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Some Frequently Asked Questions and Information. 


1. How do I try out for the U.S. National Team?

In the near term, both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Teams are preparing for the PANAM Games this summer in Lima, Peru.  These teams will be selected with these procedures:

From a broader, long term perspective both the U.S. Men’s and Women’s programs are interested in identifying athletes with the potential to contribute to our Youth (U19), Jr (U21) and Sr National Team programs.  Tryouts are periodically held in various locations and coaches also evaluate talent at our club competitions.  If you are interested in participating in a tryout please send an email with your contact information to and we will let you know when the next tryouts are scheduled.  In the meantime we also encourage you to contact local clubs in your area.

2. Where can I find information on clubs in my area?

There are dozens of clubs of varying size and structure throughout the U.S.  Some clubs are part of a collegiate program (see FAQ 3) and are open only to students at that college.  Many of our local clubs either have youth programs or are considering starting one.   To find out more more information we encourage to contact clubs directly.  This webpage contains links and contact information for U.S. clubs:

If for some reason you are not able to communicate directly with these clubs don't hesitate to contact the national office at , or Bob Djokovich at They will get back to you within 72 hours with the closest contact to your location

3. Which colleges and universities play handball in the U.S?

The following colleges and universities have club programs


  1. Auburn University
  2. University of Cincinnati
  3. Concordia Cobbers (MN)
  4. Fordham University
  5. Illinois State
  6. Hope College
  7. James Madison University
  8. Johns Hopkins University
  9. Miami (Ohio)
  10. University of North Carolina
  11. Ohio State University
  12. Penn State
  13. Pittsburgh
  14. Texas A&M
  15. Toledo University
  16. U.S. Air Force Academy
  17. U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
  18. University of Virginia
  19. West Virginia University


  1. North Carolina
  2. Penn State
  3. U.S. Military Academy (West Point)

USA Team Handball, in conjunction with the International Handball Federation (IHF) is currently working on an initiative to further expand and develop the collegiate game.  If you are interested in starting a club program at your college or university and would like to find out more please contact Bob Djokovich at

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