Junior National Team

2019 Junior World Championships

Santiago, Chile

October 20 - October 28

USA Karate is proud to announce that we will once again be sending our Junior National Team to the Junior World Championships held in Santiago, Chile this October.  The Junior National team consists of the best athletes, ages 14-20, who will represent the United States in this prestigious international event. 


USA Karate will provide $15,000 in funding for the support of the Junior Athletes for this Championship. This funding will be used to offset the costs of registration, insurance, and travel costs for coaches, medical staff and team leads. The remaining costs will be distributed among the athletes in the administrative fee.



October 20 - October 28

*Athletes are required to arrive at the Team Hotel by Sunday evening, 6pm


You are not required to get a visa to travel to Chile.


All information regarding the Junior World Championships can be found at http://www.teamusa.org/USA-Karate/junior-national-team.  Please be sure to check back often, as all information will be updated frequently. Information can also be found on the team Facebook and Twitter.

Once the team is selected members will be added to:

Facebook Group Name: USA Karate Junior National Team


The top finishers in each Jr. elite division will be eligible to participate in Chile.  Please notify us of your intent to participate no later than Friday, September 13 by sending an email confirmation to usakarateteam@usankf.org. If we do not hear from you by that date, your spot will be offered to the next athlete in your pool.  This trip comes very close to the completion of the National Championships and Team Trials and deadlines will be very tight.


All athletes (aged 14-20) must travel with a Parent or Legal Guardian over the age of 25.


Prior to leaving for Chile, each athlete will need to complete the athlete travel survey and pay the Administrative and Hotel Fee. This fee includes a double room for the athlete and their Parent or Legal Guardian. Both the survey and the fee are required for participation.  Complete the survey by going to the USA Karate Junior Page under “Athlete Resources” on the website and clicking on the Jr. WKF Survey link. 

Link: Click Here

Surveys must be completed by Friday, September 13th. If your survey is not submitted by this date at 5pm MST, your spot will be offered to the next athlete in your team pool.

Please direct all questions to esottile@usankf.org


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  • As a U.S. Citizen you do not need a Visa to enter Chile.
  • As a U.S. Citizen you do not need proof of any vaccinations


Elizabeth Sottile