Taekwondo

Upcoming Junior Opportunities in 2010

Sept. 03, 2009, 1:07 p.m. (ET)

2010  - UPCOMING JUNIOR OPPORTUNITIES 

USAT is pleased to announce multiple national team opportunities for junior athletes in the upcoming year.  2010 will be a very busy and exciting year for junior taekwondo athletes.  Athletes will have 3 major opportunities to compete for Junior National Teams. The following teams will be selected in 2010: 

  1. 2010 Youth Olympic Games Team
  2. 2010 Junior World Championships Team
  3. 2010 Junior National Team 

Due to different age limits and qualifying events, each team will be selected with an individual set of selection procedures. To help our members navigate through all the selection procedures for these competitions we have put together a simplified guide to making these teams. 

All qualifying events will be contested using the LaJust electronic body protector system.  

2010 Youth Olympic Games Team
The Team:
3 male and 3 female athletes

Age:
Athletes born between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1994. (16 - 17 Year Olds in 2010) 

Divisions:
3 male and 3 female weight divisions will be contested. This information will be released upon approval of the YOG Selection Procedures. 

Team Trials:
November 6, 2009 - Colorado Springs, CO
The specific selection procedures are currently in the process of being reviewed and approved by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Once the procedures have been approved all details regarding the trails process will be released to the USAT membership. 

2010 Junior World Championships Team
The Team:
10 male and 10 female athletes

Age:
Athletes born between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1996. (14 - 17 Year Olds in 2010) 

Divisions:
10 male and 10 female Junior Weight Divisions per WTF Rules. 

Team Trials:
Phase 1 - December 12 - 13, 2009 - Colorado Springs, CO
Phase 2 - January TBD, 2010 - TBD
The specific selection procedures and competition format can be found by clicking HERE.
 

2010 Junior National Team
The Team:
10 male and 10 female athletes

Age:
Athletes born between January 1, 1993 and December 31, 1996. (14 - 17 Year Olds in 2010) 

Divisions:
10 male and 10 female Junior Weight Divisions per WTF Rules. 

Team Trials:
Phase 1 - National Qualifiers & State Championships - Spring 2010
Phase 2 - Junior Olympics - July 2010
The specific selection procedures and competition format will be available in the coming weeks.

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