Arrival and first day of practice
The USA delegation all arrived safely yesterday in Hobart, Tasmania. We are staying at the Old Woolstore hotel. A historic renovated building with charm and character. It's centrally located near the beautiful Hobart harbor and walking distance to shops, the waterfront and the Aquatic center.
Three teams: the Under 19 Men, Under 23 Men and the Under 19 Women. I write about the U19 Men that Tom Brown and I coach, but will share what I can about the women coached by Kendall and Sue Banks, and the U23 men coached by Iain Curtain.
We are excited to have 3 teams going to the Hobart 2017 Underwater Hockey Championships in July. The U19 Men and Women and U23 Men played together at nationals where they put up many fierce and exciting battles against experienced and determined adults. See some pictures from the event on the juniors' website, http://usauwhjuniors.weebly.com/.
We received applications from 53 candidates to compete with Team USA in Hobart, Australia in July 2017. The U19 Men and Ladies and U23 Men teams will start their process of training and selection shortly. Unfortunately we only received two applicants for U23 Ladies. We decided to not continue the process for this team.
We also received applications from excellent candidates for the coaching team. Each team has been assigned a coach and assistant coach(es).
The Juniors Steering Committee is looking for 4 coaches to best help our junior teams compete for medals in the upcoming Age Group World Championships in Hobart, Australia on July 12, 2017 – July 22, 2017. Please forward their message to candidate coaches.
Dear Junior hockey players & parents,
We are excited to kick start team selection and training for the USA teams that will compete at the next Age Groups Underwater Hockey World Championships, happening in Hobart, Australia on July 12, 2017 – July 22, 2017.
The 10-day event promises to be an excitement-packed athletic festival, with more than 30 teams from all over the world. Here’s some more information from the organizers: