U.S. Paralympics Track & Field 2019 Athlete and Sport Program Plan

U.S. Paralympics Track & Field
                     2019 Athlete and Sport Program Plan


Cathrine Erickson, Director, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field
Office Phone: (719) 866-3236 / Cell Phone: (719) 358-1437 / Email: USParaTFTeam@usoc.org

Sherrice Fox, Associate Director, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Sport Operations
Office Phone: (719) 866-3353/ Cell Phone: (719) 439-6850 / Email: USParaTFTeam@usoc.org

Joaquim Cruz, Resident Coach, U.S. Paralympics Track & Field
Office Phone: (619) 482-6151 / Cell Phone: (619) 454-5541/ Email: joaquim.cruz@usoc.org

REFERENCES & TERMINOLOGY
  1. Throughout this document “2019” shall refer to the following dates/seasons:
        1. Summer Sports – 2019 season / January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019
  2. Throughout this document “2020” shall refer to the following dates/seasons:
        1. Summer Sports – 2020 season / January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020
  3. “DAS” – Direct Athlete Support
  4. “EAHI” – Elite Athlete Health Insurance
  5. “IF” – International Federation
        1. ATH – World Para Athletics
        2. CYC – Union Cycliste Internationale
        3. SKA – World Para Alpine Skiing
        4. SBD – World Para Snowboard
        5. SKN – World Para Nordic Skiing
        6. SWI – World Para Swimming
  6. “NGB” – National Governing Body (for Para ATH, CYC, SKA, SBD, SKN, SWI = U.S.
     Paralympics)
  7. “USADA” – U.S. Anti-Doping Agency

PROGRAM GOALS
The primary focus for the quad is to work toward being the number one team in the world. In
order to move up in the medal table we must continue building a sustainable infrastructure that
fosters continued growth, development and increased competitive standards. Infrastructure
needs constant reviewing and development and focus in 2019 shifts toward creating a world class
training and competition environment in preparation for the Parapan American Games, World
Para Athletics Championships and the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Specific activities in pursuit of these program goals will include:
   • 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/athlete-
       resources/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 Paralympic-
eligible 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
                Start        End        Name of                                     Invitation
   Camp         Date         Date      Competition           Location        Events Criteria            Funding Eligibility
                                                                                        Invite after
                                       Warm Weather                                     Expressed
Training Camp 2/11/19      2/20/19        Camp      Chula Vista, CA            ALL        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
                                                                               Univ.
 Relay Camp      TBD         TBD        Relay Camp I            TBD            Relay       Invite       National Team Benefit
                                                                               Univ.
 Relay Camp      TBD         TBD       Relay Camp II            TBD            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
               Start                   Name of                                            Invitation    Funding
Competition    Date        End Date    Competition         Location         Events        Criteria      Eligibility
                                                                                                        International
                                       Dubai, United                                      Open          Stipend Eligible
Grand Prix     2/24/2019   2/27/2019   Arab Emirates       Dubai, UAE       ALL           Invite*       Tier 1 & 2 only
                                       Miami
                                       Invitational
                                       (Agitos
                                       Foundation
Domestic       3/15/19     3/16/19     Event)              Miami, FL        Invite only   Invite only   Invite only
                                       San Diego State                                    Open
Domestic       3/23/19     3/24/19     Invite              San Diego, CA    ALL           Invite*       Grant Eligible
                                                                                                        Grant Eligible/
                                                                                          Open          National Team
Domestic       4/5/19      4/6/19      Sun Angel           Tucson, AZ       ALL           Invite*       Benefit
                                       Chula Throws        Chula Vista,
Domestic       4/11/19     4/11/19     meet                CA               Throws        Invite only   Grant Eligible
                                                                                                        Grant Eligible for
Domestic       4/13/19     4/13/19     Triton Invite       San Diego, CA    Invite only   Invite only   those
                                       Pomona Pitzer
Domestic       4/6/19      4/6/19      Invite              Claremont, CA    Ambulatory    N/A           Grant Eligible
                                                           Los Angeles,                                 National Team
Domestic       4/19/19     4/20/19     Mt Sac Relays       CA               ALL           Invite only   Invite
                                                                                                        International
                                                           São Paulo,                     Open          Stipend Eligible
Grand Prix     4/25/2019   4/27/2017   São Paulo, Brazil   Brazil           ALL           Invite*       Tier 1 & 2 only
                                                                                                        National Team
Domestic       4/26/19     4/27/19     Drake Relays        Des Moines, IA   Invite only   Invite only   Invite
                                       Chula Vista High
                                       Performance         Chula Vista,
Domestic       5/8/19      5/8/19      Meet                CA               ALL           TBD           Grant Eligible
                                                                                                        International
                                                                                          Open          Stipend Eligible
Grand Prix     5/10/2019   5/12/2019   Beijing, China      Beijing, China   ALL           Invite*       Tier 1 & 2 only
Domestic       5/11/19     5/11/19     Oxy Invite          Occidental, CA   Ambulatory    Open          Grant Eligible
                                       Tucson Elite                                       Open
Domestic       5/19/19     5/19/19     Throws              Tucson, AZ       Throws        Invite*       Grant Eligible
Domestic /                             Desert Challenge
Grand Prix     5/24/2019   5/25/2019   Grand Prix          Tucson, AZ       ALL           Open          Grant Eligible
                                                                                                        International
                                       Nottwil,            Nottwil,                       Open          Stipend Eligible
Grand Prix     5/24/2019   5/26/2019   Switzerland         Switzerland      ALL           Invite*       Tier 1 & 2 only
                                       Daniela Jutzeler    Arbon,                         By            International
Grand Prix     5/30/2019   5/30/2019   Memorial            Switzerland      ALL           Invitation    Stipend Eligible
after
                                                                                           expressed
                                                                                           interest of
                                                                                           Personal
                                                                                           Performan
                                                                                           ce Plan
                                                                                           By
                                                                                           Invitation
                                                                                           after
                                                                                           expressed
                                                                                           interest of
                                                                                           Personal
                                                          Arbon,                           Performan     International
Grand Prix     6/1/2019    6/2/2019    Swiss Nationals    Switzerland       ALL            ce Plan       Stipend Eligible
                                                                                                         National Team
                                                                                                         Event /
                                                                                                         International
                                                                                           Open          Team
Grand Prix     6/8/2019    6/9/2019    Grosseto, Italy    Grosseto, Italy   ALL            Invite*       Competition
                                       Chula Vista High
                                       Performance
                                       Meet II            Chula Vista,
Domestic       6/15/2019   6/15/2019   (Tentative)        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
                                                                                                         International
                                                                                           Open          Stipend Eligible
Grand Prix     6/28/2019   6/30/2019   Tunis, Tunisia     Tunis, Tunisia    ALL            Invite*       Tier 1 & 2 only
                                       Chula Vista High
                                       Performance        Chula Vista,
Domestic       7/12/2019   7/13/2019   Meet IV            CA                ALL            Open          Grant Eligible
                                       U.S. Paralympic
                                       National
                                       Championships                                       Qualificati   Qualification
Championship   TBD         TBD         (TBD)              TBD               ALL            on Event      Event
                                       World Para
                                       Junior
                                       Championships
                                       (Notwill,          Notwill,          Invite based   Qualificati   Qualification
Championship   8/1/2019    8/4/2019    Switzerland)       Switzerland       on selection   on Event      Event
                                                                                                         International
                                                          Berlin,                          Open          Stipend Eligible
Grand Prix     8/10/2019   8/11/2019   Berlin, Germany    Germany           ALL            Invite*       Tier 1 & 2 only
                                       Parapan
                                       American Games                       Invite based   Qualificati   Qualification
Championship   8/24/2019   8/28/2019   (Lima, Peru)       Lima, Peru        on selection   on Event      Event
TBD based on
                                                                                                 Open          Potential
  Grand Prix       8/29/2019    8/30/2019    Paris, France       Paris, France    ALL            Invite*       Parapan Conflict
                                             Chula Vista High
                                             Performance         Chula Vista,
  Domestic         9/14/2019    9/15/2019    Meet V              CA               ALL            Open          Grant Eligible
                   10/11/201                 Chula Vista High
                   9 or         10/12/2019   Performance
                   10/18/201    or           Meet VI             Chula Vista,
  Domestic         9            10/18/2019   (Tentative)         CA               ALL            Open          Grant Eligible
                                             World Para
                                             Athletics
                                             Championships                        Invite based   Qualificati   Qualification
  Championship     11/7/2019    11/15/2019   (Dubai, UAE)        Dubai, UAE       on selection   on Event      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.
               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
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 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.
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)    Discus       61.72     56.53     49.38
 (62 Worlds
    Only)
  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
                 4x100m
   T11-13,        Mixed
T33-34/T51-54,    Relay
   T35-38,
T42-47/T61-64

                            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,       4x100m       10.51      9.31      8.41
T33-34/T51-54,     Mixed
    T35-38,         Relay
T42-47/T61-64
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


         Monthly       Monthly                                     Training &        International
Tier     2019 DAS      Coaching Stipend                            Travel Grant      Travel Stipend

Tier 1   $1250         $150 No Coaches Ed Certification            Up to $1250       $3000
                       $300 USATF Level I                          Each term         International
                       $300 USTFCCCA TFTC 201, 251                                   Stipend
                       $350 USATF Level II
                       $350 USTFCCCA 302-306

Tier 2   $950          $150 No Coaches Ed Certification            Up to $1000       $3000
                       $300 USATF Level I                          Each term         International
                       $300 USTFCCCA TFTC 201, 251                                   Stipend
                       $350 USATF Level II
                       $350 USTFCCCA 302-306

Tier 3   $600          $150 No Coaches Ed Certification            Up to $1000       Not stipend
                       $300 USATF Level I                          Each term         eligible
                       $300 USTFCCCA TFTC 201, 251                                   Invitation and
                       $350 USATF Level II                                           travel funded by
                       $350 USTFCCCA 302-306                                         USPTF

TPP      N/A           N/A                                         Up to $1000       N/A
                                                                   Each term
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 six-
week 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 “off-
seasons” 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.
U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Team Rules and Regulations (if applicable)
Failure to adhere to the following could result in removal from national team status or removal from an
event and fines can be assessed to reimburse cost of sending an individual home:
    • 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.
Attachment G

                      2019 U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Resident Program

U.S. Paralympics U.S Paralympics Track & Field Resident Program is located at the Chula Vista Elite
Athlete Training Center (CVEATC).

Eligibility:
    • 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/US-
Paralympics/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-and-Rotation-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/US-
Paralympics/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/Track-
and-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.
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