What is Generation Handball?

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What is Generation Handball?
Generation Handball has a strong, international handball tournament as its foundation, but with numerous of other activities and events, Generation Handball is much more than an handball tournament: It’s a handball festival. Generation Handball has three main pillars: FUN, FIGHT, FRIENDSHIP, and we aim to be The friendliest handball festival in the world. Youth teams in the age of 10-20 years can participate, and there are no specific level requirements. We also have a senior tournament for professional senior teams and a beach handball tournament for the youth teams.
In 2019, 202 youth teams, 28 senior teams, and 64 referees from 19 different countries participated.

When is Generation Handball?
The festival is always held in week 31. In 2020, the festival is from 27 July to 1 August. The festival begins on Monday 27 July, and the Generation Handball tournament matches begin on Tuesday 28 July around 8 AM. The finals are played on Saturday 1 August, and the last matches will be finished around 4-5 PM. Beach handball begins on Monday 27 July around 3 PM.

How and when do we register?
You register on the sign up page. The deadline for both registration and the last payment for all players’ accommodation is 15 May.

Visa application for Denmark
Generation Handball is pre-approved for digital invitation to foreign teams, which makes the visa process easier. We need the following information about the players of your foreign team that needs a Danish visa: Full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number, and e-mail address.
Most countries may start the process of visa application three months prior to the festival, i.e. 27 April 2020. Please, apply for your visa as soon as possible as we need final confirmation of your participation by 1 June. If your passport will expire within six months after Generation Handball, we encourage you to renew your passport before the visa application in order to speed up the application process.


How do we get to Generation Handball in Viborg, Denmark?
Generation Handball is in Viborg, Denmark, which is one of the oldest cities in the country. The closest airports are Billund (90 km.), Aalborg (90 km.), and Karup (28 km.). We can help you arrange a bus from either ferries (Hirtshals (147 km.) and Frederikshavn (143 km.)) or from any airport in the country including Copenhagen (330 km.) or Hamburg in Germany (360 km.).
Please see the extra services page for more information about prices. The prices include the return trip, and you decide the time of pick-up yourselves.

Transportation during the festival
Almost everything is within walking distance. Two accommodation sites are 2 km.s away from the festival site, and they have shuttle buses running from early morning to midnight every 30 minutes. Two arenas are 8 km.s away also with a free shuttle bus. There is no need to arrange your own transportation during the festival, and family/spectators may also use the shuttle buses.


What kind of accommodation can we choose?
We have different packages either with or without extra services (airbed, duvet, pillow, and bedlinen). You can find the prices on the sign up page.

Early arrival or later departure
You can arrive either on 25-27 July and leave on either 1 og 2 August. This allows especially foreign handball clubs to get better airplane tickets. The price of extra nights can be found on the sign up page.

When will we know where we are going to stay?
When you check in at the information desk, you will receive information about your accommodation.

We recommend family members to find accommodation either at hotels, bed & breakfasts, hostels, or camping sites in or near the city of Viborg.

There are washing machines at the festival site. Find washing card prices on (see the extra services page).


What meals do we get?
Teams that choose accommodation through Generation Handball get three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The menu will be available on the meals’ page during July. We are happy to accommodate dietary considerations if you inform us prior to the festival. Let us know at info@generation-handball.com in advance.

Where are the meals served?
All meals are served at the festival site with a few exceptions as some accommodation sites serve breakfast.

Can we buy extra meals?
Extra meal tickets e.g. for parents or siblings can be bought at the information desk at least one day in advance. Find ticket prices on (see the extra services page).
If your team buys extra nights, you’ll get three meals; the following dinner, breakfast, and lunch respectively.


Rules of the tournament
Please, read the page with the rules of the tournament for information about the rules both in the general tournament and in the beach tournament. This page also contains information about ball sizes, classes etc.

Match schedule
The match schedule will be online early July and can be found online on our website and through the app.

Beach handball
All teams can register for the beach handball tournament for free. The match schedule for the beach handball tournament will be ready at least one day in advance.

Outdoor shoes
U-11, U-13, and U-15 who play outdoor matches are allowed to use football boots on the Ringkjøbing Landbobanken and Svane Rent Outdoor arenas. Football boots are not allowed on the Stadium courts.

Indoor training
Your team can book indoor court time in an arena at the festival site, if you’ve purchased extra nights and arrive earlier or leave later. Find info about the price on (see the extra services page). Booking can be done at info@generation-handball.com.

Festival T-shirts
Buy special Generation Handball festival T-shirts for your team. You can even get your name and player number printed on your shirt. Read more on the merchandise page.