Colorado Springs, Colo. (Sept. 28, 2017) – Applications are now open for athletes interested in trying out for the U-20 National Teams that will represent the U.S. at next year’s World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC).
Applications are due Monday, October 23.
The application outlines everything interested athletes need to know about how to apply. To be eligible for WJUC 2018, athletes must be 19 or under (i.e., will not turn 20 in 2018).
Selected athletes will attend one of two tryout camps early next year – one on either the east coast or the west coast. The east coast tryout will be held the weekend of January 27-28, 2018, with the west coast tryout to follow on the weekend of February 10-11. Up to 50 boys and 50 girls will be selected to attend each tryout.
The national teams’ coaching staffs – head coaches DeAnna Ball and Sam O’Brien as well as assistant coaches Jason Adams, Reid Koss, Andy Neilsen and Alyssa Weatherford – will be on hand at the tryout camps to evaluate players and select the final team rosters. Coaches will select 20 athletes, plus a maximum of four alternates, for each team.
The World Flying Disc Federation’s 2018 World Junior Ultimate Championships will be held August 18-25, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. At the last WJUC, held in 2016, the U.S. earned gold and silver in the boys’ and girls’ divisions, respectively.