2016 is an important year for USA Judo Junior members.
The year 2016 will be important for Junior and Cadet athletes. Since there are no World Championship events in 2016, the priority shifts to the respective Continental Union Championships and there will be Championship events held for both age groups.
The age divisions for 2016 include birth years 1996 - 2001 for the IJF Junior category that will be eligible for the Junior Pan American Championships and birth years 1999 - 2001 for the Juvenile Pan American Championships.
To aid you in making your decisions regarding domestic competitions and point tournaments, we have prepared the following consolidated information. The matrix below is currently in effect. Juniors of ALL age groupings can earn USA Judo Elite Athlete Roster points that go towards annual rankings and may affect some seedings and even Team selections.