On January 1, 2021, USTA Youth Progression will be transitioning to USTA.com within your profile, and with that comes an exciting new look. The new Net Generation PlayTracker will help parents and players navigate their development progress, replacing the current stars and trophies system. Now, players will collect points on an engaging PlayTracker after playing in USTA Team Challenges, USTA Junior Team Tennis, and USTA Junior Circuit programs. The Net Generation PlayTracker is for players aged 5-10 and their parents to track progress at USTA competitive events, all in one place. Using the American Development Model (ADM) framework, players and parents will learn more about the recommended development pathway and earn digital incentives along the way.
ii. For more information on Net Generation Play Tracker https://netgeneration.usta.com/us-en/the-net-generation-playtracker.html
iii. GRANDFATHERING Players will be grandfathered into the new system starting on January 1, 2021, based on their star and trophy totals on December 15, 2020. Those stars and trophies will be converted into play and win points on the PlayTracker. All 9 and 10 year olds, no matter where they currently are, will be moved to green ball. See conversion tables below for players under 9 in Orange Level 2, Orange Level 1, and Green Level 1.
BENEFITS OF THE NEW SYSTEM
• More control and flexibility for parents and coaches
• More USTA program options, designed to suit players’ age and skill level
• Clean and focused profiles to visualize a player’s journey
• Earned advancement
• More consistency no matter where a player lives, allowing players to travel or move to a new
Section with ease
• Players can earn points for both playing
If you've never been a USTA Member before, this is your opportunity to experience the fun of the game. From now until December 31, 2020, kids 10 and under, new to USTA, can receive a FREE 1-Year Junior Membership – a $20 value!
Your free USTA Membership gives you access to participate in fun programs like USTA Junior Team Tennis and USTA Junior Tournaments. Your membership also means you are now in Net Generation, official youth tennis of the USTA.
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