Colorado Springs, Colo. (Aug. 8, 2019) – 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 Wednesday, September 4.
The application outlines everything interested athletes need to know about how to apply. To be eligible for WJUC 2020, athletes must be 19 or under (i.e., will not turn 20 in 2020).
Select athletes will attend one of two tryout camps this fall – one on either the east coast or the west coast. The tryouts will be held in November or December 2019; exact dates and locations are still to be determined. Up to 50 men and 50 women will be selected to attend each tryout.
The national teams’ coaching staffs – returning head coaches DeAnna Ball and Reid Koss as well as assistant coaches Jason Adams, Andy Neilsen, Leila Tunnell and Russell Wallack – will be on hand at the tryout camps to evaluate players and select the final U-20 National Team rosters. Coaches will select up to 24 athletes for each team.
Players will be evaluated based on their skills, athleticism, leadership, team orientation and performance. They must also have demonstrated the highest level of sportsmanship. Consideration will also be given to geographic diversity and community outreach.
The World Flying Disc Federation’s 2020 World Junior Ultimate Championships will be held July 18-25, in Malmö, Sweden. At the last WJUC, held in 2018, the U.S. swept the event for the first time since 2006, earning gold in both the men’s and women’s divisions.