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Handball goalkeepers’ Mecca in Omis has seventh edition!

Seven years in a row area between Split and Makarska becoming the most popular destination for handball goalkeepers. Unique in his quality and atmosphere of Croatian seaside, International Handball Goalkeepers Camp in city of Omis provoken a lot of attention and confirmed status of prestigious event for handball goalkeepers between two seasons.

The number of 150 young goalies, from U13 to senior, from USA to Algeria, who spent fantastic seven days in Camp, describe experience in the best possible way.

Young goalies had a chance to work twice a day with some of the older colleagues who can only watch on TV during VELUX EHF Champions League Final4 in Cologne, where Roland Mikler (Telekom Veszprem) and Borko Ristovski (FC Barcelona Lassa) were fighting for an European title.

The Camp’s guest was also Vive Tauron Kielce goalie FIlip Ivic, while other demonstrators were Croatian goalies who are also playing abroad, Sandro Uvodic (Bregenz Handball), Mario Percin and Dino Spiranec (Germany) supported by Croatian NT goalie Ivana Kapitanovic (RK Podravka Vegeta).

The list of coaches was also impressive. The “handball father” of Roland Mikler, Telekom Veszprem goalkeeper’s youth coach Haris Porobic was there, but also EX-CL winner with RK Zagreb, Vladimir Vujovic, legendary Yugoslav goalie from 80’s Mirko Basic, EX-ZRK Buducnost and Montenegrian NT goalkeeper’s coach Vlatko Djonovic, Fikret Handan from Swedish Savehof HK Fikret Handan, Polish coach Tomasz Blaskiewicz, while inovative approach to training process brought Vanja Radic, goalkeepers coach from Finland, with reach experience of working at Camps in dozen countries.

Something new in terms of psychical preparation, young goalies could see in work with Marina Skrobot, fitness coach from Pula.


Inovative approach in a work with goalies was established through partnership with Sports Science Innovations company. Camp participants could work with Witty lights, but also Neurotrackers and 3D glasses, with the clear goal – improvement in reaction. 

  • We did our best to raise level of Camp in comparation with previous years. Camp is worldwide known for our target group, but we tried to put whole event a step up with moving to Omis. We had two brand-new halls only 100  meters from the Camp where participants were based, two minutes from the beach. That made training process and complete experience of players, coaches and parents much more colorful – said Camp director Mario Čaljkusic.

Omis becoming a real home of handball. Masters Handball World Cup took place in Omis earlier this year, but organizers already book the same place for second edition between May 10-13, 2018. 

Goalkeepers Camp will take place in the June 2018 on the same place. 

Omis and handball – successful story.

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