Give your city a
boost by hosting a USHA event
By Vern Roberts
As we move
through another handball season, we're looking for sites and hosts
for next season's schedule. We're as anxious as ever to find new
sites to showcase the best the game has to offer in playing,
refereeing and sportsmanship.
We've learned that moving
our premier events around the country is a win/win situation for us
and the local club(s). Without fail, the USHA membership in areas
hosting USHA events gets a boost and the local club sees a
resurgence in interest in handball from existing as well as new
In all, ten national
championships are decided each year. The schedule reflects the
USHA's goal to spread the word around the country and use the
tournaments to promote the game in different venues.
With that in mind, we'd love
to know of other potential events, sites and cities where a
major event could help bring the local players closer together,
attract the local media and draw new USHA members. We have been most
fortunate in recent years in that each host of a major event has had
one thing in mind--showing its guests a great time.
Each event has different goals. For example,
the national juniors are supported by the Development Fund for the
future of our sport, while the Masters events can attract the
stalwarts of the sport in spite of a higher entry fee. Thus, the
agreements also are different, with varying sanctioning fees.
courts (two sites OK)
courts (bids go to collegiate chair)
courts (open event
Each event has some of the
The USHA balls are
the official tournament balls.
All entrants must be
Final seeding and
draws will be done by the USHA.
The USHA has
exclusive rights to sell merchandise on site.
Concurrently, each host
has some of the same benefits:
through Handball magazine.
Entry blank printed
in Handball magazine.
- USHA representative on site during
duration of the event.
sponsorship through seat and program sales.
entry for your tournament.
The host fees range from
zero for the national juniors to $1,000 for a masters or women's
classic. Each of the open nationals has agreements concerning who
pays for what. Contact the USHA for more information on those
listed as "N/A" (not applicable) in the chart.
This information is
intended for anyone wishing to bring to their hometown a national
championship event and the accompanying shot in the arm for local
Most important, now is the time to speak
up if you'd like one of the dates on the calendar still open for
next year. Fill out our special USHA
Tournament Host Request Form online or call the USHA at
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