Snowboarding

Criteria

Advancement through the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Athlete Development Pipeline is based on tangible, objective selection criteria. At each level, from grassroots club-level events to Olympics, athletes advance based on athletic performance in events as well as on ranking or points lists. Selection criteria for different events, teams or projects may be different. Athletes, coaches and parents should read the criteria carefully to learn exactly how athletes will be selected. In some cases it may be results from specific events. In other cases it may be an athletes ranking on a U.S. Ski and Snowboard or International Ski Federation (FIS) points or ranking list. Most athletes are selected by specific objective criteria, but there may also be discretionary selection if noted in the criteria. Click on the tabs above to access selection criteria for specific teams or development projects.

 


U.S. Snowboard

2018-19 Team Nominations

Each year, the top athletes in America are nominated to compete as a part of U.S. Snowboard. Nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria in the prior season. U.S Snowboard announces official team rosters in the fall, naming those athletes who accept the responsibilities of being a part of the team and are planning to compete in the coming season.

Every athlete named to the U.S. Snowboarding team will receive a high level of world class program support, with access to athletic benefits including an elite coaching, sport science, sports medicine and high performance staff, access to the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Center of Excellence, and education opportunities.

 

Eligibility for Consideration:

The U.S.Ski and Snowboard will consider for selection only those U.S. Ski and Snowboard 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 U.S. Ski and Snowboard. 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 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Sport Director approves the request.

 

Nomination status does not guarantee funding, coaching, services etc. from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard 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 U.S. Ski and Snowboard Values and Code of Conduct in order to be

eligible for nomination.

 

 

OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA 2018-19 HALFPIPE & SLOPESTYLE/BIG AIR PRO TEAM (Men & Women)

                       

2 Top 3 Results at Level 2 Competitions

 

Top 3 U.S. ranked men and women on the World Snowboarding Points List in Halfpipe, and Slopestyle as of April 1, 2018 will be nominated to Pro Team.

 Top 1 U.S. ranked man and woman on the World Snowboarding Points List in Big Air as of April 1, 2018 will be nominated to Pro Team.

 

Athletes must be ranked within Top 15 for men and Top 10 for women of the respective ranking list to be nominated.

 

 

OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA 2018-19 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 2018-19 SNOWBOARDCROSS DEVELOPMENT GROUP (Men & Women)

Age Eligibility: 15-24 yrs by Dec 31st of eligibility season (2018)

 

2018 SBX NorAm Champion (men & women), if age eligible, will receive a nomination for 2018-19 season.

 

Top 1 man and 1 woman, that are age eligible, on the FIS points list on April 1st, 2018 will receive a nomination for 2018-19 season.

 

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA 2018-19 HALFPIPE & SLOPESTYLE/BIG AIR ROOKIE TEAM (Men & Women)

Age Eligibility: 13-19 yrs by Dec 31st of eligibility season (2018).

 

Top 2 U.S. men and women on the World Snowboard Points List in Halfpipe & Slopestyle as of April 1st, 2018 will be nominated to the Rookie Team.

 

Top 1 U.S. man and woman on the World Snowboard Points List in Big Air as of April 1st, 2018 will be nominated to the Rookie Team.

 

Athletes must be ranked within Top 30 for men and Top 20 for women of the respective ranking list to be nominated.

 

 

OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA FOR ELIGIBILITY FOR INDIVIDUAL ATHLETE SUPPORT 2018-19 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

 

 

 

HALFPIPE/SLOPESTYLE/BIG AIR Level 1 events are the Winter Olympic Games

HALFPIPE/SLOPESTYLE/BIG AIR Level 2 events are typically Grand Prix, Dew Tour, X-Games, US Open, Euro-X, Air& Style, World Cups etc. where there is strong elite athlete participation

 

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 OR the Slopestyle and/or Big Air World Ranking List for big air events who compete in that event. The May 1, 2018 World Ranking Lists will be used for this evaluation.

 

SBX Level 1 events are World Championships and Winter Olympic Games

SBX Level 2 events are World Cups and X-Games competitions

 

ALPINE Level 1 events are World Championships and Winter Olympic Games

ALPINE Level 2 events are World Cups

 

 

Discretionary Selection Policy

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard 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

5. Injuries

 

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