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Beach handball tournament
Everyone can participate in beach handball tournaments in the evening. Dates will be uploaded later. The beach handball tournaments are held at the beach handball courts on the festival site. Participation in this extra tournament is free of extra charge, and we will coordinate your beach handball matches with your indoor or outdoor handball matches.
The beach handball courts are for the general use during the rest of the handball festival, and there will be a host of opportunities to arrange and play friendship matches.
The Generation Handball festival site has a great number of activities that make Generation Handball more than just a handball tournament. These include the following:
On the site, you will find various shops where you can buy food, drinks, sports equipment, and other things that you need during a handball tournament. You can also purchase Generation Handball merchandise as extra mementos from Generation Handball.
When the handball matches of the day are done, there are plenty of opportunities for you to spend your excess energy in Generation Handball’s event area. Access to the event area is free, and participants may take a break from handball to enjoy the company of their teammates and make new friends with players from other cities and countries. The event area contains two beach handball courts, a big jumping pillow, waterballs, table football, floorball, ping-pong, and much more.
There is an information area at the tournament and festival site. We are here to answer your questions about Generation Handball and the tournament. Here, you can also get a map of the site, see the match schedule, and much more.
Viborg Police Department is located close to the tournament and festival site. If an unfortunate incident occurs, you can report theft, vandalism, and other damage here.
At the tournament and festival site, you will find Viborg Tourist Office. Here, you can find information about Viborg and the region.
When need is highest, help is nighest! In the health tent, we have teamed up with some of the most skilled practitioners in order to ensure you the best possible help and treatment for both mind and body during the festival. This year, we have expanded the health tent to contain more offers than ever before. Read more about each practitioner below. You will find the health tent at the festival site.
FysioDanmark with physiotherapy
The skilled physiotherapists from FysioDanmark ensure that injured players get a quick and effective treatment, and they are available all day when Generation Handball matches are played.
Please, consult with the physiotherapists before making contact with the emergency department at the hospital. As an extra service during Generation Handball, the physiotherapists have a “direct line” to the emergency department, and if needed, they can help you by referring you to the right department.
BMS acupuncture by Bjørk Bonnichsen
Practitioner Bjørk Bonnichsen offers BMS acupuncture as pain management every day. He has many years of experience with pain management, and about the treatment, he explains:
You can feel the difference right away as this treatment offers you an immediate pain reduction of 50 % as a minimum.
Four out of five clients experience a good and lasting effect of the treatment. The treatment may also serve as “first aid” pain management as receiving treatment early in the course of pain will entail a quicker recovery. Chronic pain may require more than one treatment.
Generation Handball clients are offered a special festival price of 100 DKK/13 € per treatment (normally 400 DKK).
Bjørk Bonnichsen will be accompanied by colleagues Brian Langvad Johansen (Thursday) and Kenneth Stilling (Saturday). Please, call or text Bjørk Bonnichsen at +45 6133 1580 in case of acute need of treatment.
On Thursday, all festival participants get ready for the Friendship Parade, which in 2018 will both begin and finish at the festival site. Twisting and winding through the streets of the city of Viborg, the Friendship Parade guarantees an amazing party atmosphere, lots of flags from all participating nations, the Friendship Parade song, and a jolly mood! The parade ends with a big party at the festival site, and you’re all invited!
Check out this video to experience the special parade atmosphere (the text continues after the video):
Team activities with Niels Christian Pedersen
Through team activities, teams participating in Generation Handball get an absolutely unique “first come, first served” opportunity to take a closer look at the mechanisms that are influencing the social interactions between the teammates.
Besides being involved in handball as coach, Niels Christian Pedersen has over time obtained an exceedingly exhaustive knowledge about team management at all levels in the world of handball – both the individual and the team based kind. Presently, he works as a consulting team instructor with his own company Sequi as starting point. He has previously been team instructor of both Danish A and youth national teams as well as many youth and senior teams at a wide range of levels right from the U-14 class to the best national league. For the last 15 years, he has instructed on the Danish Handball Association’s course for coaches “Team Management and Psychology”, just as a number of public state institutions like the Danish Ministry of Taxation, Banedanmark (administration of Danish railway and infrastructure), and several municipalities and also private companies such as Lego, Siemens, Dansk Supermarked, and many more have benefitted a lot from Niels Christian Pedersen’s qualifications.
During Generation Handball, Niels Christian Pedersen offers team activities for teams at all levels, and it is guaranteed to be entertaining. The team activities can contribute amazing knowledge about the team and its strengths and weaknesses, and coaches can benefit from this knowledge in their future work with player development. Possible focuses could be clarifying hierarchies or visualising the processes that form the basis of a team’s behaviour. Activities such as the catapult, the traffic jam, and the pipeline will definitely ensure lots of fun. Other interesting and even more in-depth activities could be analyses of goals and aims and clarification of values just as it also will be possible to have the team’s personal profiles analyses.
All Generation Handball participants get free admission to the indoor swimming pool in Viborg Svømmehal and the outdoor swimming pool at Vestbadet.
Check out this video from the indoor swimming pool:
Regular swimwear is of course allowed
Visit Scandinavia’s biggest summerland with Generation Handball
This is a chance for you and your team to spice up your week at Generation Handball with yet another great experience. Djurs Sommerland offers many exciting rides and is always a provider of fun and thrill! Look forward to eight great themed areas, Danmark’s biggest roller coasters, the huge Aqua Park, and more than 60 rides. Generation Handball is happy to have entered a partnership with Djurs Sommerland that was elected Scandinavia’s best summerland in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017.
Photo: Dragekongen, Safaribussen, and Jungle rally
NEW IN 2018: Safaribussen and Jungle Rally
Jump aboard the Safaribussen (means “Safari bus”) family ride for a fun-filled bus ride through the jungle. But hold on tight, because the tour is full of surprises when the driver starts driving in circles. Hop off at Jungle Rally, where young thrill-seekers can enjoy an exciting ride with the whole family in the brand-new children’s coaster.
Enjoy the rush on Denmark’s biggest roller coasters
The new Dragekongen (means “King of dragons”) is guaranteed to take your breath away as you dive down at 85 km/h from 30 metres up. There are more world-class adrenaline rushes that await, as you experience being launched at up to 85 km/h around Denmark’s longest roller coaster, Juvelen (means “the Jewel”), and hurtle down from a height of 32 metres at 90 km/h in Piraten (means “the Pirate”).
Bondegårdsland – for children and playful parents
Bondegårdsland (means “Farmer country”) has 10 exciting rides for everyone. Why not try a free-fall from the water towers, or flying along the roller coaster in a flurry of chicken feathers.
Huge Aqua Park and more than 60 rides and attractions
With more than 60 rides and attractions, time just flies by. But don’t forget to visit the huge Aqua Park, where sunshine can be enjoyed by the water’s edge or at full speed on one of the many water slides.
Generation Handball prices
Admission ticket: 31 EUR/230 DKK per person (normal price 38 EUR/285 DKK)
Bus ticket: 75 DKK/10 EUR per person (at least 50 persons)
Generation Handball will help you arrange the bus. Transport with bus requires a minimum of 50 persons as you book the entire bus.
These are the updated 2018 prices, and they are valid from 28 July to 8 August 2018. Participants and their family members can make use of the special Generation Handball price
Facts about Djurs Sommerland
– It is Scandinavia’s biggest summerland
– The park has 8 themed areas: Vikingeland (means “Viking country”), Piratland (means “Pirate country”), Mexicoland (means “Mexico country”), Westernland (means “Western country”), Vandland (means “Aqua/water country”), Afrikaland (means “Africa country”), Bondegårdsland (means “Farmer country”), and Sommerland (means “Summer country”).
– It has Denmark’s biggest roller coasters: Piraten, Juvelen, and Dragekongen.
– It has a huge Aqua Park
– It has more than 60 rides
– The park constitutes an area as large as 70 soccer fields
Video: Roller coasters from Djurs Sommerland
Photo: Rides at Djurs Sommerland