Introduction

Thank you for your interest in representing the United States and USA Ultimate at the 2019 World U-24 Ultimate Championships. This application includes information for players (and parents, as applicable), information about how to apply and the application itself. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?

Players eligible to represent the United States and USA Ultimate on the U-24 National Team must meet the following criteria:

A) Be U.S. citizens or have lived in the U.S. for over 2 years;
B) Will be current, 2018 and 2019, USA Ultimate members;
C) Must not turn twenty-four (24) years old before January 1, 2020 (born in 1996 or later); 
D) Have parent/guardian permission (if under 20);
E) Will agree to abide by the team code of conduct;
F) Will respect the decisions of the selection committee;
G) Will be able to attend all training weekends, training camp and the trip to the world championship event.

HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL BE CHOSEN FOR THE U.S. TEAMS?

Coaches will determine the number of players on each team. In the past, 22-28 players have been on each team.

TIMELINE

August 12, 2018 (11:59 PM MT): Application and recommendation due
1st or 2nd week of September 2018: Applicants invited to tryout camps*
October 1, 2018: First round of players invited to tryout camp must confirm attendance and pay tryout camp fees
 
*Applicants not initially selected for an invitation will be placed on a wait list. Applicants may be invited to participate in a tryout off of the wait list at any time until the tryouts begin. If players are selected from the wait list, USA Ultimate will determine a reasonable payment and confirmation deadline at the time such player has received an invitation. 
 
November 3-4, 2018, November 10-11, 2018 or November 16-17, 2018: West coast tryout camp (Location TBD)
November 3-4, 3018, November 10-11, 2018 or November 16-17, 2018: East coast tryout camp (Location TBD)
 
As soon as final decisions are made regarding the exact tryout dates and locations information will be made publicly available. 
 
December 2018 / January 2019: Announcement of team rosters
February 2019: Confirmation documents and first team fee installment due
June 2019: Training weekend 
June 2019: Final team fee installment due
July 2019 Training camp (approximately one week prior to event and may take place in the United States or in Europe)
July 13-20, 2019: U-24 World Championships (Heidelberg, GER)

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

Please know that there is significant expense required for participation. As a non-profit organization, USA Ultimate is interested in attracting sponsorships and grants to support our national teams. However, until this happens, players must bear most costs themselves. The final costs are still being determined, but estimated costs include the following (all costs listed below are approximations only).

Costs for tryout camps:
USA Ultimate membership dues: $57.50
Tryout camp fee: Approximately $150
Travel: Cost of travel + room/board for tryout camps. 

Costs for USA Ultimate National Team membership:
$3000-$4000 (approximate total, includes travel, room and board to any training weekends, travel to and from event and training camp, and room and board at the event and training camp).

For questions about financing of payment schedules, contact julia@hq.usaultimate.org

By selecting "Yes" below, should you be selected to attend tryouts and subsequently selected to be a member of a 2019 USA U-24 National Team, you understand and agree to fulfill the requirements and responsibilities of your membership on the team for the duration of your involvement on this team, from the date of your acceptance of team membership until you are released by your coach and the USA Ultimate Team Leader. BEFORE YOU CONSIDER APPLYING FOR THIS TEAM, it is important to fully understand and agree that participation on this team must take precedence over any and all other personal, professional, athletic and educational obligations. Please note that incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

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* 1. By selecting "Yes" below, should you be selected to attend tryouts and subsequently selected to be a member of a 2019 USA U-24 National Team, you understand and agree to fulfill the requirements and responsibilities of your membership on the team for the duration of your involvement on this team, from the date of your acceptance of team membership until you are released by your coach and the USA Ultimate Team Leader. BEFORE YOU CONSIDER APPLYING FOR THIS TEAM, it is important to fully understand and agree that participation on this team must take precedence over any and all other personal, professional, athletic and educational obligations. Please note that incomplete applications will NOT be considered.

Please also sign the box below to indicate that you fully understand and agree to the requirements outlined above. (First and last name. Please no nicknames).

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* 2. Please also sign the box below to indicate that you fully understand and agree to the requirements outlined above. (First and last name. Please no nicknames).

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