How To Compete

Step 1: Join USA Badminton

USA Badminton Junior Tournaments are open to current members of USA Badminton in good standing that meet the age criteria and eligibility criteria found in the prospectus of each tournament.

Membership to USA Badminton can be purchased through USA Badminton’s Club Locker platform.

Step 2: Find Tournaments

The USA Badminton Junior Tournament Schedule is posted on the website and updated as new tournaments are added. The Tournament Schedule includes relevant information such as location, region, and dates.

The prospectus for each tournament contains more detailed information and should be read thoroughly prior to registering. The prospectus is generally released when the entries open and can be found on the Tournament Schedule.

Step 3: Register for Tournaments

Before registering for a tournament, the junior player should ensure they have current USA Badminton membership.

First-time junior participants should make sure to send their age verification documents to USA Badminton (

Use the Entry Checklist below to ensure a complete entry.

Read through the prospectus.

  • Register through the TournamentSoftware link.
    • If the athlete already has a USA Badminton membership:
      • Check that the athlete’s membership is valid through the duration of the tournament.
      • Check that the athlete’s member ID on TournamentSoftware matches their USAB ID.
    • If completing a firsttime entry for a new athlete:
      • Create and pay for their USAB membership through .
      • Create their TournamentSoftware account. Use their USAB member ID for the TournamentSoftware member ID.
      • Submit age verification documents (see prospectus for specific instructions) for the athlete to the tournament Dropbox folder or email to
        Trenton Szeto at
  • Ensure all entered events are fully paid through PayPal, INCLUDING the $10 Technical Official Fee.
  • If the athlete is 18 years old at any time during the tournament, complete NCSI Background Check and SafeSport Training.
  • Each athlete must have submitted the waiver through TournamentSoftware or Jotform ( for the tournament.
  • If the parent intends to substitute line judge, they must complete this form:
  • Coaching:
    • If the coach already has a valid USABissued Coaching Pass for the 20222023 season, remind them to check their expiration dates and renew anything expired.
    • Any coach without a USABissued Coaching Pass must apply for one by the deadlines listed in the prospectus.
  • Use the following shirt sizes if applicable: Youth Small, Youth Medium, Youth Large, Youth X-Large, Adult XS, Adult S, Adult M, Adult L, Adult XL