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Open Tryout & Staff Selection: Youth And Junior Women’s IHF Trophy Tournament

Aug. 27, 2019, 9 a.m. (ET)

Notification for Selection: Athletes interested in Participating in the Sport of Team Handball for Development and Competition


Women’s Youth Athletes: U - 17 (Born 2002 or later)

Women’s Junior Athletes: U – 19 (Born 2000 or later)

USA Team Handball will receive an automatic bid for the 2028 Olympics to be held in Los Angeles, California.  We are beginning the process of building competitive teams for the LA 2028 Games.  Therefore, the Youth and Junior National Team Programs are interested in identifying talented athletes to shape the future of our sport and improve the international competitiveness of USA Team Handball of our National Teams.

Competition: Youth and Junior Women’s North American and Caribbean – IHF Trophy

Date: 16-20 October 2019

Location: Montreal, CANADA

Top placement in the North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation IHF TROPHY determines qualification to the IHF Trophy Intercontinental Phase

USA Team Handball will field two teams for this competition:

  • Youth Women’s National Team
  • Junior Women’s National Team

All interested athletes must meet the following requirements:

  • Youth age born 2002 or later
  • Junior age born 2000 or later
  • Have a valid USA Passport
  • Have a advance level of sports background
  • Must pass the Safe sport certification.

Deadline: September 6th, 2019

All athletes interested in being evaluated must send a letter of interest to:

Important Note: Your letter of interest should include the following: 1) DOB, 2) Height, 3) Weight, 4) Throwing Hand (right or left) and a sports biography stating the youth and high school sports played in the past.

Observation and Evaluation Events:

Midwest Host: USA Team Handball – Women’s National Team Try-out

Location: Canlan Sportsplex

Address:   28156 W. Northpointe Pwky, Lake Barrington, IL 60010

Date and Time:      September 13th – 7pm to 9pm

                                         September 14th – 10am – 12pm and 4pm to 6pm

                                         September 15th - 10am – 12pm and 4pm to 6pm

USA Team Handball will solicit applications for the Staff Positions for the Women’s Youth and Junior IHF Trophy North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation tournament to be held in Montreal, Canada 16 - 20 October, 2019. The IHF Trophy North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation Phase Staff Positions will be selected by a USA Team Handball Selection Committee from candidate submission that meet the criteria in section #2 in the Staff Selection Procedures (PDF).  

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Barry Siff, CEO USA Team Handball, email:
Christian Latulippe, Head Coach Women National Team,

Deadline for candidate submissions: 2 September 2019

For more information on the selection criteria for athletes and the staff for this upcoming competition, please download the PDFs below: 

Women's Youth and Junior National Team Athlete Selection Procedures (PDF)

Women's Youth and Junior National TeamStaff Selection Procedures (PDF)