Teams are eligible to apply for the USYF National Championships under one of two categories;  Guaranteed Acceptance or At-Large Application.


Guaranteed Acceptance Teams - Teams that played in a USYF Regional and earned a Division or Age Group Champion / Finalist placement.  An Age Group Champion / Finalist is used for teams that played in a combined age group (example - U9/U10  division).

Registration Opens For Guaranteed Acceptance Teams - January 2024.

Registration Closes for Guaranteed Acceptance Teams - Feb 29, 2024. 
Guaranteed Acceptance teams, have until February 29, 2024 to register and pay the tournament fee to retain their guaranteed status.   Once guaranteed acceptance team registers, they can consider their spot secured and can begin booking their travel and hotels through THS.  If the the Guaranteed Acceptance deadline is missed, teams will forfeit their guaranteed acceptance status and become At-Large teams. 

At-Large Teams - Teams that competed in a  USYF Regional Championship but did not achieve Guaranteed Acceptance. 

Registration Opens for All At-Large teams - February 19, 2024

Registration Closes for At-Large Teams - March 15, 2024

Notification of acceptance of At-Large Teams - April 1, 2024

At this deadline, registration for the 2024 USYF Nationals will close.

Acceptance Criteria

  1. The guaranteed acceptance teams meeting the deadline will be accepted first. 

  2. After the guaranteed acceptance teams, the remaining slots will be filled by At-Large teams.

  3. All At-Large teams registering by the At-large deadline will be evaluated by the Tournament Committee. The At-Large group may also contain teams that earned a guaranteed acceptance but did not meet the Feb. 29th registration deadline.

  4. After tournament committee reviews the At-Large applications, acceptance status will be sent to those teams no later than April 1, 2024.