USA Beach Handball Announces Open Tryouts for World Championships Rosters

May 30, 2018, 12 p.m. (ET)

USA Beach Handball will send both their Women’s and Men’s National Beach Handball teams to the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, from July 24-29, 2018.

Tryouts for the women's team will be conducted the weekend of June 2nd and 3rd in Hermosa Beach, CA. 

Tryouts for the men's team will be conducted on June 10th and 16th in Hermosa Beach, CA. 

All interested athletes are encouraged to notify the men’s head coach Michael Hinson ( or women’s head coach Juliano de Oliveira ( prior to participation in evaluation events.

There are no prerequisites to attend any on the evaluation events listed above. All athletes at the evaluation events will be evaluated. Athletes unable to attend an evaluation practice may contact a member of the selection committee and provide evaluation materials to be considered.

The final 10 players for each team will be selected no later than June 20th, 2018. 

To view a copy of the Athlete Selection Procedures (PDF) for the Men's and Women's Beach National Teams for the 2018 World Beach Handball Championships, click HERE.

Men’s Beach Team Selection Committee:  

  1. Michael Hinson, USA Beach Handbal Men’s Head Coach
  2. Jamil Abdalla, USA Beach Handball Men’s Assistant Coach
  3. Mika Maunula, Athlete Representative

Women’s Beach Team Selection Committee:

  1. Juliano de Oliveria, USA Beach Handbal Women’s Head Coach
  2. Darryl Yarbrough, USA Beach Handball Women’s Assistant Coach
  3. Michelle Mensing, Athlete Representative