Oceanside CA— Men’s and Women’s teams will play and train in preparation for the Pan American Beach Handball Championships to be held in Oceanside March 6-11, 2018. This is the first time the US has hosted this world-renowned tournament on US sand.
A Meet and Greet with the Elite Beach Teams will be held February 3, 2018 from 9:00 am – 10:00am at the Oceanside on the Harbor beaches.
Games and Training will take place from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon.
According to Dennis Berkholtz, USA Beach Handball Chairman, “The long-term goal is to build the game and USA team awareness and guide it into the Olympic Games.”
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.
About Visit Oceanside
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.