YoYoJam’s most elite players comprised of some of the best players from all over the world. To be a member of YoYoJam’s Pro Team a player must be capable of competing and the highest level on the World YoYo Contest stage. Pro Team members have either won a World Champion title or a major national champion title, or they have made a significant contribution to the yo-yo community either with innovative play and / or by taking a major leadership role in the community. All Pro Team members are actively competing.
Team YoYoJam Contest Team members are some of the most solid, consistent performers on today’s yo-yo scene. They are consistently seen in finals at major competitions and are prime examples of sportsmanship, integrity and leadership. Many of them are on the cusp of becoming Pro Team members.
These are the rising stars of the yo-yo community. YoYoJam is proud of our long standing tradition of mentoring young players and helping them become the World and National Champions of the future. Great players such as Hiroyuki Suzuki, Takeshi Matsuura, Ben Conde, and Grant Johnson all joined the team at a very young age and went on to become true champions. Hand chosen by members of our Contest and Pro Teams, Apprentices show extreme potential at an early age. They must also be good students, active in their communities, and exhibit superior sportsmanship and leadership potential. These young players may remain on the Apprentice Team as long as they are enrolled in school (through high school). They are paired with a member of our Pro or Contest team who serves as their mentor.
YoYoJam Legends are not sponsored members of Team YoYoJam. They are, however, a critical part of our history and valued friends in the present. Legends is all about mutual respect — it recognizes both the player’s contribution to the brand, and the role the company played in supporting the player’s rise to success. Although many of them have moved on to pursue other opportunities in the yo-yo community, these players continue to be respected allies of the company and are viewed as valued members of the YoYoJam family.