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Mark Ortega discusses the Men’s Jr Team’s performance so far at the Panamerican Jr Championships in Paraguay.  USA has completed group play with a loss to Brazil and a victory over Chile.  They will likely face Uruguay in a quarterfinal match on Thursday at 2130 Local/2030 EDST. Live Video Feed: Link Note:  At 141 feet […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: March 23, 2017, 12:16 am
Rasmus Boysen is a 24 year old backcourt/defensive specialist for Ribe Esbjerg HH in Denmark top professional league.  He joins John Ryan for a discussion on a variety of topics to include: The overall quality of the Danish League Pros and cons of playoffs in club leagues How Danes view the HBL’s Flensburg The mechanics of […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: February 23, 2017, 6:02 pm
2nd half topic:  I discuss my current frustration with the lack of handball TV viewing opportunities in the U.S and why the new handball related reality show could lead to a major network in the U.S. broadcasting handball Synch the video with the audio: I give a running countdown starting at 52:18 on the ehfTV […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: February 9, 2017, 9:01 pm
The super bowl is over and it’s time to get your sport fix with a little handball.  What better way to do that than by watching German Bundesliga leader, Flensburg, host arch rival and 2nd place Kiel in a battle for first place.  The match is available “on demand” at ehfTV and I’ve done some […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: February 9, 2017, 8:53 pm
ehfTV’s Tom O’Brannigan joins the podcast to share some of his thoughts on the IHF Men’s World Championships Final Four.  We discuss France’s 31-25 defeat of Slovenia and tonight’s Norway – Croatia semifinal matchup. Along the way we discuss a few tangents to include handball twitter, the all-Irish surname handball team (Norway’s O’Sullivan is a […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: January 27, 2017, 7:50 pm
It wasn’t too long ago that Netherlands Women’s Handball could diplomatically be described as mediocre.  Now thanks to their 5-1 record in preliminary and main round play they are in the semifinals of the European Championships.  Their 3rd consecutive semifinals in a major competition (2015 WC, 2016 Olympics) How has this remarkable turnaround been accomplished? […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: December 15, 2016, 8:48 pm
The Illinois St Redbirds won the Ohio State Buckeye Classic Tournament last weekend, their first ever major tournament title.  Coach Ross Miner talks about the tourney, the Team Handball Nation website, his experience at the Aarhus Academy and how he got into coaching. And, what’s a podcast without a little controversy so we try to […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: November 25, 2016, 8:54 pm
For the past 7 years Craig Rot has been at the forefront of youth development in the U.S., first in Minnesota and now in the Chicago area.  In this wide ranging podcast we discuss his efforts to introduce handball in schools and his after school program which is starting to produce more technically sound players.  […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: November 9, 2016, 12:22 pm
Cal Heat’s Martin Bilello and I discuss the state of handball in California and why there’s only been 2 major clubs there for several years.  In this free flowing conversation Martin also explains how handball is organized in Argentina and what the U.S. might learn from successful development programs there. Femebal Website: Link   Subscribe […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: October 18, 2016, 1:12 pm
It’s not every day that U.S. high schools compete against each other in handball.  Outside of a league in Montgomery County Maryland this is the only other league that I’m aware of.  To find out more, I interviewed Martin Bilello to discuss how Cal Heat has been developing youth Team Handball in the bay area and […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: October 14, 2016, 10:50 am
Yes, We’ve been here before… As USA Team Handball gears up for what has unintentionally become a quadrennial meeting to discuss the state of handball in the U.S. here’s a bit of history regarding the past two meetings. And, a bit of sunshine optimism going forward. USA Team Handball is holding a Club Symposium next […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: September 30, 2016, 3:38 pm
While I’m on the topic of “Glory Days” there’s not better way to continue the discussion then a re-listen of my interview with members of the 1972 Men’s Olympic Handball squad.  Back in 2012 the team had gathered in Las Vegas for their 40 year reunion.  I sat down with Vinny Dicalogero, Rick Abrahamson, Dennis […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: September 15, 2016, 2:34 pm
Ebiye Udo-Udoma is a member of Team USA’s Beach Handball side.  With just a few month’s training the U.S. Men were able to win a Pan American Beach Handball title and qualify for the World Championships this past summer. The interview covers Ebiye’s journey from regular handball to the beach version and how the U.S. […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: September 8, 2016, 11:22 am
Back in 2006, while I was still living in France, I interviewed Canadian handball player, Alexis Bertrand, who was then playing for OC Cesson in the 2nd Division.  Alexis and I discussed what it was like for him to play in France and we also discussed the Pan American Handball Team Handball Federation (PATHF) to […]
Author: John Ryan
Posted: September 1, 2016, 10:49 am
John Ryan and Christer Ahl review the final results of Men’s Group Play and preview the upcoming quarterfinals.  Also, a mea culpa or two about the women’s quarterfinals this morning. Updated odds to win gold (from France 11-10 Denmark 11-2 Germany 11-2 Croatia 7-1 Slovenia 9-1 Qatar 16-1 Poland 17-1 Brazil 20-1 Subscribe in iTunes: Link
Author: John Ryan
Posted: August 16, 2016, 8:45 pm