2018 U18 CADET EUROPEAN TOUR TEAM CRITERIA

Poland and Portugal Cadet European Tour: Bielsko Biala, Poland & Coimbra, Portugal
May 18 - 30, 2018

 

2018 will be an important year for Cadet age athletes as we create a new culture and attend the 2018 Cadet European Tour held for this age group.

USA Judo will be sending a delegation to the following events on the Cadet European Tour:

19. to 20. May 2018 - CADET EUROPEAN JUDO CUP - BIELSKO BIALA, POLAND

21. to 23. May 2018 - EJU CADET TRAINING CAMP - BIELSKO BIALA, POLAND

26. to 27. May 2018 - CADET EUROPEAN JUDO CUP - COIMBRA, PORTUGAL

28. to 30. May 2018 - EJU CADET TRAINING CAMP - COIMBRA, PORTUGAL

 

In order to be eligible for the 2018 Cadet Junior European Tour Team, you must have been born 2001 - 2003, you must be a United States citizen, you must be a member of USA Judo and if you’ve recently become a U.S. citizen or hold dual citizenship, you must have secured the necessary approvals to be eligible to represent the United States internationally.

 

The contested weights for IJF Juniors will be: Female: 40, 44, 48, 52, 57, 63, 70, +70kg and Male: 50, 55, 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, +90kg.

 

This will be a self-funded trip, unless you meet one of the following requirements:

  1. Top 5 on national ranking roster overall (male and female) as of March 4, 2018 (known as the “Fab Five” – see list below) - fully funded
  2. Fighting for medal at one of the Cadet European Tour tournaments - full reimbursement of airfare and hotel
  3. Win three matches at one of the Cadet European Tour tournaments - reimbursement of airfare

 

While we are still waiting on the final information packets to be posted for these events, here are some very rough costs estimates to help you with your planning:

  • Flights – unless you meet one of the three funding requirements above, please factor in the cost of airfare to Poland and Portugal
  • Hotels – costs are usually per person, per night and can run around $200 per night
  • Tournaments – up to $100 for a one-time fee per athlete to participate in the tournament
  • Training Camps – up to $100 for a one-time fee per athlete to participate in the training camp

 

If you would like to travel and participate in these tournaments with the national team delegation, please contact Lauren Roersma at USA Judo and copy both Brett Wolf and Gerry Navarro. Lauren will be handling the arrangements and coordination of travel for the Cadet European Tour.

 

Email confirmation to: 

Lauren - Lauren.Roersma@usajudo.us

Brett - brettwolfjudo@gmail.com

Gerry - gerrynavarro@aol.com


Confirmation: Please confirm your participation via email to Lauren Roersma at USA Judo and copy both Brett Wolf and Gerry Navarro by no later than 
5:00pm Mountain Time on Thursday, March 22, 2018

 

2018 U18 CADET EUROPEAN TOUR TEAM SELECTION TO BE COMPLETED MARCH 4, 2018

After completion of the 2018 Youth National Championships on March 4, 2018, the Cadet GOLD medalist in each division will be invited to represent USA Judo on the 2018 Cadet European Tour Team. The team will also include two male and two female wild cards. The wild card members will be determined by the two male and two female players with the most National roster points as of the end of the Youth Nationals, who are not number one in their respective division. These two players cannot be in the same division.

A total of 10 male and 10 female athletes will represent USA Judo on this prestigious tour. In the event that one or more of the highest ranked individuals decline, then the selection sequence will move down the roster until the spot can be filled. The Fab Five (top 5 athletes, male or female, that have the most overall points on the national ranking roster as of March 4, 2018) athletes will be fully funded.