Tuesday, January 31, 2017

MNTH goes 0-2-1 during friendly matches in Barrington, ILL

Minnesota Team Handball took 2 loses to USATH North and Chicago Inter before they held on to a tie with Illinois State during some friendly matches in Barrington, ILL.

MNTH had to re shuffle their game plan and line up moments before the match due to a couple of team mates catching the flu bug that's been flying around. With a short bench and players playing slightly out of their normal positions, MNTH held their own and improved throughout the weekend.

Minnesota now has time to re group everyone from the holiday break and start to practice, plan and work toward National 2017 in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Monday, January 9, 2017

MNTH to participate in friendly Handball matches against Barrington THC & Chicago Inter

On January 21st MNTH will travel to Barrington, ILL to participate in some friendly Handball games against Barrington THC & Chicago Inter Team Handball.
We are very excited to jump start the second half of our Handball season with some Handball matches against two very well represented teams in the Midwest. We can't think of a better way to open the new year.
If you are in the area, please come check out the games for yourself! It'll be taking place at the Barrington Park Districts gymnasium. Thank you to Craig Rot & Barrington THC for putting this together.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Great time to make it out to a MNTH practice! Time's running out for this calendar year of practices!

Now is a great time to make it out to a MNTH Practice/Scrimmage. They are held on Thursdays (unless noted), 8-10pm at MSC/YWCA Midtown (2121 E. Lake st Minneapolis

Not only is this a great opportunity for you to work on your Handball skills but it's also a great time to fine tune your Handball skills for the next season of League (starting early 2017, registration open soon) and other opportunists happening the 2nd half of the season. Not only League, but we will be hosting a Minneapolis tournament, possibility starting up a trial Midwest League (with other clubs in the Midwest) and participating at the Team Handball National Championships in Myrtle Beach. 

Big things coming for the club and we want everyone of you to be a part of it! 

Here's what the rest of Practice/League looks like for the year:
Thur. November 10th (8-10pm) - Practice/Scrimmage
Thur. November 17th (8-10pm) - League: Week 4
Tues. November 29th (8-10pm) - Practice/Scrimmage 

Wanna make it to a practice? Contact us at: mnteamhandball@gmail.com

Friday, September 30, 2016

Team Wildside defeats Team Storch'em 40-28 in the first week of MNTH Fall League

With the help of 15 goals by Wilder Freed, Team Wildside had a score fest over Team Storch'em by a score of 40-28 last night in the first week of MNTH Fall League. 

Team Wildside was no stranger to the sound of the net moving last night. Wilder Freed (15 goals), Isaac Odim (5 goals) and Sami Khemakhem (5 goals) all went off on a scoring fest. The surprise story though was the play of new comer Adam Nelson, who scored 7 goals in his first League action, leading all new comers. Team Wildside starts off the League season with a win and they will look to continue their strong offense into next week. 

Team Storch'em had great contributions from Stephan Storch (8 goals) and Josh Hetterick (8 goals) but it was the spotty defense and missed opportunities that hurt them in the loss. Team Storch'em will look to improve these categories for next week. Team Storch'em had a very hot and cold night on defense. Early on in the first half, the defense was very spotty and Team Wildside was able to find gaps and holes through Team Storch'em. In a possible glimpse to next week, Team Storch'em showed a tight and aggressive defense in the second half. Lead by the great physical play of new comer Nick Wolff and some great steals by fellow new comer Marcus Vandersanden, Team Storch'em showed a strong showing second half. We'll see if next week they can keep this momentum and get a W.  

Both team's used their back up goalies for this week, after last night both teams may need to consider taking away the "back up" and adding "Co". Dan Bellandi (Team Storch'em) and Max Leitschuh (Team Wildside) both had very strong performances in goal despite their first position on their respective teams is away from the goal. We may see them in goal again but I'm sure both of them will be happy to share the goal next week once each team's goalies come back. 

Even though the score says different, this game was competitive but of course offensive driven. Both team's will look to continue this next week. 

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

MNTH 2016 Fall/Winter League: Registration open now, registration closes September 21st.

Welcome to the 2016 Fall/Winter MNTH League!

If you are interested in joining the League, please read the following rules and regulations for the upcoming League season.

League set up: 3 teams (14 players max a team), games will be 18 min x 2, each team will play 2 games a night, 1 time out for each half, updated IHF rules apply.

League Fee: MNTH Fall/Winter League has a fee of $60 for each player. This covers gym rental for League dates (4 League weeks, 2 games each week) and practice dates.

League schedule: Following is the complete Fall/Winter schedule. League and practices will be every Thursday, September - November unless noted otherwise below:

September 15th: Practice/Scrimmage
(Teams set up/drafted by captains/coaches)
September 22nd: Practice/Scrimmage
September 29th: MNTH League Week 1

October 6th: MNTH League Week 2
October 13th: Practice/Scrimmage
October 20th: No League or Practice this week
October 27th: MNTH League week 3 or Practice/Scrimmage

*November 3rd: MNTH League week 3 or Practice/Scrimmage
*November 10th: Practice/Scrimmage or MNTH League week 4
*November 17th: Practice/Scrimmage or MNTH League week 4

*Unconfirmed dates

November gym rental time is still being negotiated with the MSC. Dates may be adjusted to another day and/or time of the week. Please be advised, final November schedule will be posted ASAP.

Team set up: 3 teams will have 3 captains/coaches picking their team via Draft style. Once all 3 teams are picked and set up you will be notified which team you belong to and who is on your team.

We highly recommend players that participate in League also make it out to practice. There is always so much to learn about this sport and also you get ot play Handball every week and work on things with your team.

Please notify Josh at mnteamhandball@gmail.com if you are signing up for League.

Please notify if you are signing up as a Field Player, Goalie or a Field Player/Goalie. We recommend signing up with what you are experienced with (ex: if you have played both goalie and field at practice; choose Field Player/Goalie).

Let the games begin!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Minnesota Team Handball League starting up very soon!

MNTH League is almost here!

We are setting up League as we speak and it looks to be a very fun and exciting season this year.

If you are interested in joining League and being a part of a team, please contact us for information: mnteamhandball@gmail.com