Friday, January 18, 2019

January/February practice schedule set!


Minnesota Team Handball has scheduled their practices for January and February 2019!

We have practices set at two different locations: Jefferson Activity Center (4001 W 102 St, Bloomington, MN) and MSC/YWCA Midtown (2121 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN).

Here are the practices we have set for January February:
Thursday January 24th 8pm-10pm @ Jefferson Activity Center (Bloomington)
Thursday January 31st 8pm-10pm @ Jefferson Activity Center (Bloomington)
Thursday February 7th 8pm-10pm @ Jefferson Activity Center (Bloomington)
Saturday February 9th 10:30am-12:30pm @ MSC/YWCA Midtown (Minneapolis)
Saturday February 23rd 10:30am-12:30pm @ MSC/YWCA Midtown (Minneapolis)

If you are interested in joining the team for a practice please contact mnteamhandball@gmail.com.

GO MNTH!


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

MNTH goes 1-4 at Michael Lipov Memorial Cup in Chicago.

Minnesota Team Handball heading to Chicago for the annual Michael Lipov memorial cup tournament in Chicago! The team brought a new look team from the one we had last time we played this tournament. With injuries to some key players we took to the court with the mindset to improve each game and we felt we did so! 
MNTH started out the tournament with a loss to both Chicago (26-14) and NYAC (30-16). While we still felt comfortable with the effort and improvement through each game, we knew our next game against Toronto was a must win.
We came out with a win against Toronto 19-15. Defense was the key to the victory and we found our form!
Next up was West Point Black in the crossovers. West Point is always an opponent you can't break on and MNTH had the right game plan going into it. While MNTH played hard and kept the game close the 2nd half was taken over by the Army boys. They went on to defeat MNTH by a score of 28-19. 
Due to an injury to a key player in the middle for MNTH the team went into our final game against Houston with a veteran wing player starting, and playing most the game, in the middle. Something the team was not looking to do but looking to see how we can do. Keeping the game close throughout the whole game and with the circumstances we faced we played very well to end the tournament. Unfortunately, it didn't end up in a win. Houston won 22-18. 

1-4 isn't the best way to end a tournament. None the less, we gained important measures for the rest of the season. We'll look to take a well needed break for the holidays and re group in January to finish strong for the rest of the season.
GO MNTH!!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Minnesota takes 1st game of the 2nd annual Northern Lights Series against Concordia!


Minnesota headed up to Moorhead, MN to kick off the 2nd annual Northern Lights Series against our good friends Concordia. Minnesota won last years series and Concordia is looking for that tide to change. 

Minnesota came into this game a bit shorthanded due to injury but they came with the will to win. It's always a tough game against Concordia. These two teams know each other very well! 


The game started off very even with both team playing ping pong with goals. After some costly 2 minuet penalties against Concordia, Minnesota took a good lead to head into half time with a 18-10 lead. The second half was all Concordia as they cut the lead down within 10 minutes. Minnesota showed their veteran presences by slowing down the game and scoring when the time was right. Concordia still showed that they aren't the same team from last year. They stayed in the game up until the last 5 minuets with fast break goals against a tired Minnesota team. In the end, Minnesota played the clock right even with a less that ideal 2nd half. The final score was 29-25 Minnesota.


MNTH took a 1-0 lead in the series with 2 more games to go, one at a neutral site and one in Minneapolis. 

GO MNTH!!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Minnesota starts Midwest League season 1-1. On to Chicago tournament!


This past weekend, Minnesota hosted the first game day of the Midwest Team Handball League 2018-19 season. Big green started out with an up and down game against Chicago which they lost 26-18. With high spirits of their play against a tough opponent, Minnesota took that mindset and intensity into their next game and beat Concordia 38-14. 
The team learned a lot about how they look and where they stand starting out this season and they feel pretty good about it. Now time to improve, practice and game plan before game 1 of the Northern Lights Series (Oct. 13th) as well as the Michel Lipov tournament in Chicago (Oct. 26-28).
GO MNTH!

Sunday, September 23, 2018

MNTH defeats Concordia (31-22) in preseason scrimmage. 2018-19 season starts next week!


Minnesota prepared for the upcoming season by scrimmaging against Concordia College. Big Green came out with a 31-22 (14-10) victory a week before the 2018-19 season starts. 

This was a great tune up for the upcoming season which includes the Northern Lights Series against Concordia, the second season of the Midwest Team Handball League, and the annual Michael Lipov Tournament in Chicago. 

Next week, we host the first game day of the Midwest Team Handball League in Minneapolis. 

GO MNTH!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

MNTH practice & scrimmage starts Thursday 9/6. Be sure to join in now!


Thursday September 6th starts the weekly practice schedule for Minnesota Team Handball club. Sept - Nov we'll have practice every Thursdays night (except one in late October) from 8-10pm at the MSC/YWCA Midtown (2121 E Lake st. Minneapolis).

Practice is this and every Thursday, 8-10pm, at the MSC/YWCA Midtown (2121 E. Lake St. Minneapolis). Please park on the streets surrounding the building, only YWCA members with a pass can park in the parking lot. 

We hope you can make it out to these practices! Not only will you learn the game more and more each time you come, you'll also get a chance to put what you learn into our scrimmages at the end. Either you are looking to play on the travel team, participate in our Rec League, or doing both this is a great practice to come to and start it off!

This is the clubs 10th year, it sure will be a memorable one!
 
Go MNTH!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

MNTH kicks off season with Outdoor games; Aug 23rd & Aug 25th!


Minnesota Team Handball is having a fun outdoor outing at Braemar Arena's outdoor court in August and we're inviting everyone! Either you came to a practice once, twice (or more) or this will be your first time this is a great opportunity to get to know the club and get re engaged with Handball. It's also the perfect time to just come outside and play sports. Either way we'd love to have you there!
We have two dates set up in August, here are the details:
Thursday, August 23rd - 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Saturday, August 25th - 1pm - 3pm
Braemar Arena Backyard Rink
7501 Ikola Way
Edina, MN 55439

Both dates are at the Braemar Arena Backyard Court.
Hope to see you at the games in August!
The season starts shortly after in September! Be on the look out for practice dates. We'll also be posting our Fall tournament schedule as well as our dates for season 2 of the Midwest Team Handball League!
GO MNTH!