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Net Generation PlayTracker
The Net Generation PlayTracker is for players aged 5-10 and their parents to track progress at USTA competitive events, all in one place. Using the American Development Model (ADM) framework, players and parents will learn more about the recommended development pathway and earn digital incentives along the way.
10U players and their parents can access their PlayTracker points within their usta.com account profile, underneath the Family tab. Here, you will see a player's current competition ball color, coach assigned skill level (if applicable) and total points at each competitive level. Players will collect points on an engaging PlayTracker after playing in USTA Team Challenges, USTA Junior Team Tennis, and USTA Junior Circuits.
Ball Color & Age Requirements
Players must be at least 5 years old to play in a USTA competitive programs and will graduate from the Net Generation PlayTracker at the age of 11, on the first day of their birthday month.
- Players aged 5-7 years old are recommended to play in red ball programs.
- Players aged 7-9 years old are recommended to play in orange ball programs.
- Players aged 9-11 years old are recommended to play in green ball programs.
Players 7 and 8 years old that reach 1,000 play points in orange ball are eligible for green ball. A coach assessment is also available for players 7 or 8 years old who have the skills to advance to green ball early.
All players in green ball will be required to meet 1500 points on the PlayTracker in order to play in yellow ball events. At least 1000 of these points must come from win points. At age 11 players will age out of the PlayTracker.
Eligible Play Opportunities
Players will receive points from red, orange and green ball USTA Team Challenges, USTA Junior Team Tennis, and USTA Junior Circuit programs.
- USTA Team Challenge - Low pressure introduction to competition (1-2 hours).
- USTA Junior Team Tennis - Season of local team-based match play (4-8 weeks).
- USTA Junior Circuit - Series of non-elimination tournaments (2-4 hours).
Coach Assessment for Players
Coaches are able to control whether their players can compete in green ball competition. Coaches can change a player's skill level from the Net Generation mobile app using the assessment tool. In order to use the assessment tool in the Net Generation mobile app coaches must be Safe Play approved and be USPTA or PTR approved in their usta.com coach profile.
Once a player (player must send the connection request) and their primary coach are connected on the mobile app then the coach can send a progress report with an assessment and skill level change. Coaches must watch a training video on how to complete the assessment. If a player aged 7 and over has been given Orange Level 1 or Green Level 2 or Green Level 1 by their coach it will be sent to USTA’s data platform and will convert the player’s competition level to green ball. Players aged 6 and under are not eligible to be given the green competition level.
To learn more on how to assess a player's skill level on the Net Generation mobile app click here.
Playing Outside of Home USTA Section
Players will have the ability to play out of their USTA Section and still earn Net Generation PlayTracker points. Additionally, should a player move sections, PlayTracker points will carry over to the new section. Players that move sections will need to update their address in their USTA profile before playing in their new home section. Points and programs will be consistent throughout the country.
Accessing the PlayTracker
Players can view the competition level they are eligible to compete in on their Player Profile in the family tab. Parents can view their child's PlayTracker progress on the player profile in the family tab on usta.com.
Parent Education Videos
All parents or guardians registering a player for the first time in a ball color are required to watch a 2-minute video on the skills required to play in a USTA competitive product at that ball color. There will be a separate video for red, orange, and green ball. These videos will also be accessible on the Net Generation mobile app and USTA.com Player Profile.
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