A team sport contested by two teams of seven players using a ball on a rectangular court divided into two halves. Players manoeuvre the ball using only their hands with the aim of hurling it into the opposing team’s goal. Teams are usually composed of a goalkeeper and six outfield players; usually two wingmen (left and right), two backcourts (left and right), a centre backcourt, and a pivot. The team that scores the most goals wins the match.
The mission of the Fédération québécoise de handball olympique (Handball Québec) is to promote, organize, govern, and oversee the practice of handball in Quebec. Handball Québec fosters excellence in its amateur players, both at the developmental stage and elite level. Handball Québec is recognized by the Ministère and is the gold standard for the practice of handball in the province.