Assembling a staff for the 2012 IHF Solidarity Program and Partille Cup

Feb. 20, 2012, 11:31 p.m. (ET)

In anticipation of official acceptance to the 2012 IHF Solidarity Program and Partille Cup to be hosted in Goteborg, Sweden, June 24 through July 8, USA Team Handball (USATH) has announced the search for a staff of four including two Lead Coaches, one for each team, as well as a Trip Manager/Assistant Coach and Referee Delegate.

Individuals interested in coaching positions should email the application form (click here) to no later than Friday, March 2, 2012. Nominated coaches will be responsible for conducting tryouts, if necessary, selecting both teams and leading the staff on all logistic aspects of this exciting opportunity. Female coaches are strongly encouraged to apply to receive priority consideration. Also, they will have to be registered with and certified by the USATH, before the event, at least on the basic “Gateway” level. Detailed information about certification process can be found by clicking here.

Individuals interested in traveling to the Partille Cup as the Official Delegate (referee) should email (Cc: no later than Friday, March 2, 2012. The selected candidate must become USATH certified official prior to the event and be approved by the National Refereeing Committee. 

Staff will be eligible for coaching and management stipends and full reimbursement for travel expenses.

The search for aspiring and eligible athletes (boys and girls) born between 1994 and 1997 will be announced shortly after THE staff is selected. USATH may conduct formal tryouts/evaluations for both gender groups in various regional locations. USATH Lead Coaches will work with local/regional team/club coaches to make sure that all interested players receive fair chance of making the teams. However, players are strongly advised to contact their local team/club coaches now for priority consideration.

Prior to selection and nomination to the team(s), players will be required to confirm possession of valid US passport for travel and send a deposit of $800 towards RT airfare and personal training gear with the balance due no later than May 25, 2012. All other expenses will be covered by the IHF’s grant and USATH.

If there are more quality players identified and committed to travel than roster spots available (16 per gender), we are prepared to send additional team(s). However, members of those extra teams will have to pay additional $500 to participate per host’s pricing guidelines.