1. Age categories

Lions Handball Challenge 2018 is a youth tournament designated for boys and girls in these age categories: 

MA – boys born 1.1.2000. – 31.12.2001. 

MB – boys born 1.1.2002 – 31.12.2003. 

MC – boys born 1.1.2004 – 31.12.2005 

MD – boys born 1.1.2006 – 31.12.2007. 

WA – girls born 1.1.2000. – 31.12.2001.      

WB – girls born 1.1.2002 – 31.12.2003. 

WC – girls born 1.1.2004 – 31.12.2005 

WD – girls born 1.1.2006 – 31.12.2007. 

Participation of younger players is allowed in respective category. It is strictly forbidden to participate in respective category for older players (outside the age limit). 

Each player can be part of only one team in his/her own category.

Clubs, school teams or regional teams are welcome to take part in the tournament.

2. Playing fields

The tournament matches are played only in indoor halls with a playing field of 40m x 20m. Categories WD and MD are allowed to play on smaller playing fields (36m x 18m).

3. Tournament rules

The tournament follows the international rules approved by IHF with some small amendments, which will be listed in the tournament’s bulletin.

4. Balls

A-boys play with 58–60 cm balls, B-boys, A-girls, Bgirls and C-boys play with 54–56 cm balls, C-girls, Dgirls and D-boys with 46–50 cm balls.

The team listed as the first one in the official match timetable has to provide a perfectly clear regular playing ball of the above mentioned dimensions for the match. The organizer has the right to provide sponsors balls for matches.

5. Matches

A team is guaranteed to play a minimum of 6 matches. The playing time of all matches is 2 x 15 minutes.There are two referees nominated to every match.

A maximum of 16 players can be nominated for the math.There has to be listed also minimally one leader.