Share The Passion
Bringing Handball into the Future
How do we ensure the legacy of handball? This is a question on a
lot of players’ minds as they perceive a waning interest on the part
of our nation’s youth. Our media-saturated culture offers a
distraction for our young people at every click of the remote control
or mouse. Video games, 300-channel satellite connections and the World
Wide Web keep kids plastered to their chairs. Physical education
budgets are dropping off the map.
How’s a seemingly simple game with
just a ball and wall supposed to compete? To grow? What happens 20
years from now?
The answer may be simple: Handball
could be the catalyst to solve many of our society's woes. Hardly any
equipment is needed, the rules are simple and only two players are
needed for a game. Balls and walls abound. Perhaps most important, the
game exercises both sides of the brain, which has been shown to help
students in the classroom. Handball also makes for better citizens as
fair play is inherent and players are required to make calls against
Now, here's where you come in. If you’re
like most who are hooked on the game, you want to share the great work
outs, strategic play and fun times with others. And you want the
legacy of the game to be passed on.
Today, and into the foreseeable future
this is USHA’s main focus: Bringing in new blood and catalyzing a
resurgence of interest in The Perfect Game. Our reinvigorated
commitment is already reaping immediate benefits. We’ve added
crucial pieces to our staff - Gary Cruz is cultivating youth programs
across the country and Ed McComb is developing a strong handball
presence in the collegiate ranks. This is exciting stuff.
But, to maximize our effectiveness we need your
support in two ways:
- Word of mouth – Spread the word. Tell people about the game, convey the depth of your appreciation and get your friends, relatives and
acquaintances on the court.
- Financial – Creating an effective nationwide campaign to get young people playing handball, to support coaches, youth program directors and kids, while maintaining our top notch service to each and every one of our valued members, requires capital assistance.
your pledge online today!
Or print out our Pledge
Form, fill it out and send it in (you'll
Reader to view the our pledge form).
More information on the USHA Share the Passion campaign
Youth Development (read
- Meet our Youth Development
Coordinator Gary Cruz
- Check out our Youth Programs Listing
- Latest developments
- Check out youth handball photos
Player Development (read
- Meet Player Development Director Ed McComb
- Collegiate Programs Listing (coming
- Latest Developments
- Photo Gallery (coming soon!)
Road Shows (read more)
- USHA Board Vice President Tom Sove has successfully traversed the country hosting road shows, in which he presents the development program and requests pledges. Read more about these exciting events, including upcoming venues, here.
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