2014 Junior International Trials (JIT) Announcement

Sept. 17, 2013, 5:08 p.m. (ET)

The 2014 Junior International Trials (JIT) will be held at Affinity Badminton Club in San Carlos, CA. Affinity has experience at putting on high level USAB events such as this having hosted the Adult Nationals in 2011 and JIT in 2009. These Trials will be used to select the US players who will compete in the 2014 Junior World Championships and in the 2014 Junior Pan-American Championships. 

This upcoming JIT is being split into two parts. Trials in the Under 17 and Under 19 age groups will be held on Friday December 27th - Monday December 30th, and the Under 11, Under 13 and Under 15 age groups Trials will be held on Friday April 18th - Monday April 21st. Both events will be held at Affinity. The numbers of entries accepted into each event will be capped based on Junior Rankings and regional representation similar to the case in 2013. When considering which events to enter, players should note that overall they are only permitted to play in one of each type of event - Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles. So for example, a player may not play an event combination of U15 BS U17 BS, U15 BD, whereas for example a combination of U15 BS, U17 BD, U15 MX is permitted.

The entry form for the December 27th-30th Under 17 and Under 19 JIT will be available in a few weeks time.