Alabama State Games Competition
OLYMPIC TEAM HANDBALL - Youth Tournament Date: TBA
Olympic Team Handball, commonly known as handball, is a fascinating game played throughout five continents by over 180 countries and 19 million people all ages, worldwide. It is the second most popular sport in the world in participation. First introduced as an outdoor sport during the 1939 Summer Olympics program, handball has since been an indoor sport in the Summer Olympics program since 1972. For more information, visit the USA Team Handball website or follow the team on social media.
Youth Tournament - Officiating and Scoring will be Handled by National USA Team Handball Members!
- Current 3rd-5th Graders
- Current 6th-7th Graders
*Age determination date is the current grade the child just finished in the most recent school year.
Roster Limit: Maximum of 8 players per team, with equal distribution of ages.
Competition Format: Based on the number of teams registered, divisions will be established and a round robin tournament will be played to determine each division winner. Division winners will play a single elimination playoff to determine the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finish.
Guaranteed Games: 3 Games or More Guaranteed.
- 5 vs 5
- Game duration will be (2) 6 minute halves, with a 3 minute half-time
- All official handball rules will apply and will be supplied to coaches upon registration. View and print the handball quick facts page here
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