WE ARE THE U.S. JUNIOR MEN'S NATIONAL TEAM!
We are incredibly honored to represent the United States at the 2018 World Flying Disc Federation (WFDF) World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC), August 18-25 in Waterloo, Canada. The junior world championships occur every two years and represent the pinnacle of our sport for athletes under the age of 20. As amateur athletes, we balance scholastic, personal and athletic commitments while aspiring to bring home the gold! Please consider supporting us as we proudly wear the red, white and blue and represent our country with honor and integrity. All money raised as part of this Rally Me fundraiser will be used for scholarships for players on the team.
WHY WE’RE RAISING FUNDS
Like all amateur sports, the costs associated with participating at the international level are significant. The world championships are no exception. On average, each National Team athlete will spend between $5,000 and $5,500 on their quest to win a world title. These costs include airfare, room and board for tryouts, training camps and the eight-day championship tournament, plus entry fees, equipment and more. With a total of seven national teams competing at multiple international events this summer, USA Ultimate estimates the collective cost for athletes, coaches and support staff to be between $675,000 and $750,000.
And while bringing a gold medal home to the U.S. is our primary goal, it is not the only one. As ambassadors for the sport of ultimate and our country, we endeavor to win while simultaneously serving as role models and exemplifying the virtues of sportsmanship and Spirit of the Game.
HOW WE GOT HERE
Earlier this year, USA Ultimate held an open tryout for the junior men's team. More than 100 athletes from around the country were invited to participate. Following two weekends of intense tryouts, coaches and selection committee members chose these 24 athletes based on both their athletic ability and character.
JOIN MY TEAM AND SPREAD THE WORD
Community is the backbone of our sport. The help and encouragement of so many friends, family, coaches, co-workers, classmates, teammates and supporters has afforded us the opportunity to simply experience the basic joy of ultimate and also represent our country on the sport’s biggest stage. For that we are grateful.
In the spirit of community, we invite you join our team as a RallyMe booster and share our rally on social media. Go USA!