The Race for Team USA
U.S. NATIONAL TEAM
2023 TEAM USA
THE RACE FOR
TEAM USA IS ON!
YOUR 2022 MAJOR QUALIFYING EVENTS
National Ranking Points are
earned in any USATKD sanctioned event.
OFFICIAL U.S. NATIONAL TEAM
NEED TO KNOW
IF YOU ONLY READ ONE THING, READ THIS...
Win any medal at the 2022 National Championships and you will be eligible for the U.S. National Team Trial.
Be ranked #1 in the U.S. National Rankings after the conclusion of the 2022 National Championships and you will qualify for the Team Trial.
All Team Trial qualified athletes will be invited to train at their Regional Academy to get ready for the Trial (not mandatory).
Results and rankings as of July 31, 2022 will be used to determine Team Trial Qualified athletes.
Team Trials are GUARANTEED in these divisions. Dominant Athletes earn an advantage in the Trial, not an automatic National Team spot.
HOW TO QUALIFY
FOR TEAM TRIALS
QUALIFY FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS BY COMPETING IN THE GRAND PRIX SERIES
WIN A MEDAL @ THE 2022 U.S. NATIONAL TAEKWONDO CHAMPIONSHIPS
(Qualify for Team Trial)
BE RANKED #1 AFTER NATIONALS
(Qualify for Team Trial)
SO YOU MADE IT
TO TEAM TRIALS!
WHAT HAPPENS NOW?
The Team Trial for these Divisions will take place at the U.S. Grand Prix Final in September 2022.
The four qualified athletes will Fight Off for the honor of being named U.S. National Team Member in their division.
The successful athlete will hold the title until the next Team Trial in September 2024, and will be invited to train with the Regional Academy.
The National Team Alternate will be the athlete who loses the Team Trial Final match. They will hold that position until the next Team Trial in September '23.
WHAT IS THE TEAM TRIAL FORMAT?
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY...
The Team Trial will consist of a fight off between the 4 qualified athletes:
ROUND 1: QUALIFYING ROUND
4 Qualified Athletes.
Nationals Gold Medalist (#1 seed)
SAMPLE BRACKET: CLICK FOR FULL SIZE
#1 Ranked Athlete (#2 seed)
National Silver Medalist (#3 seed)
National Bronze Medalist (#4 seed)
WINNER IS THE U.S. NATIONAL TEAM MEMBER
CHANGES TO PUBLISHED PROCEDURE
THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGES TO THE PROCEDURE ABOVE.
USATKD is committed to minimizing changes to procedures once they have been published, however sometimes events out of control occur, or corrections need to be made to account for unforeseen circumstances.
Any such changes will be posted here, so check back regularly to see if there has been any changes.