JR WPH Venice Beach Mega Clinic

Posted on Dec 18 2016 - 9:22pm by DV


12/17/16, WPH Press, Venice, CA- JR WPH was proud to team with the City of Los Angeles Department of Rec & Parks in hosting a special JR WPH Clinic and Fun Day at one of handball’s most scenic and historic sites. More than 30 youngsters from Central and Southern California assembled on the brisk mid December day in Venice Beach to improve their handball skills with WPH Outdoor #1 Juan Santos, WPH Outdoor #3 Alfredo Morales, Senior Race 4 Eight #1 Marcos Chavez, Race 4 Eight #5 David Fink, and Race 4 Eight #11 Vic Perez. The youngsters rotated stations on three courts with the superstar handball coaches; practicing the serve, return of serve, kill shots, fly kills, lobs, and strategy. Following a quick break for snacks and Gatorade sponsored by the City of Los Angeles Department of Rec & Parks, the juniors rotated courts in a special Pro/Junior Doubles King of the Court, with each of the juniors having the opportunity to team with the pros in live action.

“It was a great junior clinic,” enthusiastically stated current WPH Outdoor X Fest 3-Wall Big Ball champion Alfredo “El Hombre” Morales. “I had a lot of fun working with the kids and the kids had a great time as well. I am looking forward to the next one!”

“Watching the kids having so much fun on a beautiful December day made the clinic spectacular,” stated WPH Development Director David Fink. “The smiles never left the faces of all of the junior players, as each of the youngsters soaked in all of the vast knowledge and point play experience with the pros. This would be the equivalent of a junior golfer playing nine holes with Jordan Spieth or a junior basketball team playing a game with the Golden State Warriors. The WPH cannot thank the pros enough for taking the entire Saturday afternoon away from family to inspire the next generation of players.”

Thank you to the WPH and the City of Los Angeles Department of Rec & Parks for making the sensational JR WPH Mega Clinic and Fun Day possible. Thank you to the City of Los Angeles Department of Rec & Parks Venice Beach Director Fred Ealey, WPH Outdoor Director Tom Flores and Assistant Outdoor Director Javi Flores, WPH Pros Juan Santos, Alfredo Morales, Marcos Chavez, Vic Perez, Venice Beach legend Freddy Reyes, and junior coaches Marco Coromac, Albert “Alley Cat” Martinez, Alexia Lozano, and JC Chavez for spending their Saturday afternoon growing the game of handball!

2016 has been an incredible year for JR WPH with more than 1,000 junior clinics in 12 states and three countries. 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.