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U.S. Snowboarding Team Criteria

2014-15 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
2014-15 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
2014-15 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
2014-15 FREESTYLE ROOKIE TEAM (Men & Women)

Age Eligibility: 13-19 years by Dec. 31st of eligibility season (2015).

Top 1 men and 1 woman with the best single Level 2 halfpipe competition result (minimum result of a Top 12 for men and Top 6 for women) from 2013-14 competition season will receive a team nomination for 2014-15 season.

Top 1 man and 1 woman as ranked in the 2013-14 U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix Halfpipe Overall Rankings and who meet the age eligibility requirements will receive a team nomination for the 2014-15 season.

SBX Level 1 events are World Championships and Olympic Winter 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 Olympic Winter 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 – At least 12 of the top 16 men and 6 of the top 8 women based on the most current TTR World Snowboard Points List

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

* Events may be added or deleted based on competition and schedule changes
Based off of the most recent TTR WRL 

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
  5. Injuries

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