2022 IWGA World Games - Birmingham Alabama - July 2022 - Senior Men's World Championships

by Charles Sgrillo

Location: Birmingham, Alabama

Head Coach - Tim McManus

Assistant Coach - Greg Thompson

Arrival Date in Birmingham: 7/6/2022

Training Date: 7/7/2022

Inline Hockey Competition Dates: 7/8/2022 - 7/12/2022

Departure Date: 7/13/2022

Eligibility: During the Olympic Games in Beijing, family members were not permitted to accompany athletes.   USARS rules require minors to be accompanied by an adult.  Due to ongoing Covid uncertainties, only players ages 18 and older on the first day of the event are being considered.  

Proof of Age/Citizenship: Valid passport proof of U.S. citizenship is required.  Only U.S. citizens are eligible to represent our country at the IWGA.

Proof of Medical Insurance: All athletes are required to show proof of current medical insurance. If uninsured, the athlete must purchase insurance from the Event Organizer.

Team Size: A team consisting of 12 members (plus 2 goalies) will be selected.  The USARS Inline Hockey Committee reserves the right to adjust the team size as needed.

YOUR APPLICATION DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY USA ROLLER SPORTS MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO READ ALL THE DETAILS AND UNDERSTAND PAYMENT DEADLINES AND YOUR COMMITMENT!                                                                       ALL DEPOSITS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE  

Responsibility of IWGA Players: You will be responsible for the cost of travel from your home to Birmingham, Alabama. The total cost is to be determined plus airfare (excluding the USARS Membership).The amount payable will include housing with three meals daily, on-site ground transportation, Team USA uniforms, apparel, gifts for other countries and some equipment.

USARS Membership: Athlete must become a member of USA Roller Sports ($85) upon selection to a team.  Registration to be completed online at https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Roller-Sports/JOIN-PAGES/JOIN--USARS-MEMBERSHIP-SPORT80.  All athletes, age 18 and up, must complete U.S. Centers for SafeSport's required training and submit to a Background Screening by National Center for Safety Initiatives.  SafeSport Training and Background Screenings will be completed through the USARS Membership system, Sport80.  Memberships expire annually on 8/31.

Applications Posted: February 16, 2022

Deadline for Receipt of Applications: February 28, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. (noon), Eastern time

Teams Posted: March 5, 2022