Information for Players and Parents pt. 1

Thank you for your interest in representing the US and USA Ultimate at the 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships. The U-20 Ultimate Division is growing quickly, both in the US and worldwide. And many thanks to your parents/guardians, for supporting you in your play!

This application contains:
- Information for Players & Parents
- How to Apply
- Application Form
- Link to the Recommendation Form (1-2 recommendations per player)
--- Link: Recommendation Form

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Players eligible to represent USA Ultimate and the United States on the U-20 National teams must meet the following criteria:
A) Be US citizens or have lived in the US for over 2 years;
B) Be current USA Ultimate members;
C) Must be 19 or under, i.e. will not turn 20 in 2018 (no lower age limit);
D) Have parent/guardian permission;
E) Will agree to abide by the team Code of Conduct;
F) Will respect the tough decisions of the selection committee; and
G) Will be able to attend the training camp and the trip to the World Championship event (see page 2 for cost breakdown).

In addition to the criteria listed above, players must also have demonstrated the highest level of sportsmanship, and will be evaluated based on their skills, athleticism, leadership, team orientation and performance. Consideration will be given to geographic diversity and community outreach.

HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL BE CHOSEN FOR THE US TEAMS?
Teams will consist of 20 players plus a maximum of 4 alternates per team (not to exceed 24 players total).

TIMELINE
October 23rd, 2017 APPLICATION & RECOMMENDATION DUE DATE!
November 24th, 2017 Top applicants invited to try-out camps (up to 50/team for each try-out camp)
December 8th, 2017 Players invited to try-out camp must confirm attendance
December 15th, 2017 Try-out camp fees due
Jan. 27/28th (east) & Feb. 10/11th (west), 2018 Try-out camps (It is strongly recommended that invited applicants attend the try-out camps)
Date TBD Target date for announcing the team rosters and alternates
Date TBD Confirmation documents & fees due
Date TBD Teams attend practice tournament or additional practice weekend (Potential)
Date TBD Arrive for team training camp (specific location TBD)
Date TBD Team Training Camp (Required)
Date TBD Travel to WFDF World Junior Championships
August 18 - 25th, 2018 WFDF World Junior Ultimate Championships 2016 in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
August 26th, 2018 Players Return Home

If you would like to download Word Doc of the application and recommendation you can do so here. Note - responses must be submitted via Survey Monkey in order to be considered.

You can come back and edit answers if you need to. This does mean that if multiple players will be using the same computer, you'll need to submit the applications using different browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.) or clear the browser history. Please DO NOT write over a previous application.

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