Staff Selection Announcement For Youth And Junior Women's IHF Trophy Tournament

Sept. 24, 2019, 9:19 a.m. (ET)

A photo of Craig Rot coaching team handball.
Craig Rot (pictured) will serve as head coach for the youth women's national team during the IHF Trophy tournament this October.

USA Team Handball (USATH) is pleased to announce the coaching staff that will lead the American teams competing at the Youth and Junior Women’s North American and Caribbean — International Handball Federation Trophy tournament. The event will be held October 15 - 20, in Montreal, Canada.

 

The United States will send two teams to the competition: a women’s youth team for athletes born in 2002 or later, and a women’s junior team for athletes born in 2000 or later. Top placement in the North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation IHF Trophy will determine qualification to the IHF Trophy Intercontinental Phase.


The USA Team Handball selection committee comprised of Christian Latulippe (WNT Coach/Chair), David Thompson (athletes’ representative), Dee Miller (board member) and Barry Siff (USA Team Handball chief executive officer).


“This is a fantastic opportunity to give our young women an opportunity to compete on an international stage. We are very excited to be fielding American teams to represent USA Team Handball up in Canada,” said Barry Siff, CEO of USA Team Handball. “It is absolutely critical to focus on youth development if our sport is to grow significantly in the United States. Events like these will help our players grow and improve, and I am eager to see how the tournament goes.”


Those selected were:


Youth Women’s National Team


Craig Rot - Head Coach

Kristina Alavanja - Assistant Head Coach


Junior Women’s National Team


Jennifer Fithian - Head Coach

Greg Inahara - Assistant Head Coach


Team Leader


Dee Miller