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2025 Maccabiah Team Application Process

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the United States Team that will compete at the Maccabiah 2025 to be held in Israel, July 1 – 22, 2025! The Maccabiah is a celebration of Jewish unity, culture, and heritage through world athletic competition, and we are thrilled that you are interested in being a part of it.

Application and Selection Process:

  • Click here to see the full sport/age listing (Age groups subject to change)
  • All applicants for all positions must submit a non-refundable $60 application fee with the completed application form. Many sports require applicants to attend an in person tryout and an additional fee to attend the tryout. Check your sport’s specific page by clicking the icon found on this page for tryout information or selection criteria. 
  • The selection process may be determined by tryouts, national ranking, verified times, or other means.  Once applications are submitted, applicants will be contacted by the sport chair to review the selection process.  Any questions about the process should be directed to the Maccabi USA office.
  • The application must be completed online to receive consideration for the United States Team. Any questions concerning the application or team selections should be directed to Shane Carr, Senior Director of Programs (215) 561-6900 Ext 4147 or email
  • A deposit will be required by all team members within 5 business days, following appointment notification, to confirm your spot on the team. All deposits must be made by credit card and are non-refundable.

Program Fees

Category Dates Fee
U18 / U16 Athletes July 1-22 $6,800*
Open Athletes July 1-22 $9,800
Paralympic Athletes July 1-22 $9,800
Masters Athletes July 8-22 $5,500 Registration +

$6,000 charitable contribution

Head and Assistant Coaches July 1-22 $3000 charitable contribution
Managers July 1-22 $3000 charitable contribution
Athletic Trainers July 1-22 $2000 charitable contribution
Full-Time Physicians July 1-22 $3000 charitable contribution
Mental Health Professionals July 1-22 $3000 charitable contribution
Maccabi Media Team July 1-22 $6,800**

Financial Support

  • Thanks to a generous grant from RootOne, this $6,800 fee for U18 / U16 athletes includes a $3,000 grant for all high school athletes enrolled for the 2024-25 school year. Eligibility is subject to completion of requirements. Previous RootOne grant recipients, are not eligible and will be charged $9,800.
  • Need Based Scholarships: All U18/U16, Open, Media and Para Athletes are eligible for need based scholarships. Applications are available upon successful appointment to the team.
  • Merit Based Scholarships: Open and Para Athletes are also eligible for merit scholarships.Applications are available upon successful appointment to the team.
  • **Media: Thanks to a generous donation from Maccabi Media Program, this $6,800 fee includes a $3,000 merit scholarship that all Maccabi Media students will receive. Additional financial assistance may also be available upon selection to the team.
  • Maccabi USA wants this experience to be accessible for all qualified Jewish athletes. If you need financial assistance, we will provide tools to help you raise money from your family, friends, and colleagues. Additionally, there are Hebrew Free Loan Associations (HFLA) across the United States who may be able to provide you with interest-free loans so you can cover costs over a longer period of time. Please click this link to find your local HFLA.
  • All U16, U18, Open and Para athletes and Media will participate in ISRAEL CONNECT: a one-week immersive cultural and educational program prior to July 8. Participation in ISRAEL CONNECT is mandatory. This program will be conducted in Israel prior to the beginning of the Games.
  • Most U16/U18, Open and Para athletes will leave the United States on July 1, 2025, while a few teams will leave on June 29 for training in Israel.
  • Some select teams may have training in the United States before leaving for Israel. Coaches, Managers and Medical team members will also have the same date commitments.
  • Masters team members should plan to be in Israel July 8-22,2025.
What’s Included
  • U16/U18, Open, Para and Media team members and volunteers, the financial commitment includes an international flight from select departure cities, hotel accommodations (double or triple occupancy), ground transportation, Games registration, medical insurance, apparel package and meals provided by the organizers of the Games. Flights from select airports may have a supplemental fee of TBD. This will be communicated prior to ticketing.
  • U16/18 and Open team members who participate in training camp in Israel, prior to Israel connect will incur an additional $600 fee.
  • Masters financial commitment includes hotel accommodations (double occupancy), ground transportation, Games registration, medical insurance, apparel package and meals provided by the organizers of the Games. Masters pricing includes double-occupancy accommodations at the team hotel to be shared with another Masters delegation member. Pricing and availability of single rooms, upgrades, and family member registration are TBD.
  • Flights are not included for Masters Athletes or Coaches.
  • Domestic travel within the United States to the international flight is not included for any team member.

Parents and Supporters

  • Parents and supporters are encouraged to come to Israel to watch loved ones compete.
  • Maccabi USA will craft an itinerary for our Supporter’s Mission that allows parents to experience Israel and see the Games without the stress of trip planning.
  • If you are interested in learning more once that information becomes available, PLEASE COMPLETE THIS BRIEF FORM.
Join us at the 2025 Maccabiah in Israel (July 1-22, 2025)
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