USA Team Handball Combine presented by Verizon | GMTM
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USA Team Handball Combine presented by Verizon
Are you ready to make history with Team USA? Our top players come from a diverse range of sport backgrounds that they’ve applied to team handball: a high-scoring, fast-paced, physical sport that combines many elements from various sports that American athletes grew up playing. Skills acquired as a high-level athlete, combined with commitment to learn and dedication to be a team player, can help transition you to the handball court and help us become a more competitive team.
Our coaches are looking forward to identifying talented individuals with the potential to represent the U.S. on the handball court. We’re currently looking for athletes to join our national team programs – if you're interested in continuing your athletic career and pursuing a sport with tremendous opportunities, participate in USA Team Handball's Virtual Combine today!
**All tests must be completed along with the intake form, introduction to handball reviewed and submission of a highlight reel**

Activities
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Introduction to Handball & Intake Form
Fast-paced, high-scoring, physical: welcome to team handball, a sport that was first played at the Olympic Games in 1936 and the best sport you probably... More
USA Handball Activity 1: 20m Sprint
Description: To see an athlete’s acceleration mechanics up to the 15-20 meter mark and observe the athlete transition into the upright sprinting position. Equipment... More
USA Handball Activity 2: Sargent Jump Test
Equipment required: - Wall - Measurement tool (can be chalk, measuring tape or vertical jump measuring device) Description: To see an athlete’s vertical... More
USA Handball Activity 3: Broad Jump
Description: To see an athlete’s explosiveness and burst from the stationary position and their stability and coordination while landing. Procedure:... More
USA Handball Activity 4: Agility Drill
This is a coordination exercise in a cone square. Please watch the video to understand how to perform this drill.
USA Handball Activity 5: Sprint Fatigue Test
For this test you will complete ten 30m sprints. You will perform one every 30 seconds.
USA Handball Activity 6: 30-15 Intermittent Fitness Test
This test replicates the intermittent running performed in the sport of handball. For this test you will complete repeated 30 second bouts of running at... More
USA Handball Activity 7: Defense Stance Drill
Equipment required: - Three cones or objects at your disposal to mark movements Description: To see an athlete’s lateral movement in the traditional handball... More
USA Handball Activity 8: Throwing on the move
Equipment required: - Ball (can be a handball, tennis ball, baseball or softball) Description: To see general athletic ability while throwing a ball. Procedure:... More
USA Handball Activity 9: Throw a ball as far as possible
Equipment required: - Ball (can be a handball, tennis ball, baseball or softball) Description: To see the form, strength, and quality of an athlete’s... More