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USA Team Handball & San Francisco CalHeat To Host Referee Clinic Prior To California Cup

Jan. 09, 2020, 1:11 p.m. (ET)

The referee clinic will last a total of five hours, starting at 9 AM and concluding around 2 PM. The class will last 3-4 hours long, followed by a one-hour exam.

USA Team Handball and San Francisco CalHeat Team Handball Club will be hosting a referee clinic on Friday, January 24, preceding the start of the 2020 California Cup.

Tugomir “Butso” Anusic will be instructing the class. The clinic will take place in Fremont, California, during the morning of the 24th, with the California Cup tournament kicking off that afternoon.

The clinic will last a total of five hours, starting at approximately 9 AM and concluding at approximately 2 PM. The class will last three to four hours long, followed by a one-hour exam.

Participants of the clinic will have an opportunity during the weekend to officiate a match under the watchful eyes of the instructor.

If successful, clinic attendees can earn their official certification as a Level 1 USA Team Handball Referee. USA Team Handball recommends clubs send their members to get trained as referees, hopefully with the ideal result being each club having at least two (2) certified referees. Particularly for Elite teams, providing referees at future USA Team Handball competitions and events is strongly encouraged. 

To register for the clinic, please contact Butso Anusic at For questions/comments regarding the referee participation at the CalCup, please contact Christoph Kraemer at

About USA Team Handball: USA Team Handball (USATH) is the U.S. National Governing Body for the Olympic discipline of Team Handball, and is responsible for the development of grassroots programs, preparation of national teams for international competition - including the Pan American and Olympic Games - as well as the day-to-day oversight of the sport of team handball in the United States. The mission of USATH is to develop, promote, educate and grow the sport of team handball at all levels domestically, and to enable U.S. athletes to achieve sustained competitive excellence to win medals in international and Olympic competition. USATH is a member of the International Handball Federation, the North American and Caribbean Handball Confederation, and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, and is headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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