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Mar 26 USAB Women's Olympic Project 2020-2024 Update

March 26, 2014, 12:19 p.m. (ET)

As previously announced on February 26, 2014, the joint USOC and USAB Women’s Project aiming at the 2020 and  2024 Olympic Games will take off with a series of camps this year.

Project Age Group
U-19 (15-19 years old) and U-15 (10 to 15 years old)

Selection Based On
- U19 ( up to 20 athletes) - Based on JIT U17 & U19 results and coach input
- U-15 (up to 30 athletes) – Based on JIT U11, U13 & U15 results and coach input
- Final selection into project pool will be based on criteria and benchmarks which will be developed

Current Project Coaches
The current coaches who will oversee initial projects are: Andy Chong, Halim Haryanto, Joohyun Lee, Tony Gunawan & Zhou Lei and Raju Rai. Other coaches will invited.

U19 Women’s Project Camp
Who will attend: Based on U17 & U19 JIT results and coach input
Venue: Z-Badminton
Dates: July 13-17, 2014
Objective: Athlete Assessment for Long Term Talent Development
Coaching Staff: Zhou Lei (Head Coach) & Tony Gunawan (Assistant Coach) – other coaches may be invited
Costs per athlete: Self-funded and the final amount to be confirmed

U19 Pan Am Junior Team Camp
Who will attend: Athletes who competed at the U17 & U19 JIT ( 4 boys and 4 girls)
Note- this camp will be held simultaneously with the  U19 Women’s Project Camp
Venue: Z-Badminton (San Francisco)
Objectives: (1) Team Building Exercise  (2) Doubles/Mixed Doubles Partnerships  (3) Coach-Athlete Event Preparation
Dates: July 13-17, 2014
Coaching Staff: Zhou Lei (Head Coach) & Tony Gunawan – other coaches may be invited
Costs per athlete: Self-funded and the final amount to be confirmed

U15 Women’s Project Camp
Who will attend: Based on U11, U13 & U15 JIT results and coach input
Venue: San Francisco (precise venue to be confirmed)
Objective: Athlete Assessment for Long Term Talent Development
Dates: August 4-8, 2014
Coaching Staff: Andy Chong  (Head Coach), Halim Haryanto Ho & Raju Rai (assistant – other coaches may be invited
Costs per athlete: Self-funded and the final amount to be confirmed

U19 Women’s Project International Tour
Potential venue: Korea
Objectives: (1) International Training Exposure  (2) International Competition in different settings
Dates: To be confirmed – late August, early November or Christmas Break
Manager/Head Coach: Joohyun Lee (Johana)  – other coaches may be invited
Costs per athlete: Self-funded and the final amount to be confirmed

Invitation
Separate invitations for U-19 Pan Am Junior Team Camp, U-19 Women’s Project Camp and U-15 Women’s Project Camp will sent out by Johanes Susanto, USAB Junior International Trials Coordinator.

Contacts
For more information contact Mohan Subramaniam, USAB Director of Coaching & High Performance at mohan@usabadminton.org,  Fred Coleman, USAB Board of Directors Chair/ Junior Advisory Group Chair at fcoleman@facstaff.wisc.edu  and/or Johanes Susanto, USAB Junior International Trials Coordinator at sjohanes@yahoo.com

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