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02 Mar : 05:28
Great opening ceremony! Wonderful friendly atmosphere, and loving beach handball family. USA starts the legacy of Pan-American Games participation in Beach Handball. Despite a valiant effort, the women lost their first game against the host country. The team is improving by minutes. Coming together for the first time ever they showed cohessiveness, dedication and an eagerness to win. I am very proud to be apart of a this great mission, and coach these wonderful ladies. The legacy continues to unfold, thank you for all of your support.
01 Mar : 02:56
Good luck in Uruguay ladies!
18 Feb : 01:28
If you are going to be at Melcher this Monday I'll come to see you
17 Feb : 20:31
Martin is more involved with the UH club right now, I need to contact him and meet up with him. They changed the practice to Thursday which I cannot make. But I should be able to attend Monday although my knee gave me issues last semester. Yes my number is still the same.
12 Feb : 11:40
Isa, how are you doing? How is going with the new club at UH? Is your cell phone the same?
11 Feb : 03:54
Hey look, my login still works It sure has been a while!!!
05 Feb : 01:47
Open practice at Southwest Indoor Soccer, every Thursday from 7:45 PM to 9:45 PM.
06 Apr : 13:48
We are going to College Station this Sunday. The games are from 1 to 4 PM.
The gym is at 700 Houston St, College Station, TX. Directly across the street is a parking garage, I suggest you park there as most other places need a parking pass from the University.
Anyone having problems with directions, you can call Mark at 936-870-6258.
15 Aug : 15:30
Thanks to everyone for your support. It was needed and appreciated.
08 Mar : 10:26
How are you doing?
Yes, we need to get together! Please e-mail me at -email-
Love you more!
08 Mar : 02:10
Hello.. Man it's been a long time since I've been to the site. I miss you all.. Dede, we still need to meet up.. when are your practices?
16 Feb : 00:40
Thank you for visiting our website. I will send you an e-mail. By the way I was in Kenya few years ago to Nairobi, Kakamega, Kisumu, Sabbatia and Serengeti, south-western Kenya - very nice!
13 Feb : 15:36
Hellow, my name is Elvin Otieno from Kenya. I play handball for
National Cereals and Produce Board Handball club [ currently the kenya
handball league champions]. I am 23years old. I've been playing
handball for the past 9years but unfortunately my government is not
giving it much attention and as a result of that, many talents have
gone to waste! I'm in the national team too but the situation there
aint difrent. We have an organisation governing handball clubs [Kenya
Handball federation] but due to mis management and corruption, we are
still unable to move forward! I LOVE handball and I would like to
pursue it as my career. I am talented and I would'nt want it to go to
waste. please help!? +254726502126 is my nomber, email;
-email-. Looking forward to hearing from you, thank you
02 Jan : 21:44
Happy New Year - Prosperous and Healthy!!!
31 Dec : 21:16
As we begin the new year, the focus will be Dedes' new sport. We need sponsors, donors and players for ASH.Lets make history together. Best to you all
27 Dec : 02:05
I hope everyone had a great Christmas, and wish everyone the best in the New Year.
02 Dec : 22:53
I'm so very happy to hear from you, darling man! I would love to come home for the Holidays. Talk to you tonight!
02 Dec : 00:44
Hi Dede, Hope you are doing well. Give Justin and I a call sometime. We would love to see you here for the holidays again !!
01 Dec : 13:47
Jay, Thank you for your interest and involvment! You play a vital part in our success. Our best to you and your loved ones! Happy Holidays!
30 Nov : 19:37
Dede, Great sport and great website. Happy Holidays and best wishes!
29 Nov : 00:29
Happy Holidays hanballers!
"Piankova Play", first introduced at St. Stephens. is the future of American Speed Handball Intl.
18 Nov : 14:44
Jean, welcome home!
Hope to see you on Thursday at League America at 7:00 PM.
18 Nov : 14:41
Hi Sekulov! We are doing well. Kako ste vie? Pozdrav od mene za vas.
18 Nov : 14:38
Hi Dede kako si sto ima novo ovde sekulov od Makedonija mnogo pozdrav od mene za vas a golem pozdrav i za Kostre od Miki Jakson
18 Nov : 14:35
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LATHC is hosting their 6th Annual Beach Handball Tournament on August 18th-19th in Huntington Beach California.
There are no registration fees and we would love to have as many teams as possible come out and enjoy the beautiful beaches of Southern California.
If you have any questions, you can get information from our website at [link] or you can contact me directly at -email-.
dede on Monday 06 August 2012 - 19:10:23
The University of Minneapolis, located near DT Minneapolis - served as the host of the 2012 US Team Handball Nationals.
The on campus Field House, housed 3 full size team handball courts where 30 teams in 3 divisions battled it out for US supremacy.
NYTHC won the Elite division, NYAC made it look easy in Division 1 and Alberta 1 surprised the Chicago Inter ladies to take home the gold in the Women's Division.
The Smurfs, a team coached by Texas Team Handball's own Dede Piankova, finished 8th out of 11 Women teams.
Mark Telthorster's Texas A&M squad finished 10th out of 11 Division 1 teams.
On a related related note, the official US Team Handball website is currently undergoing a face lift and is not quite user friendly. For now.
For the time being, please check out USATH's Facebook page for handball news and updates.
Bogdan on Saturday 26 May 2012 - 03:20:03
Texas State Bobcats are hosting two glorious days of Team Handball games March 31st and April 7th, at the Texas State Student Rec Center from noon-5pm. We are inviting individuals and teams to participate both days so that we can maximize our Handball experience, and also educate the students and community of San Marcos about this wonderful sport.
There is no entry fee, please provide your own drinks and snacks; friends and family are welcome to come watch.
If you and/or your team is interested, please email me which day and time you would like to play, also send me a list of names of participants and spectators who will be attending.
Please be flexible with the time you want to play, I will do my best to accommodate everyone's request.
Bring handballs if you have some.
On behalf of the Texas State Team Handball League, we ask all players and spectators to respect the facility, the players, refs, and others at all times.
Teams and individuals may play one or both of the days.
Some games will be played for the Texas State Team Handball League standings, other games will be played for pleasure, this will be determined by coaches and captains before the game is started.
This message is sent with high importance, please respond as soon as possible if you and/or your team are interested in participating.
For directions to the facility please visit this website:
Texas State Team Handball
dede on Monday 12 March 2012 - 16:38:07
For the first time in over 10 years the USA team handball federation entered a national team in the PAN AM Beach Handball competition.
What's more impressive is how the revamped NGB reached out for help.
Coach Dede holds practice session on South Beach
in Miami, Florida on Feb. 27
The Beach Handball WNT will feature several Texans, when it starts in Montevideo, Uruguay tomorrow, March 1st.
Our very own Dede Piankova will coach a very talented group of women, to what US fans hope to be a podium finish.
Additionally, the 4 day tournament will feature another two other Texans.
Texas State University's Marilyn Elder will make her WNT debut, following on the footsteps of Lucy Leagy - a Texas Team Handbal product.
The other is none other than WNT veteran, Sophie Fasold.
It also appears that all games will be broadcast LIVE [link]
Here is TEAM USA's schedule:
Thursday March 1 5:45 PM ET Uruguay
Friday March 2 7:00 AM ET Paraguay
Friday March 2 3:15 PM ET Argentina
Saturday March 3 3:15 PM ET Brazil
Placement matches will take place March 4th.
Bogdan on Thursday 01 March 2012 - 02:42:43
CALL FOR INTERESTED PLAYERS
I have asked for details, such as selection process, travel and lodging cost, etc.
Here is what I received from Mariusz Waratlowicz of USTHF:
"If we hear from enough players interested in the beach event, we will consider funding it but is too early to call.
If there are more players that spots available, we will provide selection procedures for athletes to follow.
As for coaching staff, we plan on sending two who would serve both teams.
Should we need to select coaches from a larger pool, we would give those with previous experience in coaching beach handball priority in consideration."
I think this is fair and considering what a hotbed for beach handball Houston has been, if any of you are interested, please reach out to the USTHF.
Follow the link below:
CALL FOR INTERESTED PLAYERS
Bogdan on Monday 06 February 2012 - 00:06:41
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Bogdan on Saturday 04 February 2012 - 23:43:08
It didn't take long for some of you to inquire about the "real" state of the handball federation.
As is always the case, it depends on whom you talk to or what you read.
Simply put, the USATF is a ghost of its former ghost self.
A new leadership is slowly taking shape after a major house cleaning late in 2011 left the USATF without any paid staff,.
A series of failed USOC financial audits and years of mismanaged and misappropriated funds, had finally caught up with the former administration.
Said new leadership will now attempt to regroup and rebuild, looking to mend fences internationally and to find new revenue streams and respectability on the home front.
The revenue is essential to the NGB's existence and long term success as it is now responsible for paying back ALL current outstanding debt left over from the Pastorino administration..
Some have labeled the current process as the "definition of insanity", seeing how the federation is rebuilding by employing the very same individuals who got them in the current mess.
I will argue that considering how empty the USTHF coffers are, they have very few options.
Experienced handball minds are willing and able to step in and help. But they won't come cheap.
Some thought (and still think) that the hundred of thousands of dollars paid to the previous GM was justified.
I wasn't one of them.
Team handball in this country will only work when and if we reward those who ACTUALLY DO THE work.
Handball does not need a corporate staff. It needs grass roots, hard working individuals who have a proven track record of success.
JUST LIKE ANY OTHER JOB - no experience NEED NOT APPLY.
The Zaharias (Miami), Zivovics (Houston), Hurdles (Atlanta), Allinger-Lewis (Bozeman, MT) of the world - along with several others are quite capable of making a difference and getting US handball back to respectability.
But the new leadership will first have to reach out and acknowledge their talents and expertise - then will need to do what it takes to employ them.
Until then - we'll get what we pay for.
My point - exactly!
Bogdan on Wednesday 01 February 2012 - 17:40:08
It's 2012 Houston Stars. May this year bring you much health and happiness.
My name is Bogdan Pasat and will do my best to keep you informed of everything handball related.
If you have any local or regional handball news or information - please forward it to me.
I will see to it that the information is posted on this website.
I promise to make Houstonhandball.org the main of source of handball information it once used to be.
Bogdan on Wednesday 01 February 2012 - 17:05:31
I need confirmation from all individuals and teams who plan on participating in the handball tournament.
Please send me a list with the names of all coaches, players and guest who plan on attending the Handball tournament Sep 24th at Texas State, so that no one has to pay an entry fee!
If a person arrives and their name is not on the list, they will have to pay $6 to enter.
The halves will be 20 mins, with a 10 minute warm-up, a 5 minute half time, leaving an additional 5 mins for everyone to clear the floor so that the next team can get ready for their game.
Bobcats will play Rockstars at 11:00am
Rockstars and Bobcats please be at gym by 10:30am
Will start at 12:00pm
Will start at 1:00pm
Game #4 and beyond
Which two teams want to secure a spot in Game #2 at 12:00pm, and who wants to secure a spot in Game #3 at 1:00pm?
Please arrive 30 minutes before your game starts.
Thank you all,
TX State Bobcats
dede on Monday 12 September 2011 - 14:16:58
On March 11 [link] there was a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Northeastern Japan. The earthquake was the largest ever recorded in Japan, measuring at 9.0 magnitude. The subsequent tsunami, meanwhile, wiped out entire towns such as Minamisanriku, Ishinomaki, Rikuzentakata, Ofunato, and Kensennuma, and destroyed many parts of the main city of the region, Sendai. As of April 1, 11,734 people have been confirmed dead, with a further 16,000 missing. Over 400,000 people have been displaced from their homes.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has called this natural disaster the "toughest and the most difficult crisis for Japan" since the war. Initial government estimates put the total cost of the damage of the earthquake and tsunami at $300 billion. Japan has always been one of the first countries to assist in natural disaster relief in other countries, and is a generous donor to many good causes such as poverty alleviation.
However, now the Japanese people are in a time of need. Tens of thousands are currently living in temporary shelters. There is both a shortage of food and health supplies for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami.
In light of this situation, students at Texas State University - San Marcos [link] have joined together with both the Japanese Language and Culture Club and the American Speed Handball Club to make a fundraising group for the relief efforts in Japan. We are accepting donations of any kind. We are also selling "I Support Japan" T-shirts for $20. Please use this PayPal Donation Box. All of the donations and proceeds will go to the Japanese Red Cross.
Please help Japan by making a donation or by buying a "I Support Japan" T-shirt!
Thank you very much.
dede on Wednesday 06 April 2011 - 12:12:04
American Speed Handball is a fast-paced team sport played indoors or outdoors on a basketball court and is the perfect sport for all ages, from children to seniors. American Speed Handball is not just a spectacular sport, but also has the potential to educate and entertain, while creating an environment that promotes a vigorous and healthy wellbeing, complimenting the active American lifestyle. [link]
Standard play involves five players of the same age and sex on each team. [link]
However, Piankova Play rotates two squads of five players on each team every five minutes, pitting fathers against fathers, mothers against mothers, boys against boys and girls against girls, ensuring safety and participation in a team environment; allowing men and women, or parents and children to play on the same team. Piankova Play can be applied, not only to American Speed Handball, but to any team sport and is a great opportunity for family and friends of all ages to enjoy playing together.
For "The Simple Rules Of American Speed Handball" please -email- us.
dede on Friday 22 October 2010 - 08:56:04
We practice with the Vikings [link] every Tuesday from 7:30 PM to 9: 00 PM at the University of Houston, Melcher gym [link].
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jasper:
dede on Thursday 14 October 2010 - 15:43:19
It is with a heavy heart that the Houston Stars Team Handball Club must announce that our beloved Shooting Stars player, Alison May Telthorster, daughter of Houston Stars Goalie and Coach, Mark Telthorster, passed away earlier today, August 9, 2010, in a vehicle accident on a Texas road. You can read more about it here and here. Alison was 22 and lived in Conroe, TX.
Mark posted this on his Facebook page: "One of the shining lights in my life, my Hunny Bunny, my daughter Alison, is gone. A traffic accident claimed her life. Keep us in your prayers.
Please keep the Telthorster family in your thoughts and prayers.
For all who did not have the pleasure to know Alison, this is her at the Flanders tournament in 2005
Bogdan on Wednesday 11 August 2010 - 00:52:05
On Sunday, October 4th, American Speed Handball made its debute at St. Stephens [link], thanks to Riyo Shigihara and Coach Jen Greybeck and their tireless efforts and dedication.
Nathan Yang's presentation: "American Speed Handball Through the Eyes of the Goalie" was spectacular. Boris Herceg and Jon Kwahk were very instrumental making this clinic a complete success. The intelligence and skills exhibited by the students was outstanding. The parents� participation and interest was eqally impressive. The new sport of American Speed Handball was welcomed by the school leadership with great enthusiasm.
Special thanks to Judge Fred for his tenacity and traveling to Austin to document this historic event. The legacy continues!
dede on Monday 05 October 2009 - 17:54:18
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