USA Ultimate is Looking for WJUC Coaches!

Posted: March 27, 2013 03:36 PM

USA Ultimate is looking for coaches for both the U19 Boys and U19 Girls 2014 World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) teams!

The United States began participating in the World Junior Ultimate Championships in 1988 when the youth competition coincided with the World Ultimate and Guts Championships. The first Girls’ Division Championship was held at the 2000 WJUC in Heilbronn, Germany. In the 13 events held since its 1988 inception, the US has participated 11 times and brought home 8 gold, 3 silver and 6 bronze medals. The US Boys’ team has won gold in each of the last five WJUCs. 2012 saw the United States earn a gold medal in the Boys’ Division and a silver medal in the Girls’ Division. USA Ultimate and our National Youth teams would like to build on the successful foundation and bring home golds in both divisions in 2014.

Coaches will be responsible for selecting and leading either the U19 Boys’ or Girls’ team during the event. The exact dates and location of the 2014 World Flying Disc Federation’s World Junior Ultimate Championships have not yet been determined.

The WJUC coaches must:

  • Be USAU Level I Certified or be willing to obtain Level I certification prior to the event; Level II certification highly desired in all head coach applicants
  • Have passed (obtain a green light) a NCSI background check
  • Be able to attend the Youth Club Championships in Blaine, Minn., August 10-12, 2013
  • Be available to help run and provide input to the YCC Talent Identification Camp in Blaine, Minn., on Monday, August 12, 2013; a stipend will be provided
  • Be able to attend 2 tryout camps to be held in March 2014 (locations TBD)
  • NOT be coaching a 2013 YCC team
  • Be able to attend a week of training camp prior to the WFDF U19 event (exact dates and location TBD)
  • Be able to attend the WFDF U19 event in 2014 (exact dates and location TBD)

Head coaches will be selected by the USA Ultimate Coaching Committee and USA Ultimate staff.

The US U19 Team Head Coach will have a demonstrated commitment to strong character and sportsmanship and will be chosen based on the following criteria:

  • Ultimate coaching experience
  • Ability and willingness to work with USAU administration
  • Ability to work with youth players
  • Experience with international competition
  • All applications must be submitted online. The application can be found here.

Applications will be accepted through 5pm MT on Friday, May 3, 2013. USA Ultimate hopes to have coaches selected and announced during the week of June 24, 2013.

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