Maccabi USA is thrilled to announce the inaugural International Maccabi Youth Games, July 23 – August 1, 2018. In the spirit of Maccabiah, we will be recruiting a delegation of talented Jewish athletes born in 2002, 2003 and 2004. This ten-day event will combine tournament style competition paired with touring and experiential education. Athletes will compete and experience Israel alongside their Jewish teen counterparts from around the world including Australia, Canada, Great Britain, Israel, South Africa and more. Sports offered for both male and female athletes include: Baseball (M),Basketball (M/F), Futsal (M), Rugby 7s (M), Soccer (M/F), Softball (F), and Volleyball (M/F).
These Games will be unique because Team USA will be fielding multiple teams for each gender in each sport! We are excited to give more athletes the opportunity to compete and see Israel! Furthermore, we are seeking volunteers to serve on our organizing committee to recruit athletes and coaches.
Additional information regarding the Games can be found on our website HERE. We know it will be an experience that will influence their growth as athletes, but as future ambassadors within the Jewish community.
Maccabi USA (MUSA) is a federally-recognized not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with an extensive history of enriching Jewish lives through athletic, cultural and educational programs. The organization is the official sponsor of the United States Team to the World Maccabiah Games, and the Pan American and European Maccabi Games, as well as a sponsor of the JCC Maccabi Games for teens in North America. As the official Maccabi representative in the U.S., Maccabi USA supports Jewish athletic endeavors, enhanced by cultural and educational activities in the United States, Israel and throughout the Diaspora.
MUSA develops, promotes and supports international, national and regional athletic-based activities and facilities. It strives to provide Jewish athletes the world over the opportunity to share their heritage and customs in competitive athletic settings. MUSA supports programs that embody the Maccabi ideals of Jewish Continuity, Zionism and Excellence in Sport. Maccabi USA Builds Jewish Pride Through Sports.
Maccabi USA is a U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) Multi-Sport Organization (MSO). The organization is one of 38 MSOs nationwide to be recognized by the USOC for its ability to cultivate a national interest in sport and increase opportunities for participation internationally, nationally and at the grassroots level.