U.S. Paralympics Cycling 2014 Athlete and Sport Program Plan

 
U.S. Paralympics Cycling
                         2014 Athlete and Sport Program Plan

        Ian Lawless, Director, U.S. Paralympics Cycling High Performance
        Phone: (719) 866-2348         Email: ian.lawless@usoc.org

        Andrew Sparks, Head Coach, U.S. Paralympics Cycling
        Phone: (719) 866-2279      Email: andrew.sparks@usoc.org

        Michael Durner, VA Cycling Coach, U.S. Paralympics Cycling
        Phone: (719) 866-2045      Email: michael.durner@usoc.org

        Kallie Quinn, Director, U.S. Paralympics Emerging Sport & Talent ID
        Phone: (719) 866-2088         Email: kallie.quinn@usoc.org

REFERENCES & TERMINOLOGY
  1. Throughout this document “2014” shall refer to the following dates/seasons:
        a. Summer Sports – 2014 season / January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014
        b. Winter Sports – 2014-2015 season / July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015
  2. Throughout this document “2015” shall refer to the following dates/seasons:
        a. Summer Sports – 2015 season / January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015
        b. Winter Sports – 2015-2016 season / July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016
  3. “DAS” – Direct Athlete Support
  4. “EAHI” – Elite Athlete Health Insurance
  5. “IF” – International Federation
        a. ATH – IPC
        b. CYC – UCI
        c. SKA – IPC
        d. SKN – IPC
        e. SWI – IPC
  6. “NGB” – National Governing Body (for Paralympic ATH, CYC, SKA, SKN, SWI = USOC,
     Sport Performance/Paralympic Division)
  7. “USADA” – U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

PROGRAM GOALS
The primary focus in 2014 is to identify and develop the best cyclists in the world by supporting the
Para-cycling culture in the USA, creating a world class training environment with the world’s best
coaches, in order to become the #1 Para-cycling team in the world on the road and track.

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Specific activities in pursuit of these program goals will include:
 RESIDENT PROGRAMS
                                 Colorado Springs OTC: On Complex                -   Housing & Meals
 January 1 – December 31
                                 3 men | 3 women                                 -   Facility Use
                                 Colorado Springs OTC: Off Complex               -   Meals
 January 1 – December 31
                                 3 Men | 3 Women                                 -   Facility Use
                                 Colorado Springs OTC: Off Complex
 January 1 – December 31                                                         - Facility Use only
                                 3 Men | 3 Women
                                 Chula Vista OTC: Off Complex
 January 1 – December 31                                                         - Facility Use only
                                 3 Athletes
 CAMPS
 January 6-10                   National A Team Camp                             Chula Vista OTC
                                Handcycle / Trike Talent Development Camp
 February 3 – 9                                                                  Clermont, FL
                                (Road)
                                National Team Camp
 March 17 – 21                                                                   Chula Vista OTC
                                Road & Track, A/B/Devo
 March 26 – April 4             Track Worlds Preparation Camp                    Chula Vista OTC
                                Gateway to Gold
 April 5 – April 8                                                               Chula Vista OTC
                                Talent ID Camp #1
                                Gateway to Gold
 May 5 – 10                                                                      Colorado Springs OTC
                                Talent ID Camp #2
 June 7 – 12                    Handcycle Talent Development Camp                Colorado Springs OTC
 July 10 – 17                   Talent Development Camp (Track)                  Colorado Springs OTC
                                Gateway to Gold
 July 20 – 25                                                                    Colorado Springs OTC
                                Talent ID Camp #3
                                Road World Championships
 August t.b.d.                                                                   t.b.d.
                                Team Preparation Camp
 September 15 – 22              Talent Development Camp (Track)                  Colorado Springs OTC
                                Gateway to Gold
 October 20 – 25                                                                 Chula Vista OTC
                                Talent ID Camp #4
                                Track World Championships
 Fall / Winter 2014/15                                                           Chula Vista OTC
                                Team Preparation Camp t.b.d.
 COMPETITIONS
 January 1 – Dec 31       USA Cycling Domestic Competition                             Nationwide
                              • Local/Regional/State/National Events
                              • U.S. Handcycling Series
 February 15-16           Los Angeles Para-track Cycling Open                          Carson, CA
                          (UCI C1 Event and Track Worls Selection Race)
 March 21                 Southern California TT (World Cup #1 selection race)         To be determined
 April 10 – 13            UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships                   AguasCalientes, Mexico
 May 8 - 11               UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup #1 (TeamUSA)                 Castiglione Della
                                                                                       Pescaia, Italy
 May 24 – 26              USA Cycling Professional Championships                       Chattanooga, TN
                              • Time Trial (All Sport Classes)                         (Selection Event #1)
                              • Handcycle Criterium Championships
 July 2 – 6               USA Cycling Para-cycling Road Championships                  Madison, WI
                              • Time Trial (All Sport Classes)                         (Selection Event #2)
                              • Road Race (All Sport Classes)
                              • Criterium Championships (C classes only)
 07/25/27                 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup #2 (TeamUSA)                 Segovia, Spain
 Cancelled                UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup Final (TeamUSA)              Montreal, QC, Canada
 August 28 – Sept 1       UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships (TeamUSA)          Greenville, SC, USA
 November 2014            U.S. Paralympics Track Cycling Nat’l Championships           Carson, CA
 Fall 2014                UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships (TeamUSA)         To be determined

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2014 NATIONAL TEAM

U.S. Paralympics will nominate a cycling National Team for 2014, comprised of the following:

               National A Team         | National B Team | National Development Team

Each team will be nominated based on athlete performances from the following events:
National A Team               National B Team                 National Development Team
     •   2013 UCI Para-Cycling Road      •   2013 UCI Para-Cycling Road        •    2014 USA Cycling Para-cycling
         World Championships                 World Championships                    National Road Championships
     •   2014 UCI Para-cycling Track     •   2014 UCI Para-cycling Track       •    2014 USA Cycling National
         World Championships                 World                                  Handcycling Criterium
                                         •   USA Cycling selection event            Championships
                                             (Chattanooga, TN)                 •    2014 UCI Para-cycling Track
                                         •   2014 USA Cycling Para-cycling          World Championships
                                             National Road Championships       •    2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling
                                                                                    National Track Championships
                                                                               •    2014 UCI Road World Cup
                                                                                    Events
                                                                               •    Qualification per the 2013
                                                                                    Athlete & Sport Program Plan
No Track World Championships were held in 2013, and are therefore not utilized to nominate any teams for 2014.

U.S. Paralympics 2014 National Cycling Team status applies for one or more of the following terms:
   • Spring Term: January 1 – April 30, 2014
   • Summer Term: May 1 – July 31, 2014
   • Fall Term: August 1 – December 31, 2014

National Team status and benefits are only conferred upon athletes who accept, sign and remain
current with the U.S. Paralympics National Team Athlete Agreement.

Athletes named to the team for the Spring or Summer term, will retain their National Team status
through the last date of the term for which they are named, and may retain their team status through
the end of the following term provided they have met the minimum performance standards per the
athlete performance plan. Athletes named to the team for the Fall term will retain National Team
status through 12/31/2014.

Athletes nominated to the 2014 National Team(s) for any term will be added to the USADA
Registered Testing Pool and will be responsible for remaining compliant with all forms, updates and
tutorials as required by USADA. More information regarding USADA can be found in Attachment
E.

Athletes nominated to the National Team(s) must be internationally classified and hold a
Paralympic-eligible sport class as per the UCI master list, and hold a current season international
license from USA Cycling.

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2014 National A, B, and Development Team Minimum Performance Standards

    •   Athletes nominated to the National Team are required to maintain minimum performance
        standards during each term of the cycle in order to maintain status at any level for the next
        term. Athletes who do not meet the minimum performance standards during a term will be
        moved one level lower effective the first day of the next term, or – for athletes on the
        Development Team – will be removed from the team effective on the first day of the next
        term. Minimum performance standards for each athlete will be outlined in the Athlete
        Performance Plan, authored by the Head Coach or VA Cycling Coach, U.S. Paralympics
        Cycling and signed by the following parties:

             •   Athlete
             •   Athlete's Personal Coach
             •   Head Coach or VA Cycling Coach, U.S. Paralympics Cycling

All Athlete Performance Plans must also be approved and signed by the High Performance Director,
U.S. Paralympics Cycling.

2014 National Team Standards (Attachment A)
                                                        ROAD

2014 National Team Road standards are created using the following system:

Men: Average of 3rd place finisher’s individual time trial result for each sport class at the following events:

    •   2011 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships
    •   2012 Paralympic Games
    •   2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships

Women: Standards are calculated at 116% of the men’s standard for each respective sport class. This calculation is
used to ensure equity across all women’s classes due to limited field sizes.
                                                     TRACK

2014 National Team Track standards are based on the average of the 3rd place finisher’s results for each sport class
from the following events:

    •   2011 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships
    •   2012 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships
    •   2012 Paralympic Games

Track standards for sport classes with fewer than 3 entrants at any of the above events are calculated at 105% of the
current world record or world’s best in the respective sport class.

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2014 NATIONAL “A” TEAM QUALIFYING CRITERIA

Spring Term:
    • Athletes who won one or more medals in individual events at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World
        Championships will be nominated to the National A Team for the 2014 Spring Term.

Summer Term:
   • Athletes who won one or more medals at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships will be
     nominated to the National A Team for the 2014 Summer Term.

Fall Term:
    • Athletes who are nominated to the roster for the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships –
        and who met the National Team road time trial standard at both the USA Cycling selection time trial in
        Chattanooga, TN and the USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships Time Trial
        Championships in Madison, WI – will be nominated to the National A Team for the 2014 Fall Term.

                          2014 NATIONAL “B” TEAM QUALIFYING CRITERIA

Spring Term:
    • Athletes who placed in the top 50% in the road race or time trial – where the field for the individual sport
        class included 8 or more finishers – at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championship will be
        nominated to the National B Team for the 2014 Spring Term.
    • Athletes who were part of a medal winning team event at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World
        Championships will be nominated to the National B Team for 2014 Spring Term.

Summer Term:
   • Athletes who place in the top 50% in an individual event – where the field size is 8 or more finishers – at
     the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships will be nominated to the National B Team for
     the 2014 Summer Term.
   • Athletes who are part of a medal winning team event at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World
     Championships will be nominated to the National B Team for the 2014 Summer Term.

Fall Term:
    • Athletes who are nominated to the roster for the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships –
        and who met the National Team standard in either the road time trial at the USA Cycling selection time
        trial in Chattanooga, TN or the USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships Time Trial
        Championships in Madison, WI – will be nominated to the National B Team for the 2014 Fall Term.

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2014 NATIONAL “DEVELOPMENT” TEAM QUALIFYING CRITERIA

Spring Term:
    • Athletes who met the Talent Pool Standard in the individual time trial at the 2013 UCI Para-cycling
        Road World Championships will be nominated to the National Development Team for the 2014 Spring
        Term.
    • Athletes who met the Talent Pool standard in an individual race at the 2013 U.S. Paralympics National
        Track Championships will be nominated to the National Development Team for the 2014 Spring Term.
    • Athletes who won a medal in an individual or team race at a 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup
        event will be nominated to the National Development Team for the 2014 Spring Term.

Summer Term:
   • Athletes who met the Talent Pool standard in an individual race at the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track
     World Championships* will be nominated to the National Development Team for the 2014 Summer
     Term.

Fall Term:
    • Handcycle and Tricycle athletes who win the National Criterium or Road Race Championship in a sport
        class with 6 or more finishers, will be nominated to the National Development Team for the 2014 Fall
        Term.
    • Athletes who meet the Talent Pool Standard at both the USA Cycling selection time trial in Chattanooga,
        TN and the USA Cycling Para-cycling Road National Championships Time Trial Championships in
        Madison, WI – will be nominated to the National Development team for the third term of 2014.
                2013 / 2014 NATIONAL “DEVELOPMENT” TEAM QUALIFYING CRITERIA
Athletes who did not meet the above criteria for the 2014 National A Team, National B Team, or National
Development Team, but were named to the National Team during 2013 and are still within the 13-month period
as outlined in the 2013 plan, will be named to the 2014 National Development team until: A ) The 13-month
period expires, or B) They meet the criteria (above) for one of the 2014 National Teams, whichever is sooner.

Athletes in this category who are named to the Development Team are subject to the following, adjusted benefits:
    • $166 per month in Direct Athlete Support
    • No Supplemental Athlete Support
    • No eligibility for EAHI
* In the event that the 2014 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships are cancelled, or are not held prior to 4/30/2014, U.S.
Paralympics will conduct an alternate UCI international track event, which will be utilized to name athletes to the National Team for
the 2014 Summer Term. Specific NT qualifying criteria will be included in a revision of this document pending the final determination
and/or scheduling of Track World Championships by the UCI.

2014 National Team Standards (Attachment A)

         Road. 2014 Road standards are based on the 3rd place finisher's individual time trial result for
         each sport class at the the following events:
            • 2011 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships
            • 2012 Paralympic Games
            • 2013 UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships

         Track. 2014 Track standards are based on the 3rd place finisher's results for each sport class
         from the following events:
            • 2011 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships
            • 2012 UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships
            • 2012 Paralympic Games

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DISCRETIONARY NOMINATION
Discretionary nomination to the 2014 National Team(s) may be used if an athlete who has
demonstrated international competitiveness during any of the qualification periods for the 2014
National Team(s) was ill, injured, or otherwise unable to compete or perform at a level to qualify
him/her for the team; but it is expected that the athlete will return to internationally competitive form
during the term to which they are named.

The Director, Paralympic Cycling High Performance in consultation with the Team Leader will
make discretionary nominations. All athletes nominated to the 2014 National Team(s) through
discretionary selection must have been on a previous National Team during the preceding two
years/seasons (2012 – 2013).

2015 NATIONAL TEAM
U.S. Paralympics will nominate a Cycling National Team(s) for 2015, based on the 2015 Athlete and
Sport Program Plan.

NATIONAL TEAM BENEFITS
National Team athletes may be eligible for the following benefits:
   1. USOC Direct Athlete Support (Attachment B)
   2. Cycling Additional Athlete Support Programs (Attachment C)
   2. USOC Elite Athlete Health Insurance program (Attachment D)
   3. Air transportation (or ground equivalent), lodging, ground transportation, meal per diem, and
       coaching support at designated U.S. Paralympics training and competition activities.
   4. Hilton Hotel Discount: Hilton Hotel offers a discount for athletes staying at their properties.
       Rooms can be booked by using the Hilton Promotion/Offer code 2637677 on
       www.hilton.com or by going to: www.hhonors.com/teamusastays.
   5. Merchandise discounts: Athletes that stay at the Olympic Training Center will be given a
       discount of 15% off of all merchandise. Simply present the OTC ID to receive this discount.
   6. Airline Discount: United Airlines now offers a “friends and family” discount code for online
       booking for personal travel. Visit: www.united.com and enter ZNZH603736 into the
       promotion code box and it will take 5% off the price of online flight bookings.
   7. USOC Athlete Career Program (Attachment F).
   8. USOC/DeVry Academic Performance Partnership (contact respective HPD/National Teams
       Manager/Associate Director for details and information).
   9. USOC Tuition Grants (contact respective HPD/National Teams Manager/Associate Director
       for details and information).
   10. Use of the designation of National team member in non-commercial situations.
   11. For additional resources and information available to athletes (Athlete Marketing, Athletes’
       Advisory Council, Medical Services, etc.) go to http://www.teamusa.org/For-Athletes.
   12. U.S. Paralympics National Team uniform.
                     National Team athletes will be provided cycling “competition” and “casual”
                       apparel for training and competition. Guidelines for apparel are outlined in the
                       U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team Uniform Agreement which all NT
                       athletes must sign and adhere to.

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TALENT POOL ATHLETES
Athletes (military and non-military) who are eligible for Paralympic competition in a UCI sport
class, and who met the Talent Pool standard in 2013 or during the 2014 season, at a USA Cycling or
UCI-sanctioned event* may be invited to participate in selected U.S. Paralympics Cycling Program
activities. Invitation is at the discretion of the Director, Paralympic Cycling high Performance. 2014
Talent Pool Road and Track standards (Attachment A) are calculated using 105% of the National
Standards.

EMERGING ATHLETES
Athletes (military and non-military), who are eligible for Paralympic competition in a UCI sport
class, and who met the Emerging standard in 2013 or during the 2014 season, at a USA Cycling or
UCI sanctioned event*, may be invited to participate in selected U.S. Paralympics Cycling Program
activities. Invitation is at the discretion of the Director, Paralympic Cycling High Performance. 2014
Emerging Road and Track standards (Attachment A) are calculated based on 115% of the National
Team Standards.

MILITARY ATHLETES
Military and Veteran athletes who are eligible for Paralympic competition in a UCI sport class, and
who met the Military standard in 2013, or during the 2014 season, at a USA Cycling or UCI-
sanctioned event*, may be invited to participate in selected U.S. Paralympics Cycling program
activities. Invitation is at the discretion of the Director, Paralympic Cycling high Performance. 2014
Military Road and Track standards (Attachment A) are calculated using 120% of the National
Standards.

PROOF OF PERFORMANCE
Forms for submitting proof of performance (applies to athletes who need to verify they have met the
Talent Pool, Emerging, or Military Standard), are available via the Para-cycling section on the U.S.
Paralympics website: http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Cycling

* Time trials utilized by athletes to meet standards must be on a course that is at least 15km long, on an out/back or looped road course
(no closed–circuit track courses)

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2014 PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
The 2014 program activities are outlined on Page 2. Athletes will be required to attend all 2014
activities included in their athlete performance plan which will be developed by the U.S.
Paralympics Cycling Head Coach and/or Military & NT Coach in collaboration with the athlete’s
personal coach. All athlete performance plans will be approved by the Director, Paralympic Cycling
High Performance.

Each athlete is responsible for individual arrangements (including expenses) to attend these activities
(i.e. travel, lodging, accommodation, entries) unless otherwise indicated in the activity listing.

National Team athletes are required to obtain a 2014 USA Cycling International Competition
License.

Camps
Consideration for attendance at camps listed on page 2 will be determined by the Director,
Paralympic Cycling High Performance in consultation with the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Head
Coach, Military / NT Coach, and the Director, Paralympic Emerging Sport & Talent ID.

Competitions
For UCI international competitions in 2014, athletes will earn TeamUSA roster nominations
(regardless of National Team status) based on the published selection criteria for the event.

Competitions that are Nations Events (open only to athletes nominated to the official TeamUSA
roster by U.S. Paralympics), or where U.S. Paralympics will enter athletes as part of the National
Team, are indicated by a TeamUSA annotation on the event schedule on page 2.

2014 OPERATION GOLD

U.S. Paralympics will award Operation Gold funds in Cycling based off of the results at the 2014
UCI Para-cycling Road and Track World Championships as outlined below.

-OR-

In the event that there is no UCI Para-cycling Track World Championship event for Cycling in 2014,
the UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships ONLY.

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Paralympic Sport Payment Schedule
                World            World             World
                                                                               Paralympic
 Place    Championships Championships Championships
                                                                                 Year*
          1st year in quad 2nd year in quad 3rd year in quad
   1st          $3,000           $3,000           $3,000                         $5,000
  2nd           $2,500                 $2,500                $2,500              $3,500
   3rd          $2,000                 $2,000                $2,000              $2,500
   4th          $1,500                 $1,500                $1,500
   5th          $1,000                 $1,000                $1,000
   6th          $500                 $500                  $500
* = In the Paralympic year, athletes are eligible for multiple medals won.

In the Olympic/Paralympic year, multiple Operation Gold Awards will be paid to qualifying athletes.
In non-Olympic/Paralympic years, Operation Gold Awards are limited to one award per athlete in a
program year. Athletes who qualify in multiple events during a non-Olympic/Paralympic year will
only receive the highest award amount for which he/she qualified at the specified competition.

For Paralympic sports in non-Paralympic years, individuals must finish in one of the top six (6)
places and among the top 50% of the athletes who started the event to qualify for Operation Gold
Awards. Teams must finish in one of the top four (4) places to qualify for Operation Gold Awards.

                                    Paralympic & Sport Performance Divisions
                                        United States Olympic Committee
                                                 1 Olympic Plaza
                                          Colorado Springs, CO 80909
                                                  719-866-2030
                                                719-866-2029 fax
                                          www.usparalympics.org

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Attachment A - 2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling Standards
                                      ROAD (time per kilometer)
                                        National     Talent Pool            Emerging         Military
                            Class           Team          (105%)              (115%)           (120%)
Handcycle TT Women          H1          02:52.01        03:00.61            03:17.81         03:36.74
Handcycle TT Women          H2          02:33.28        02:40.94            02:56.27         03:03.94
Handcycle TT Women          H3          01:55.91        02:01.70            02:13.29         02:19.09
Handcycle TT Women          H4          01:54.36        02:00.08            02:11.51         02:17.23
Handcycle TT Women          H5          01:52.36        01:57.98            02:09.21         02:14.83
Bicycle TT Women            C1          01:52.46        01:58.08            02:09.33         02:14.95
Bicycle TT Women            C2          01:50.05        01:55.55            02:06.56         02:12.06
Bicycle TT Women            C3          01:42.09        01:47.20            01:57.40         02:02.51
Bicycle TT Women            C4          01:37.15        01:42.01            01:51.72         01:56.58
Bicycle TT Women            C5          01:35.61        01:40.39            01:49.95         01:54.73
Tricycle TT Women           T1          02:43.51        02:51.69            03:08.04         03:16.22
Tricycle TT Women           T2          02:08.67        02:15.10            02:27.97         02:34.40
Tandem TT Women             B           01:29.58        01:34.05            01:43.01         01:47.49
Handcycle TT Men            H1          02:28.29        02:35.70            02:50.53         03:06.84
Handcycle TT Men            H2          02:12.14        02:18.74            02:31.96         02:38.57
Handcycle TT Men            H3          01:39.92        01:44.91            01:54.91         01:59.90
Handcycle TT Men            H4          01:38.59        01:43.52            01:53.37         01:58.30
Handcycle TT Men            H5          01:36.86        01:41.70            01:51.39         01:56.23
Bicycle TT Men              C1          01:36.95        01:41.80            01:51.49         01:56.34
Bicycle TT Men              C2          01:34.87        01:39.62            01:49.10         01:53.85
Bicycle TT Men              C3          01:28.01        01:32.41            01:41.21         01:45.61
Bicycle TT Men              C4          01:23.75        01:27.94            01:36.31         01:40.50
Bicycle TT Men              C5          01:22.42        01:26.54            01:34.78         01:38.90
Tricycle TT Men             T1          02:20.96        02:28.01            02:42.10         02:49.15
Tricycle TT Men             T2          01:50.92        01:56.47            02:07.56         02:13.10
Tandem TT Men               B           01:17.22        01:21.08            01:28.80         01:32.66
TRACK
                                      Min Stndrd       National    Talent Pool   Emerging   Military
Track Event                  Cls.                      Team        (105%)        (115%)     (120%)
3km Pursuit Women            C1       04:40.12         04:54.13*   05:08.84      05:38.25   05:52.96
3km Pursuit Women            C2       04:19.84         04:34.91    04:48.66      05:16.15   05:29.89
3km Pursuit Women            C3       04:16.18         04:28.98*   04:42.43      05:09.33   05:22.78
3km Pursuit Women            C4       04:03.31         04:16.13    04:28.93      04:54.55   05:07.35
3km Pursuit Women            C5       03:32.17         03:58.16    04:10.06      04:33.88   04:45.79
Tandem 4km Pursuit W         B        03:31.53         03:38.84    03:49.78      04:11.67   04:22.61
500m TT Women                C1       00:45.45         00:47.72*   00:50.11      00:54.88   00:57.26
500m TT Women                C2       00:42.45         00:45.60    00:47.88      00:52.44   00:54.72
500m TT Women                C3       00:43.14         00:45.30*   00:47.57      00:52.10   00:54.36
500m TT Women                C4       00:38.43         00:42.42    00:44.54      00:48.79   00:50.91
500m TT Women                C5       00:37.72         00:39.96    00:41.96      00:45.95   00:47.95
Tandem Kilo TT Women         B        01:08.71         01:11.78    01:15.36      01:22.54   01:26.13
Tandem Sprint Women          B        00:11.46         00:12.03*   00:12.63      00:13.83   00:14.44
3km Pursuit Men              C1       03:53.88         04:10.72    04:23.26      04:48.33   05:00.86
3km Pursuit Men              C2       03:45.24         03:56.67    04:08.50      04:32.16   04:44.00
3km Pursuit Men              C3       03:35.26         03:44.95    03:56.20      04:18.69   04:29.94
4km Pursuit Men              C4       04:40.32         04:48.15    05:02.56      05:31.37   05:45.78
4km Pursuit Men              C5       04:30.01         04:42.55    04:56.68      05:24.93   05:39.06
Tandem 4km Pursuit M         B        04:17.76         04:25.31    04:38.58      05:05.11   05:18.37
1 Km TT Men                  C1       01:13.00         01:21.08    01:25.13      01:33.24   01:37.30
1 Km TT Men                  C2       01:15.86         01:17.72    01:21.61      01:29.38   01:33.26
1 Km TT Men                  C3       01:08.67         01:12.91    01:16.55      01:23.84   01:27.49
1 Km TT Men                  C4       01:04.99         01:09.53    01:13.00      01:19.95   01:23.43
1 Km TT Men                  C5       01:05.95         01:08.21    01:11.62      01:18.44   01:21.85
Tandem Kilo TT Men           B        01:01.35         01:03.86    01:07.05      01:13.44   01:16.63
Tandem Sprint Men            B        00:10.05         00:11.13    00:11.69      00:12.80   00:13.36
*Reflects 105% of World Record or UCI Minimum Standard

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Attachment B

                       2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling Direct Athlete Support

    1. DAS is processed monthly on the first Friday of each month.
    2. Athletes are eligible for DAS at the beginning of the month following nomination to the
       National Team(s).
    3. DAS is provided to athletes that are in compliance with 2014 Athlete Agreement obligations
       and athlete performance plan obligations. If an athlete is not current with the agreement/plan
       obligations and/or USADA on the first day of the month in which the payment is being
       made, the athlete’s payment will be withheld until he/she is compliant.
    4. U.S. Paralympics will provide DAS for multi-sport athlete in ONLY one sport. In
       conjunction with the respective NGB/HPMO High Performance Director(s) the multi-sport
       athlete shall designate the primary (“A”) sport in which they wish to receive DAS.
    5. Athletes sanctioned by USADA, WADA and/or the respective sport IF for a doping violation
       are not eligible for DAS, regardless of any National Team(s) status, during the period of such
       sanction.
    6. Athletes sanctioned by the IPC and/or the respective sport IF for classification Intentional
       Misrepresentation are not eligible for DAS, regardless of any National Team(s) status, during
       the period of such sanction.
    7. DAS will only be paid once the Athlete Support Designee Form has been completed and
       submitted (annual basis).
    8. Athlete support is paid directly to the athlete. National Team athletes are responsible for
       understanding and maintaining their own eligibility status with other organizations where
       applicable (i.e. NCAA, NFHS, etc.), and may choose to decline direct athlete support
       payments in order to retain high school or collegiate eligibility.
    9. Athlete support is contingent upon the qualifying criteria outlined on pages 5 – 6.

                   2014 Cycling Direct Athlete Support (include dollar amounts):

                      Team Status Level                      2014 Monthly Payment

                       National A Team                             $800.00

                       National B Team                             $600.00

                National Development Team                          $200.00

             National Development Team:                            $166.00
           2013 Sport/Program Plan (see page 6)

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Attachment C

               2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling Additional Athlete Support Programs

COACHING SUPPORT

Coaching Pool
U.S. Paralympics Cycling will create a coaching pool derived from the list of coaches hired for
National A Team athletes. The coaching pool may also include additional coaches at the discretion of
U.S. Paralympics. All coaches must hold a USA Cycling Level 2 coaching license or higher, and
must undergo a USOC background check. Agreements (including payment terms) with all coaches
will be negotiated by the Director, Paralympic Cycling High Performance.

National A Team Athletes
Athletes named to the National A Team will select their own personal coach, who will be paid a
monthly coaching fee by U.S. Paralympics. National A Team athletes also have the option of
choosing U.S. Paralympics Cycling staff coaches as their personal coach (subject to availability).

National B Team Athletes
Athletes named to the National B Team will receive coaching support and will select a coach from
the coaching pool (including staff coaches, if available). National B Team athletes who wish to
supplement this with additional, personal coaching support may utilize their SAS funds to hire an
additional coach (see “Supplemental Athlete Support” below).

National Development Team Athletes
Athletes named to the National Development Team are eligible to hire a personal coach using SAS
or personal funds. Development Team athletes who choose to hire a coach from the U.S.
Paralympics Cycling Coaching Pool, can do so at a discounted rate.

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SUPPLEMENTAL ATHLETE SUPPORT

Supplemental Athlete Support (SAS) is a new athlete benefit for 2014 that provides athletes with a
flexible system to support their training and racing. Athletes can submit receipts for reimbursement –
up to the amount outlined in the table below (based on team status) – for expenses in the following
categories:
               • Personal Coaching. In addition to, or in lieu of using a staff coach, or a coach
                   from the preferred coaching pool.
               • Discounted Coaching. Development team athletes can receive discounted coach-
                   ing when using SAS to hire a coach from the preferred coaching pool.
               • Equipment. Any equipment related to training or competing as a Para-cyclist.
               • Travel. Any non-National Team travel expenses to USA Cycling or UCI cycling
                   competitions (including entry fees) – or – pre-approved training trips. All non-
                   competition travel submitted for reimbursement must be part of the Athlete Per-
                   formance Plan.
2014

                                               Team Status Level          2014 SAS Annual Amount*

                                                   National A Team        $4,000

                                                  National B Team         $2,500

                                    National Development Team             $1,500

* In the event that an athlete changes to a different team status level during 2014, their SAS will be pro-rated based on the number of
whole months at any given status level.
20Proposed
2017

U.S. Paralympics does not fund National Team athletes to attend Trials/National
Championships/selection events; however, attendance at specific USA Cycling and/or UCI
competitions may be required as per the athlete’s Athlete Performance Plan.

PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE SUPPORT
Additional performance incentives will be provided to athletes who attain results at UCI Para
cycling C1 events and Road World Cup events – including results for team competitions – when
competing as a member of TeamUSA*.

                                                       UCI C1 Events                    World Cups
                                                       (Overall finish ranking          (Place within sport class
                                                       within sport class)              per individual race)
           1st – Field with > 2 participants           $500.00                          $500.00
           2nd – Field with > 3 participants           $350.00                          $350.00
           3rd – Field with > 4 participants           $250.00                          $250.00

*No incentives will be paid to athletes who race at UCI events as independents or as part of a trade team. Athletes who wish to
compete at C1 events for TeamUSA must be named to the TeamUSA roster for the event, and must be entered by U.S. Paralympics.

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OTHER SUPPORT

Equipment
National Team athletes may have access to NT team equipment, including but not limited to:
   • Bicycles / Trikes / Handcycles
   • Components and Wheels
   • Power meters
   • Specialty helmets
   • Race-specific competition apparel
   • Trainers and rollers

All NT equipment will be inventoried and distributed based on a) Team status, and b) Medal
potential. Equipment will be issued at the discretion of the Director, Paralympic Cycling High
Performance in consultation with the Head Coach and Military/NT Coach, U.S. Paralympics
Cycling.

All NT athletes utilizing equipment owned by U.S. Paralympics will be required to sign the National
Team Equipment Agreement Form and will be responsible for any damage or loss to the equipment.

Special Pricing
National Team athletes may have access to special pricing from official partners and suppliers of
U.S. Paralympics Cycling. Details and policies will be communicated to athletes on a case-by-case
basis, by the Director, Paralympic Cycling High Performance throughout the 2014 season.

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Attachment D

              2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling Elite Athlete Health Insurance (EAHI)

The USOC agrees to provide up to 16 EAHI slots to athletes who meet the eligibility and criteria.
The approved EAHI eligibility and criteria for EAHI is as follows:

Athletes must be currently training and competing to receive EAHI and they must sign the 2014
Athlete Agreement and Athlete Support Designee Form.

    •   Criteria 1: All 2014 National A Team athletes are eligible for EAHI.
    •   Criteria 2: Athletes who are named to the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling National B Team
        or National Development Team may be eligible for EAHI as determined by the Director,
        Paralympic Cycling High Performance and Team Leader. Selection for EAHI will be based
        on current performance at a level that indicates a positive trajectory of performance with a
        chance to medal in the Paralympic Games or World Championships between 2014 and 2018.
    •   Should there be more athletes than slots available after Criteria 1 and or Criteria 2, the
        decision to award EAHI will be based on which athlete(s) have the best opportunity to medal
        at the Paralympic Games in 2016 or 2018.
    •   Should there be any available slots after all eligible athletes [who request and] have been
        awarded EAHI, those slots will remain unused.

MEDEX Insurance

Every athlete enrolled in the Elite Athlete Health Insurance Program also receives MEDEX Plus as
part of the benefits.

MEDEX Plus provides:
   • Medical Assistance Services (i.e., locate nearest doctors or hospitals, facilitate hospital
       payments, and monitor case) **
   • Travel Assistance (i.e., replacement of lost/stolen travel documents, translation services,
       travel arrangements) **
   • Destination Services (i.e., pre-travel information, travel & health information, real-time
       security intelligence) **
   • Personal Security Services (i.e., political evacuation, security evacuation) **
   • Medical Evacuation - In the event of a medical emergency, MEDEX will arrange & pay for a
       medically supervised evacuation to the nearest medical facility or return to point of origin.
   • Repatriation Services - In the case of an injury or an unexpected illness resulting in death,
       MEDEX will coordinate & pay for the return of remains to your home country.
**This is assistance only and does not cover the cost of any services provided.

MEDEX Assist also offers a benefit referred to as TravMed Abroad. This supplemental benefit is
offered at an additional cost to you of $3/day and can only be purchased when traveling outside the
U.S.

What does TravMed Abroad provide? The same services as MEDEX Plus, but in addition, TravMed
covers the cost of medical services on a secondary basis to any personal insurance already in place
(if you have no personal insurance, TravMed becomes the primary insurer) after a $25.00
deductible. Illness and injuries, including sport injuries, are covered by TravMed Abroad.

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Some reasons why USOC & NGB team members may consider purchasing TravMed Abroad are as
follows:
    • Personal travel outside the US
    • Athletes traveling outside the US for training or competition
    • Delegates & family members traveling with athletes
    • High deductible medical plans
    •
HOW TO PURCHASE:
• Call 1-800-732-5309
    • $13/per trip for MEDEX Plus; or
    • $3/day for TravMed Abroad
    • To receive the above discounted rate, you must identify that you are an elite athlete with the
        USOC/U.S. Paralympics

Qualified athletes can direct specific questions about EAHI to:
       800-933-4473 ext 3 Office
       719-866-2213 FAX
       eahi@usoc.org

USOC National Dental Referral Program

EAHI does not include a dental plan. However, basic dental services may be available through the
USOC National Dental Referral Program which consists of a network of volunteer dentists who have
agreed to provide screening exams and/or routine (non-elective) dental care to Elite Athletes only.
Dependents are not covered under this program. For further information or to determine if there is a
volunteer dentist in your area, please call the USOC’s Sports Medicine Department at 1-800-638-
1604.

Vision Plan

EAHI does not include a vision plan. However, the USOC Sports Medicine Department currently
runs a vision program for athletes eligible for EAHI to receive up to a year supply of Johnson &
Johnson or Bausch and Lomb contact lenses free of charge. To participate in this program, please
send a current prescription (within the past six months) to: USOC Sports Medicine Department, One
Olympic Plaza, Colorado Springs, CO 80909; fax: (719) 632-9282;
sportsmedicinenetwork@usoc.org. Please include name, date of birth, sport, and US mailing
address where contact lenses should be mailed. Dependents are not covered under this program.

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Attachment E

                                   U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA)

Information on Medications and Supplements. Three key resources for athletes are Global Drug
Reference Online (Global DRO), Drug Reference Line (DRL), and the wallet card.
    • www.globaldro.com
    • DRL: 800-233-0393 within the US and 719-785-2010 outside of the US. This resource is
        available Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM.
    • Wallet card: available in the publications link
Everything on meds, supplements, and TUEs can be found under this link:
http://www.usada.org/substances

Testing. The United States Olympic Committee, (USOC) National Governing Bodies, (NGBs) and
the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) Code have authorized USADA to test any athlete who:
    • Is a member of a license holder of a NGB
    • Is participating at an Event or Competition sanctioned by the USOC or a NGB or
         participating at an Event or Competition in the United States sanctioned by an IF
    • Is a foreign athlete who is present in the United States
    • Has given his/her consent to Testing by USADA or who has submitted a Whereabouts Filing
         to USADA or an IF within the previous 12 months and has not given his/her NGB written
         notice of retirement
    • Has been named by the USOC or an NGB to an international team or who is included in the
         USADA Registered Testing Pool (USADA RTP) or is competing in a qualifying event to
         represent the USOC or NGB in international competition
    • Is a United States Athlete or foreign Athlete present in the United States who is serving a
         period of ineligibility on account of an anti-doping rule violation and has not given prior
         written notice of retirement to the his/her NGB and USADA or the applicable foreign anti-
         doping agency or foreign sport association
    • Is being tested by USADA under authorization from the USOC, an NGB, IF, any NADO,
         WADA, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee,
         (IPC), or the organizing committee of any Event or Competition.
Some of these athletes may be added to the USADA RTP if they meet NGB, USOC, or USADA
criteria. Athletes are notified by e-mail of their inclusion in the pool and rights and responsibilities
as being a part of the pool. Everything testing can be found here: http://www.usada.org/testing.
Also, the Sample Collection Video: http://www.usada.org/collection/ is a helpful tool for those who
have never been through the process.

Key Resources: http://www.usada.org/resources
PDFs of all USADA Publications: http://www.usada.org/resources/publications.aspx

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Attachment F

                                          Athlete Career Services

The Athlete Career Program was created by the USOC Career Services Department in partnership
with Adecco, the USOC’s Official Career Management Services Sponsor. The Athlete Career
Program provides a variety of services to elite athletes who are still training and competing as well
as Olympians and Paralympians who have retired from sport. See attached brochures for more
information. Programs and services include the following:

    •   Personal career assistance – work with your own career coach to assist you with everything
        from creating your personal career game plan, to creating a resume, to getting the job you
        want.

    •   Job placement assistance – whether you’re looking for a part-time, flexible scheduled job,
        full-time employment, or an internship or job shadowing opportunity, Adecco can help you
        find what you need.

    •   Career management seminars – these seminars are broken into five topics that can be
        delivered anywhere and anytime to fit athletes’ schedules. Topics include the following:
            o Creating Your Game Plan (career planning assessment)
            o Building Your Team (networking)
            o Entering the Competition (creating a resume)
            o Game On! Are You Ready? (preparing for a job interview)
            o Can You Be Your Own Boss? (becoming an entrepreneur)

For more information regarding the Athlete Career Program please contact 719-866-2930 or
AthleteCareerProgram@adecco.com. You can also find additional information by clicking on the
link below:
http://www.teamusa.org/For-Athletes/Career-and-Educational-Resources/Athlete-Career-
Program.aspx

                                    The Team USA Career Program
                   Eligibility Criteria for Olympians, Paralympians and Hopefuls

Purpose
The Team USA Career Program was created by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to
assist Olympians, Paralympians and Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls with obtaining part-time,
flexible career-oriented employment to offset training and competition expenses while also building
work experience for their future.

Team USA Career Program Opportunities
The Team USA Career Program is in its early stages and is anticipated to grow over time. Currently,
there are limited employment opportunities with USOC Sponsor, Hilton Hotels, Inc.

Eligibility Criteria
1. Only athletes who are currently training and competing in Olympic and Paralympic
events/disciplines will be considered for eligibility into the Team USA Career Program.

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2. Athletes participating in Olympic/Paralympic events/disciplines must be a member of the U.S.
National Team (senior level), or the equivalent, if the athlete’s sport does not have a National Team.
*There may be cause for an exception to the Team USA Career Program eligibility criteria because of an extenuating circumstance
where a deviation from the criteria best meets the needs of the athlete and NGB or the Team USA Career Program employer. These
deviations will be handled on a case-by-case by the USOC’s Athlete Support Working Group, the athlete’s NGB and the Team USA
Career Program employer.

** This eligibility criteria will be reviewed at least once per quadrennium by the USOC (with input from the Athlete’s Advisory
Council (AAC) and NGB Council) to ensure fairness and consistency.

Allocation of Team USA Career Program Opportunities
By meeting the above eligibility criteria, athletes are qualified for consideration for an employment
opportunity with Hilton or any other participating USOC Sponsor-Employer in the Team USA
Career Program. Meeting the athletic eligibility criteria established by the USOC and U.S.
Paralympics does not guarantee a position within the TeamUSA Career Program. Hiring decisions
will be made independently by the Team USA Career Program Employer with information provided
by both the USOC and Adecco, the USOC’s Official Career Transition Management Sponsor and
Administrator of the Team USA Career Program.

Annual Eligibility Review Process
  • Summer sports will be reviewed annually in the October/November timeframe to verify they
     still meet the Team USA Career Program Eligibility Criteria.
  • Winter sport athletes will be reviewed annually in the March/April timeframe to verify they
     still meet the Team USA Career Program Eligibility Criteria.

Annual Eligibility Review Process (continued)
Athletes no longer meeting the athletic eligibility criteria will be removed from the Team USA
Career Program by the USOC. During these review periods and anytime throughout the athletes’
employment, the USOC sponsor-employer may terminate the athlete’s employment if he or she fails
to meet mutually agreed upon and established work criteria. Athletes are expected to keep working
in their Team USA Career Program position until they are notified by the USOC, Adecco and/or
their employer that they no longer meet the eligibility requirements.

Anti-Doping
Refer to USOC Suspension of Benefits Policy.

Code of Conduct
Sign and abide by the code of conduct established by the USOC, when required.

Sign and abide by the code of conduct established by the athlete’s National Governing Body and
approved by the USOC.

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Attachment G

                             2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team
                                       Procedures & Obligations

Cycling Team Procedures
    Failure to comply with the Athlete Obligations listed below, violating the Athlete Agreement
      and/or or not complying with cycling team agreements and policies will result in a
      suspension of DAS or removal from the 2014 National Team.

Cycling Athlete Obligations
    Maintain compliance with U.S. Paralympics Athlete Agreement
    Maintain compliance with 2014 Athlete Performance Plan
    Comply with the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling Athlete Code of Conduct
    Comply with USADA, UCI, IPC, and WADA anti-doping policies
    Comply with the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Team Uniform Agreement
    Comply with the U.S. Paralympics Cycling Team Equipment Agreement

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Attachment H

                          2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling Resident Program

U.S. Paralympics Cycling will re-introduce a Resident Program at the Colorado Springs (CSOTC)
and Chula Vista (CVOTC) Olympic Training Centers. The core of the program will be at the
CSOTC beginning January 2014 and continuing through the 2016 Paralympic Games.

Athletes accepted as part of the program will reside in dormitories at the CSOTC. Specific training
and competition will be geared to individual athlete needs but generally will include 8-14 hours per
week of training with other resident athletes, or independently.

Eligibility:
    • Be at least 15 years of age (OTC policy).
    • Be a current US Citizen eligible to represent the USA in the Paralympic Games.
    • High School age applicants must be enrolled in high school and maintain a 2.7 GPA. Program staff
         will strongly recommend online courses or enrolling in private school to best facilitate both school
         and training requirements.
    • Applicants who take college courses must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
    • Be willing to submit to a complete health profile coordinated by USOC Sports Medicine including
         thorough medical history and comprehensive physical examination.

Requirements: (including but not limited to)
   • Commitment to reside in CO Springs from January 1 – December 31, with a review every 6 months
       and renewal application each calendar year
   • Strict adherence to the Athlete Performance Plan
   • Sport science testing
   • Sport psychology sessions
   • Nutrition counseling
   • Community outreach and involvement
   • Media training

Acceptance & Application
Acceptance to the Resident Program will be at the sole discretion of U.S. Paralympics and all positions
available in the Resident Program will not necessarily be filled. Evaluation of athletes for acceptance to the
Resident Program will consider a wide range of factors including:
    • Space availability.
    • Meeting and maintaining a minimum emerging standard (Attachment A) per the athlete’s specific
        event/sport class.
    • Athlete’s current “home” training environment.
    • Potential for the athlete to medal at the World Championships/Paralympic Games.
    • Projected effect/impact of the Cycling Resident Program on the athlete’s medal potential.
    • Athlete’s desire and willingness to commit fully to the training Resident Program.
    • Training compatibility with other resident athletes.
    • Relevant performance data from current quadrennium

The Application and all necessary forms for the Resident Program are available at www.usparalympics.org.
Any athlete who wishes to participate must apply and be accepted into the Resident Program.
Coaching Staff
U.S. Paralympics Cycling resident athletes will be coached by the Head Coach and Miltary / NT Coach, U.S.
Paralympics Cycling

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Attachment I

                       2014 U.S. Paralympics Cycling Athlete Code of Conduct

                             UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE
                                       CODE OF CONDUCT
                                             FOR
                              U.S. PARALYMPICS NATIONAL TEAMS
                                             AND
                                 U.S. PARALYMPICS PROGRAMS
                                        November 26, 2013

            ATHLETE PLEDGE AND AGREEMENT

I pledge to uphold the spirit of this Code of Conduct (the “Code”), which offers a guide to my
conduct as a member of a U.S. Paralympics National Team or a U.S. Paralympics Team to
international competition (the “Team”). This Code applies to those Paralympic sports in which the
United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has not recognized a National Governing Body or a
Paralympic Sport Organization to govern the sport. I acknowledge that I have a right to a hearing if
my opportunity to compete is denied or if I am charged with a violation of this Code.

I have familiarized myself with the Code and understand that acceptance of its provisions is a
condition of my membership on the Team.

As a Member of the Team, I hereby promise and agree that I:

    •   will abide by all published rules related to the Team selection procedures as approved by
        U.S. Paralympics or the USOC;

    •   have acted and will act in a sportsmanlike manner consistent with the spirit of fair play and
        responsible conduct;

    •   will maintain a level of fitness and competitive readiness that will permit my performance to
        be at the maximum of my abilities;

    •   will submit to a physical examination by USOC medical personnel if my ability to compete
        is compromised due to physical injury, illness or incapacity and I understand that such phys-
        ical injury, illness or incapacity may be cause for my not being selected to the Team, being
        removed from the Team, or not being allowed to participate if I remain on the Team.

    •   will not commit a doping violation as defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA),
        the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), the International Paralympic Committee
        (IPC) or USOC rules;

    •   am not currently serving a doping violation and/or do not have a pending or unresolved dop-
        ing charge;

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•   will not engage in any conduct that is criminal under any laws applicable to me, including,
        but not limited to laws governing the possession and use of drugs and alcohol and providing
        of drugs to any person and of alcohol to minors;

    •   will not participate or assist in any gambling or betting activities associated with any event
        related to my sport or my participation;

    •   am eligible to compete under the rules of the IPC and its pertinent committees, and its pertin -
        ent member organizations and under the rules of the USOC;

    •   am in possession of a valid USA passport, that will not expire prior to six months following
        the conclusion of any international competition, should I be chosen for an international team
        that requires a passport;

    •   will refrain from conduct detracting from my ability or that of my teammates to attain peak
        performance;

    •   will respect the property of others whether personal or public;

    •   will maintain a level of personal hygiene and cleanliness appropriate to respect my team-
        mates;

    •   will respect members of my Team, other teams, spectators and officials, and engage in no
        form of discriminatory behavior nor in any form of verbal, physical or sexual harassment or
        abuse;

    •   will follow the Team rules, whether set by Team leadership or adopted by consensus, includ-
        ing by way of example, rules regarding curfew and required attendance at Team meetings;

    •   agree to wear the uniforms approved by U.S. Paralympics at official activities sponsored by
        the USOC or U.S. Paralympics as directed by U.S. Paralympics staff, and I agree to compete
        in the U.S. Paralympics-approved Team uniform, where such a uniform is provided, in com-
        petitions at which I am supported by U.S. Paralympics . I agree to wear the names and logos
        of U.S. Paralympics sponsors, suppliers and licensees on Team competition wear, other uni-
        forms and casual wear as provided by U.S. Paralympics. I agree to not alter any Team uni-
        form, either by removing or obstructing the names or logos of U.S. Paralympics sponsors,
        suppliers and licensees or by adding patches, stickers, or other means of displaying unauthor-
        ized names, logos or messages;

    •   agree to not demean or defame the USOC, U.S. Paralympics or its sponsors, their names, lo-
        gos, marks, products or services. I acknowledge that endorsing and supporting U.S. Para-
        lympics sponsors through my actions and words reflects well on the team and on those sup-
        porting the team.

    •   agree to be filmed, videotaped and photographed, and to have my image and voice otherwise
        recorded, in any media, during any event I am attending under the auspices of the USOC or
        U.S. Paralympics, by U.S. Paralympics official photographer(s), film crew(s) and video
        crew(s), and by any other entity authorized by U.S. Paralympics, under the conditions spe-
        cified by U.S. Paralympics. I hereby grant U.S. Paralympics the irrevocable, perpetual, fully

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paid-up, worldwide right and license to use, and to authorize third parties to use, in all media,
        my name, picture, likeness, voice and biographical information for: (1) news and information
        purposes, (2) promotion of the Paralympic movement and the specific competition(s) in
        which I compete, (3) promotion of the Team, and (4) promotion of U.S. Paralympics and the
        USOC ; in no event may U.S. Paralympics or the USOC use or authorize the use of my
        name, picture, likeness, voice and biographical information for the purpose of trade, includ-
        ing any use in a manner that would imply an endorsement of any company, product, or ser-
        vice, without my written permission;

    •   will not use or authorize the use of photographs, films or videos of myself in my USOC or
        Paralympic Team apparel or equipment or the use of any USOC or U.S. Paralympics logo for
        the purpose of trade, promotion, fund raising or on merchandise, without the prior written
        consent of U.S. Paralympics;

    •   will abide by the rules of the IPC or other Paralympic international federations concerning al-
        lowable trademark identification on clothing and equipment worn or used in competition or
        on visible body tattoos.

    •   understand that if I require legal representation because I am accused of criminal misconduct
        or an anti-doping violation, or if for any other reasons I require the services of an attorney, I
        will be personally responsible for payment of such legal fees and expenses;

    •   will act in a way that will bring respect and honor to myself, my teammates, the Team, U.S.
        Paralympics, the USOC, and the United States; and

    •   will remember that at all times I am an ambassador for my sport, my country and the Para-
        lympic Movement.

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