PNW Beach Korfball
"an upstart group in seattle aiming to return US Korfball to the world stage - on the sand"
- CRONKITE NEWS (PBS)
"putting the relatively obscure sport of beach korfball on the map in the u.s."
- The Everett Herald
Welcome to Pacific Northwest (PNW) Beach Korfball based at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle, Washington, USA, traditionally the land of the Coast Salish, Stillaguamish, Duwamish, and Suquamish native people.
WHAT IS BEACH KORFBALL?!
photo: IKF Beach Korfball
Korfball is a cousin of Basketball with very similar rules (it means "Basketball" in Dutch!)
It was first played in the Netherlands in 1902, and now has professional leagues
It is officially mixed-gendered (and our program is very open to all gender identities)
The relatively new beach version is 4x4 full-court
The beach korfball court is similar in size to a beach volleyball court
There is no dribbling (lots of passing!) and thus can be played on many surfaces
The hoop is 11.5 feet high and has no backboard, thus can be shot on from all sides
OLYMPIC COMMITTEE RECOGNITION
Indoor Korfball is an official event in the World Games, a quadrennial event for sports that are sometimes in or not yet in the Olympics - Lacrosse, Softball, Racquetball, Bowling, Water Skiing and Wakeboarding, various Martial Arts, etc.
The first ever Beach Korfball World Championships will take place in August of 2022 in Morocco.
PNW Beach Korfball is a member of the US Korfball Federation.
photo: IKF Beach Korfball
EVERY SATURDAY MORNING at GOLDEN GARDENS PARK (map)
April through September
All equipment and instruction provided
We are a welcoming and inclusive environment of all people
We are following all local COVID protocols
2021/22 REGIONAL & INTERNATIONAL EVENTS
Tournaments and events marked with * are open events
19-20: IKF Beach Korfball World Championships (U-19 and Sr. Divisions)
TBD*: 2nd Annual PNW Beach Korfball Kup
(Seattle Area, USA)
Tournaments and events marked with * were open events
14: Canterbury Beach Korfball Tournament
(Canterbury, NEW ZEALAND)
20: Czech National Championships
(Prostějově, CZECH REPUBLIC)
10*: O’Neill Beachclub Blankenberge, Flanders Beach Korfball Tour
11: Portugal National Championships
25*: Kouterslag Melle, Flanders Beach Korfball Tour
(Kouterslag Melle, BELGIUM)
31*: Hoevenen, Flanders Beach Korfball Tour
06: Turkey National Championships
(Sarıgerme, Muğla, TURKEY)
07*: Betekom, Flanders Beach Korfball Tour
09: (YOUTH) Ukiel Beach Kids Korfball Cup
14*: Welsh Open Beach Korfball Tournament
28*: NK Beach Korfbal Outdoor
(The Hague, NETHERLANDS)
03-05*: Diamonds of the Sea Beach Tournament
(Kerkennah Islands, TUNISIA)
04*: PNW Beach Korfball Kup & Regional Training Camp
03: Portugal National Championships
02*: Argentina Beach Korfball Tournament
(Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA)
30-31*: KSL Open World Beach Korfball Fiesta
(Colombo, SRI LANKA)
PNW BEACH KORFBALL IN THE NEWS