Alpine Programs

World Cup Athlete Selection Process

World Cup Athlete Selection Process

Selection System

1. Provide the minimum eligibility requirements for an athlete to be considered for entry into a World Cup event.

1.1 Citizenship: Athletes must be a citizen of the United States and hold a valid passport to be considered.

1.2 Minimum International Ski Federation (FIS) standards for participation: Athletes must have a valid FIS license. In Slalom and Giant Slalom athletes must have a maximum of 120 FIS points, on the FIS points list used for selection, in one of the events (Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined). In Downhill and Super-G athletes must have a maximum of 120 FIS points, on the FIS points list used for selection, in Downhill and Super-G respectively.

1.3 Other requirements: Athlete must be a member in good standing with the USSA.

2. Qualification criteria

2.1 Athletes that are ranked in the top 30 on the World Cup Start List in an event will be eligible for selection to a World Cup race in that event.

2.2 Athletes that are NorAm title holders or runner ups in an event at the season end will be granted a World Cup quota spot for the following season in the respective event.

2.3 Coaches discretion.

 

Europa Cup Athlete Selection Process

Selection System

1. Provide the minimum eligibility requirements for an athlete to be considered for entry into a European Cup event.

1.1 Citizenship: Athletes must be a citizen of the United States and hold a valid passport to be considered.

1.2 Minimum International Ski Federation (FIS) standards for participation: Athletes must have a valid FIS license. In Slalom and Giant Slalom athletes must have a maximum of 120 FIS points, on the FIS points list used for selection, in one of the events (Downhill, Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super-G, Super Combined). In Downhill and Super-G athletes must have a maximum of 120 FIS points, on the FIS points list used for selection, in Downhill and Super-G respectively.

1.3 Other requirements: Athlete must be a member in good standing with the USSA.

2. Qualification criteria

2.1 Athletes that are ranked in the Top 150 on the FIS list in an event will be eligible for selection to a European Cup race in that event.

2.2 Coaches Discretion.

 

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2015 World Championships

After a very successful Olympic year, teams are turning their attention to the 2015 World Championship season, including the FIS Alpine World Champs in Colorado.