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The World Games is the largest, most prestigious, and highest profile international event in which ultimate is contested. Through the World Games, the International World Games Association, a member of the International Olympic Committee, provides an unparalleled opportunity for the sport's top national teams. Only the top eight countries in the world, as determined by the World Flying Disc Federation, are invited to compete at this event.

USA Ultimate has sent teams to each World Games since ultimate was introduced at the event in 2001, earning four golds and one silver medal. The United States is hosting the World Games in Birmingham, AL from July 7-17, 2022 after being delayed a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The competition is Mixed, with a select group of the best male and female players representing the country and the sport to the world. USA Ultimate is seeking the ideal coaching staff (one head coach and two assistant coaches), and a selection assistant to help select, prepare, and lead the US team for the 2022 World Games event.

Qualifications:

For the head coach position: a very strong preference will be given to coaches who have experienced success, with both genders, at the club and/or international levels.
For the assistant coach positions: a strong preference will be given to coaches who have experienced success at the club and international level, with consideration to their coaching experiences with both genders.
- For the selection assistant positions: a strong preference will be given to coaches who have experienced success at the club level, with consideration to their coaching experiences with both genders.
For ALL positions:
- Must be USAU Level I Certified
- Must have passed (obtain a green light) an NCSI background check
- Must be a current USAU coach member
- Must be able to help plan and attend tryouts during the Fall or Winter of 2021-22 (time and location TBD)
- Must be able to to help plan and attend team training sessions during the Spring and Summer of 2022, leading up to the World Games event.
- Must be able to attend the World Games to be held July 7th - 17th, 2021 in Birmingham, AL.
- Must have a passion for engaging and supporting people of diverse identities.
- Experience engaging individuals of diverse backgrounds and identities in sports or other activities

Coaches will be selected by the USA Ultimate Coaching Committee and USA Ultimate staff.

The World Games Team coaching staff will have a demonstrated commitment to strong character and sportsmanship and will be chosen based on the following criteria:

- Ultimate coaching experience, including at the international level
- Ability and willingness to work with USA Ultimate administration
- Ability and willingness to serve as a representative of USA Ultimate to team members and to the US and international ultimate communities
- Ability to work with players of all backgrounds and gender identities

All applications must be submitted online through this survey to be considered. Completed applications are due by midnight Mountain Time on Sunday, April 25. Interviews, if conducted, will be scheduled between May 3rd and 14th.

Please contact Carolina Gonzalez-Llanos (carolina@hq.usaultimate.org) with any questions. Thank you. 

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* 1. I have read and understand these qualifications and would like to continue with the application process.

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