U.S. Snowboarding Team Criteria
2015 – 2016 U.S. Snowboarding
Team Nomination Criteria
Eligibility for Consideration:
The USSA will consider for selection only those USSA members in good standing who have a valid FIS license. Further, an athlete shall be ineligible for consideration if previously suspended or removed from team membership without having been reinstated by the USSA. Athletes who have previously declined an offer of team membership will not be eligible for automatically offered team membership regardless of results achieved during the competition season unless that athlete specifically requests consideration and the USSA Sport Director approves the request. Nomination status does not guarantee funding, coaching, services etc. from the USSA for competition or preparation. Athletes who have been given individual performance criteria to meet will be subject to those specific criteria and not to general criteria as outlined below. Athlete must demonstrate a capability to adhere to USSA Values and Code of Conduct in order to be eligible for nomination.
OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA 2015-16 HALFPIPE & SLOPESTYLE PRO TEAM (Men & Women)
A Team 2 Top 3 Results at Level 2 Competitions OR 1 Top 3 Result at Level 2 Competition + 2 Top 5 Results at Level 2 Comps
B Team 3 Top 5 Results at Level 2 Competitions OR 3 Top 3 Results at Level 3 Competitions
OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA 2015-16 SNOWBOARDCROSS (Men & Women)
A Team 1 Top 3 Result at Level 1 Competition OR 2 Top 3 Results at Level 2 Competitions
B Team 2 Top 8 Results at Level 2 Competitions
OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA 2015-16 SNOWBOARDCROSS DEVELOPMENT GROUP (Men & Women)
Age Eligibility: 15-24 yrs by Dec 31st of eligibility season (2014)
SBX NorAm Champion (men & women), if age eligible, will receive a nomination for 2015-16 season.
Top 1 man and 1 woman, that are age eligible, on the FIS points list on April 1st, 2015 will receive a nomination for 2015-16 season.
OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA 2015-16 HALFPIPE & SLOPESTYLE ROOKIE TEAM (Men & Women)
Age Eligibility: 13-19 yrs by Dec 31st of eligibility season (2014).
Top 1 man and 1 woman with the best single Level 2 (Halfpipe and Slopestyle) competition result (minimum result of a Top 12 for men and Top 6 for women) from 2014-15 competition season will receive
a team nomination for 2015-16 season.
Top 1 man and 1 woman as ranked in the 2014-15 World Ranking List (Halfpipe & Slopestyle) on April 1st, 2015 will receive a team nomination for the 2015-16 season. Athlete must be ranked within the Top 30 to be eligible.
OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE SUPPORT 2015-16 ALPINE SNOWBOARDING (Men & Women)
1 Top 3 Result at Level 1 Competition OR 2 Top 3 Results at Level 2 Competitions
2 Top 8 Results at Level 2 Competitions
SBX Level 1 events are World Championships and Winter Olympic Games
SBX Level 2 events are typically World Cup, Grand Prix, and X-Games competitions where there is
strong elite athlete participation.
HALFPIPE/SLOPESTYLE Level 1 events are the Winter Olympic Games
HALFPIPE/SLOPESTYLE Level 2 events are typically World Cup, Grand Prix, Dew Tour, X-Games, US Open, Euro-X etc. where there is strong elite athlete participation
HALFPIPE/SLOPESTYLE Level 3 events are typically World Cup, Grand Prix, Dew Tour, X-Games, US Open, Euro-X etc. that are not ranked as Level 2 competitions
Level 2 events are classified for men if there are 6 of the top 10 ranked men OR 5 of the top ranked 8 women from the Halfpipe World Ranking List for halfpipe events OR the Slopestyle World Ranking List for slopestyle events who compete in that event. The April 1, 2015 World Ranking Lists will be used for this evaluation.
ALPINE Level 1 events are World Championships and Winter Olympic Games
ALPINE Level 2 events are World Cups
Discretionary Selection Policy
The USSA may select additional athletes to the Team using Coach’s Discretion, for any age athlete,
using factors other than objective criteria such as the following:
1. Opportunities previously provided to an athlete in relationship to results
2. Attitude and commitment
3. Outstanding results
4. Physical fitness level
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