NorCA qualifier TO THE super globe 2019

For the first time ever, one of the top handball clubs from the North American and Caribbean region will have the opportunity to qualify to the 2019 Super Globe in Saudi Arabia, where top clubs of each continent compete for the unique and highly desirable championship trophy. 

Thanks to a partnership between the IHF (World’s Governing Body of handball), USATH (USA National Governing Body), USOC Lake Placid Training Center, and The World’s Handball Club the Super Globe qualifying event for the NorCa region will be held from May 9-12 in Lake Placid, NY, two-time Olympic host.

There’s no better and more appropriate place for an event like this than Lake Placid.

From the shocking win of United States men’s hockey team in the Olympic Games of 1980, against the all mighty USSR, to Eric Heiden becoming the only athlete ever to win five gold medals at one Winter Olympic Games, Lake Placid is full of incredible stories of people who were courageous, determined, and committed to making their dreams happen, no matter what.

This May, players from the best handball clubs of NorCa region, will experience what athletes strive for their entire lives. An opportunity to make their dreams come true.

The hard work, sacrifice and determination will finally pay off. These athletes will be making history, and start the newest chapter of expansion of club handball in the NorCa region, and grow the viewership of Super Globe around the world.


“Don’t Ever Let Your Memories Be Bigger Than Your Dream.”

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MAY 9-12



196 Old Military Rd
Lake Placid, New York


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1 Region. 21 Countries.
1 Dream.


Top clubs from all 21 countries (NorCa region) were invited to the first Super Globe Qualifier.

Antigua, Bahamas, Barbados, Canada, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Greenland, Grenada, Haiti, Virgin British Islands, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Mexico, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago, USA

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Super Globe
celebrates its 13th birthday

The Super Globe is a global competition between the champion clubs from continental handball confederations. 

“The Super Globe is a competition showcasing handball from all around the globe to a worldwide audience,” stated IHF President Dr. Hassan Moustafa. “Featuring the very best clubs from the IHF continental federations, the competition has continued to progress forward, and our goal and commitment is to continue promoting our sport on a global scale.”

The IHF Men’s Super Globe started in 1997 in Austria followed by Qatar in 2002, Egypt in 2007 and then, since 2010, every year in Doha, Qatar with Barcelona winning the past two editions.

On December 2018, IHF’s Vice President Joel Delplanque was in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh, to officially sign the contract for the Asian nation to host the IHF Men’s Super Globe for the next four years, starting in 2019.

“We have been very impressed with the proposals that the Saudi Arabian Handball Federation have made and know that they will provide the very best playing conditions for all players, clubs, officials and fans as we start our new journey from 2019” – said Dr. Hassan Moustafa.

To see the past winners, and participants of the Super Globe please click here.

Photos from past Super Globe tournaments. Photo credit: IHF

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Venue and Athlete Accommodations

Where miracles

U.S. Olympic Training Center
196 Old Military Rd,
Lake Placid, NY 12946

The U.S. Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y., opened in 1982 and rests in the shadows of the Adirondack Mountains. In 1987, the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority assisted the USOC with improvements to the Lake Placid Olympic Training Center by building new housing, dining and gymnasium facilities. The renovation was completed on 29 acres of land in 1989.

The LPOTC was the home of the 1932 and 1980 Olympic Winter Games.


The center caters to biathlon, bobsled & skeleton, figure skating, hockey, luge, ski & snowboard and speed skating are the most frequent sports to train on complex. Other sports training at the center include boxing, canoe and kayak, judo, rowing, synchronized swimming, team handball, water polo and wrestling.

The LPOTC has since helped thousands of Olympic hopefuls, numerous community groups and countless visitors from around the globe. 

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There’s a lake, but no giant, 30-foot-long crocodile 😊

Lake Placid is a village near the lake of the same name, in New York State’s Adirondack Mountains. You’ve probably watched the movie Lake Placid, and in that movie you’ve seen the 30-foot crocodile terrorizing the people of Lake Placid. We guarantee you that no resident of Lake Placid has ever seen that creature. :)

It's known as a Winter Olympics venue and a hub for snow sports and other outdoor pursuits. In the center of town, Mirror Lake has a trail around the shoreline. The Lake Placid Olympic Museum exhibits artifacts including team uniforms and medals.

Lake Placid hosted the 1932 and the 1980 Winter Olympics. Lake Placid also hosted the 2000 Goodwill Games, the 1972 Winter Universiade and will host the 2023 Winter Universiade.


In the U.S., the village is especially remembered as the site of the 1980 USA–USSR hockey game. Dubbed as the "Miracle on Ice", a group of American college students and amateurs upset the heavily favored Soviet national ice hockey team, 4–3, and two days later won the gold medal. Another highpoint during the Games was American speed-skater Eric Heiden's performance, who won five gold medals.

For more information please visit the link here.