Junior WPH at the X-Fest II

Posted on Jun 14 2016 - 2:51pm by DV

DSC03835WPH Xrossover Challenge and JR WPH Cal State Championships

JR WPH hosted a tremendous junior handball clinic for more than a dozen youngsters competing in the X-Fest II JR WPH Cal State Championships. WPH Master Instructor David Fink was joined by WR48 and WPH Outdoor star Ciana Ni Churraoin for the sensational clinic, with the pair teaching the youngsters the right corner kill, the fly kill, and the out-the-door serve. The youngsters then had the chance to play points against Ni Churraoin, with a few winning rallies against the Irish superstar. The clinic concluded with several exciting target-hitting competitions for prizes. “This was the best clinic I’ve ever seen in all of my years in handball,” stated co-tournament director Albert “Alley Cat” Martinez. “The kids were having so much fun and I loved watching all of the different games and drills.”

The juniors also demonstrated incredible skills and sportsmanship throughout the JR WPH Cal State Championships singles and doubles brackets, with the 9-yeat-olds rallying from the back line and the older kids playing like “A” players. Although just winners and finalists were awarded trophies, all 56 youngsters who entered the event were winners, as each demonstrated inspiring passion for the game and a joy for playing handball.

IMG_0073JR WPH X-Fest II Singles Champions

9-and-under champion/finalist: Jose Avellano/Sean Yep

11-and-under champion/finalist: Oscar Calvillo/Jesse Barrientes

13-and-under champion/finalist: Daniel Barrinetos/Michael Bautista

15-and-under champion/finalist: Jesus Mendez/Mauricio Ortiz

17-and-under champion/finalist: Jesus Mendez/Marco Alatore

18-and-under champion/finalist: Octavio Romero/Daniel Vazquez

19-and-under champion/finalist: Oscar Siordia/Martin Nicajo

DSC03796JR WPH X-Fest II Doubles Champions

Marco Alatorre/Oswaldo Calvillo

Special thank you to JR WPH, Tom Flores, Alexia Lozano, Albert “Alley Cat” Martinez, and David Fink. Thank you for your passion for growing the game!

View all the pictures from the Juniors event, here>

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

IMG_0008To 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.