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JR WPH New Year’s Fun Day

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 1/1/20- JR WPH proudly hosted the 2020 JR/Pro New Year’s Round Robin Singles “Fun Day,” with three of the four USHA National Junior 4-Wall 19-and-under semifinalists, the 2018 19-and-under semifinalist, and 2019 15-and-under big ball finalist. WPH R48 #5 pro and WPH Master Instructor David Fink played each of the attendees, as well as offering tips and advice, while the youngsters also played one another during the late morning New Year’s event. 

“This is really great for the kids to get the opportunity to play with a pro,” stated Tucson handball encyclopedia and super-fan Don Curry. “The pros are thinking two, three, and even six shots ahead and that’s what these kids need to learn.” 

“I remember playing in the junior nationals in 1995 in Orlando and driving to Miami that night to play John Bike, who was ranked #2 at the time, in a tournament the next day and it was a great learning experience and memory for me,” stated Fink.

Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line HERE or send your generous gifts through PayPal (HERE) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

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JR WPH Clinics at Clark Park

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 12/30/19- JR WPH concluded a tremendous year of junior handball coaching with junior handball clinics at the newly refurbished WPH Clark Park 3-Wall courts in Tucson. JR WPH coached 35 youngsters at the Randolph Center Winter Break Camp, spending mornings with the campers to introduce the fundamentals of 3-Wall handball. The campers were divided into groups of five on Clark Park’s five courts, progressing from bouncing the ball and hitting to playing rally games.

“When we had the vision to refurbish these courts, our goal was for these courts to be a junior handball headquarters in the Southwest,” stated WPH Clark Park Coach and WPH Development Director David Fink. “Seeing all of these youngsters on the courts playing handball and having fun each day is so wonderful and inspiring and makes all of the hard work that went into this project so fulfilling.”

JR WPH will continue to inspire youngsters at Clark Park in 2020, while also aiming to inspire junior handball players across the country by hosting clinics and tournaments. JR WPH proudly hosted hundreds junior handball clinics and tournaments in 2019.

Come to Clark Park and experience the magic that the WPH and the Tucson handball community created at the greatest outdoor handball park in the world!

Enter the 2020 WPH Clark Park Classic HERE

Clark Park featured on Insane Makeover HERE

Clark Park named HERE

Clark Park Ribbon Cutting HERE

Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line HERE or send your generous gifts through PayPal (HERE) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

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WPH Pro Hosts JR WPH Clinic

Los Angeles, California, WPH Press, 12/24/19- Race4Eight Number six-ranked pro and Junior WPH Coach Vic Perez led a clinic for Patrick Saito’s junior handball team in L.A. the week before Christmas, teaching the enthusiastic young handball stars handball fundamentals and drills.

“We worked on bounce pass drills, return of serve tactics, and ceiling shots technique,” stated the LAAC’s Coach Vic.

“The clinic was great,” exclaimed Coach Saito. “The kids learned a lot and the drills were very helpful. Vic is a great coach.”

“Vic is the future, the next Tony Huante,” declared former R48 #1 Mando Ortiz.

“Vic rocks,” added the LAAC’s Stephanie Peterson Hathaway.

Coach Saito’s team will be heading to Tucson for the 64th Annual USHA National Junior 4-Wall Championships in between Christmas and New Year’s, giving Coach Saito’s team a chance to employ their new shots.

Thank you to Coach Vic for volunteering to inspire the next generation of players!

Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line HERE or send your generous gifts through PayPal (HERE) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

Become a handball insider by enjoying never before seen videos, pro commentary, special awards, Sports Casts archives and new episodes, live broadcasts, and much more by supporting the WPH and inspiring the next generation of players through the WPH Patreon program.

Become a WPH Patreon HERE

Follow all of the latest handball news from the WPH HERE

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2019/20 Race 4 Eight IX Schedule HERE

JR WPH at Khalsa School

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 12/12/19- JR WPH proudly hosted junior handball fall clinics during recess at Tucson’s Khalsa Montessori School, introducing handball to Khalsa School’s middle school students. Khalsa School boasts one of the premiere 1-Wall court facilities in the country and JR WPH enthusiastically promoted junior handball development on the pristine two-court site.

2019 marked the sixth year of JR WPH coaching at Khalsa School, as JR WPH has coached nearly a generation of students at Khalsa School.

“After a few of the kids start hitting the ball around at recess, their friends join and before you know it, the courts are full,” stated WPH Development Director David Fink. “It’s great to see the quick improvement during the sessions, as the kids quickly transition from one or two shot rallies to rallies of five or more shots.”

Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line HERE or send your generous gifts through PayPal (HERE) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

Become a handball insider by enjoying never before seen videos, pro commentary, special awards, Sports Casts archives and new episodes, live broadcasts, and much more by supporting the WPH and inspiring the next generation of players through the WPH Patreon program.

Become a WPH Patreon HERE

Follow all of the latest handball news from the WPH HERE

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2019/20 Race 4 Eight IX Schedule HERE

2019 Hayden 3-Wall Classic

Written by Chris Hogan, Carl Hayden High School Head Handball Coach-

Phoenix, AZ, WPH Press, 11/12/19-

The 2019 Hayden 3-Wall Small Ball and Big Ball Handball Classic featured 32 participants on the second weekend in November, featuring Carl Hayden High School players, ASU collegiate players, and a number of the top players in the Southwest. The Hayden Handball Classic produced some excellent big ball play by some of our local Phoenix players.  “Their athleticism and ability to hit kill shots was so impressive, they had our handball courts sizzling,” exclaimed Coach Hogan. “If I could bottle their skill set, I’d be rich by dinner.”

“The small ball final went to a tiebreaker, with the new ASU coach Zach Gault edging Phoenix’s David Munoz,” stated Coach Hogan. “By watching their volleys and selfishness to give up a point, I found myself losing 10 pounds from their effort.  What a wonderful final!!”

“The tournament on was great,” stated JR WPH ASU Coach Zach Gault. “I had fun, played pretty good.  I was able to outlast David Munoz in the third game.  My fitness is getting where I want it, I just need more court time.”

“The big ball and small ball play was really good,” stated Coach Hogan. “It’s amazing to see good rallies and how the high level players can play without the back wall. I think it really enhances movement and anticipation.”

  • Big Ball Finals: 1st Place: Ruben Cruz,  2nd Place: Albert Tabares;  
  • Big Ball C/D Finals: 1st Place: Henry Hernandez (Hayden),  2nd Place: Lorenzo Medrano (Hayden)
  • Small Ball Finals: 1st Place: Zack Gaust (ASU),  2nd Place: David Munoz (Hayden ’07 Alumni)

“The Carl Hayden Handball Club wants to thank the ASU Handball Club for coordinating 2019 Hayden Handball Classic with our Carl Hayden Handball Club,” stated Coach Hogan. “We especially want to thank Don Stewart for executing our event so everything went smoothly.  Moreover, we want to thank all who participated in this year’s event, we appreciate your competitiveness and support of our program.  We also want to thank our financial supports for their generous donations – from Don Stewart, Jim Reitmyer, Peter & Josephine Dominguez.  Finally, we want to thank Success for Kids, especially Jerry Bernard, for providing breakfast and lunch for our tournament, the USHA, especially Matt Krueger, for insuring our event, and Mr. Garcia for hosting another successful Car Show. We want to thank everybody involved in our event and hope you will continue to support and encourage our players and program.”

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Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line HERE or send your generous gifts through PayPal (HERE) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

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JR WPH Singles @ ’19 Memorial

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 11/3/19-

JR WPH was thrilled to host the 2019 JR WPH Singles at the Memorial, featuring more than 30 young handballers from Tucson’s Fred Lewis Foundation, Phoenix’s Carl Hayden High School, California, Texas, Ireland, Canada, and Mexico. The junior stars took over The Memorial courts on Saturday, bringing enthusiasm and infectious smiles to the WPH’s marquee event of the year.

Thank you to Greg Lambert, Abraham Montijo, Chris Hogan, Matt Goode, and Spence Hatcher for running an outstanding event!

“We had a great time and it was really fun watching the kids,” stated Lambert, proud father of 13-and-under champion Luke. “Everyone was patient and showed great sportsmanship. I loved running the event.”

“We want to thank the WPH for a wonderful experience at the Memorial,” stated Phoenix’s Carl Hayden Handball Coach and promoter Chris Hogan. “Most of our players played two or three matches. The courts were always active and everyone was able to play continuously throughout the event. We’re looking forward to coming back to Tucson to play again soon.”

13-and-under

Champion: Luke Lambert (AZ)

Finalist: Kai Schelble (AZ)

17-and-under

Champion: Sean Coughlan (IRE)

Finalist: Rahul Asokan (CAN)

19-and-under

Champion: Anthony Cubias (CA)

Finalist: Andres Sandoval (AZ)

Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line HERE or send your generous gifts through PayPal (HERE) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

Become a handball insider by enjoying never before seen videos, pro commentary, special awards, Sports Casts archives and new episodes, live broadcasts, and much more by supporting the WPH and inspiring the next generation of players through the WPH Patreon program.

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JR WPH Clinic in Portland

JR WPH was thrilled to host an clinics for Pacific University’s handball team, focusing on the handball warm up and proper technique. Top 20 R48 pro and certified personal trainer Niall O’Connor introduced several core stabilizing exercises, while R48 #5 David Fink taught the Chapman Line Drill and sidearm stroke. 

The enthusiastic college handballers ranged from players with as little as five weeks of handball experience to seasoned three-year players who will be challenging for collegiate national titles this winter.

Following the instructional, the Pacific team put their new skills to the test in target hitting games and point play. “We love working with enthusiastic college handball teams,” stated WPH Master Instructor David Fink. “The collegiate handball players are the future of our game and to see their passion for the game and drive to improve is very inspiring.”

“This was so great for the kids to get to share the court with the pros and learn how to practice and strike the ball,” stated Pacific University assistant coach Craig Tull. “These kids hear it from me and Dave (Steinberg) all the time, but to hear it from the pros meant so much to them. This team will likely produce five national champions at the upcoming Collegiate Nationals.”

Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line HERE or send your generous gifts through PayPal (HERE) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

Become a handball insider by enjoying never before seen videos, pro commentary, special awards, Sports Casts archives and new episodes, live broadcasts, and much more by supporting the WPH and inspiring the next generation of players through the WPH Patreon program.

Become a WPH Patreon HERE

JR WPH Clinic at the ’19 3WB

Las Vegas, Nevada, WPH Press, 9/29/19 – World Players of Handball Foundation’s Junior Division were thrilled to present the JRWPH 3WB  Handball Clinic at the 2019 3WB Outdoor World Championships, providing junior Handballers with the opportunity to learn from handball’s top-coaches and players at the epicenter of outdoor court sports at THE STRAT HOTEL.

Friday night at the 2019 3WB belonged to the juniors, as nearly a dozen seasoned and new junior handball players took to 3WB’s 1-Wall courts. WPH Development Director and Master Instructor David Fink led a group of juniors in King of the Court 1-Wall doubles, followed by a target hitting competition for a 3WB shirt.

Fink then recruited current national small ball and big ball champion Timbo Gonzalez and 1-Wall star Josef Gotsch to play King of the Court doubles with another group of eager youngsters. “This is awesome and my boys and their friends are completely hooked,” beamed the father of two of the junior players. “These boys are all soccer players and they really picked up the game quickly. I can’t get them off the courts now!”

The King of the Court doubles featured multiple rallies of 10+ shots, as the juniors between the ages of 8-13 relished their court time with the game’s best players.

“We always love working with the WPH and we were thrilled to get the kids involved in this clinic,” stated 3WB founder and tournament director Mike Coulter. “Our goal is to make sure that everyone comes to the 3WB and has a great time and this clinic ensured that the kids at the event had an unforgettable experience at this year’s event.”

“The 3WB Championships is the highlight of the outdoor season and JR WPH was extremely excited for the game’s top players to teach and play alongside the junior players in the 2019 3WB clinic,” stated WPH Development Director and Master WPH Instructor David Fink. “The pro players love having the opportunity to teach the next generation and the feeling is always mutual.”

Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at david.fink@wphlive.tv

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line HERE or send your generous gifts through PayPal (HERE) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.

Become a handball insider by enjoying never before seen videos, pro commentary, special awards, Sports Casts archives and new episodes, live broadcasts, and much more by supporting the WPH and inspiring the next generation of players through the WPH Patreon program.

Become a WPH Patreon HERE