U.S. Paralympics Track & Field 2019 Athlete and Sport Program Plan
- Provide athletes with enhanced structure of training and competition programs through supplemental athlete support and performance incentive support programs.
- Provide athletes with advanced competition structure to enhance preparation for 2020 Tokyo Games
- Prepare for 2019 World Para Athletics Championships and 2019 Parapan American Games.
- Continue to build the pool of national team coaches and staff.
- Continued implementation of science and technology and provide physiological support to athletes with podium potential. 2019 NATIONAL TEAM U.S. Paralympics Track & Field will nominate National Team(s) for 2019, based on the criteria outlined below: Term 1: January 1, 2019 - June 30, 2019 Term 2: July 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 Results MUST be recognized by the IPC / World Para Athletics, wind legal and from events on the 2020 Paralympic Games program. Athletes MUST hold a current IPC / World Para Athletics License and have a current International Classification before the standard is achieved. Nominated to National Team on January 1, 2019: 2019 National Team athletes who have met National Team standards by July 1 and November 30, 2018 as outlined in the 2018 Athlete and Sport Program Plan will carry their status into Term 1 in 2019.
Athletes nominated on January 1, 2019 based on the following criteria must also achieve the respective 2019 National Team Standard, in one or more events that are on the 2020 Paralympic Games program by June 30, 2019 in order to maintain their National Team status through the end of the calendar year. Tier 1 - Athletes who in accordance with the 2018 Sport and Program plan maintained “World Championships Medalist Team” status by hitting the respective national team standard at an IPC / World Para Athletics Approved Event or established a recognized WPA World Record at a Grand Prix competition for an event that is listed on the 2020 Paralympic Games program between January 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018 will be nominated as Tier 1.
($1250) Tier 2 – Athletes who achieved the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field 2018 National A Standard at an IPC / World Para Athletics Approved Event between January 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018 or maintained their 2018 National Team Status as indicated in the 2018 Sport and Program Plan will be nominated as Tier 2. ($950) Tier 3 - Athletes who achieved the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field 2018 National B Standard at an IPC / World Para Athletics Approved Event between January 1, 2018 and November 30, 2018 will be nominated as Tier 3. ($600)
Talent Protection Program (TPP) - Athletes who are no longer on the national team but have demonstrated medal potential by being named to the national team between January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018 will be eligible for a competition and training grant in addition to potential invitations to camps or competitions if possible. Nominated throughout 2019 Athletes who achieve the respective U.S. Paralympics Track & Field 2019 National A or B Standard in either term at an IPC/World Para Athletics Approved Event between January 1, 2019-November 30, 2019 will be nominated to the team at the start of the next month.
U.S. Paralympics 2019 National Team status applies for each respective term (January 1, 2019- June 30, 2019 and/or July 1-December 31, 2019). 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 and Personal Performance Plan.
Athletes who meet a National Team standard during 2019, at an IPC/ World Para Athletics sanctioned event, become eligible for National Team benefits and will retain their National Team status through December 31, 2019. Athletes will be nominated to the team on the first day of the month following achievement of the National Team standard. Athletes nominated to Tier 1, 2 or 3 of the 2019 National Team 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 have undergone an international classification evaluation and hold an international Paralympic-eligible sport class as per the World Para Athletics master list and hold a current season license for Track & Field from the IPC / World Para Athletics (before the standard is achieved). https://www.teamusa.org/USParalympics/Sports/Track-and-Field/IPC-Licensing 2019 National Team Standards (Attachment A) are based on the following in addition to being based on events listed in 2020 Tokyo event program
- A Standard: The best third-place performance from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 according to the IPC / World Para Athletics World Ranking Performance List, whichever mark is most competitive.
B Standard: The best fifth-place performance from the 2016, 2017 and 2018 according to the IPC / World Para Athletics World Ranking Performance List, whichever mark is most competitive. ** National Team status may not be earned based on performances in relays or team events.**
Guide Pool Program All contracted guides will receive DAS on an individual basis as agreed upon by the guide and Director during the application and agreement process. 2020 NATIONAL TEAM U.S. Paralympics will nominate a U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Team(s) for 2020, based on athlete performances at IPC/ World Para Athletics Approved events during the 2019 competition season (January 1, 2019-December 31, 2019), national team standards and 2019 World Para Athletics Championship podium performances.
Results MUST be: recognized by the IPC / World Para Athletics, wind legal and from events on the 2020 Paralympic Games program. Athletes MUST hold a current IPC / World Para Athletics License and have a current International Classification before the standard is achieved.
NATIONAL TEAM BENEFITS National Team athletes MAY be eligible for the following benefits– all athlete support recommendations submitted by the NGB are subject to USOC Paralympic Sport Performance Approval: 1. USOC Direct Athlete Support (Attachment B) 2. Track & Field Additional Athlete Support Programs (Attachment C) 1. USOC Elite Athlete Health Insurance program (Attachment D) 2. Air transportation (or ground equivalent), lodging, ground transportation, meal per diem, and coaching support at designated U.S. Paralympics Track & Field training and competition activities.
3. USOC Athlete Career & Education Program (https://www.teamusa.org/athleteresources/athlete-career-and-education-program).
4. U.S. Paralympics National Team uniform. EMERGING ATHLETES Athletes who meet the Emerging standard during 2019, at an IPC / World Para Athletics Approved event may be invited to participate in selected U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Program activities as outlined below. Invitation is at the discretion of the Director, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field. 2019 Emerging standards (Attachment A) are based on 15% of the 2019 National A Standard for events on the track and 20% for field events.
Athletes nominated to the Emerging Team must be internationally classified by World Para Athletics OR nationally classified by U.S. Paralympics Track & Field and hold a Paralympiceligible sport class as per the IF and/or U.S. Paralympics master list and hold a current season license for Track & Field from the IPC/ World Para Athletics.
2019 PROGRAM ACTIVITIES The following is a broad schedule of events that have been facilitated as events in which will be submitted for IPC / World Para Athletics approval with the exception of training camps. 2019 National Team(s) activities are outlined and may require invitations from USPTF.
Additional meets are welcomed so long as there are no concerns with the meet not following specific IPC / World Para Athletics rules and regulations. Athletes are welcome to submit additional meets and will be required to attend all 2019 activities included in their personal performance plan which will be developed in conjunction with the Director, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field.
Each athlete is responsible for individual arrangements (including expenses) to attend activities in their personal performance plan (i.e. travel, lodging, accommodation, entries) unless otherwise indicated in the activity listing or as a function of a national team invitation by USPTF. National Team athletes are required to obtain a 2019 IPC /World Para Athletics License. http://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Track-and-Field/IPC-Licensing National Team athletes are required to be registered members of their respective U.S. NGB (USA Track & Field).
https://www.usatf.org/membership/application/index.asp 2019 U.S.
Paralympics Track & Field Schedule of Camps The following will be by invite only and will be determined by ranking, medal potential and performance factors. Please email USParaTFTeam@usoc.org if any questions arise Camp Start Date End Date Name of Competition Location Events Invitation Criteria Funding Eligibility Training Camp 2/11/19 2/20/19 Warm Weather Camp Chula Vista, CA ALL Invite after Expressed Interest National Team Benefit Training Camp 3/14/19 3/25/19 Training Camp Chula Vista, CA ALL Invite National Team Benefit Training Camp 4/8/2019 4/14/19 Training Camp Chula Vista, CA Throws Invite National Team Benefit Training Camp 5/6/19 5/13/19 Training Camp Chula Vista, CA ALL Invite National Team Benefit Relay Camp TBD TBD Relay Camp I TBD Univ.
Relay Invite National Team Benefit Relay Camp TBD TBD Relay Camp II TBD Univ. Relay Invite National Team Benefit
2019 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Schedule of National Team Competitions The following will be submitted for IPC /World Para Athletics Approval through U.S. Paralympics Track & Field or the IPC /World Para Athletics. Additional competitions can be found at https://www.paralympic.org/Calendar Competition Start Date End Date Name of Competition Location Events Invitation Criteria Funding Eligibility Grand Prix 2/24/2019 2/27/2019 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Dubai, UAE ALL Open Invite* International Stipend Eligible Tier 1 & 2 only Domestic 3/15/19 3/16/19 Miami Invitational (Agitos Foundation Event) Miami, FL Invite only Invite only Invite only Domestic 3/23/19 3/24/19 San Diego State Invite San Diego, CA ALL Open Invite* Grant Eligible Domestic 4/5/19 4/6/19 Sun Angel Tucson, AZ ALL Open Invite* Grant Eligible/ National Team Benefit Domestic 4/11/19 4/11/19 Chula Throws meet Chula Vista, CA Throws Invite only Grant Eligible Domestic 4/13/19 4/13/19 Triton Invite San Diego, CA Invite only Invite only Grant Eligible for those Domestic 4/6/19 4/6/19 Pomona Pitzer Invite Claremont, CA Ambulatory N/A Grant Eligible Domestic 4/19/19 4/20/19 Mt Sac Relays Los Angeles, CA ALL Invite only National Team Invite Grand Prix 4/25/2019 4/27/2017 São Paulo, Brazil São Paulo, Brazil ALL Open Invite* International Stipend Eligible Tier 1 & 2 only Domestic 4/26/19 4/27/19 Drake Relays Des Moines, IA Invite only Invite only National Team Invite Domestic 5/8/19 5/8/19 Chula Vista High Performance Meet Chula Vista, CA ALL TBD Grant Eligible Grand Prix 5/10/2019 5/12/2019 Beijing, China Beijing, China ALL Open Invite* International Stipend Eligible Tier 1 & 2 only Domestic 5/11/19 5/11/19 Oxy Invite Occidental, CA Ambulatory Open Grant Eligible Domestic 5/19/19 5/19/19 Tucson Elite Throws Tucson, AZ Throws Open Invite* Grant Eligible Domestic / Grand Prix 5/24/2019 5/25/2019 Desert Challenge Grand Prix Tucson, AZ ALL Open Grant Eligible Grand Prix 5/24/2019 5/26/2019 Nottwil, Switzerland Nottwil, Switzerland ALL Open Invite* International Stipend Eligible Tier 1 & 2 only Grand Prix 5/30/2019 5/30/2019 Daniela Jutzeler Memorial Arbon, Switzerland ALL By Invitation International Stipend Eligible
after expressed interest of Personal Performan ce Plan Grand Prix 6/1/2019 6/2/2019 Swiss Nationals Arbon, Switzerland ALL By Invitation after expressed interest of Personal Performan ce Plan International Stipend Eligible Grand Prix 6/8/2019 6/9/2019 Grosseto, Italy Grosseto, Italy ALL Open Invite* National Team Event / International Team Competition Domestic 6/15/2019 6/15/2019 Chula Vista High Performance Meet II (Tentative) Chula Vista, CA ALL Open Grant Eligible Domestic 6/15/2019 6/15/2019 Fast Cow Chicago, IL WC Open Grant Eligible Domestic 6/15/2019 6/16/2019 GLASA Chicago, IL ALL Open Grant Eligible Grand Prix 6/28/2019 6/30/2019 Tunis, Tunisia Tunis, Tunisia ALL Open Invite* International Stipend Eligible Tier 1 & 2 only Domestic 7/12/2019 7/13/2019 Chula Vista High Performance Meet IV Chula Vista, CA ALL Open Grant Eligible Championship TBD TBD U.S.
Paralympic National Championships (TBD) TBD ALL Qualificati on Event Qualification Event Championship 8/1/2019 8/4/2019 World Para Junior Championships (Notwill, Switzerland) Notwill, Switzerland Invite based on selection Qualificati on Event Qualification Event Grand Prix 8/10/2019 8/11/2019 Berlin, Germany Berlin, Germany ALL Open Invite* International Stipend Eligible Tier 1 & 2 only Championship 8/24/2019 8/28/2019 Parapan American Games (Lima, Peru) Lima, Peru Invite based on selection Qualificati on Event Qualification Event
Note: If you have been funded to any of these competitions via stipend, grant or through the arrangement of USPTF you will be required to be in compliance with Attachment F regarding the national team competition uniform while competing. Note that U.S. Paralympics does not fund National Team athletes to attend National Championships/selection events; however, attendance at the 2019 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Championships is required. 2019 OPERATION GOLD The USOC will award Operation Gold funds in Track & Field based off of the results at the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships as outlined below.
Paralympic Sport Payment Schedule Place 1st year in quad 2nd year in quad 3rd year in quad Paralympic Year* 1st $3,750 $3,750 $3,750 $37,500 2nd $3,125 $3,125 $3,125 $22,500 3rd $2,500 $2,500 $2,500 $15,000 4th $1,875 $1,875 $1,875 5th $1,250 $1,250 $1,250 Grand Prix 8/29/2019 8/30/2019 Paris, France Paris, France ALL Open Invite* TBD based on Potential Parapan Conflict Domestic 9/14/2019 9/15/2019 Chula Vista High Performance Meet V Chula Vista, CA ALL Open Grant Eligible Domestic 10/11/201 9 or 10/18/201 9 10/12/2019 or 10/18/2019 Chula Vista High Performance Meet VI (Tentative) Chula Vista, CA ALL Open Grant Eligible Championship 11/7/2019 11/15/2019 World Para Athletics Championships (Dubai, UAE) Dubai, UAE Invite based on selection Qualificati on Event Qualification Event *All Open Invites must still be coordinated through U.S.
Paralympics Track & Field as that is the arrangement with the meet director/promotor unless otherwise specified. If you have not received an invitation for USPTF for invite only events there is a great possibility that it is budget related. If you are eligible for a grant and want to compete, you may be eligible to fund yourself through a grant if you have been awarded one. Grant details are listed below.
6th $625 $625 $625 * = In the Paralympic year, athletes are eligible for an award for each medal 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 nonOlympic/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.
Attachment A 2019 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Standards MEN Class Event A Standard B Standard Emerging T11 100m 11.11 11.21 12.78 T12 100m 10.99 11.11 12.64 T13 100m 10.83 10.97 12.45 T33 100m 17.23 17.96 19.81 T34 100m 15.25 15.57 17.54 T35 100m 12.67 12.8 14.57 T36 100m 12.27 12.43 14.11 T37 100m 11.47 11.53 13.19 T38 100m 11.09 11.34 12.75 T45/46/47 100m 10.79 10.95 12.41 T51 100m 20.96 21.96 24.1 T52 100m 17.28 17.6 19.87 T53 100m 14.59 14.75 16.78 T54 100m 14.09 14.26 16.2 T63(42U) 100m 12.85 13.15 14.78 T62/64(43/44) 100m 10.88 11 12.51 T35 200m 26.06 26.5 29.97 T37 200m 23.76 24.09 27.32 T51 200m 41.04 43.96 47.2 T61(42B) 200m 25.71 26.98 29.57 T64/44 200m 22.45 22.97 25.82 T11 400m 50.63 51.2 58.22 T12 400m 49.38 49.56 56.79 T13 400m 48.04 49.04 55.25 T20 400m 48.55 48.89 55.83 T36 400m 55.23 55.69 63.51 T37 400m 51.83 53.01 59.6 T38 400m 51.44 51.71 59.16 T45/46/47 400m 48.95 49.07 56.29 T51/52 400m 58.16 61.49 66.88 T53 400m 48.91 49.4 56.25 T54 400m 46.08 46.44 52.99 T62(43) 400m 53.07 53.56 61.03 T33/34 800m 1:39:12 01:40.8 01:54.1 T53 800m 1:36:16 01:37.6 01:50.7 T54 800m 1:30:59 01:31.1 01:44.6 T11 1500m 4:05:42 04:08.0 04:42.6 T12/13 1500m 3:49:59 03:54.2 04:24.5 T20 1500m 3:56:24 03:56.7 04:31.9
T37/38 1500m 4:12:25 04:16.3 04:50.3 T45/46 1500m 3:59:18 04:03.0 04:35.2 T51/52 1500m 3:42:10 03:48.8 04:15.5 T53/54 1500m 2:55:17 02:58.4 03:21.6 T11 5000m 15:23:36 15:53.5 17:42.1 T12/13 5000m 14:23:24 14:51.5 16:32.9 T53/54 5000m 9:51:26 09:54.5 11:20.2 T11/12 Marathon 2:28:14 02:29.2 02:50.5 T45/46 Marathon 2:29:38 2:32:44 02:52.1 T52/53/54 Marathon 1:19:32 1:21:47 01:31.5 F31/32 Club 35.44 31.93 28.35 F51 Club 29.83 28.31 23.86 F11 Discus 42.37 37.22 33.9 F37 Discus 53.59 52.15 42.87 F51/52 Discus 19.71 18.94 15.77 F54/55/56 Discus 45.33 40.83 36.26 F63/64 (43/44) (62 Worlds Only) Discus 61.72 56.53 49.38 T45/46/47 High Jump 2 1.94 1.6 T61/63 (42) High Jump 1.76 1.7 1.41 T64(44) High Jump 2.02 1.98 1.62 F12/13 Javelin 62.74 60.86 50.19 F33/34 Javelin 33.76 31.42 27.01 F38 Javelin 49.63 47.9 39.7 F40/41 Javelin 41.81 40.54 33.45 F45/46 Javelin 60.92 59.17 48.74 F53/54 Javelin 28.69 28.01 22.95 F56/57 Javelin 45.83 43.84 36.66 F61-64 (42-44) Javelin 58.97 57.41 47.18 T11 Long Jump 6.45 6.36 5.16 T12 Long Jump 7.11 6.98 5.69 T13 Long Jump 6.88 6.64 5.5 T20 Long Jump 7.32 7.13 5.86 T36 Long Jump 5.62 5.43 4.5 T37 Long Jump 6.28 5.95 5.02 T38 Long Jump 6.58 6.39 5.26 T45/46/47 Long Jump 7.13 7.01 5.7 T61/63 (42) Long Jump 6.24 5.5 4.99 T62/64 (43/44) Long Jump 7.2 6.82 5.76 F11 Shot 13.01 12.07 10.41 F12 Shot 15.94 15.6 12.75 F20 Shot 16.17 15.59 12.94 F32 Shot 9.81 9.15 7.85 F33 Shot 10.36 9.92 8.29 F34 Shot 11.49 11 9.19 F35 Shot 15.21 15.07 12.17 F36 Shot 14.48 14.05 11.58
F37 Shot 15.17 13.54 12.14 F40 Shot 10.1 9.81 8.08 F41 Shot 13.3 11.86 10.64 F46 Shot 51.32 14.68 41.06 F53 Shot 8.52 8.17 6.82 F54/55 Shot 11.82 11.4 9.46 F56/57 Shot 14.3 14.18 11.44 F61/63(42) Shot 13.3 13.21 10.64 T11-13, T33-34/T51-54, T35-38, T42-47/T61-64 4x100m Mixed Relay WOMEN Class Event A Standard B Standard Emerging T11 100m 11.98 12.12 13.78 T12 100m 11.99 12.2 13.79 T13 100m 12.18 12.35 14.01 T33/34 100m 18.43 18.83 21.19 T35 100m 14.09 15.47 16.2 T36 100m 14.46 14.71 16.63 T37 100m 13.58 13.67 15.62 T38 100m 12.98 13.06 14.93 T45/46/47 100m 12.43 12.77 14.29 T51/52 100m 20.12 23.93 23.14 T53 100m 16.51 16.78 18.99 T54 100m 16.09 16.22 18.5 T61/63(42) 100m 16.06 16.95 18.47 T62/64(43/44) 100m 13.02 13.27 14.97 T11 200m 24.86 25.37 28.59 T12 200m 23.8 25.12 27.37 T35 200m 29.35 32.41 33.75 T36 200m 29.92 31.06 34.41 T37 200m 28.18 28.95 32.41 T45/46/47 200m 25.61 26.27 29.45 T64 (44) 200m 27.69 28.07 31.84 T11 400m 57.87 58.22 66.55 T12 400m 53.89 57.52 61.97 T13 400m 56.6 57.59 65.09 T20 400m 58.48 59.01 67.25 T37 400m 63.71 65.4 73.27 T38 400m 62.12 64.47 71.44 T45/46/47 400m 59.28 59.71 68.17 T53 400m 54.17 55.52 62.3 T54 400m 53.99 54.73 62.09 T33/34 800m 2:02:47 02:10.2 02:21.2
T53 800m 1:47:24 01:47.7 02:03.5 T54 800m 1:45:23 01:46.0 02:01.2 T11 1500m 4:45:33 05:00.2 05:28.4 T12/13 1500m 4:40:39 04:45.1 05:22.8 T20 1500m 4:29:18 04:42.4 05:09.7 T53/54 1500m 3:18:23 03:22.3 03:48.1 T53/54 5000m 11:12:52 11:16.0 12:53.8 T11/12 Marathon 3:03:42 3:17:52 03:31.3 T52/53/54 Marathon 1:34:57 1:38:45 01:49.2 F31/32 Club 22.21 18.53 17.77 F51 Club 23.37 19.87 18.7 F11 Discus 32.93 32.31 26.34 F37/38 Discus 32.14 31.32 25.71 F40/41 Discus 27.13 26.12 21.7 F51/52/53 Discus 12.17 11.35 9.74 F54/55 Discus 22.66 21.17 18.13 F56/57 Discus 30.97 27.59 24.78 F62/64(43/44) Discus 37.67 30.91 30.14 F12/13 Javelin 42.58 40.33 34.06 F33/34 Javelin 18.4 16.96 14.72 F45/46 Javelin 41.07 39.75 32.86 F53/54 Javelin 18.3 16.85 14.64 F55/56 Javelin 20.95 19.83 16.76 T11 Long Jump 4.98 4.58 3.98 T12 Long Jump 5.56 5.49 4.45 T20 Long Jump 5.57 5.28 4.46 T37 Long Jump 4.73 4.44 3.78 T38 Long Jump 4.72 4.62 3.78 T45/46/47 Long Jump 5.62 5.37 4.5 T61/63 (42) Long Jump 4.07 3.96 3.26 T62/64 (43/44) Long Jump 5.57 5.25 4.46 F11/12 Shot 13.68 12.98 10.94 F20 Shot 13.24 12.5 10.59 F32 Shot 5.85 5.51 4.68 F33 Shot 5.8 5.45 4.64 F34 Shot 7.84 7.64 6.27 F35 Shot 9.33 8.5 7.46 F36 Shot 9.97 9.25 7.98 F37 Shot 12.5 10.91 10 F40 Shot 7.37 7.05 5.9 F41 Shot 8.44 8.19 6.75 F54 Shot 7.11 6.69 5.69 F56/57 Shot 10.51 9.31 8.41 T11-13, T33-34/T51-54, T35-38, T42-47/T61-64 4x100m Mixed Relay 10.51 9.31 8.41
Attachment B 2019 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field 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 2019 Athlete Agreement obligations and personal 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 a multi-sport athlete in ONLY one sport at any given time. In conjunction with the respective NGBs/HPMOs 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. Athletes sanctioned by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the USOC, or another National Governing Body (NGB) for a safe sport code violation are not eligible for DAS, regardless of any National Team(s) status, during the period of such sanction.
8. DAS will only be paid once the Athlete Support Designee Form has been completed and submitted (annual basis). 9. 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. 10. Athlete support will be reported to the IRS and may be subject to federal and state income tax. The USOC encourages athletes to speak with a tax professional to receive guidance regarding tax implications.
11. Athlete support is contingent upon the following: A. Athlete training in a year-round program that is approved by the Director, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field. Athletes who do not have a coach must submit the yearly training plan with the Personal Performance Plan. B. Maintaining consistent performance standards and competition results as well as complying with team obligations (e.g., proper communication, following travel policies, event commitments, etc.). C. Meeting all requested deadlines for travel forms, reimbursements, athlete agreements and code of conduct.
2019 Criteria for Track & Field Direct Athlete Support, Coaching Stipend, Training and Travel Grant and International Stipend Tier Monthly 2019 DAS Monthly Coaching Stipend Training & Travel Grant International Travel Stipend Tier 1 $1250 $150 No Coaches Ed Certification $300 USATF Level I $300 USTFCCCA TFTC 201, 251 $350 USATF Level II $350 USTFCCCA 302-306 Up to $1250 Each term $3000 International Stipend Tier 2 $950 $150 No Coaches Ed Certification $300 USATF Level I $300 USTFCCCA TFTC 201, 251 $350 USATF Level II $350 USTFCCCA 302-306 Up to $1000 Each term $3000 International Stipend Tier 3 $600 $150 No Coaches Ed Certification $300 USATF Level I $300 USTFCCCA TFTC 201, 251 $350 USATF Level II $350 USTFCCCA 302-306 Up to $1000 Each term Not stipend eligible Invitation and travel funded by USPTF TPP N/A N/A Up to $1000 Each term N/A
Attachment C 2019 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Additional Athlete Support Programs TRAVEL SUPPORT Athletes who are nominated to the National Team are eligible for a training and travel grant to attend a IPC / World Para Athletics approved event and may be invited to camps and competitions depending on availability. When indicated, U.S. Paralympics will fund and make all of the travel arrangements (flight, meals, housing, ground transportation, entries, etc.) based on USOC policies to specific national team events. The anticipated competition(s) must be outlined in the National Team Athlete’s 2019 Personal Performance Plan.
This funding is subject to approval by U.S. Paralympics Track & Field and the same requirements outlined in the DAS section (Attachment B) and National Team Procedures & Obligations (Attachment F). If all of the requirements are not met or an athlete cancels from the competition after confirmation outlined in their agreed upon/signed Personal Performance Plan, the athlete may be subject to team fines and may be required to pay back the travel costs and/or DAS payments will be withheld for the remainder of the calendar year or until the correct sum is repaid—whichever is applicable. COACHING SUPPORT/STIPEND The 2019 National Team athlete can nominate their personal coach by submitting their Personal Performance Plan and other documents as outlined below.
National Team athletes who are coached by a USOC or U.S. Paralympics Employee /funded Coach are not eligible for this benefit but are required to submit the plan. National Team athletes may not nominate themselves nor any family member as their coach to receive the Coaching Stipend unless extenuating circumstances apply that are directly related to impairment and lack of available coaching opportunities. If a National Team athlete does not have a coach or is unable to locate one, U.S. Paralympics will work with the athlete to help find an appropriate coach in their area. If a coach cannot be assigned, athletes must submit the required training documents each month (outlined in Attachment B and below).
DAS will be held each month until the required training documents are received.
After approval, the coach will receive a confirmation email which will include the W-9 form, background check information, SafeSport training, and invoice process. The payments can be processed only after the signed W-9 form has been submitted, a green light is issued for the background check and SafeSport training is completed.
The 2019 Coaching Stipend will be based off of highest coaches education certification and only be paid directly to a coach approved by the Director, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field. A resume and a copy of respective certification is required upon submission of contract.
Coaches will be required to submit an invoice by the 15th of each month following the previous month of service. Late invoices will not be accepted and back pay will not be distributed. The Coaching Stipend amount will be paid directly to the coach according to the chart outlined above in Attachment B. Workouts are no longer required with monthly invoices for coaches of athletes in Tier 1 and Tier 2. Coaches of Tier 3 athletes are required to submit a periodized yearly training plan when submitting initial contract and a monthly training plan when submitting monthly invoices. Periodized yearly training plan—general overview of training with focus areas for each month or sixweek block (i.e., endurance, speed endurance, interval training speed, etc.
race pace, competition, tactical training, strength training, volume throws/jumps, recovery, etc.). Monthly training report—a brief overview of what the athlete did the previous month as well as a brief overview of what the athlete will do the next month.
For example, the U.S. Paralympics 2018 Track and Field Athlete & Sport Program Plan invoice sent for July payment should include a brief overview of the results from training/competition from June as well as a brief overview of the projected training/competition plan for August. PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE SUPPORT / WORLD RECORD BONUS U.S. Paralympics Track and Field will provide a world record bonus incentive program for 2019 National Team athletes. World record bonuses will be awarded only for the events scheduled to be hosted at the 2020 Paralympic Games and based on results from IPC / World Para Athletics Approved events (outdoor events ONLY).
Two thousand dollars ($2,000) will be awarded for each world record AFTER it has been approved/published by the IPC / World Para Athletics (according to the IPC / World Para Athletics Rules and Regulations). Athletes may only collect one world record bonus per competitive event during their 2019 National Team term (i.e., athlete X can only receive one world record bonus payment for the Men’s T11 100m, but athlete X will receive an additional payment if the world record is approved in the Men’s T11 200m). Relay world record bonuses will be split/paid to each of the four athletes establishing the World Record ($500/person/relay event).
PRIZE MONEY Prize money will be awarded based on results compared to the 2019 National A Standard at IPC / World Para Athletics Approved Track & Field Events hosted as follows: Feb/March: $2500/gender (1st place = $1250, 2nd place = $750, 3rd place = $500) Coach of Top Performance per gender $500
April: $2500/gender (1st place = $1250, 2nd place = $750, 3rd place = $500) Coach of Top Performance per gender $500 May: $2500/gender (1st place = $1250, 2nd place = $750, 3rd place = $500) Coach of Top Performance per gender $500 June: $2500/gender (1st place = $1250, 2nd place = $750, 3rd place = $500) Coach of Top Performance per gender $500 July: $2500/gender (1st place = $1250, 2nd place = $750, 3rd place = $500) Coach of Top Performance per gender $500 August: $5,000/gender (1st place = $2000, 2nd place = $1500, 3rd place = $1000, 4th place = $500) Coach of Top 3 performances per gender (1st place = $500, 2nd place = $250, 3rd place = $250) 2019 U.S.
Paralympics Track & Field Supplemental Athlete Support Programs International Travel Stipend - $3000.00 Tier 1 and Tier 2 athletes are eligible to elect to have an international stipend distributed to them on February 1, 2019 to be applied to an IPC / World Para Athletics Approved Track & Field Event during Term 1. Indication must be made on Personal Performance Plan and agreed upon by Director of U.S. Paralympics Track & Field. Confirmation of participation must be evident by referencing competition results. If an athlete does not compete in specified competition athletes will be required to pay back the stipend amount and/or DAS will be withheld.
Domestic Training and Travel Grant - Domestic training and travel grants are available to all National Team athletes in addition to the Talent Protection Program athletes to support expenses such as training and competition equipment, travel and supplemental training and competition needs. Grants are not guaranteed but may be issued based on clear and concise rationale and demonstrated need. Deadline for grants to be submitted are February 15th and August 15th, respectively. Applications will be sent to eligible athletes directly. Please note deadlines are firm and grants may be approved up to the following amounts: Tier 1 – up to $1250 per term, Tier 2 – up to $1000 per term, Tier 3 –up to $1000 per term, Talent Protection Pool - up to $1000.
Attachment D 2019 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Elite Athlete Health Insurance (EAHI) All 2019 Tier 1, 2 and 3 National Team athletes are eligible for EAHI. Upon meeting the criteria below eligible athletes will receive an email from the USOC outlining the EAHI program benefits for further consideration. 1. Athletes must be currently training and competing to receive EAHI. 2. Athletes must sign and be in compliance with 2019 Athlete Agreement obligations and personal performance plan obligations. 3. Athletes are eligible for EAHI at the beginning of the month following nomination to the National Team(s).
4. EAHI will only be offered once the Athlete Support Designee Form has been completed and submitted (annual basis). 5. Athletes sanctioned by USADA, WADA and/or the respective sport IF for a doping violation are not eligible for EAHI, 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 EAHI, regardless of any National Team(s) status, during the period of such sanction.
7. Athletes are eligible for EAHI during the period of National Team status.
8. When National Team status is no longer conferred upon the athlete, EAHI benefits will cease. Termination is effective the first of the month following 30 days written notification.
Attachment E U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) Whereabouts: An important part of USADA’s testing program is the ability to test athletes without any advance notice in an out-of-competition setting. Athletes are subject to testing 365 days a year and do not have “offseasons” or cutoff periods in which testing does not occur. Whereabouts information, (dates, times, locations, etc.) is information submitted to USADA by an athlete that allows the athlete to be located for out-of-competition testing.
For more information on whereabouts, please go to https://www.usada.org/testing/whereabouts/.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs): In some situations, an athlete may have an illnesses or condition that requires the use of medication listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List. USADA can grant a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) in these situations in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency International Standard for TUEs. The TUE application process is thorough and designed to balance the need to provide athletes access to critical medication while protecting the rights of clean athletes to complete on a level playing field.
For more information on TUEs, please go to https://www.usada.org/substances/tue/. Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO): The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List. Global DRO does not contain information on, or that applies to, any dietary supplements. The Global DRO can be found at https://www.globaldro.com/Home. Additional Resources from USADA: USADA Website: https://www.usada.org/ Supplement 411: https://www.usada.org/substances/supplement-411/ WADA Prohibited List: https://www.usada.org/substances/prohibited-list/ Anti-Doping 101: https://www.usada.org/athletes/antidoping101/
- Attachment F 2019 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Team Procedures & Obligations U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Team Procedures
- Failure to comply with the Athlete Obligations listed below or violating the Athlete Agreement will result in a suspension of DAS, other team benefits, and/or removal from the National Team.
- U.S. Paralympics will provide DAS for multi-sport athletes in only the multi-sport athletes designated primary sport.
- Failure to attend national team event(s) as outlined in the Personal Performance Plan could result in forfeiture of the respective month’s DAS in addition to full repayment of expenses incurred by USPTF.
- Failure to submit all 2019 National Team Paperwork by the posted deadline will result in a loss of respective DAS stipend until the paperwork has been completed. DAS payments will start on date of submission of all required and fully completed paperwork. Athletes will not receive back pay for submission of late documents or incomplete information. A full competition schedule will be required as a part of the athlete’s Personal Performance Plan.
- Failure to compete at required meets as listed in the Athletes’ Personal Performance Plan will result in a loss of half of the respective month’s DAS stipend.
- U.S. Paralympics Track & Field issued national team uniforms and competition gear must be worn at required competitions and training camps. U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Athlete Obligations
- Maintain compliance with U.S. Paralympics Athlete Agreement
- Maintain compliance with 2019 Personal Performance Plan and schedule
- Maintain compliance with the National Team/USOC Code of Conduct
- Maintain compliance with USADA, IPC, IF, and WADA anti-doping policies
- Maintain a proper level of fitness and number of competitions as agreed upon
- Athletes who are nominated to the National Team on January 1, 2019 based on the criteria above must also achieve a respective National Team standard prior to June 30, 2019
- If a Tier 1 or Tier 2 athlete’s best performance is a National B standard performance then said athlete will drop to Tier 3 for Term 2. If a Tier 1 or Tier 2 athlete maintains a National A standard they will retain their current Tiered status for term 2.
- If a TPP or non-Tiered athlete hits a National A Standard they will move to a Tier 2 or hits a B Standard they will move to a Tier 3 at the start of the next month.
Failure to hit a respective National Team standard will result in removal from National Team benefits including DAS, EAHI, stipends, grants and other team benefits.
- Team members and staff will attend all team functions including meetings, practices, exhibitions, press conferences, competitions, etc., unless otherwise excused or instructed by the Head Coach or Team Manager.
- Team member and staff will cooperate with all Team leadership and U.S. Paralympics staff (captains, Program Manager, Team Leader, Head Coach, Director, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field).
- Team members and staff will refrain from behavior that would detract from a positive image of the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field National Team or that would be detrimental to its performance objectives.
- Team members and staff will display proper respect and sportsmanship toward coaches, officials, administrators, fellow competitors and the public.
- Team members and staff will wear USOC and/or U.S. Paralympics Track & Field provided apparel as required and as designated by Team leadership (Manager, Team Leader, Head Coach, Director, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field).
- Team members are required to adhere to team logistical assignments as arranged by USPTF. Booked flights, ground transportation, team meals and hotel arrangements are to be followed where assigned. Changes are not permitted without written approval from USPTF staff 7 days prior to event.
- Public intoxication or consuming alcohol to excess is prohibited.
- Athletes under the age of 21 may not consume alcohol regardless of the laws in the country the team is competing or training in.
- To ensure the propriety of the athletes and to protect the staff, there will be no guest allowed in team staff or athlete rooms. There will be a team room provided for medical treatments, relaxation and recreation whenever possible.
- Team members and staff will keep accommodations clean and in good condition and respect their assigned roommate(s).
- An open and observable environment should be maintained for all interactions between staff and athletes. Private, or one-on-one meetings should be avoided unless open and observable. Common sense should be used to move a meeting to an open and observable location if the meeting inadvertently begins in private. Staff members should have another staff member present when meeting with athlete.
- Bullying, harassment, disparagement, or defamation of teammates, fellow competitors, team staff, event organizers, or IF representatives – verbally, through social media, email, or text – is prohibited.
- Friends, family or personal coaches or personal affiliates are not permitted in athlete rooms or beyond the hotel lobby.
- Friends, family or personal coaches are not permitted on the field of play, warm up area or medical tent unless pre-approved and credentialed by USPTF. Only Team USA staff is allowed in these areas and credentialed personal coaches should only be interacting with USPTF staff and their dedicated athlete.
- For athletes who need help putting on competition apparel or assistance that is personal in nature the following process should be followed: o Athletes should request it of the staff if/when they require it. o There will always be at least three persons present when assisting with changing competition apparel. Three persons can be defined as two athletes (including the athlete putting on the competition apparel) and one staff member or one athlete and two staff members of whom the athlete is comfortable working with and requests.
- Be at least 18 years of age.
- Be a current US Citizen eligible to represent the USA in the Paralympic Games.
- 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. For further eligibility and criteria information refer to the Resident Athlete and Rotation Program Memo found on the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field website. https://www.teamusa.org/USParalympics/Sports/Track-and-Field/Resident-and-Rotation-Program 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 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field 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. Program Description The Track & Field Resident Program hosted at CVEATC is designed for athletes training in the Paralympic throws, jumps, sprints and distance events. All athletes should be competing in accordance
- with an approved Personal Performance Plan or approved competition plan by CVEATC coaching staff and director.
- Agree to and follow the training program defined by the Resident Program Coach for that athlete, Develop short-, mid-, and long-term performance markers with the Resident Program Coaches (as well as Strength and Conditioning Coaches), pursue achievement of those markers,
- Attend all training sessions, competitions and other team activities (meetings, testing, community appearances, USOC-hosted special events, etc.) as directed by the Resident Program Coaches,
- Wear U.S. Paralympics uniforms, competition wear and other clothing at official competitions and functions as directed by the Resident Program Coaches,
- Provide his/her own clothing and equipment appropriate for training and competition (including shoes), except when required to wear U.S. Paralympics provided uniforms and competition wear,
- Agree to and abide by the rules of the CVEATC.
Additional information can be found in Resident and Rotation Program memo and application. https://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Track-and-Field/Resident-andRotation-Program Participant Responsibilities Each athlete participating in the program is required to cover his/her expenses for moving to/from Chula Vista. U.S. Paralympics will provide travel for move-in only. USPTF may purchase a one way ticket or may reimburse up to $600.00 for mileage. All other costs are the responsibility of the athlete/guide. For additional participant responsibilities refer to the Resident Athlete and Rotation Program Memo found on the U.S.
Paralympics Track & Field website. https://www.teamusa.org/USParalympics/Sports/Track-and-Field/Resident-and-Rotation-Program Removal from Program Athlete participation in the program may be terminated at any time by U.S. Paralympics. Notice of removal from the program will be provided to the athlete in writing and will be effective immediately upon such notice or as specified in the notice. An athlete may appeal removal from the program pursuant to the USOC Grievance Procedures for U.S. Paralympics National Teams and Programs, provided as a part of the U.S. Paralympics National Team Agreement.Removal from the program may result from any of the following or any other reason determined valid by U.S. Paralympics:
- Failure to meet the requirements to qualify for the national team (annually)
- Failure to qualify for a U.S. team to the major international competition (such as World Championships or Paralympic Games)
- Failure to meet the performance markers or other elements of the athlete’s personal performance plan
- Failure to comply with the U.S. Paralympics Athlete Agreement, USOC Code of Conduct, the CVEATC rules and guidelines or the requirements of the resident program
- Violation of the USADA Anti-Doping policies
- Persistent incompatibility with the National Team Coach and/or other resident athletes that detracts from the training or performance of any member of the CVEATC community For additional information please refer to the Resident Athlete and Rotation Program Memo found on the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field website. https://www.teamusa.org/US-Paralympics/Sports/Trackand-Field/Resident-and-Rotation-Program Coaching Staff Joaquim Cruz U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Head Coach, Sprints, Distance and Mid Distance Erica Wheeler U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Throws Coach Jeremy Fischer U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Sprints and Jumps Coach Important Dates/Schedule As determined essential and specific for each athlete by CVEATC coaching staff, personal coach and approved by Director of U.S. Paralympics Track & Field.