Who is on Team Colorado?
The Team Colorado Committee will name eight boys and eight girls to Team Colorado in 2024. Athletes earn their way onto the team through outstanding competitive performance during the 2024 season. See “Team Colorado Points List Criteria” section below.
Do you need to be a Colorado resident to be part of Team Colorado?
Yes. Only players who are Colorado residents are eligible for Team Colorado.
How old do you need to be to be part of Team Colorado?
Players must be 13 years old by January 1, 2025, have not reached their 19th birthday by July 19, 2025, and must not be enrolled in college for the 2024-2025 school year.
Are there any other requirements to be on Team Colorado?
Players must be a member of the Colorado Golf Association and have an established Handicap Index® and enter all eligible scores to be eligible for Team Colorado. Boys must have a Handicap Index® of 2.4 or better. Girls must have a Handicap Index® of 5.4 or better. Read more about Handicap Index® HERE.
When will Team Colorado start?
Team Colorado will be named in late 2024. Team members will participate in Team Colorado programming and benefits in 2025. Players must earn their way onto the team each year.
What are the benefits of being on Team Colorado?
Once an athlete commits to Team Colorado, they can expect to receive team gear, invitations to state camps at elite facilities, Junior Americas Cup team eligibility and selection, support and mentorship from the Team Colorado staff, and access to other resources as needed.
If an athlete is part of Team Colorado, are they automatically a part of the USNDP?
Yes! Once named to Team Colorado, athletes are a part of the USNDP for the following calendar year. The USNDP will provide benefits and recognition to Team Colorado participants. These benefits may include recognition on the USGA/USNDP website and social media, expedited USNDP grant program access, exemptions to local AJGA events, invites to future USNDP camps, and access to the official USNDP statistical platform. Read more about the USNDP HERE.
If an athlete is part of Team Colorado, are they automatically a part of the National Junior Team?
No. The National Junior Team will be for a select and relatively small number of athletes compared to the number of athletes on State Teams. Selection criteria and process for selection to the National Junior Team is currently being developed by the USGA.