2023 US TEAM TRIAL and US PAN AM GAMES QUALIFIER TEAM TRIAL

INFORMATION PACKET

 

2023 US TEAM TRIALS:  Must be QUALIFIED to compete at this Team Trial

The 2023 US TEAM TRIALS will take place in Tulsa, OK February 10-12 at the Cox Convention Business Convention Center.

The 2023 US Team Trial event is only for qualified Senior, Junior, Cadet, & Ultra world-class black belt Sparring and Poomsae Athletes. 

Qualified athletes include those Senior, Junior, Cadet & Ultra athletes who medaled at a USATKD Major event.

Sparring:  Team Trial Athlete Invite List:  Please check division info at USATKDSTATEOFPLAY.COM.

SPARRING:  Senior world-class Sparring athletes who win 1st place at this 2023 US Team Trial event earn the 2023 US National Team Member position and will go on to compete at 2023 Senior World Championships in Baku, May 29-June3.

Junior world-class Sparring athletes who win 1st place at this 2023 US Team Trial event earn the 2023 US National Team Member position and will go on to compete at a US National Team international tournament (for example:  Pan American Championships)

Cadet world-class Sparring athletes who win 1st place at this 2023 US Team Trial event earn the 2023 US National Team Member position and will go on to compete at a US National Team continental championship (for example: Pan Am Championships)

Ultra world-class Sparring athletes who win 1st place at this 2023 US Team Trial event earn the 2023 US National Team Member position.

 

POOMSAE:  All Poomsae division winners will earn the 2023 US National Team Member position and would go on to compete at an international team event in recognized individual, pairs, and teams and freestyle individual, pairs and teams.  (Except for the Over 50 pairs and teams and Over 70 Individual)

Poomsae:  Team Trial Athlete Invite List:  Please check division info here.

 

2023 US PAN AM GAMES QUALIFIER TEAM TRIAL:  This is an OPEN TEAM TRIAL

SPARRING:  In addition to the 2023 US Team Trial event in Tulsa, OK, Senior World-Class black belt athletes will have an opportunity to compete at an OPEN US Pan Am Games Qualifier Team Trial.  Competition for this team trial will be in Olympic Weight Classes Only.  Athletes who win 1st place at this 2023 US Pan Am Games Qualifier team trial will go on to compete at the Qualification Tournament for Pan American Games 2023 - Brasil in March.

POOMSAE:  In addition to the 2023 US Team Trial event, in Tulsa, OK, Poomsae athletes will have an opportunity to compete at an OPEN US Pan Am Games Qualifier Team Trial. Poomsae athletes compete as a male/female pair performing a Freestyle pairs and compete in recognized individual poomsae.  The winners of this competition will go on to compete at the Qualification Tournament for Pan American Games 2023 - Brasil in March.

PARA:  Para athletes will have an opportunity to compete at the US Pan Am Games Qualifier Team Trial.  The winner of this competition will go on to compete at the Qualification Tournament for Pan American Games 2023 - Location/Date TBD.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR 2023 US TEAM TRIAL QUALIFIED SENIOR SPARRING ATHLETES: 

If a qualified senior sparring athlete chooses to compete at BOTH Team Trials (2023 US Team Trial and 2023 US Pan Am Games Qualifier Team Trial), they MUST weigh in for EACH event individually.  Please see schedule for weigh-in details.  A qualified senior athlete is NOT required to compete at both events. They may choose which event/s they would like to compete at.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR POOMSAE ATHLETES:

The Freestyle Team competition is open and all teams are welcome to participate in the Team Trials.  Freestyle Teams that wish to participate must complete the 2023 Pair and Team Form and email to bbrand@usatkd.org by 11:59 p.m. MT, December 28, 2022.  No applications will be accepted after this time.  The selection committee will review each submission and verify the information is complete.  Once information has been verified, each member of the team will receive invitation for the Team Trials. 

 

2023 Poomsae Team Trial Pair and Team Form

 

2023 Poomsae Team Trials Wild Card applications must be emailed to bbrand@usatkd.org by 11:59 p.m. MT, Wednesday, December 28.  Please review the 2023 Poomsae Pathways for wild card information.  

 

2023 Poomsae Team Trial Wild Card Application

 

2023 Poomsae Wild Card Athletes

 

If any poomsae athlete did not receive an invitation to Team Trials, but are qualified please email ewininger@usatkd.org and bbrand@usatkd.org

 

EVENT VENUE:

Cox Business Convention Center - Hall C

100 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103

 

 

REGISTRATION:

2023 US Team Trial:

Athletes qualified to compete at the 2023 US Team Trial event will receive an email invitation with registration details.  These emails will be sent by week ending December 16.

Registration for this event will be via USATAEKWONDO.SPORT80.COM.

 

2023 US Pan Am Games Qualifier Team Trial (Sparring, Poomsae & Para):

Registration for this event is via USATAEKWONDO.SPORT80.COM

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

Hotel reservation may be made via this link:  https://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=62760

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  January 18, 2023

 

SPECTATOR TICKETS:

Spectator tickets may be purchased via this link:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5676999

 

PRINTABLE COPY OF THE DETAILED USATKD TEAM TRIALS SCHEDULE (This schedule includes the 2023 US Team Trial and the Pan Am Games Qualifier Team Trial details)

 

  

Safe Sport is an initiative that is mandatory for all USOPC National Governing Bodies to develop and to implement. USA Taekwondo has done so, and it is now a requirement that people in supervisory positions with our Taekwondo athletes must undergo and successfully complete a background check. Of course, the emphasis here is on the safety of our athletes and the strong motivation to keep them safe from all kinds of abuse, to include harassment, bullying and improper touching. We will also be providing training for our membership regarding Safe Sport and its implementation. 

We are partnering with the USOPC to bring this training to our membership. Athlete safety concerns our entire membership and SafeSport is a great initiative that has been instituted by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee to help to protect all of our athletes.

When a current member renews their membership, or when a new member registers for the first time, they are required to have a background check as a part of the SafeSport initiative, depending on the category of their membership registration. Anyone who registers as either a coach, referee or instructor and/or club owner must pay and have a background check done before the membership is either renewed or accepted (for first-time registrants).

-Download and read the in-depth USA Taekwondo Safe Sport Strategy Document.

-Download and read the in-depth updated 2022 MAAPP Document.

-Download and read the Education and Training Policy Document.

-Download and read the Qualify Control System Document.

TO REPORT A VIOLATION INCLUDING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLICK HERE.

TO REPORT PHYSICAL ABUSE, EMOTIONAL ABUSE OR ANY OTHER VIOLATION OF THE MAAPP OR SAFESPORT POLICIES WHICH DOES NOT INCLUDE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, CLICK HERE

CLICK HERETO SEE THE CURRENT LIST OF SUSPENDED INDIVIDUALS

CLICK HERE to Visit the SafeSport Website.

 

Some points of information for our membership:

If you indicate more than one membership category in your registration (i.e. athlete, coach, referee, instructor and/or club owner) you MUST complete the background check before you will be allowed to register for any tournament or seminar under any membership category.
• Background checks will be required every two years and should be updated annually.
• Completion of a background check will take a minimum of 24 hours to get the results back. For those coaches, referees, instructors, etc., who have an event that is coming up soon, you must allow yourself time to have a completed background check so that your participation in that event will not be denied, pending the results of your background check.
• The burden is on each individual to complete their background check in plenty of time to participate in any event or seminar of their choice. There are no 'RUSH' background checks to make up for poor planning on the part of an individual.
• The expense of the background check is the responsibility of each individual. Payment for the background check must be made before one is allowed to register for membership, events or seminars.

 

MAAPP (MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICIES) - Free Minor (Under 17) Athlete Training

USA Taekwondo has a broad demographic in the United States and half of the USATKD membership are under the age of 17. USATKD believes that knowledge at all ages is an important step in preventing abuse and misconduct, however parents might often struggle with how to discuss bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct and abuse with their youth athlete. The U.S. Center for SafeSport has developed free, educational courses for youth athletes of all ages and USA Taekwondo encourages athletes of all ages to participate in the free training provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

For additional information regarding Youth Training provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, Click Here.