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About UWBHF

The United Women’s Ball Hockey Foundation is a non-profit run entirely on Volunteer support! If you love ball hockey and want to support the growth of the women’s game, please consider donating time or resources to UWBHF. We relay on volunteers to help make Draft Leagues, Clinics, and Tournaments possible for our women’s and youth ball hockey community.

The United Women’s Ball Hockey Foundation (UWBHF) was founded to support and develop the women’s ball hockey community by providing opportunities for increased women’s participation, advancement, and awareness at a local, regional, and national level.

We are the first ball hockey organization run for women by women. Our core values are to have fun and play hockey. We have a grass roots foundation, working with youth programs and communities around the country to run clinics, camps, and tournaments for kids and adults. We want to grow the sport and plan on running fundraising events to grow the Foundation. All proceeds of the events will give back to the community to keep women’s ball hockey growing. From once a week recreational leagues to the highest international competitions, ball hockey can be enjoyed at all skill levels. We are building a community that encourages women to get involved, find out what hockey leagues and tournaments are near them, and put them in touch with regional contacts.

For those that play, the simple truth is that this sport gives back tenfold what you put in. Ball hockey has brought people together from various walks of life from all across the country to create an extended family and community. We feel this simple truth should be shared with others and recognized, so that many more young girls can be impacted in such a positive way.

UWBHF is a non-profit run entirely by passionate volunteers! If you love ball hockey and want to support the growth of the women’s game, please consider donating time or resources to UWBHF. We rely on volunteers to help make Draft Leagues, Clinics, and Tournaments possible for our women’s and youth ball hockey community.

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Who Is The United Women’s Ball Hockey Foundation (UWBHF)

To instill in young girls and women the love for the sport of ball hockey by providing a supportive and engaging community that increases and promotes female participation and development at a local, regional, and national level.
The United Women’s Ball Hockey Foundation was started to support and develop the women’s ball hockey community by providing opportunities for increased women’s participation, advancement, and awareness at a local, regional, and national level. Though the women’s game has been gradually growing, we want to ensure it keeps growing.

How will we accomplish this, you ask? Our intention is to spread the word about our wonderful sport of ball hockey, a sport that has brought so many of us together from across the United States and around world. Unfortunately, many people do not realize that ball hockey even exists and that there are a variety of ways to get involved in the sport. From recreational leagues to the highest international competitions, ball hockey can be enjoyed at all skill levels. We want to start at the grass roots level, working with youth programs and communities around the country to run camps for kids and adults. We would like to establish a community that helps women get involved, find out what hockey leagues are near them, and put them in touch with regional contacts. We also want to keep women informed on tournaments that host a Women’s division. We plan on running fundraising events to grow the Foundation so we can give back and in turn, keep the sport growing. We want to bring in fans of the game, families, and athletes alike while allowing established ice and field hockey players another avenue of competition.

We want input from our peers, the men and women who currently play, and those who have played this sport in years past. We want to know your stories. We want to hear from players that have children who now play and the opportunities this sport has provided them. We want to know how we can help provide chances for others to experience all this game has to offer.

On the surface, ball hockey is a simple game. All you need is a stick and a ball. For those that play, the simple truth is that this sport gives back tenfold what you put in. Ball hockey has brought people together from various walks of life from all across the country to create an extended family and community. We feel this simple truth should be shared with others and recognized, so that many more young girls can be impacted in such a positive way. The girls who start playing today can grow up learning how it feels to be part of a team, work hard for each other, feel as though they are valued by their peers, and as a result grow into confident women that will have memories and bonds that last a lifetime.

This is our goal…This is our passion…This is OUR sport…and it is all for the love of the game!

UWBHF Co-Founders

Alessandra Glista
Alessandra GlistaCo-Founder
Jason Glista
Jason GlistaCo-Founder
Karen Levin
Karen LevinCo-Founder
Sarah Wilson
Sarah WilsonCo-Founder

Why Ball Hockey?