U.S. Cross Country Ski Team
2014 U.S. Cross Country Team Nomination Criteria
Eligibility for Consideration
The USSA will consider for selection only those USSA members in good standing who have a valid U.S. passport, a valid FIS license and who meet FIS minimum eligibility standards.
An athlete shall be ineligible for consideration if previously suspended or removed from team membership without having been reinstated by the USSA. An athlete who has previously declined an offer of team membership shall not be automatically offered team membership unless that athlete specifically requests consideration and the USSA Nordic Director approves the request.
The U.S. Ski Team will select only the most qualified athletes with the greatest possibilities for winning medals in future World Championship and Olympic Winter Games competitions. Selection criteria will stress performance in the Olympic Winter Games, World Cup, Continental Cup, U23 and World Junior Championships in the 2013-14 season. Selection criteria will also stress progress toward individual performance markers, set forth by the U.S. Ski Team coaches, which point toward international success, as mentioned above.
Athletes may be selected to the team based solely upon their competition results during the selection period. Athletes meeting the following objective criteria will be selected to the U.S. Ski Team:
Discretionary Selection Policy
USSA may select additional athletes to the team using coaches’ discretion based upon factors other than the objective criteria. If the coaching staff fills any spot(s) on the team with discretionary selections, then the staff may consider any factors including (but not limited to) the following:
Athletes will not be promoted in season. No athletes will be demoted during the season; however, funding may be suspended at any time if progress or commitment is not consistent with the team program and athlete does not remain in good standing.
General Comments Concerning Team Status
USSA Core Values and Code of Conduct
Athletes must demonstrate a capability to adhere to USSA Values and Code of Conduct in order to be eligible for nomination.
2013 U.S. Cross Country Ski Team Nominations
The following is the USSA's preliminary list of nominations for the 2013 U.S. Ski Team. The nominations include those active athletes who qualified based on published selection criteria. The USSA will announce the actual team roster in the fall, naming those athletes who accept the responsibilities of being a part of the U.S. Ski Team and are planning to compete in the 2013-14 season. Team staff will work individually with nominated athletes to provide education on Team responsibilities and programs leading up to the formal Team announcement this fall.
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