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Maccabi USA Women's Field Hockey Tryouts for 21st Maccabiah

by USA Field Hockey

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Maccabi USA will be hosting tryouts for the Open and U-18 Women’s Field Hockey teams to represent the United States at the 21st Maccabiah in Israel in July 2022. Tryouts will take place July 10-11, 2021, in Stevenson, Md. The Open division will be for athletes born in 2003 or earlier, and the U-18 team is for birth years 2004-2007. Tryouts are open to all Jewish Field Hockey athletes and the cost is $100.

 

Interested individuals must first fill out a general application for the Maccabiah Games by clicking here. Following successful submission, applicants will be provided with a second link to register for tryouts along with key details such as exact location, times and information for hotel blocks.

 

For more information, please contact Meredith Shifman, Maccabi USA Field Hockey Chair, at meredithshifman@gmail.com.

About the Maccabiah:

The first Maccabiah was held in in Ramat Gan in 1932 with 390 athletes from 18 countries taking part. Traditionally held every four years, interrupted only by the Second World War, by 2017 the Games had grown to include nearly 10,000 Jewish athletes from more than 75 countries competing in 40 sports, making it the third largest international multi-sport event in the world following only the Olympics and the FIFA World Cup. The Maccabi USA delegation to the 20th Maccabiah in the summer of 2017 numbered 1,131 members, the largest traveling delegation in the history of not just Jewish sporting events but all international multi-sport competitions.

About the organization:

Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. MUSA is the official sponsor of the United States team to the World Maccabiah Games and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. As the official Maccabi representative in the United States, Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the US, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.

 

Maccabi USA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities.  It strives to provide Jewish athletes all over the world the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings.  MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport.  Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.

 

Maccabi USA is a U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Affiliate Organization, one of 38 Affiliates nationwide to be recognized by the USOPC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level. MUSA is rated as a three-star non-profit by Charity Navigator.                

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