Notification for Selection: Athletes interested in Tryouts for Team Handball for Development and Competition

Jan. 25, 2019, 12 p.m. (ET)


Men’s Youth Athletes: U - 19 (Born 2000 or later)

Men’s Junior Athletes: U – 21 (Born 1998 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.

Open Tryout for Youth and Junior Men:

West Coast Host:  Cal Heat Handball Club

Location: Castillero Middle School

Address:   6384 Leyland Park Drive

                       San Jose, CA 95120

Date: 16 February 2019

Time: 11:00AM – 02:00PM


Midwest Host: Team Handball Club at the Ohio State University

Location: Lou Berliner Athletic Complex, Courts 1 and 2

Address:   1300 Deckenbach Road

                       Columbus, OH 43223

Date: 16 February 2019

Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM and 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Top placement in the NorCa Tournament determines qualification to the 2019 Men’s Junior World Championship

Competition: Junior and Youth Men’s North American and Caribbean Championships (NorCa)

Location: To be Determined

Date: 11 -17 March 2019

USA Team Handball will field two teams for this competition:

  • Junior Men’s National Team
  • Youth National Team
  • Each team will compete at North America and Caribbean Championships which serves as a qualification to the 2019 Men’s Junior and Youth World Championship.

All interested athletes must meet the following requirements:

  • Junior age born 1998 or later
  • Youth age born 2000 or later
  • Have a valid USA Passport
  • Have a advance level of sports background
  • Must pass the Safe sport certification

Deadline: February 4, 2019

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

Important Note: Your letter of interest should include the following: 1) Date of Birth, 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.