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AAU Junior Olympic Games

Aug 2, 2023 - Aug 5, 2023 | Sanctioned | Iowa City, IA, USA

The AAU Junior Olympic Games are known as the largest national multi-sport event for youth in the United States. It has become the showcase event of the AAU Sports Program. Since its beginning in Washington, D.C., the AAU Junior Olympic Games have been conducted in 19 states and 30 cities across the United States. "There's nothing junior about it" has become the theme of the AAU Junior Olympic Games while growing to over 16,000 participants in over 20 sports. The Games popularity has exploded to now represent all 50 states and several United States territories. (From aaujrogames.org)

USA Field Hockey is proud to partner with AAU Junior Olympic Games for the field hockey competition. In 2023, USA Field Hockey will invite top U-16 female athletes from across the country to participate. Athletes are identified and selected based on their strong performance in Nexus, USA Field Hockey’s Olympic Development Pathway program. Athletes will work with USA Field Hockey selected coaches who are trained in "The USA Way", under the tutelage of a USA Field Hockey-trained Coach Educator. The AAU Junior Olympic Games provides top U-16 female athletes the opportunity to experience an Olympic-style multi-sport competition while enjoying the camaraderie, inspiration and learning from elite athletes in other featured sports.