United States Handball Association's try something extreme Collegiate Handball
United States Handball Association • Non-profit organization (501c-3) • Dedicated to growth and development of handball • 50 State Chairmen / 9 Regional Commissioners • Publishes “Handball Magazine” • Member of the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) • All levels of ability from novice to professional
Four wall handball is played on a court 20’ x 40’ with a 20’ front wall. Three wall is played on the same size court outdoors without a back wall. One wall is played indoors or outdoors on a court 20’ x 34’ with a 16’ front wall. • The ball is rubber almost 2” in diameter and weighs 62 grams. The ball is hit with either hand and must hit the front wall before it hits the floor. • The rules are simple and the basic fundamentals are easy to learn. It does take some time to learn to play the game with proficiency.
Why Play Handball? • President’s Council of Physical Fitness • “Best all-around fitness sport one can play” • Excellent cross-training for varsity and intramural sports • Can include singles, doubles and three players • Minimum equipment cost • Fun and exciting to play
More reasons to play handball • Year round lifetime sport • Stress relief through concentration • Teaches ambidexterity, balance, coordination • Handball is easy to love…lifetime to learn • Fellowship and Camaraderie
USHA College Program
Goal of USHA Collegiate Program • Establish relationship with key personnel in the Recreation or Intramural Departments • Introduce handball to Colleges and Universities The goal is twenty-five schools per year • Establish teams and create leagues • Develop Train-the-Trainer programs • Establish local and national sponsors • Develop and coordinate handball clinics
Collegiate Program Provides • Training and support for instructors • Clinic Starter Kit of equipment including • Gloves, handballs, eye guards, training manuals • Rule books, posters, USHA magazine • Videos, CDs, posters
Start a Collegiate Program on your campus • Request the USHA to start a handball program at your college • Find someone on campus who is a handball player to act as instructor/sponsor or let us teach the teacher • There are men and women in the community who will help your program • Advertise the program so that students will know it is available • Set a date, time and place for first meeting • USHA will send a starter kit of gloves, handballs, eye guards and instruction manuals
USHA Tournaments • Has been holding tournaments since 1951 • Local, State, Regional and National levels • Administers and Sanctions 100+ tournaments • National Collegiate Four Wall Tournament • Has seven or more divisions for men and five divisions for women
Gloves Awards Magazine Rule Book Tee Shirts Posters
Some of the Fifty Colleges and Universities Participating in the USHA Collegiate Program. University of Kentucky Southwest Missouri State University University of Texas Lake Forest College University of Minnesota University of Arizona North Carolina State Texas A & M University University of Southern California University of California Berkeley Miami University of Ohio University of South Florida
College of the South TN Sul Ross State College TX University of Illinois Air Force Academy Stony Brook NY Mesa Com. College, AZ Mendocino Junior College CA University of California, Davis St. Edward’s University Inver Hills Com.Col. University of Mass., Boston San Joaquin Delta . University of Southern California Richland College, TX Northern Colorado South Dakota St. John’s University University of San Diego, CA Com. Col. Of Allegheny County, PA Texas A & M, College Station Oregon State Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo CA Texas A & M, Corpus Christi Nebraska University Fitchburg State, Mass. University of New Mexico, Los Alamos Hardin Simmons, TX University of Alaska, Fairbanks Southwestern University, TX John Carroll, OH University of Arizona University of Minnesota Lake Forest College, IL University of California, Berkeley Cabrillo College, CA Las Positas College CA University of Connecticut St. Mary’s University, TX Miami Univ. OH University of Delaware Southwestern Missouri State Univ. Millsaps College, Miss. University of Dayton Valencia Com. College, FL North Carolina State University of Kentucky Washington and Jefferson, PA Pacific University, OR University of South Florida Western Washington Robert Morris, PA University of Tampa Southern Oregon University San Jose State, CA University of Texas Shippensburg, PA Dublin Institute of Tech. National University of Ireland Letterkenny Institute Alberta University Galway MIT .
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USHA • Thank you for watching the United States Handball Association presentation about the great game of handball. • When your college or university is considering becoming a participant in the College Handball program, please call the USHA at 1-800-345-2048.