Oceanside CA— The USA Women’s Beach Handball team will be holding a two day training camp this coming weekend in Oceanside on the Harbor beaches. The entire USA Women’s team will be in town preparing for the upcoming tournament in Brazil and ultimately the Pan Americans.
- 9am-12pm – warm up, drills
- 1:30p – 3:30p – game situations
- 10am – 2pm – games
Oceanside will be the site of the 2018 Pan American Beach Handball Championships, March 6-11, 2018. The USA Men are the current Pan American Champions and will be defending their gold medal win. The tournament is also a qualifier for the World Championships in which four teams from each division will qualify to compete on behalf of their country and Pan America.
“This is the sport of the future in beach communities here in SoCal and across the country, and the United States is poised to be a leader in the Americas,” said Dennis Berkholtz, USABH Director. “We are honored to be able to host these games with our exceptional community partners who are committed to promoting vibrant, healthy communities and sports lifestyles. It is a win-win for USA Beach Handball.”
Beach Handball is one of the quickest growing beach sports in the world – fast paced, high scoring, spectator friendly. The game is the “sand” version of the Olympic sport of Team Handball, played with teams of four and two action packed sets of 10 minutes each. The USA Beach Handball Program was founded in Southern California in late 2015 and the women’s team relocated to the Hermosa Beach training site a year later. USA Beach Handball is a discipline of USA Team Handball located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Visit Oceanside (www.visitoceanside.org) is the official tourism marketing organization in Oceanside, California, promoting travel to the city for both leisure and group visitors and operating one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers. San Diego Exploratory Foundation (www.sdexploratoryfoundation.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to promote San Diego as the hub of sports and active lifestyle sports.