Sporting West
Indoors (October – March)
Tuesday 19:00-20:15Sportcentrum VU
Wednesday 21:00-22:00 (Every other week)Hogendorp Sportcentrum

Want to try out Korfball?

Do you want to join a training session to try out Korfball? You can sign up by filling in the contact form below and try up to 3 training sessions before deciding if Korfball is the sport for you! Keep in mind that Tuesday training sessions are best suited to try out Korfball since they are attended by most members.

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