|South and Central America Handball Confederation (SCAHC) |
Spanish: Confederación Sur y Centro Americana de Balonmano (COSCABAL)
|Preceding organisations||Pan-American Team Handball Federation (1977 – 2019)|
|Year of formation||April 5, 2019 |
at Cali, Colombia
|Membership size||19 members|
|International federation||International Handball Federation (IHF)|
|IHF member since||2019|
|President||Marcel Guido Mancilla Bravo|
|Secretary General||Blas César Garcete Argüello|
|Managing Director||Salvio Sedréz|
|Number of staff||6|
The South and Central America Handball Confederation (SCAHC) (Spanish: Confederación Sur y Centro Americana de Balonmano (COSCABAL)) is the governing body of the Olympic sport of Handball and Beach handball in south america and central america. It is affiliated to the International Handball Federation (IHF).
SCAHC has 19 members countries located within the South America and Central America. One of IHF's six continental confederations, the SCAHC was formed officially on 5 April 2019 in Cali (Colombia). The SCAHC headquarter is located in Santiago de Chile (Chile).
On 14 January 2018, during the IHF Council meeting, Pan-American Team Handball Federation was suspended by International Handball Federation and was divided into two continental confederations namely the North America and the Caribbean Handball Confederation and the South and Central America Handball Confederation. The IHF Council decision was taken on the facts that there are no signs of development in the level of handball and beach handball in the North American, Central American and the Caribbean countries. There was some development in South American level but that was also not comparable to the other continents like Europe, Asia and Africa. No team from Americas had ever reached to the semifinal stage of the IHF World Men's Handball Championship and the IHF Men's Junior World Championship till date. The PATHF appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and it annulled IHF's decision.
At the Extraordinary IHF Congress 2019 the IHF statues were revised to add the new federations.
|1||Marcel Guido Mancilla Bravo||Chile||1 July 2019 – Till date|
|1||Blas César Garcete Argüello||Paraguay||1 July 2019 – Till date|
|1||Sálvio Sedréz ||Brazil||1 July 2019 – Till date|
Following are the members serving 2019 – 2023 term.
|President||Marcel Mancilla Bravo||Chile|
|1st Vice-President||Ricardo Souza||Brazil|
|2nd Vice-President||Juan Carlos Gutiérrez Vargas||Costa Rica|
|Secretary General||Blas César Garcete Argüello||Paraguay|
|Treasurer||Victor Manuel Ramos Vergara||Colombia|
|Chairman of Technical and Development Commission||Cecilia Hernández||El Salvador|
|Chairman of Competitions Commission||Martín Chilaca||Bolivia|
|Managing Director||Sálvio Sedréz||Brazil|
|Senior Handball||Brazil (2022) (1*)||Brazil (2021) (2*)|
|Junior Handball||Argentina (2019) (1*)||Argentina (2022) (1*)|
|Youth Handball||Brazil (2019) (1*)||Brazil (2022) (1*)|
|Beach Handball||Brazil (2022) (2*)||Argentina (2022) (1*)|
|Club Handball||EC Pinheiros (2021) (1*)||UnC Concórdia (2019) (1*)|
(Titles) (*) Record titles