2018 U24 Team USA Coaches Announced, Player Applications Open Now

The 2015 Team USA U23 Mixed team.
The 2015 Team USA U23 Mixed team.

The Team USA coaching staffs for the 2018 Under-24 World Championships are now set.

The head coaches, announced at the end of September, and assistant coaches, announced just before Thanksgiving, are as follows:

Men’s Division

Head Coach: Bob Krier

Asst. Coach: Joe Durst
Asst. Coach: Mike MacKenzie

Mixed Division

Head Coach: Martin Aguilera

Asst. Coach: Lauren Boyle
Asst. Coach: Jake Henderson

Women’s Division

Head Coach: Alex Snyder

Asst. Coach: DeAnna Ball
Asst. Coach: Nancy Sun

It is an impressive staff to say the least. Every coach has extensive experience with many coaching at multiple levels of the sport. Krier and Aguilera both have two gold medals as the head coach of previous U24 (then-U23) Men’s and Mixed teams, respectively. Snyder was an assistant for the 2015 U-23 Mixed team that won gold.

Durst, Boyle, and Sun all have experience coaching past U-24 teams. Ball, Henderson, and MacKenzie are all decorated coaches.

With the coaching staff in place, the focus turns towards team selection. Player applications are open now through Sunday, December 11th. Tryouts will take place next June with rosters announced in July.

The 2018 U-24 World Championships are being held in Perth, Australia, on January 7-13, 2018.

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