JR WPH Salt Lake City Flourishing

Posted on Dec 6 2016 - 3:21pm by DV

salt-lake-city-clinicSalt Lake City, UT, WPH Press, 12/7/16- JR WPH Salt Lake City continues to thrive with weekly clinics and an enthusiastic traveling team in the “City of Saints.” The home of the Race 4 Eight’s Salt Lake City Aces Player’s Championship, better known to the touring pros as the “Player’s Stop,” JR WPH SLC has built a flourishing junior handball program with a vibrant group of passionate teenage handball players under the direction of JR WPH SLC Head Coach Ted McManus. “We are in the first 10-week session of our league and the numbers are solid,” revealed Coach McManus. We added about five new faces from last year and the players are getting better by the day. The enthusiasm is great and seeing the improvement is really cool.”

JR WPH SLC hit the road in October, with JR WPH SLC standouts Dom and Erick Alvarado advancing to the C Doubles final at the Simple Green U.S. Open and second-year player Chris Torres having the opportunity to play against top six Race 4 Eight pros Killian Carroll and Emmett Peixoto in the Simple Green U.S. Open Pro Doubles.

“The WPH is extremely proud to sponsor JR WPH SLC and introduce the sport we all love to a great group of youngsters,” stated WPH Development Director David Fink. “We are very proud of what Coach McManus and the junior players are accomplishing on a weekly basis.”

The Race 4 Eight pros and JR WPH SLC will hold a special Pro/Junior Doubles Shootout to kickoff the 2017 Player’s Championship in Salt Lake City, featuring R48, WR48, and SR48 pros teaming with Team JR WPH SLC in the 2017 Player’s Championship Opening Ceremonies. Before the start of the Pro/Junior doubles, the youngsters will take a WPH sponsored clinic with the pros. What a night!

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 fink@race4eight.com

To enable Junior WPH to continue to host junior handball clinics and tournaments across North America with Certified WPH Coaches, the World Players of Handball invites you to make a tax-deductible donation today in supporting the growth of the game. 100% of the donations received by the WPH go towards junior handball development.  Donate on-line here, or send your generous gifts through PayPal (extremehandball@cs.com) or by mailing checks to:  WPH, 3561 E. Sunrise Dr. Suite 125, Tucson, AZ, 85718.