2023 US OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

2023 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

The 2023 U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS will take place in Las Vegas, NV, March 03-05, 2023 at the Westgate Resort and Casino.

This event is a World Taekwondo G2 Rated Event and also provides the opportunity to earn 20.0 US Ranking Points.

 

EVENT VENUE:

Westgate Resort and Casino

3000 Paradise Road

Las Vegas, NV 89109

 

INFORMATION PACKETS:

2023 US Open Kyorugi Information Packet

2023 US Open Poomsae Information Packet

 

REGISTRATION will go LIVE SOON:

To register for this event:  https://worldtkd.simplycompete.com/

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINES:

Early Deadline:  February 7, 2023 11:59PM MT

Final Deadline:  February 21, 2023  11:59PM MT

 

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS:

To make hotel accommodations: https://groups.reservetravel.com/group.aspx?id=57805

Hotel Reservation Deadline:  February 8, 2023

 

SPECTATOR TICKETS

To purchase spectator tickets:  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5652558

 

WEIGH-IN TIMES:

 

March 3, Friday

 

8:00am - 10:00am

Ultra (33+)

Youth (10-11)

Tigers (8-9)

Dragon (6-7)

 

10:00am - 12:00pm

Cadets (12-14)

 

 

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Juniors (15-17)

 

 

 

March 4, Saturday

 

10:00am – 12:00pm

Seniors (18-32)

Safe Sport is an initiative that is mandatory for all USOPC National Governing Bodies to develop and to implement. USA Taekwondo has done so, and it is now a requirement that people in supervisory positions with our Taekwondo athletes must undergo and successfully complete a background check. Of course, the emphasis here is on the safety of our athletes and the strong motivation to keep them safe from all kinds of abuse, to include harassment, bullying and improper touching. We will also be providing training for our membership regarding Safe Sport and its implementation. 

We are partnering with the USOPC to bring this training to our membership. Athlete safety concerns our entire membership and SafeSport is a great initiative that has been instituted by the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee to help to protect all of our athletes.

When a current member renews their membership, or when a new member registers for the first time, they are required to have a background check as a part of the SafeSport initiative, depending on the category of their membership registration. Anyone who registers as either a coach, referee or instructor and/or club owner must pay and have a background check done before the membership is either renewed or accepted (for first-time registrants).

-Download and read the in-depth USA Taekwondo Safe Sport Strategy Document.

-Download and read the in-dept updated 2022 MAAPP Document.

-Download and read the Education and Training Policy Document.

-Download and read the Qualify Control System Document.

TO REPORT A VIOLATION INCLUDING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT CLICK HERE.

TO REPORT PHYSICAL ABUSE, EMOTIONAL ABUSE OR ANY OTHER VIOLATION OF THE MAAPP OR SAFESPORT POLICIES WHICH DOES NOT INCLUDE SEXUAL MISCONDUCT, CLICK HERE

CLICK HERETO SEE THE CURRENT LIST OF SUSPENDED INDIVIDUALS

CLICK HERE to Visit the SafeSport Website.

 

Some points of information for our membership:

If you indicate more than one membership category in your registration (i.e. athlete, coach, referee, instructor and/or club owner) you MUST complete the background check before you will be allowed to register for any tournament or seminar under any membership category.
• Background checks will be required every two years and should be updated annually.
• Completion of a background check will take a minimum of 24 hours to get the results back. For those coaches, referees, instructors, etc., who have an event that is coming up soon, you must allow yourself time to have a completed background check so that your participation in that event will not be denied, pending the results of your background check.
• The burden is on each individual to complete their background check in plenty of time to participate in any event or seminar of their choice. There are no 'RUSH' background checks to make up for poor planning on the part of an individual.
• The expense of the background check is the responsibility of each individual. Payment for the background check must be made before one is allowed to register for membership, events or seminars.

 

MAAPP (MINOR ATHLETE ABUSE PREVENTION POLICIES) - Free Minor (Under 17) Athlete Training

USA Taekwondo has a broad demographic in the United States and half of the USATKD membership are under the age of 17. USATKD believes that knowledge at all ages is an important step in preventing abuse and misconduct, however parents might often struggle with how to discuss bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct and abuse with their youth athlete. The U.S. Center for SafeSport has developed free, educational courses for youth athletes of all ages and USA Taekwondo encourages athletes of all ages to participate in the free training provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

For additional information regarding Youth Training provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, Click Here.