What is Handball?


Handball is a fascinating game played throughout five continents by over 180 countries and 19 million people all ages, worldwide. First introduced as an outdoor sport during the 1939 Summer Olympics program, handball has since been an indoor sport in the Summer Olympics program since 1972. 

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What is Beach Handball?

Beach Handball is a relatively new "kid on the block" as the game and its first official rules were officially recognized by the International Handball Federation (IHF) in 1994. The sport will be featured in the 2013 World Games while being considered to debut as a separate event in the 2020 or 2024 Olympic Games. The IHF and other continental federations actively promote beach handball through grassroots and international competitions understanding that some athletes will specialize in beach handball while others will cross-over into indoor handball.





Handball Legacy

Many women and men have represented the United States on National Teams in Olympic Games, World Championships, Qualification Tournaments and Matches, Pan American Championships and Games and many other international tournaments and matches and training camps. This gallery displays National Teams and rosters spanning many decades and, in doing so, helps to consecrate our team handball legacy.

USA Team Handball Residency Program

Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama, is home to the USA Team Handball Residency Program for the Men’s and Women’s National Teams. The AU School of Kinesiology is a U.S. Olympic Training Site providing sports science performance testing and training for athletes of all sports. Any athlete interested in playing Olympic handball may contact the Men’s Coach Javier Garcia Cuesta or the Women’s Coach Christian Latulippe, for more information about the program and tryouts.  


Javier Garcia Cuesta, Men's NT Coach         Email:  jgarciacuesta@yahoo.com


Christian Latulippe, Women's NT Coach     Email:  christian@usateamhandball.org

 

Contact Us Today

We are always eager to teach people about how wonderful Handball is and how much fun we have while playing.  If you are looking for more information about rules, how to get involved and where our next events will be held, please contact us!  We love to share! 

Michael D. Cavanaugh, CEO, (719)866-2203