LBHS To Host Maccabi USA Badminton Tryouts

Schools and Libraries

July 18, 2012

Maccabi USA Sports for Israel (MUSA) will be hosting its East Coast tryout for the Maccabi USA National Badminton Team on August 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Long Beach High School. The tryouts are expected to attract approximately 25 high school and adult players from around the New York/Pennsylvania area. Spectators are welcome to attend at no charge. Tickets are not needed. The high school is located at 322 Lagoon Dr. West, but due to a construction detour, visitors should use the entrance at 322 Blackheath Road.

       MUSA provides unique cultural opportunities through its sports programs.Those who qualify will be representing the United States at the 19th World Maccabiah Games in Israel on July 17-30, 2013. This is the world's third largest international sporting competition, bringing together more than 7,000 athletes from approximately 60 countries to compete in more than 35 different sports.

"These games are held every four years in Israel, and teams also compete every two years in the European Maccabi games, so we are always looking toward the future for every sport," said Ken Schwartz, USA badminton chairman of the19th World Maccabiah Games. "High school badminton in the New York/Long Island area, with its rich tradition, gives us a great feeder program for these kids during their high school years and beyond. We will have world-class coaches for each level. No doubt that the kids who qualify will return as better players, but more importantly, as better people."