USA Racquetball Qualification Process for U.S. National Team

All players must be U.S. citizens with valid and current U.S. passports and members of USA Racquetball. If a player possesses dual citizenship and has competed for another country, the new country must request and/or be in receipt of a letter from the other country releasing the player to compete. This must take place prior to a player registering for a U.S. Team Qualifying event. 

The following are the Singles and Doubles Qualifying procedures for the U.S. Team beginning with the 2021-22 season. 

Singles and Doubles Qualifying Procedures

Singles and Doubles positions for the U.S. National Team for both men and women will be determined by performance in the U.S. Team Singles and Doubles Qualifying Divisions at the National Junior Championships Presented by Penn. The Champions and Runners-Up in each gender will be offered positions on the U.S. Adult National Racquetball Team. U.S. Team contracts will start July 19th and end May 31st.

Elite Athlete Health Insurance (EAHI) Criteria:

Pursuant to the EAHI allocation from the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee, the top 3 Male and top 3 Female Athletes, according to the following criteria, will be offered the EAHI. If an Athlete declines EAHI, the spot remains vacant and will not be passed to the next eligible player. If an Athlete double qualifies for EAHI coverage, the Singles Champion’s slot will drop to the Singles Runner-Up. 

Singles Champion

Doubles Team Champions (both players on the team)

Singles Runner-Up (if the Singles Champion double qualifies)


JUNIOR TEAM QUALIFYING

For Juniors, only one event serves as a qualifier for the U.S. Junior National Team, where benchmark performances must be reached in selected divisions to earn an appointment to the team.

The National Championships Festival Presented by Penn

  • 18 and under, singles finalists (2 each, male & female = 4)
  • 16 and under, singles finalists (2 each, male & female = 4)
  • 14 and under, singles finalists (2 each, male & female = 4)
  • 12 and under, singles finalists (2 each, male & female = 4)
  • 10 and under, singles finalists (2 each, male & female = 4)
  • 18 and under, doubles champions (2 each, male & female = 4)
  • 16 and under, doubles champions (2 each, male & female = 4)
  • 14 and under, doubles champions (2 each, male & female = 4)
  • 12 and under, doubles champions (2 each, male & female = 4)
  • 10 and under, doubles champions (2 each, male & female = 4)

By reaching these benchmarks, Junior Athletes are appointed to the U.S. Junior National Team for a term of one year and are then added to a pool of athletes to compete internationally.


NOTE: Junior Team USA appointments are for approximately one year from the date earned through the final day of the subsequent USAR National Junior Championships.