Club Membership Details Announced

Sept. 11, 2008, 12 a.m. (ET)
USA Team Handball Club Membership

A Team Handball club is one that registers and is approved by USATH.  Team Handball clubs agree to conduct their programs in accordance with and be bound by the rules and regulations of USATH.

Club Membership Benefits:
  • Right to participate and organize all USATH events (sanctioned tournaments, clinics, tryouts, courses etc) including Club National Championships
  • Secondary insurance coverage at USATH sanctioned events
  • Support and assistance from USATH in hosting, organizing and executing events (if desired)
  • Right to host Referee & Coaching certification clinics and courses
  • Assistance from USATH in scheduling referees
  • Opportunity to apply for annual grants and scholarships from USA Team Handball and USATH Foundation.
  • Access to Club section of to host/streamline tournament registration (including collection of fees).
  • Opportunity to promote club, goods and/or services to USA Team Handball membership via
  • Opportunity for club-wide access to USATH vendors, including equipment and apparel partners at a discounted rate
  • Opportunity for all coaches and referees to receive "Local" Referee and Coach Certification courses at no cost

Club Membership Fees:
  • First Year of Club Certification by USA Team Handball: $200
  • Subsequent Years: See Club Incentive program

Club Incentive Program
Base Annual Fee: $500
At least 2 active teams: -$100
At least 2 certified coaches: -$100
At least 1 pair, certified referees -$100
No certified coach: +$100
No certified pair of referees: +$100

Note: USA Team Handball will schedule at least five (5) Coach's & Official's certification clinics per year, including at least one in every USATH Region. Clinics will usually be held in conjunction with sanctioned events.  There is no cost for any USATH member to participate in the initial certification for referees and coaches (local level).

Projected clinic locations (subject to confirmation) for 2008-09 include:
Chicago, ILOctober
Chapel Hill, NCNovember
Salt Lake City, UTNovember
West Point, NYJanuary
San Francisco, CAFebruary
Colorado Springs, COMarch
Houston, TXTBD
Los Angeles, CATBD
Flanders, NJAugust

Additional Club Membership Notes:
  • Membership is valid for one competitive season (first Tuesday after Labor day through Labor Day of the following year)
  • Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable
  • There is no pro-rating of membership fees
  • Registrations received online shall be processed within two business days.
  • Registrations received via mail/fax shall be processed within 1-2 weeks upon receipt and subject to an additional $10 processing fee.
  • There is a $25 fee for RUSH processing.

Active Individual and Club Membership is required for participation in USATH sanctioned events.

Affiliate Members are non-profit organizations that assist in the implementation of programs and initiatives of the USATH. Affiliate Organizations members may include schools, local associations, multi-sport organizations, visitor's bureaus, etc. 
  • University-sanctioned clubs, intramural groups, student organizations and/or intercollegiate sports teams are considered Affiliate members.

Affiliate Organization Fees
  • 2008-09: $200 ($100 for academic institutions)
  • 2009-10: $200 ($100 for academic institutions)
  • 2010-11: $200 ($100 for academic institutions)
  • 2011-12: $200 ($100 for academic institutions)

Corporate Members
For-profit organizations that wish to demonstrate their support of the programs and mission of USATH are encouraged to join register with the National Governing Body.  Interested entities should contact USA Team Handball corporate sales for more details.