MADRID – Do you know a sports team that could benefit from the help of an Olympian? The Z Team, which features struggling sports teams who receive a helping hand from a game-changing coach and Olympic legend, is now casting for its 2nd season. Youth teams representing any Olympic sport and from any country are invited to apply for the opportunity to be featured in an episode of the Olympic Channel original series.
During the production, unaccomplished youth teams will receive training and instruction from an Olympian for whom losing is not an option with the goal of increasing a team’s overall performance within a matter of days. Cameroon Olympic gold medallist and former Arsenal defender Lauren [Etamé Meyer] and Olympic gold medallist in beach volleyball Jackie Silva from Brazil have signed on to volunteer as a “super coach” for the upcoming season. Additional Olympic athletes will be announced at a later date.
“We’re looking for real-life youth sports teams that need help in the win column,” said Olympic Channel Director of Original Programming Greg Groggel. “We encourage any team that is willing to put in some hard work and improve from being a ‘Z’ team to an ‘A’ team to apply.”
In the popular first season of The Z Team, eight youth teams from around the world were transformed by guest coaches including South Africa footballing legend Matthew Booth, Team Canada Olympic ice hockey hero Daniele Sauvageau, Team USA Olympic volleyball great Danielle Scott-Arruda, and Scotland Rugby Sevens star Colin Gregor.
The second season of The Z Team is being produced in association with IMG. To apply to be one of the teams featured, first read the “Terms” at olympicchannel.com, and then prepare your entry containing the following information:
- Name and Contact Details
- Team Info (Sport, Team Name, League, City and Country)
- Letter or Description of why your team should be on the next season of The Z Team
- Additional Content: video, photo, etc. (not required)
To accept the “Terms” and submit your entry, email the requested information to ZTEAMCASTING@OLYMPICCHANNEL.COM. By sending an email to The Z Team casting committee and submitting your content to us, you confirm that you have read and agree to the “Terms.”
About the Olympic Channel
The Olympic Channel is a multi-platform destination where fans can discover, engage and share in the power of sport and the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round. Offering original programming, news, live sports events and highlights, the Olympic Channel provides additional exposure for sports and athletes 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Olympic Channel was launched in August 2016 in support of the IOC’s goal, set out in Olympic Agenda 2020, of providing a new way to engage younger generations, fans and new audiences with the Olympic Movement. Founding Partners supporting the Olympic Channel are Worldwide TOP Partners Bridgestone, Toyota and Alibaba. The Olympic Channel is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at olympicchannel.com.