United Powerball League is a 501(c)3 nonprofit sports organization. Our mission is to introduce and redevelop the sport of Team Handball, starting at a grassroots level. Our grassroots Powerball Program is the best way for handball beginners to learn the fundamentals and skills involved with the sport. Team Handball was first introduced on a grass field at the 1936 summer Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The United Powerball League is a league dedicated to the resurgence of field handball.
Powerball is a field variation of team handball. It’s fast paced, semi-contact, team sport, that demonstrates pure athleticism. The objective is to score points by throwing the ball into the opponent's goal. The game requires 1 ball, 2 goals, and 12 players. Powerball includes elements and skills associated with sports like Team Handball, Soccer, Football, and Basketball.
UPL was created to formalize the regulations of field handball, and organize Powerball tournaments. UPL has published an official Powerball rulebook with amendments to the traditional handball regulations. Our goal is to teach the fundamentals of the sport through our Grassroots Powerball Programs for youth and adults.
The United Powerball League will be launching this summer 2019 with our first Grassroots Youth Clinic in Scotch Plains, NJ. The 5-day program will end with a Powerball tournament on Olympic Day, June 23rd. Participants will learn the rules and guidelines of the sport during each session. After learning the fundamentals, they’ll develop and challenge their skills with scrimmages and pick-up games. Registration is now open for boys and girls ages 11-18. Anyone who is interested in participating in this summer’s youth clinic should sign-up and download our program and training manual on our website, Powerballleague.com. Also, visit Scotch Plains Community Pass for registration.