How it Works

Who Can Play?

  • Must be at least 13 years old by January 1, 2025 and must not be 19 before July 19, 2025.
  • Athletes must have an active GHIN Handicap Index and post all eligible scores.
  • Athletes must be an Ohio resident.

How to Qualify

  • Athletes will earn points based on their finishes in Ohio Junior Series events ran in 2024 (click here for schedule).
  • Required handicap - 2.4 Boys, 5.4 Girls.
  • Post all eligible scores.
  • The top 6 boys and girls on the points list for Ohio Junior Series events plus two committee selections (8 boys and 8 girls total) after the 2024 season will earn a spot on Team Ohio for 2025.
  • Athletes must compete in a minimum of two events to be eligible for Team Ohio.


The Team Ohio Committee will name 8 boys and 8 girls to Team Ohio in 2024. Athletes will earn their way onto the team through their competitive performance during the 2024 season in Ohio Junior Series events.

Yes, you must be an Ohio resident to be a part of Team Ohio.

Athletes must be 13 years of age or older by January 1, 2025 and be under the age of 19 on July 25, 2025. Players must also not be enrolled in college for the 2024-2025 school year.

  • Athletes must be a member of at least one organization to be eligible.
  • Athletes must also have an established Handicap Index and enter all eligible scores.
  • Boys must have a Handicap Index of 2.4 or better and girls must have a Handicap Index of 5.4 or better.

Team Ohio will be named in late 2024. Players must earn their way onto the team each year.

Team Ohio athletes can expect to receive:

  • Team gear.
  • Invitation to Team Ohio camps ran at elite facilities providing all-around instruction.
  • Support and mentorship from the Team Ohio Staff.
  • Additional playing opportunities are being explored and looking to be added in the future for Team Ohio athletes.

Yes, once an athlete is named to Team Ohio they are a part of the USNDP for the following Calendar year.

No, the National Junior Team will be for a select and relatively small number of athletes compared to the number of athletes on State Teams. Selection criteria and process for selection to the National Junior Team is currently being developed by the USGA.