Summer practices are on Wednesdays @6pm - Drop-ins Welcome!
Beach handball is in full swing in Boston. Thanks to the cooperative weather, players of the Boston Team Handball club will be playing beach handball for the 8th consecutive weekend at Revere Beach, this weekend.
Beach Handball is a variation of indoor team handball that is played on sand. Unlike the indoor version, defense in beach handball is with minimal contact. On the offensive end, it can be quite spectacular. Players often attempt to earn 2 points per attack, by scoring goals 'in style' - e.g. from an alliup, or after a 360 degree rotation in the air. Needless to say, it is also a phenomenal workout with plenty of sprinting on sand.
Everyone is welcome to drop by and join in on the fun. The beach sessions usually start around 10am and last until 2pm, and the Boston Team Handball crowd is one of the most diverse and welcoming group of athletes you'll find around.
This Saturday, February 23, New York City Team Handball Club (NYC THC) will be hosting the second leg of the Men's Division 2 Northeast Team Handball League (NTHL). Six teams are competing in this Division: Boston Team Handball (BTH 2), DC Ambassadors (DCA), NYC THC 2, University of Conneticut, NYC THC 3, and Army Gold.
After the first meet, NYC THC2 and DCA led the standings with 4 points each, from two wins, while NYC THC 3 and Army Gold have 2 points each. BTH 2 and UConn are yet to earn their first points this season.
The second meet of the Women's Northeast Team Handball League brought us to Manhattan, this Saturday, where New York City Team Handball Club hosted Boston and Ocean NJ.
The competition kicked off with the host's second team (NYC2) taking on Boston. After a slow start, the ladies from Boston took the lead and did not look back for the rest of the game. The first half of the game ended with a 9-6 lead for Boston Team Handball (BTH) with Blaki, the team's goal keeper, saving two 7-meter shots during the half. Boston maintained their lead during the second half of the game rotating through their bench players and finishing the game with a 5-goal margin (17-12).
After a short break, Boston took on Ocean NJ (ONJ), the young team from the Garden State.