According to the BBC, Team Handball is the “second most popular team sport among men and the first most popular among woman.” Even with its mass popularity overseas little is known about the sport to the average American.
SLCC Team Handball President Vlad Grama is hoping to change all that.
“It’s the most American sport, Americans don’t play,” says Grama.
Combining elements of hockey, basketball, and soccer, Team Handball is a very fast paced, physical sport that would be well enjoyed by most American sports fanatics.
Played with teams of seven, on a court slightly bigger than one for basketball with a goal in the center of each end, Team Handball can said to be basically soccer played with hands instead of feet.
Grama started the SLCC Team Handball Club a few years ago after moving to the U.S. from Romania where he played for the Romanian National Team. Upon arriving in the United States, he has played for the U.S. National Team, and he and his brother Giovanni currently play for the Utah Dynamo Team Handball Club.
The SLCC Team Handball Club consists of players from many different countries including Germany, Bosnia, and Vietnam.
Grama encourages any male or female SLCC students who are interested in learning and playing a new sport to sign up.
Information about the Team Handball club can be found on the SLCC clubs page or students can contact Vlad Grama at (801)815-2168 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.