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Rocky Mountain Division Selections

All Rocky Mountain Division selection criteria can be found on in the RMD Handbook.  14-15 version to be published shortly

For selections to out of division FIS races in the US and Canada please go to the Intents page.

Criteria is in the process of being updated for the current season and should be posted shortly.

 


Selection Worksheets

Congratulations to all athletes!!

US Nationals Selections
 

U18 Selections
 

U16 Selections
Seeding for RC U16 Jr Championships will be done using USSA points in each discipline.

U14 Selections

Rocky/Central U16 National Championship Athletes
 

 

US National Selections

RMD US Nationals Selections

US National Selections - The first 6 men's spots and 4 women's spots will be selected by using the FIS ITS using SL, GS, SG* – using the list 9. National Automatic by Nor Am Cup points would fill the FIS ITS quota spots first and the ITS will fill the remaining quota spots.

National Automatics to US Nationals Championships

Women (97’ and 98’ YOB athletes only)

  • Nor Am Cup points achieved in any discipline during the 2014-2015 season

Men

97' YOB

  • Nor Am Cup points achieved in any discipline during the 2014-2015 season

98' YOB

  • Nor Am Cup results (GS, SL) achieved in any discipline during the 2014-2015 season or

  • Nor Am Cup results (DH, SG) within top 50% of the field during the 2014-2015 season

The next 3 men's and 3 women's spot will be chosen using the Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup races from Dec 20, 2014 to Feb 15,. 2015, cumulative points using the best 6 results by World Cup points

  1. Ties will be broken using the best result(s), continuing down the list of results until the tie is broken.  All races are available for tie breaking purposes.

  2. One spot per gender will be used for discretion selection to be named by the RMD Ability Committee in conjunction with the RMD Manager and the RC Regional Coach.

The overall male and female winner from the RC Junior FIS Championships will be awarded a quota spot to US Nationals if the athlete is a USA athlete from the Rocky/Central Region.  

  1. Overall will be determined by using World Cup points of all four events contested.

  2. If the athlete has already qualified for US Nationals per their respective divisional qualification, then the quota spot would revert to the athlete's division and the next athlete on the divisional US Nationals selection list would then fill the open quota spot.

  3. If the overall winner is not from RC then the quota spot will be awarded to the first RC athlete on the overall ranking list.  If the athlete will not attend US Nationals the quota spot would revert to the athlete's division and the next athlete on the divisional US Nationals selection list would then fill the open quota spot.  

Athletes wanting to compete in US Nationals must turn in an intent to compete by Feb 15, 2015 on the USSA website.

*If an event at US Nationals is canceled before the selection list has been posted, the canceled event will not be used as a part of the selection.  If an event is canceled after the selection list has been posted the selections list will not be changed.

 

U18 National Selections

U18 National Junior Championships Selection Criteria

 

Rocky/Central has a quota of 20 men and 15 women to the National U18 Junior Championship. Of this quota, 10 men and 7 women shall be reserved for regional automatic selection and the remaining 10 men and 8 women will be split evenly between Central and Rocky.

National Automatics to U18 Junior Championships – These athletes will count towards the Regional quota and will fill RC Regional Automatics quota spots first.

Women (97’ and 98’ YOB)

  • Nor Am Cup points achieved in any discipline during the 2014-2015 season

Men

97' YOB

  • Nor Am Cup points achieved in any discipline during the 2014-2015 season

98' YOB

  • Nor Am Cup results (GS, SL) achieved in any discipline during the 2014-2015 season or

  • Nor Am Cup results (DH, SG) within top 50% of the field during the 2014-2015 season

Rocky/Central Regional Selection Method (occurs before Divisional selections and after and National Automatic selections): 10 men and 7 women (quota my change dependant on the number of National Automatics) will be selected by using the sum of their best two FIS point discipline (Super Combined will not be included) rankings, purged to include only non-automatic Rocky/Central U18 athletes using the most recent FIS points list (list 9). Ties will be broken using the best single discipline rank. If there is still a tie, the third best discipline rank will be used, then the fourth.

Rocky Mountain Division Selection Method:

5 men and 4 women will be selected by the following method:

  1. The top four RMD U18 men and three RMD U18 women will be selected using the best 4 of 8  races ranked by World Cup points – The eight races to be used for qualification are from the Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup and are as follows

    1. 2 Downhills at Aspen – January 21-22, 2015

    2. 2 SG's in Aspen – January 23-24, 2015

    3. 2 GS and 2 SL's in Winter Park – February 12-15, 2015

  2. In the case of a cancellation of the FIS DH, RMD will use FIS DH Point rankings for U18 National Selections, there will only be one column of DH results in this case.  If one of the DH's are cancelled there will only be one DH event used and the selection will be the best 4 of 7.  

  3. Ties will be broken using the best result(s), continuing down the list of results until the tie is broken.  All races are available for tie breaking purposes.

  4. 1 men’s and 1 women’s quota spot will be reserved for discretion selection by the RMD Ability Committee in conjunction with the RMD Manager and the RC Regional Coach

 

U16 RockyCentral Region Junior Championship Selections

RMD Selections Rocky/Central U16 Junior Championships

The Rocky/Central U16 Junior Championships are open to all qualified U16 RMD and Central competitors and will be held in Steamboat Springs, CO March 1-7, 2015. All events, DH,SG,GS,SL, will be USSA point scored.

  1. The Rocky Mountain Division will have the opportunity to fill 50% of the field at the U16 Junior Championship with the Central Division filling the remaining 50%.
  2. RMD will fill the field by identifying 90 male and female competitors.

Selection Criteria:

  1. RMD U16 Athletes are eligible to have automatic status to the RMD Regional Championships.  Up to 6 men and 6 women will be selected using an ITS of SL/GS points using the USSA Points list 9.  Athletes must also rank in the top 10 national age rank in SL or GS points.  RMD U16 athletes qualifying with automatic status to the RC Regional Championships must participate in a RMD/USSA scored series prior to designated RMD final qualification weekend.
  2. Boys and girls will be selected based on their performance in the U16 qualifying events.
    1. RMD U16 Automatic athletes will be ranked first on the qualifying list.
    2. The first qualifying weekend will consist of 2 SG USSA scored races; the second qualifying weekend will consist of 2 SL and 2 GS two run USSA scored races.
    3. Place points will be awarded to athletes in each of these six (6) races, only the best one SG can count towards the qualifying list.
    4. Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated place points in their best three (3) races, only one SG result is eligible to use towards qualifying and ranking. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races are available for tie breaking purposes, the second SG will count as the last result used to break a tie.
    5. Athletes selected to the National U16 Training Group (NTG) will be automatics to the U16 RC Junior Championships of their respective region, provided they attend the U16 NTG January Europe project. Athletes will count toward their home divisions' quota to the Regional Junior Championships.  Members of the NTG must qualify through the normal regional selection methods to the U16 National Championship and Assessment Project.
  3. Final quotas for boys and girls will be established based on a percentage of male and female athletes to the total number of athletes who competed in the first weekend qualifier for U16’s plus first day of second qualifier.   Automatic athletes will be added into total number of athletes.
  4.  One (1) RMD U16 boy and one (1) RMD U16 girl will advance from the Council Cup as determined by the overall. The overall is determined by using place points. Place points will be awarded to athletes in each of the 6 races in the Council Cup. Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated place points in their best three (3) races. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races are available for tie breaking purposes.
  5. Two (2) boys’ and two (2) girls’ quota positions will be reserved for discretion consideration to be filled by the Competition Manager and Ability Class Committee.
  6. Once the quota has been filled, no alternates should be considered.
  7. Foreign USSA members athletes (X license) who are training and competing in Rocky or Central may qualify for the Rocky/Central U16 Junior Olympics through the respective division’s quota. RMD and CEN will each have 4 foreign quota spots total (men and women
  8. Team selection order will be as follows: Automatics according to ITS SL,GS.  Then moving through the selection method above.
 

U14 RockyCentral Region Junior Championship Selections

U14  RMD RockyCentral Region Junior Championship Selections

The Rocky/Central U14 Junior Championships  is open to all qualified U14 RMD and Central competitors and will be held at Winter Park, CO March 10-14, 2015. Events contested are 1 SG, 1 Kombi, 2 one run GS, 2 one run SL.

  1. The Rocky Mountain Division will have the opportunity to fill 50% of the field at the Junior Championship with the Central Division filling the remaining 50%.
  2. The Age Class Subcommittee will fill the RMD quota by identifying 95 RMD male and female competitors.

Selection Criteria:

  1. Boys and girls will be selected based on their performance in the U14 qualifying events.
    1. The are two qualifying events,  –
      1. U14 Open SG's at Breckenridge –  only January 25, 2015. 
      2. Prater Cup at Crested Butte – February 19-22, 2015
    2. Only the best Super G result from either the January 25, 2015 U14 SG open or Prater Cup is eligible to be consider for qualifying purposes.
    3. If a day of racing is canceled it will not be replaced.
    4. Place points will be awarded to athletes in each of the five races.  One point for 1st place, two points for 2nd place, three points for 3rd place etc.
    5. Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated place points in their best two- (2) races. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races, except the second SG are available for tie breaking purposes.
    6. Final quotas for boys and girls will be established based on athletes who competed on the second day of races at the Prater Cup.
  2. Three (3) RMD U14 boy and three (3) RMD U14 girl will advance from the Council Cup as determined by the overall. The overall is determined by using place points.  Place points will be awarded to athletes in each of the 6 races in the Council Cup.  Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated place points in their best three (3) races. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races are available for tie breaking purposes.
  3. Two (2) boys’ and two (2) girls’ quota positions will be reserved for discretionary consideration to be filled by the Competition Manager and Age Class Committee.
  4. Once the quota has been filled, no alternates should be considered.
  5. Foreign USSA members athletes (X license) who are training and competing in Rocky or Central may qualify for the Rocky/Central U14 Junior Olympics through the respective division’s quota. RMD and CEN will each have 4 quota spots total (men and women) for foreign athletes.
 

Rocky Central Selections to U16 National Championships

RC Selections to U16 National Championships

Selections will be determined from the SG/GS/SL at the Regional Championships using World Cup points to rank the athletes.  The best two of three results will determine the overall ranking list.  Each Region will have the following quota for U16 National Championships: Three '99 YOB, three '00 YOB, five '99 and '00 YOB combined and five '01 YOB selected from the Regional U14 Championships.

  1. U16 Athletes
    1. Using the overall ranking list from the respective U16 Regional Championships, the top three athletes from each of the two oldest YOB competing will be selected.  Ski up athletes will not be included in this selection; they will be considered with the youngest YOB athletes. Ties will be broken by using the single best result. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken. 
    2. Using the overall ranking list after purging the top three athletes from each YOB, the next five athletes from both YOBs combined will be selected. Ties will be broken by using the single best result. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken.  Ski up athletes will not be included in this selection; they will be considered with the youngest YOB athletes.
    3. There are discretion spots available if needed.  Request for discretion spots must come from the regional managers and coaches to the National Development Director.
  1. U14 athletes
    1. The top five, second YOB athletes at the Regional U14 Junior Championships on the overall ranking list will be selected.  Athletes will not be purged.  Ties will be broken by using the single best result. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken. 
    2. Overall will be determined using the SG/Combined two-runs of GS/Combined two-runs of SL at the Regional Championships.  The best two of the three results will determine the overall ranking list.
 

Selections to Regional and RMD Teams

RC Regional Team Selection Criteria Criteria for 14-15 Season

RC Regional Training Group  Criteria for 14-15 Season, updated 9.10.14

All-Star Team Selection Criteria Critera for 14-15 Season

RMD Team Selection Criteria  Criteria for 14-15 Season

Podium Team Selection Criteria
      Results are used from the past two season - 12/13 and 13/14 seasons

  • U12 Championships, U16 and U14 Junior Championships – top 3 in any discipline and overall at the U16 and U14 Championships
  • U18 Nationals – Top 3 in any discipline including the overall
  • Surefoot Series – Top 3 overall standings and Discipline winners
  • US Nationals – Top 3 overall
  • US Nationals Junior – Top 3 overall
  • Nor AM overall and disciplines winners top 3 overall

 

 

RockyCentral Selections to the CAN AMs

Western U16 CAN AMs

March 12-15, 2015, Apex
RockyCentral quota for the Western CAN AMs is 5 men and 5 women

Selection:  The U16 National Overall Ranking list will be utilized for this selection.  An athlete who has qualified for U16 Nationals is not eligible to attend a Western U16 CAN AM.  Athletes qualifed for U16 Nationals will be purged from the Overall Ranking list. Selections for the Western U16 CAN AM will continue down the Overall Ranking list with the first non-U16 National Qualified athlete.  Ties will be broken by the U16 National Method.  Athletes are seeded by their ranking order.

*Ski up athletes are not eligible to attend out of country events as they are not age eligible.

Eastern U14 CAN AMs

March 26-29, 2015, Mt Tremblant
Rocky/Central quota for the event is 5 men and 5 women.

Selection: Athletes will be selected by using an ITS in the following order of the two one run Slalom's and two one run Giant Slaloms.  Athletes attending the U16 National Championships will be included in the ITS and purged from the final ranking list as they are not eligible to attend both the Eastern U14 CAN AM and U16 National Championships.  Athletes are seeded by their ranking order.

*Ski up athletes are not eligible to attend out of country events as they are not age eligible.

Any U14 Foreign Competitor who is a Full Time member of a USSA Rocky/Central Club may qualify for the U14 Eastern CanAm. The foreign athlete must qualify by the same qualification criteria that a U14 in the USSA Rocky/Central Region, as long as the USSA Rocky/Central Region also names a team to the Eastern CanAm.  The Foreign Athlete will be an additional competitor in the CanAm, and not take a USSA Region quota spot.  The Region will purge the foreign athlete from the list of qualified Regional competitors to fill their quota.  A letter from the Regional Manager will be submitted to the CanAm ROC, USSA Eastern Manager and Canadian Eastern Manager confirming that the foreign athlete has met objective criteria through the Regional qualification.

The Foreign athlete will be seeded based on his/her location on the Regional qualification list.

 

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