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Young Men’s & Women’s National Championships 2021 Virtual Trial

by USA Field Hockey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - In preparation for this summer’s Young Men’s and Women’s National Championships, the Virtual Trial is now open and accepting applications from players who hope to compete in the tournament and aspire to represent the United States in international competition.

 

Both tournaments will be held concurrently at the Virginia Beach Regional Training Center in Virginia Beach, Va. from June 15 to 20, 2021 and will feature the top players in the country in their respective age groups competing to be crowned national champions.

 

The top collegiate and post-collegiate players will compete in the high-level, international structured Young Women’s National Championship with selection for the 2021-22 U.S. U-21/ U-22 and Women’s National Development Teams at stake. All current Rise, U-21 and National Development Team members will be invited to participate in the tournament.

Athletes who are eligible to play in the tournament* and are not currently members of the Junior High Performance program are invited to apply to be selected to attend the event through the Young Women’s National Championship Virtual Trial. The Virtual Trial will replace the usual High Performance Centers for 2021.

 

The new Young Men’s National Championship will serve as the initial selection opportunity for the 2021-22 U.S. U-16, U-18 and U-21/U-22 Men’s National Teams. The tournament, which will provide the same high-level, international structured competition environment as the women’s equivalent, will feature both U-16 and U-22 divisions. All current U-16, U-18 and U-21/U-22 Team members will be invited to participate in the tournament.

Like the women’s side, players who are not currently members of the Junior High Performance program are invited to apply to be selected to attend the event through the Young Men’s National Championship Virtual Trial.

 

To apply for the Virtual Trial, players should submit an application using the link below providing as much information as possible. In addition, players should prepare a short video between 90 and 120 seconds in length that will accompany their application. Details of how to submit the video will be provided once a player’s trial application has been reviewed by the USA Field Hockey staff. These details will typically be provided within five (5) business days of submission.

VIRTUAL TRIAL

YMNC & YWNC Timeline:

  • Thursday, April 22, 2021: Virtual Trial Begins
  • Monday, May 10, 2021: Virtual Trial Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Friday, May 14, 2021: Tournament Selections Announced
  • Monday, May 17, 2021: Invitation Acceptance Deadline
  • Tuesday, June 15 – Sunday, June 20, 2021: Young Men’s and Women’s National Championships

* The Young Women’s National Championship is a U-25 tournament. Players over the age of 25 may apply for a waiver to participate. Contact Phil Edwards, USA Field Hockey’s Senior Manager of Coaching and Performance, at pedwards@usafieldhockey.com for more details.

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