The Pan-American Team Handball Federation (PATHF) was responsible for controlling and developing the sport of handball, beach handball and wheelchair handball in Pan America, within the International Handball Federation (IHF). It included North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. PATHF was one of five Regions of IHF which included 26 national handball federations. It was founded on 23 May 1977 Mexico City, Mexico. PATHF helds several different tournaments for men and women of different age categories.
However, on 14 January 2018, during the IHF Council meeting, PATHF was suspended by IHF and was divided into two continental confederations namely South and Central America Handball Confederation (SCAHC) and North America and the Caribbean Handball Confederation (NACHC). The PATHF appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and it annulled the decision. Despite the Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling against the IHF, they refused to stop the split, with two continental bodies now ruling over the Americas.
Formation - 23 May 1977
Founded at - Mexico City, Mexico
Headquarters - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Region served - North America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean
Membership - 26 national associations
Official language - English, Spanish
Suspended - 14 January 2018
Parent organization - IHF
Website - PanAmHandball.org