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USA Team Handball To Form Youth Advisory Council

April 10, 2020, 3:20 p.m. (ET)

USA Team Handball will establish a Youth Advisory Council in order to accomplish the following goals and objectives:

-To connect with younger generations of athletes and integrate them into the sport’s growth

-To consult younger individuals on USA Team Handball’s efforts and strategies

-To grow USA Team Handball’s social media presence among younger demographics

-To develop new ideas and methods of appealing to younger audiences

-To boost interest in the sport of handball with American teenagers and young adults

-To encourage leadership and professional development among high school-age students who are passionate about sport and the Olympic Movement




-10 individuals between the ages of 14 and 18 years old

-Council will report to USA Team Handball staff (Barry Siff, Melissa Zhang, and Emily Hewitt)

-Council will convene for ONE (1) meeting per month, organized and led by Communications Manager, Melissa Zhang, and Administrative Manager, Emily Hewitt




-Must be a student currently enrolled in high school in the United States

-Must be within the ages of 14 and 18 years old

-Must demonstrate a passion for sports and the Olympic Movement, particularly handball

-Must be proactive and organized, with excellent communication skills, a strong familiarity of social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok, and previously demonstrated leadership abilities




All interested candidates should submit the following to Melissa Zhang, Communications Manager at


-Cover letter, explaining your interest in the Council, why you wish to contribute to USA Team Handball’s goals, and why you would be a good fit for this position

-Resume (if you don’t have a full resume, please provide a list of notable accomplishments)

-Two references and their contact information


Applications must be submitted by May 1, 2020.