Information for Players and Their Families, pt. 1

Thank you for your interest in representing the US and USA Ultimate at the 2022 World Junior Ultimate Championships. The U-20 Ultimate Division is growing quickly, both in the US and worldwide. Many thanks to your parents/guardians for supporting you in your play!

This application contains:

  • Information for Players & Their Families
  • How to Apply
  • Application Form
  • Link to the Recommendation Form (1-2 recommendations per player)
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 meet National Team requirements set forth by WFDF (email dana@hq.usaultimate.org for help with WFDF policies);
B) Must be 19 or under, i.e. will not turn 20 before January 1, 2023 (lower age limit = 12);
C) Have parent/guardian permission; and
D) Will be able to attend the training camps and travel 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, teamwork, and performance. Additional consideration will be given to geographic diversity. The USA Ultimate National Team Program is committed to expanding access to the program for players from underrepresented communities and across geographic and socioeconomic boundaries, by addressing barriers to program access and committing to providing resources to increase the accessibility of participation to those who are in need.

HOW MANY PLAYERS WILL BE CHOSEN FOR THE US TEAMS?
Teams will consist of up to 24 players per team.

Timeline:
Oct 24, 2021 APPLICATION DUE DATE!
Oct 29, 2021 RECOMMENDATION DUE DATE!
Dec 6, 2021 Invites sent (up to 50/team for each tryout weekend)
Dec 20, 2021  Invite response due date
Jan, 2022  Tryout fees due (exact date TBD) 
Jan/Feb, 2022  East Coast Tryout (exact dates TBD) 
Jan/Feb, 2022  West Coast Tryout (exact dates TBD) 
Feb/Mar, 2022  Target date for announcing the team rosters (exact date TBD) 
Mar/Apr, 2022  Confirmation documents & initial fees due (exact date TBD) 
Jun/Jul, 2022  Additional fees due (exact date TBD) 
Jun, 2022 Teams attend practice weekend (exact dates TBD)
Jul, 2022 Arrive for team training camp (specific dates/location TBD)
Jul/Aug, 2022 Team Training Camp (required) (specific dates/location TBD)
Aug 6-13, 2022 World Junior Ultimate Championships

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