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Our Story

Alberta Team Handball Federation (ATHF) is the leading organization for handball in Alberta. ATHF became an official organization in 1976. Since 1976, ATHF has become Canada’s most prestigious province in handball winning 20 national championships in the last 10 years. Winning is just a part of our culture; we’ve also sent 30 players to play on the national team and 15 professionally in Europe. Final membership count last year was approximately 4,600.

 

As the official federation of Alberta, ATHF is responsible for the development of team handball in the province. The main responsibilities are: developing referees, coaches, athletes, and playing opportunities for all ages and skills. ATHF has one employee that reports to an eight-person board. Through out the year ATHF organizes 6 leagues, 3-5 tournaments, and hosts a variety of events. ATHF partners with Alberta School Athletic Association, Elk Island public schools, and Edmonton public school boards for high school and junior high.

Handball Court
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Alberta Provincial Teams

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SENIOR WOMEN

HEAD COACH: JOSH SICKLER

SEPTEMBER 2021 - MAY 2022

ASSISTANT COACH: MIKE NEY

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SENIOR MEN

HEAD COACH: TYRELL JOHNSTON

ASSISTANT COACH: DUSAN KRSTIC

SEPTEMBER 2021 - MAY 2022

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18U WOMEN

HEAD COACH: KIERA HOPKINSON

ASSISTANT COACH: LILY TO

JANUARY 2022 - AUGUST 2022

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18U MEN

HEAD COACH: WILSON STERLING

JANUARY 2022 - AUGUST 2022

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16U WOMEN

HEAD COACH: DILLON TENOVE

AST COACH: CASSIDY HARTWICK

MARCH 2022 - AUGUST 2022

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16U MEN

HEAD COACH: NOAH PARMITER

AST COACH: COURTNEY SPENCE

MARCH 2022 - AUGUST 2022

ALBERTA U18 PROVINCIAL TEAM TRYOUTS

 

Registration Opens on December 1, 2021, at 12:00 am and will close on December 31 at 11:59 pm.

Use the following links to register;

 

U18 Men

U18 Women

Costs: $200 per athlete, non-refundable

 

What do the costs cover: 24 hours of gym time, training time with provincial coaches, equipment, first aid kits, and administration costs.  Any monies left over will be put back into this program to reduce future costs.

 

If you are selected to the team, the $200 will be used as a deposit towards your total team fees.

 

The team will be selected in March

 

The coach for the U18 men’s team is Wilson Sterling

The coach for the U18 woman’s team is Kiera Hopkinson and assisted by Lily To

 

Location – Commonwealth Stadium located in Edmonton but will be subject to relocation to the new Handball facility once open.  Any changes will be passed on as quickly as possible.

 

Tryout Dates

January 14, 2022, from 9-10 pm

January 16, 2022, from 8-12 pm and 4-6 pm

February 25, 2022, from 9-10 pm

February 27, 2022, from 8-12 pm and 4-6 pm

March 18, 2022, from 9-10 pm

March 20, 2022, from 8-12 pm and 4-6 pm

If we are able to get into our new facility we will add practices on Saturdays as well.

 

Traveling Program Dates: TBD