TEAM NC & SOUTHERN OZAKI JUNIOR CUP

The Mission for Team NC is a “One Team” approach to provide expert coaching to NC junior players in order to provide developmentally-appropriate physical and mental strategies through active team-based instruction. In support of the American Development Model, our teaching staff of selected certified coaches will utilize appropriate skill competencies and themes in our education with a conscious effort toward inclusion and respect for all.  This collective effort is focused on growing positive representation and support within USTA North Carolina and optimizing North Carolina player development for success in the competitive junior tournament pathway. 

 

Events that fall under Team NC:  Instructional camps starting with GO! Camps in the 10U Green & Orange divisions, Team NC Tournament Training Camps (under development for 2021) and ultimately selection to represent our Team NC SELECT Championship Team (12U-18U) at the Ozaki Junior Cup Team Competition (formerly Southern Junior Cup).

 

GO! GREEN-ORANGE DEVELOPMENT CAMPS

Our 10U GO! Camps are offered to Green & Orange Level 10U players, and curriculums are geared for the 10U player and their family who are intending to succeed in ranked tournament space. .  While some camps combine Green and Orange, there are some "Green-Only" Advanced Grand Prix* competition events being offered for our more experienced 10U players. GO! Participant training will focus on player competencies within our camp teaching curriculums.  Areas of performance competencies include utilization of proper grips, footwork, athletic skill development, and sportsmanship. 

*B/G10U Green Players, opportunity to earn selection to future Southern Level 10U Training Camps:  10U Grand Prix

 

SOUTHERN OZAKI JUNIOR CUP

Dates:  September 10-12, 2021
Location:  Rome Tennis Center, Rome, GA

USTA North Carolina values and encourages team representation at all levels. The Southern Ozaki Junior Cup (National Level 4 2021 event) is arguably USTA NC's most competitive junior team event, bringing top-ranked players together as a team of One, to compete together to be the best state (district) in the Southern Section.

 

The September Team event highlights advanced level play, teamwork, and sportsmanship. It is also an opportunity for players and families to experience the team atmosphere that simulates collegiate tennis.

This Sectional Team event, named after recently retired Sectional Competition Director and long-time Southern Junior Cup organizer and tournament director, Bill Ozaki.

 

The 2021 event brings with it a new format that makes it a pure state representation for all age divisions, 12U-14U-16U-18U, with 3B/3G in each age division per state.