Welcome to San Francisco CalHeat

San Francisco CalHeat (SF CalHeat) is an amateur Team Handball Club based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The club consists of Men’s, Women’s and Youth teams that compete at the highest amateur level in the United States. The teams consist of players from age 12 to 40+ from many different cultural backgrounds, but all living in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

As an amateur club, we do not have team sponsorship and each player is responsible for their own expenses associated with travel and competition. Although we intend on developing a group responsible for pursuing sponsorship opportunities with the intent of raising funds to cover equipment and uniform costs, as well as competition fees.

San Francisco CalHeat has a great tradition of Team Handball success at the National Level in the United States. The Men’s team won the US National Championship in 1984, 1985, 1986 and 1990, a silver medal in 1987 and 2018, and a bronze medal in 1996, 2001 and 2002.

The Women’s team has won the gold medal in 2003 and 2006, the silver medal in 1997, 1998, 2004 and 2005, and the bronze medal in 1995 and 1996. Several former US Olympians and US National Team members have played for the SF CalHeat.

SF CalHeat is also involved with the development of youth Team Handball players by supporting the Centerville Jr. High Team Handball club with coaching and refereeing, and since 2017 running their own Youth Club, making it the first club in the country to have teams for all ages.

We are always looking for individuals interested in joining our club, including players, coaches and volunteers. Our Vision for this club is to expand our structure to where we have a development feeder system consisting of Jr. and Sr. High School programs that would feed into youth teams (14-16, 16-18, 18-21 yr old), a Senior Division II team and a Senior Division I team.

Please also find us on:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CalHeat

Instagram: www.instagram.com/sfcalheat/

Meetup: www.meetup.com/preview/Bay-Area-Team-Handball-Indoor-Beach

Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/calheathandball

Twitter: twitter.com/calheat

Important Note: Effective 08/12/2011, SF CalHeat became a non-profit organisation exempt from Federal income tax under section 501 {c} (3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to us are deductible under section 170 of the Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.