TO BE CONSIDERED FOR TEAM SELECTION
Players must complete the registration process by having all of the followings into the USTA Northern California office by Monday June 18:
(1) Authorization for Release of Protected Health Information Form
(2) Medical Information Form
(3) Player Contact Information Form
(4) Rules of Player Conduct Form
(5) Waiver and Release Form
(6) USTA Release and Medical Release Form
(7) A Check for Correct Amount Payable to USTA Northern California
You CANNOT sign up for this event through this website. All required forms and a check need to be submitted to complete the registration process. Registered players will be added on the Applicants list on this website manually.
Mailing Address: USTA Northern California, Attn: Tommy Tu, 1920 North Loop Road, Alameda CA 94502
Phone: (510) 263 – 0447
Fax: (510) 748 – 7377
IF YOU ARE NOT SELECTED YOUR CHECK WILL NOT BE DEPOSITED! If an alternate is selected due to a withdrawal they will be contacted.
APPLICANTS LIST & ALL FORMS ARE HERE: 2012 NATIONAL TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
WHAT IS THE ZONE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS?
The USTA sanctions four (4) Zone Team Championships (Zonals) for 14-and-under boys and girls, held in late July each year. The Zonals provide an opportunity to compete against top juniors from other USTA Sections. They provide a great opportunity to play on a fun team and to develop and improve physical, mental, and emotional skills. They also allow players to experience a competitive team atmosphere and on-court coaching, just like college tennis. For the 14s division, USTA NorCal is in the Westt Zone and will send three (3) teams, three (3) team coaches and three (3) team managers.
EVENT LOCATION & COURT SURFACE
Colorado Springs, Colorado @ United States Air Force Academy on Hard
TOURNAMENT FORMAT & SCHEDULE OF PLAY
Each team will play four other teams so all players are guaranteed 4 singles and 4 doubles. Each team will have 12 players of 6 boys and 6 girls. There will be two flights of six teams. Singles matches will be best of 3 tie-break sets. Doubles matches will be 8 game Pro Sets with a 7 Point Tiebreak at 8 games all. Singles matches will count one point each. Doubles matches will count one point each. Each mixed doubles match will count one point for the team score but not for ranking.
Robin Round competition will be held the first four days. Each team will play four matches during the Round Robin competition. A Championship team match and other playoff team matches will be played on the last day of the event.
A team match consists of:
12 singles matches (6 boys’ singles and 6 girls’ singles)
4 doubles matches (2 boys’ doubles and 2 girls’ doubles)
2 mixed doubles matches
Each team match consists of 18 points (12 singles plus 6 doubles). In the case of a 9-9 tie, the team that won the majority of the doubles matches will be declared the winner. In the case of a total tie (no majority winner of the doubles) the Section Coach will designate one boy and one girl to play a mixed doubles "Super Match Tie-Break" to determine the team match winner. Defaults, walkovers, withdrawals, and retirements count as losses. All singles and doubles matches will play to completion.
Match-play begins on Wednesday July 25 and ends Sunday July 29. If selected, players should plan to arrive on Tuesday July 24 and must commit to the entire schedule. On the return trip, please schedule your departure for after 4:00PM to allow time to get to the airport! Please see below under TRAVEL & MEALS.
Registering for this event does not mean that you will automatically be selected. Selections will be based on the June Ranking list that will be published after the USTA NorCal Sectional Championships.
Boys and girls for each team (12s teams: 12 boys and 12 girls), will be selected from the applicants as follows:
• The winner and runner up of the USTA NorCal Sectional Championships (up to 2 players)
• Players not previously selected that are ranked in the top 5 on the most recently published NorCal Final Ranking Lists (up to 5 players)
• Up to 3 Wild Card players may be selected (up to 3 players)
• Players not previously selected that are in the top 100 of the most recently published National Standing List AND who have played to completion at least one USTA NorCal Championship or Excellence Tournament or the Sectional Championships within the immediately preceding 6 months, selected by order of standing.*
• Vacancies will be filled with players from the most recently published sectional Final Ranking Lists, selected by order of rank.
* Playing the tournament to completion means a player must not have withdrawn from the tournament without playing a match. Matches won by withdrawal, walkover, default and retirement count as playing a match.
Team selections, including alternates, will be posted on the USTA NorCal Junior Tournament Schedules web page by Monday June 25. Alternates do not travel to the event.
WILDCARD REQUEST FORM
Wild cards are available for junior players to play in USTA NorCal Sectional Championships, USTA Zone Team Championships and USTA National Team Championships, and USTA Intersectional Team Championships.
2012 Wild Card Request Form
PLAYING ORDER ON THE TEAM
Line-ups will be ordered as follows:
• Players in the top 100 of the most recently published National Standings Lists will be ordered first, in the order of their standing.
• Remaining players are ordered by rank using the most recently published NorCal Final Ranking Lists.
• Wild Card recipients will be placed in the lineup as determined by the Wild Card Committee.
Line-ups will be announced to the participants as soon as possible after selection is determined.
Players will receive sectional and national ranking points for each win in singles and doubles. No ranking points will be given for mixed doubles.
For USTA NorCal, each player will receive 125 sectional ranking points for each win in singles and doubles, regardless of the position of the player on the team. If one NorCal team happens to play another NorCal team, any Bonus Points earned will be awarded to this total.
For USTA, national ranking points will vary since ranking points earned are based on the position a player is on a team. Any Bonus Points earned will be added to the total for national rankings.
$245 if a parent is attending – This fee includes the $95 application fee and $150 coaching fee.
$495 – This fee includes the $95 application fee, $250 for five nights of lodging, and $150 coaching fee. Under this option, all players are required to travel with NorCal coaches and managers and stay in at the tournament hotel listed below. USTA NorCal would like to provide the players with an experience similar to an away college team match as much as possible.
USTA NorCal covers transportation and uniform for the players as well as send team managers to work together with the coaches on supervising the teams.
INTERESTED IN BEING A TEAM MANAGER?
Each year, USTA NorCal designates team managers to travel with the team to assist the coaches with logistics and to chaperone players. USTA NorCal will cover airfare, hotel, transportation, and food ($40/day) for each team manager. For 14s Zonals, USTA will select three (3) team managers to travel with the teams. Some responsibilities of being a team manager include:
• Be sure all players are on time
• Conduct room checks each night
• Make sure players have enough water and food during the event
• Assist in any way to make a productive, safe, and successful team trip (i.e. help with transportation to and from the event)
If you are interested in being a team manager for this event, please email Tommy Tu at Ttu@norcal.usta.com. All requests will be reviewed by the junior staff at USTA NorCal.
TRAVEL, MEALS & HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS
Players are responsible for the cost of airfare, meal expenses, and hotel accommodations (if player choses the $245 fee option above). Some meals will be provided at the tournament site. Once team coaches and team managers have been selected, players will receive information about their itineraries to help arrange same flights or similar arrival/departure times.
Information about hotel rooms available at preferred rates will be posted once we are given hotel information from the Tournament Director in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
The USTA Northern California Section will select and send three (3) team coaches and three (3) team managers to the event. Team coaches may coach players at specific times during matches and will work together with team managers to supervise the teams. Team managers, players’ personal coaches and parents are NOT permitted to coach during this event.
TEAM WORKOUT BEFORE EVENT
ALL players selected are expected to attend a MANDATORY team practice with the team coaches on Sunday July 22 at the Harbor Bay Club. The Harbor Bay Club is located on 200 Packet Landing Road, Alameda, CA 94502. The approximately 3-hour team workout event will include no less than 2 hours of tennis and a meeting/party with food following tennis. There is no charge to the team workout.
This team workout will be held by the team coaches and USTA NorCal staff for the participants in the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 16, 14, and 12 Zone Team Championships and the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18 National Team Championships. Attendance by the team coaches is mandatory. Attendance by the team managers is mandatory. Attendance by the players is mandatory, unless clearance is given by USTA NorCal.
Time: 9:00am-12noon (BG14s & 12s) and 1:00pm-4:00pm (BG18s & 16s)
The purposes of this workout include:
-build team spirit and camaraderie
-introduce the coaches to the players and parents
-allow for time to review policies and rules, prior to arriving at the tournament, with the opportunity to ask questions
-finalize the arrival logistics of the coaches, team managers, and players
-secure parents to volunteer (w/ managers) to organize meals, to better allow the coaches to concentrate on coaching
-allow for the distribution of team uniforms
Please do not let the cost keep you from competing in this event. If financial assistance is needed, you can apply for grants through the Northern California Tennis Foundation (NCTF). The NCTF funds junior tennis players who do not have the financial means to receive individual instruction, travel to and participate in USTA NorCal sanctioned tournaments or USTA National Championship tournaments. Travel assistance funds may only be used for players’ expenses, travel and accommodations.
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If you have any questions, please contact Lita Anderson at (510) 748-7341 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This a Level 2 tournament and only Northern California players are allowed to be on the team.
Players are selected manually by the tournament director after the close of registration.
Entry to this tournament is restricted. Please consult your Section or District rules and regulations for entry requirements for this tournament. If you enter this tournament and are not eligible, any refund is as the discretion of the Tournament Director. Only USTA members can register online if available.
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