Beach Handball Clinic Opens Doors to Coaching or Refereeing Career

April 17, 2013, 10:40 a.m. (ET)
USA Team Handball’s Beach Handball Committee has announced the conducting of a clinic in conjunction with the USATH Club National Championships in Reno, Nev.

Dede Piankova, USATH Beach Handball Committee Chairwoman, is currently seeking coaches, referees and players who are interested in participating in the International Beach Handball (IBH) Master course scheduled from May 19-22. The intense course leads to an International Handball Federation (IHF) certification that opens the opportunity to pursue an international coaching and refereeing career.

The course will be conducted by the most experienced IHF Beach Handball lecturers from the European Handball Federation’s Beach Handball Commission. It will immediately follow the Club National Championships in Reno. The international instructors will provide excellent education and a great experience on the fast growing and exciting beach format of the sport. All participants will receive valuable information and a certificate of completion.

The course, which costs $50 per person, is being held in the Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 E. Second St., in Reno. Anyone who is interested should contact Piankova by email at or by phone at 512-275-6777.

IHF Beach Handball Registration Form

IHF Course Schedule

May 19th, 2013 Sunday
15:00 15:15 Welcome & Opening  
15:15 17:15 Introduction to Beach Handball  
17:15 17:30 Break  
17:30 19:00 Video Session - Final Matches of BH World Championships - Oman 2012  
May 20th, 2013 Monday
09:00 09:15 Introduction & Opening  
09:15 10:45 History and philosophy of Beach Handball
Basics of Beach Handball
Joint session - Burak Tezcan
10:45 11:00 Break  
11:00 12:30 Basic rules of Beach Handball Joint session - Luis Felipe Caldas
12:30 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 15:15 Offense in Beach Handball and offensive tactics - Part I  
15:15 15:30 Break  
15:30 16:45 Offense in Beach Handball and offensive tactics - Part II
Offense of top teams. Video & discussion
16:45 17:00 Break  
17:00 18:15 Special moves in offense - Goal in flight, spinshot Joint session with referees
18:15 18:30 Break  
18:30 19:45 Teaching offensive moves, training examples  
May 21st, 2013 Tuesday
09:00 10:30 Defense in Beach Handball and defensive tactics - Part I  
10:30 10:45 Break  
10:45 12:30 Defense in Beach Handball and defensive tactics - Part II
Defense of top teams. Video & discussion
12:30 14:00 Lunch  
14:00 15:00 Goalkeeper training  
15:00 15:15 Break  
15:15 16:30 Teaching defense in Beach Handball, training examples  
16:30 16:45 Break  
16:45 17:45 Fast Break in Beach Handball
Joint session with referees
17:45 18:00 Break  
18:00 19:00 Coaching and conditioning  
19:00 19:45 Rule test for trainers  
May 22nd, 2013 Tuesday
09:00 10:30 Marketing of Beach Handball
Tournament organisation
10:30 11:30 Course evaluation and certificate award