USA Roller Sports

USARS Rink Hockey Team USA Try-out Process

Process only for Team attending the

2021 Rink Hockey Pan American Nations Championship

Location:

Florida

Dates:

September 16-26, 2021

 

Restructured Team USA Selection Process Motion by Team USA Staff was approved as follows

  

Due to the ongoing COVID situation and different state requirements the following selection process was proposed for selecting the 2021 Team USA Ladies, Senior and Junior divisions. This proposal has been approved by the Rink Hockey Committee.

 

Team USA will be selected at the 2021 Nationals in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Anyone wishing to be selected must be a USARS member in good standing with a valid USARS CARD.
Anyone wishing to be selected must fill out a 2021 Rink Hockey Team USA Player Application and submit it to the USARS office prior to July 9, 2021.

Application is linked on the bottom of the page

 
Exceptions to above process;
Should any division, Ladies, Senior or Junior, not have enough players tryout at the 2021 nationals’ players on national team rosters meeting the division requirements can be selected to fill the division.
Should the division still not be filled, players can then be selected from the applications received by the USARS office prior to July 9, 2021.
 
In the unlikely event the 2021 Nationals is canceled Team USA will be selected from applications that have been received by the USARS office prior to July 9, 2021.

Team Selection Process- USARS Rink Hockey Technical Rules

Selection of players to represent the United States at the Men’s World Championships, Ladies World Championships or the U20 Men’s World Championships will be through an “open” selection camp. The open selection camp will be held during the calendar year prior to the World Championships. To be eligible to participate in the National/World Team selection camp a skater must play in their official division, Silver Division or World Class Division at the National Championships preceding the selection camp. If selected, the skater must also play in their official division, Silver Division or World Class Division at the National Championships preceding the World Championships.

Players training overseas are excused from attending the National Championships before the open selection camp and other training camps except for the final selection camp held at the National Championships. Former World Team members unable to participate in the National Championships or any of the training camps due to injury, surgery, or other health related issues, may request to be considered for the current National/World Team

A medical/doctor’s report should accompany the request. Requests will be decided on an individual basis by the selection committee. At the open selection camp, the National Team will be selected. The National Team will consist of the top sixteen (16) floor players and four (4) goalies. The National Team must then commit to attend at least two (2) training camps, one of which may be the final camp held at the National Championships prior to the World Championships.

At the final camp, eight (8) floor players and two (2) goalies will be selected for the World Team. Upon selection for the World Team, all players must have all of their funds immediately available for their travel to the World Championships. The National Team Selection Committee, which is comprised of the current World Team Coach, two Rink Hockey Committee members, and one athlete (former or current World Team Member) will rank and choose the National Team(s).

If it becomes necessary to replace World Team players, they will be chosen in numerical ranking order starting with player number 9 for the floor players and player number 3 for the goalies. When the current ranking list is exhausted, then the player’s list from the previous World Team selection camp will be used in numerical ranking order. If both lists become exhausted, the final players selected for the World Team will be made with recommendations from the World Team Coach and the selection committee, with final selection voted on and approved by the Rink Hockey Committee.

 

Process is only for the 2021 Rink Hockey Pan American Nations Championship

 

World Skate age requirements for each division are listed below.

U-19 MEN- Athletes who completed the minimum age of fourteen(14)years but has not completed nineteen(19)years by 31 December of the year regarding his registration.

SR- WOMEN- Athletes who completed the minimum age of fourteen(14)years by 31 December of the year regarding her registration.

SR- MEN- Athletes who completed the minimum age of fourteen(14)years by 31 December of the year regarding his registration.

 

Team USA Selection:  2 Goaltenders, 8 Floor players

Team USA Player Fee- Fee amount TBD- Total Fee amount will be due at Nationals once Teams are Selected. If an alternate player takes the place of a player on the roster, that alternate will have 48 hours to pay the fee once they have been added to the Team

(An itemized list of things covered by the fee will be sent to players after the fee is processed)

Refunds Process: Refunds will be given if over payment happens to occur or if a player leaves the roster and that spot is filled by another player. The player leaving the roster would get a refund.

(refunds if needed will be returned to player within 60 days of the event ending)

Team USA players that are selected to the Team must complete the following before the leave for the event.

Each player must pay the remaining Team USA player total fee- Fee amount TBD

Each player must complete and pass the USARS Criminal Background check

Each player must pay all outstanding debts or make arrangements for payments with USA Roller Sports

Additional Paperwork (The Teams USA Forms- Code of Ethics, Insurance forms, Power of Attorney, etc.) will be given to selected players when the Team is Selected and they will have 10 business days to return all forms.  Can be emailed, faxed or mailed in.

 

 

Here is the link to the Jotform application for players to register.

https://form.jotform.com/201566591133049

 

Process is only for the 2021 Rink Hockey Pan American Nations Championship

 

 

If you have any questions related to the Team Selection process or application, please contact

 

USARS Sports Operations Director- Brent Benson- bbenson@usarollersports.org