JR WPH held a junior handball clinic at the JR Vasquez California State 3-Wall Doubles Championships for the fourth consecutive summer, with WPH Coaches Shorty Ruiz and Mando Ortiz coaching more than two-dozen young handballers from Southern California. Coach Ruiz and Coach Ortiz demonstrated shoulder-stretching techniques to prevent injury and introduced handball fundamentals, including the deep service fly kills and corner kills. Coach Ruiz and Coach Ortiz also emphasized the importance of sportsmanship, camaraderie and having fun on the court.
“The kids had an awesome time,” stated Coach Ruiz. “The kid’s highlight of the clinic was playing rallies against Mando.”
“It’s a great time to be a junior handball player in Southern California,” stated WPH Development Director David Fink. “JR WPH has hosted clinics at all our Southern California WPH Outdoor stops thus far in 2016 and the youngsters are always treated to great lessons from the game’s best players.”
Following the clinic, Coach Ruiz and Coach Ortiz teamed to win the JR Vasquez California State 3-Wall State Small Ball Doubles Championships, defeating cross over stars Juan Santos and Alfredo Morales in the semifinals and LAAC teammates Marcos Chavez and Vic Perez in a sensational two-game final featuring multiple lead changes in both games. What a day for WPH Coaches Shorty and Mando!
Keep an eye out on juniorhandball.org, as new clinic opportunities and recaps pop up weekly. Want to coach a clinic or a junior handball program? Need more information regarding junior handball? The Junior WPH group spans multiple countries, continents and oceans with clinics happening daily. We can help! Contact WPH Development Director David Fink at firstname.lastname@example.org
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