USA Taekwondo: Massachusetts State Championships

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It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2024 USAT Massachusetts State Championships. It will be held on Saturday, April 27 at Northbridge High School in Northbridge, MA. We look forward to hosting this event and hope it serves our taekwondo community in a positive way.

Our goal is to host a world class event, with great judging and well-organized rings. The event will be held in a state-of-the-art facility and facilitated by renowned and certified USAT referees. We are holding nothing back and offering Daedo Gen2 PSS for all sparring, and Poomsae Pro for all poomsae competitions.

How to Register As An Athlete

  1.  Become a USA Taekwondo Athlete
    • Load your belt color into your USATKD Membership Profile.
    • USATKD membership must be active through completion of event.
    • If you are 18+ years old, you must complete the Center for SafeSport Training

How to Register As A Coach

Registration for all coaches will be done through USATKD Sport80. All registrations must be completed by the registration deadline. There will not be any onsite registration for coaches.
 
  • Upload a profile picture on your Sport80 profile.
  • Have a current U.S.A. Taekwondo Membership on Sport80
  • Have a current and valid Background Screen (valid through the final day of competition) (Ages 18+)
  • Have a current and valid SafeSport Core Training (valid through the final day of competition)
  • Have either an Associate Coach or Level 1 Coach Course completion in the discipline you want to coach and have it uploaded and validated on your Sport80 profile.
  • Please follow all steps on the following website to make sure your profile is complete; you will not be able to register until your profile is completed: How to Register as a Coach

Please note that the Background Screen can take up to 2 weeks to clear and cannot be expedited. Please plan to submit your Background Screen well ahead of time.

Coaches must be an Associate Coach or Level 1 or higher to coach in the World Class Sparring & World Class Poomsae divisions at the National Championships, Season Final, U.S. Regional TKD Qualifier, State Championships, and all USATKD Sanctioned Events. Your coaching certification must be in the discipline you are coaching, i.e. Kyorugi, Poomsae, or both.

SafeSport – Background Checks (Coaches 18 and over)
Coaches (Ages 18+) are required to complete and pass and background check (every two years) and complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport Training (Every Year). The background check is conducted by a third-party system and can take anywhere from one week to one month to complete. Please initiate your background screening as soon as possible to ensure it is complete before the registration closes. The SafeSport certification must be completed in your Sport80 Profile.

  1. Log in to your USA Taekwondo Coaches profile via Sport80
  2. Click “View Profile”
  3. In the left navigation, click “Center for SafeSport Training”
  4. In the top right, select the “+Access Training” button and follow the prompts to select and complete the SafeSport – Core Training Course

If you are having trouble, please email: mnewman@usatkd.org

 

Saturday, April 27th, 2024

The tournament will be held on Saturday, April 27th at Northbridge High School in Whitinsville, MA. All sparring athletes must weigh-in on Friday, April 26th, 2024 at Northbridge High School (427 Linwood Ave, Whitinsville, MA 01588).

Competition Events

  • Sparring
  • Recognized Poomsae – Individual, Pair, Team
  • Freestyle Poomsae – Individual, Pair, Team
  • Demo Team

All Gold and Silver medalists from any USATKD sanctioned State Championship will be eligible to compete in the USATKD National Championships. Additionally, bronze medalists from any division within the State Championship event with eight or more competitors will also qualify.

Schedule

A detailed schedule will be available once registration closes on https://masstkd.org/ 

A preliminary schedule is available in this packet.

Awards

Medals – Individuals and Pairs Events:

    • 1st place: Gold medal

    • 2nd place: Silver medal

    • 3rd place: Bronze medal

    • 4th place (in bracketed divisions): Bronze medal

Trophies:

    • 1st place, demo team

    • 2nd place, demo team

    • 3rd place, demo team

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