South and Central America Handball Confederation (SCAHC)
Spanish: Confederación Sur y Centro Americana de Balonmano (COSCABAL)
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SportHandball
Other Sports
Official websitewww.handballsca.tv
History
Preceding organisationsPan-American Team Handball Federation (1977 – 2019)
Year of formationApril 5, 2019; 3 years ago (2019-04-05)
at Cali, Colombia Colombia
Demographics
Membership size19 members
Affiliations
International federationInternational Handball Federation (IHF)
IHF member since2019
Governance
PresidentMarcel Guido Mancilla Bravo Chile
Secretariat
Address
Country Chile
Secretary GeneralBlas César Garcete Argüello Paraguay
Managing DirectorSalvio Sedréz Brazil
Number of staff6
Regions

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).

History

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.[1] 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.[2]

At the Extraordinary IHF Congress 2019 the IHF statues were revised to add the new federations.[3][4]

SCAHC Presidents

No. Name Country Tenure
1 Marcel Guido Mancilla Bravo  Chile 1 July 2019 – Till date

SCAHC Secretaries General

No. Name Country Tenure
1 Blas César Garcete Argüello  Paraguay 1 July 2019 – Till date

SCAHC Managing Director

No. Name Country Tenure
1 Sálvio Sedréz [5]  Brazil 1 July 2019 – Till date

SCAHC Council

Following are the members serving 2019 – 2023 term.

Designation Name Country
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

SCAHC members

South America
Central America

Tournaments

National teams

Club

Beach

Current champions

Men's Women's
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 Brazil EC Pinheiros (2021) (1*) Brazil UnC Concórdia (2019) (1*)

(Titles) (*) Record titles

References

  1. ^ "IHF statement related to Pan-American continent". IHF. 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ IHF refuse to stop plan to split Pan American body in two despite losing CAS case - Michael Pavitt, Inside the Games, 25 September 2018
  3. ^ Rockstroh, Jessica (30 April 2019). "Revised motions from IHF Council related to Article 11 of the IHF Statutes" (PDF; 255 KB). International Handball Federation. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  4. ^ "Now six Continental Confederations: IHF splits Panamerican Handball Federation into North and South". handball world. 3 July 2019. Archived from the original on 27 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.
  5. ^ Sedrez, Sálvio (2 October 2019). "Delegados Técnicos" (PDF; 118 KB). COSCABAL. Archived (PDF) from the original on 27 December 2019. Retrieved 27 December 2019.