WASHINGTON STATE TEAM HANDBALL is an association of team handball development in Washington state. Our objective is to lead, develop and promote handball league for Washington state
We are the growth engine for the sport in Washington State. Through our expertise, insight and knowledge, we work with a range of partners to provide the opportunity for anyone to be part of the handball community.
We want that everyone to have the opportunity to ‘be part of the excitement’ of handball.
HOW ARE WE DOING THIS?
FOCUSING ON THE EDUCATION SECTOR
Schools, colleges and universities are perfect environments to introduce handball. Concentrating on this sector helps create a new generation of players who enjoy playing the sport, as well as identifying talented players.
TRAINING AND DEPLOYING A QUALIFIED WORKFORCE
A high-quality workforce is important to ensure participants have a positive experience of playing handball. We work with StreetGames, County Sport Partnerships and sports coach US to develop a workforce that meets the needs of participants in club, community and education settings.
BUILDING A SUSTAINABLE CLUB STRUCTURE
A network of clubs in community and education settings is important to ensure people have opportunities to play handball. This includes offering advice on areas such as governance and funding.
PROVIDING A COMPETITION AND PERFORMANCE PATHWAY
We run and support competitions and tournaments, allowing clubs, and players from school-age upwards to participate in organised activities.
It is important that players can maximise their potential and talented players can progress from grass-roots to international players. To enable this we have developed a talent pathway.