Become a Supporter of Team USA at the 2023 Men’s World Cup
This July, the USA will compete in the IFA Fistball World Cup in Mannheim, Germany. This World Cup features 16 nations from 4 continents. The USA Men’s Team recently competed at the 2022 World Games in Birmingham, Alabama, the largest multisport event of Olympic future sports.
Germany is the largest fistball nation, and the 2023
World Cup will be the most attended event in its 60-year history. The final two days will be played at Mannheim’s SAP Arena with a capacity of 15,000 people.
What is Fistball?
Fistball is a fast paced net sport with similarities to volleyball and tennis. It is played on a large grass court 3x the size of a volleyball court.
Fistball is played 5 vs 5. Each team is allowed 3 touches to return the ball over the net. The ball may bounce once before each touch, and players are only allowed to use a single arm or closed fist to contact the ball.
As an amateur sport without Olympic recognition, the USFA receives no yearly funding. All funds are raised by the USFA and its members through donations and sponsorships. 10 players and 2 coaches will travel to Germany for the 2023 World Cup. The overall cost of the trip & training is estimated at $38,000 total. Our goal is to fully subsidize this event for our athletes and coaches. The breakdown of the trip is as follows:
Travel to Germany $14,000
Travel for Training Camps $10,000
+ Uniforms & Teamwear $2,500
Funds received by the USFA are also allocated towards efforts to grow the sport and support existing programs. This includes, but isn't limited to:
Women's Fistball - Contribute to our Women’s Fistball program and support national team with equipment, apparel, travel and training costs. Additional funds will be used for player workshops and development, outreach initiatives, and supplying new women's programs with equipment
U18/Youth Development - Contributing to our U18/Youth Development will support them with equipment, apparel, travel and training costs.
General Fund - Help support ongoing costs of our association such as IFA membership costs, insurance, infrastructure, and other operational costs.
Fistball Awareness/Education - Help support costs of conventions, presentations, school visits, supplies and materials. The USFA is committed to expanding its Physical Education initiatives, but needs financial support to make these goals a reality.
How to Support
Make a tax deductible donation to support the 2023 Mens Team
Consider a one-time, yearly, or monthly donation to support the federation. The USFA raises money every year for Womens, Mens, and Youth events all around the world.
Consider becoming a sponsor or long-term partner of the USFA
See our Sponsorship document here for all details, benefits, and goals
Benefits of becoming a Sponsor include:
Branding on our website, social media, promotional materials, uniforms, and/or fan gear
Promotional efforts made specifically for your brand
Brand exposure across event(s) with over 181,000 live video views, 395 million print article views, 500 social media posts with 6.4 million reached, and an estimated 1.58m Euro market value in print media across 6 continents