USA Handball Men’s National Team Coach Robert Hedin joins the podcast to discuss his first impressions of his new assignment. Over the past month, he’s held training camps in Auburn and Dormagen, Germany. We review the two sides and the roster that has been selected for the upcoming PANAM Games qualifying matches against Canada. It’s definitely a new American roster with only 5 returning players from the roster that lost to Canada 33-11 earlier this year at the NORCA Championship.
USA Handball Team article on training camp in Germany: Link
United States Men’s National Team roster for upcoming games against Canada: Link
USA-Canada PANAM Games qualifying schedule
Sunday September 2 in Auburn
United States – Canada (women) 3:00 p.m. (central time)
United States – Canada (men) 5:00 p.m. (central time)
Wednesday, September 5 in Montreal
United States – Canada (Women) 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
United States – Canada (Men) 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
The men and women will play a two-game series with the winner advancing based on aggregate goals for the two games. The loser will have the opportunity to qualify through a second chance tournament.
Men’s 2nd Chance Tournament: Loser from Chile, Dominican Republic, Colombia and USA/Canada
Women’s 2nd Chance Tournament: Loser from Chile, Mexico, Guatemala and USA/Canada