JR WPH Juarez Hosts 5-Week JR Tournament

Posted on Feb 27 2018 - 4:45am by DV

Juarez, MEX, WPH Press, 2/20/18- JR WPH Juarez hosted a five-week junior handball tournament, starting in mid-January and ending on February 18, featuring 21 junior handball players from the JR WPH Juarez program. 2017 JR WPH Coach of the Year and JR WPH Juarez head coach Richie “Drft” Fernandez organized the five-week extravaganza, providing the junior players with various handball formats tailored to the level and age of the players. The more experienced players played full-court, while the less experienced players played the popular half-court “2 Bounce” game.

“I’ve had an opportunity to watch the Juarez youngsters play for several years and I am so impressed with their improvements and passion for the sport,” stated WPH Development Director David Fink. “The Juarez juniors are absolutely incredible to watch, both for their handball skills and their tremendous sportsmanship and eagerness to improve. Thank you to JR WPH Juarez and Coach Drft for providing opportunities for so many youngsters to learn and play handball in a positive, family-friendly, and structured program that emphasizes the importance of teamwork, camaraderie, discipline, and developing a physically active lifestyle through handball.”

JR WPH Juarez 5-Week Tournament Results

Group 1
1-Alejandro Garcia Jr (Froggy)
2-Andres Cordoba
3-Jose Villa Soto (Cheche)
4-Eder Renteria
7-Angel Araiza (Blondie)
8-Diego Hernandez

Group 2
1-Astrid Hernandez
2-Andres Araiza
3-Leo Galarza
7-Wendy Chavez
11-Emiliano Araiza

Look for JR WPH Juarez to be back in action against Tucson’s Fred Lewis Foundation in the next installment of the “Battle of the Border” later this year.

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 david.fink@wphlive.tv

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