World Class Athlete Program for Active Duty Military Athletes

April 04, 2014, 2:34 p.m. (ET)

USA Team Handball is currently in open dialog with the leadership of the respective branches of the military about the approval process for active duty military handball athletes to enter the World Class Athlete Program. All interested players should contact our WCAP liaison - MAJ Michael Tilton by email at

It is important for all prospective national team athletes to become familiar with the program's requirements and benefits. Players serving in the United States Army should visit the WCAP website  and those serving in US Air Force should visit  

Due to major differences in requirements between branches, individual circumstances, and timelines for the approval of requests, military athletes seeking consideration for the WCAP should take advantage of MAJ Tilton’s expertise and counsel to make sure that he or she fully understands the multitude of factors involved.  Before military personnel can apply for the WCAP status, they must be formally recommended by the USA Team Handball.