U.S. Snowboarding Team Criteria
2017 – 2018 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 2017-18 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, 2017 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, 2017 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 2017-18 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 2017-18 SNOWBOARDCROSS DEVELOPMENT GROUP (Men & Women)
Age Eligibility: 15-24 yrs by Dec 31st of eligibility season (2017)
2017 SBX NorAm Champion (men & women), if age eligible, will receive a nomination for 2017-18 season.
Top 1 man and 1 woman, that are age eligible, on the FIS points list on April 1st, 2017 will receive a nomination for 2017-18 season.
OBJECTIVE NOMINATION CRITERIA 2017-18 HALFPIPE & SLOPESTYLE/BIG AIR ROOKIE TEAM (Men & Women)
Age Eligibility: 13-19 yrs by Dec 31st of eligibility season (2017).
Top 2 U.S. men and women on the World Snowboard Points List in Halfpipe & Slopestyle as of April 15th, 2017 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 15th, 2017 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 2017-18 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 April 1, 2017 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 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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