After more than a decade of korfball introduction in several South American countries, the upcoming months are presenting a good list of events that will try to strengthen the korfball communities built in the American continent during these years.
First of all, coaches from most active countries like Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Dominican Republic, Mexico and United States will be invited to participate in the IOC Course “IKF Level II” to be held inside the World Games event, in Cali from 31st July 2013. This will be a great opportunity to improve the korfball background of coaches, who will prepare teams participating in the first Pan American tournament, but at the same time it will be a sensational experience to share with the rest of the international korfball community by enjoying competition of the best 8 national teams participating in the World Games official event.
On the other hand, the deadline to send bids to host the 1st American Korfball Championship ended last 15th March with the reception of 2 applications: one bid from US Korfball to organize the tournament in Tempe (Phoenix/Arizona) and another from FCERJ ( Federation do Corfebol do Estado do Rio de Janeiro) which presented the bid to host the tournament in Americana (Sao Paulo).
During the coming weeks, the decision will be announced and processes to guarantee participation from the different countries will start .The tournament is expected to be organized between the end of January to early February. The best conditions offered for the venue, transfers and package deals for accommodation will be decisive to determine the final decision.