In continuing preparations for the 2018 U18 World Fistball Championships next July, the United States Fistball Association (USFA) announced the coaches for the U18 Women’s National Team.
Head Coach, Steven Varrone has been playing Fistball since the age of 8 with the Swim and Sport Club (SSC) in Roxbury, NJ. He has played through all divisions leading up to 1st Division in the Eastern Fistball Association (EFA). Experience in organized sports, including 15 years of coaching travel soccer and Little League baseball as well as serving as President of Middlesex Youth Soccer, he is well-prepared for the challenge of leading the U18 Women’s National Team.
Mr. Varrone also played Team Handball for the SSC for over 30 years, including selection to the 1991 Olympic Festival. He is still active in the sport and coordinates and coaches Team Handball for the SSC in the Northeast Team Handball League. Steve is employed as a Director in Verizon Communications and resides in Middlesex, NJ with his wife of 28 years.
“I’m looking forward to coaching the U-18 women’s team in the 2018 World Championships in Roxbury, NJ as well as the women that will be heading to Austria to participate in the Women’s World Championships.” – Steve Varrone
Joining the team as Assistant Coach is Marc Stanton. Mr. Stanton has played Fistball since he was a teen, also at the Swim and Sport Club. As part of the SSC Team, he has earned several Championship titles as well as selected to play in Germany, Switzerland and The Masters World Cup in Chile. In recent years, he has assisted the USA U18 Women in practices.
Marc also is an accomplished Team Handball player. Selected as goalie for the US National Team he trained at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. As goalie for the 1987 USA National Team, he was an invaluable member of the team that defeated Cuba in the 1987 Pan Am Games, to date, the only USA Men’s team to win a major International competition. Mr. Stanton lives in Hackettstown, NJ with his wife and family and is a foreman for Power Electric Company in Belleville.
The 2018 U18 Fistball World Championship will take place on July 11-15 at Horseshoe Lake Park in Roxbury, New Jersey. USFA officials are working with the town of Roxbury and the Business Development Committee to have a successful event for teams, players, spectators and local businesses.
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Contact Information: Interested media outlets, corporate sponsors and questions about the 2018 Men’s & Women’s Under-18 World Championship can be forwarded to Mr. Bob Feid, President, United States Fistball Association at email@example.com