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SLALOM JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION (Proposed)

The USACK Slalom Division will select the United States Slalom Junior National Team ("Junior National Team") once each calendar year based on performance results in the USACK Slalom Junior National Team Trials ("Junior Team Trials"). Selection of the Junior National Team shall be in accordance with the following rules, unless and until amended. Only Members of the Junior National Team or Alternate Boats qualified through these rules shall be eligible to compete for the United States in Junior World Championships or Junior Pre-World Championships. Only Members of the Junior National Team or Alternate Boats or Additional Boats qualified through these rules shall be eligible to compete for the United States in Junior World Cup Races.

A. Eligibility to Compete in Junior Team Trials

1.Only registered USACK members who are qualified to compete for the United States in international competition as juniors according to current ICF rules and regulations are eligible to compete in Junior Team Trials.

2.Cadets who otherwise would be eligible to compete in Junior Team Trials except for not meeting the age requirement are invited to participate in Junior Team Trials, but their results, while recorded, shall be disregarded in Junior National Team selection.

B. Rules Governing Junior Team Trials

1.Junior Team Trials shall consist of four (4) single-run races ("runs") held over two days, with 2 runs scheduled on the first day and two scheduled on the second day. In the event that one or more runs shall be canceled for any reason, the Executive Committee of the USACK Slalom Division shall designate an additional run or runs to replace the canceled run(s). Any replacement run shall be held as soon as possible after the completion of the final scheduled run.

2.Rules and Procedures

3. Competition in More than One Class

C. Selection of Members of the Junior National Team

1. The "overall percent" shall be determined and, as soon as is practicable, be posted for each boat for each run of Junior Team Trials.

2. A boat's "average overall percent" is the average of the boat's best (lowest) 3 of 4 overall percents for its four runs, carried to as many decimal places as necessary. The average overall percent shall be determined and, as soon as is practicable, be posted for each boat that finishes at least 3 of the 4 runs.

3. Except as provided in (4) and (5) below, boats in each class which both:

shall be selected to the Junior National Team as a Member.

4.A competitor may be selected to the Junior National Team in no more than one boat class. A competitor who qualifies under (3) above for selection in more than one boat class must indicate to the chief judge, within one hour of the posting of all final results for those boat classes, including all average overall percents, the class in which the competitor will be selected.

5. A Junior boat which:

will be named to the Junior National in its National Team class if the Junior boat commits to race for the United States in that year's Jr. Worlds (or Jr. Pre-Worlds). If this occurs, the number of places open for selection to the Junior National Team in that class at Junior Team Trials shall be reduced by one.

D. Selection of Alternate Boats to the Junior National Team and Additional Boats for Junior World Cup Races

1.If a Member of the Junior National Team is unable to travel and participate in international competition and related team overseas training, the Member's boat (including, for a C-2, both competitors of the boat) will be ineligible to participate in such competition and training, and an Alternate Boat will be selected for such purpose, if possible.

2.The Alternate Boat will be selected based on rankings results (in average overall percent) from the Junior Team Trials, provided that no boat which did not meet the performance requirement of (C.3) shall be selected as Alternate Boat.

3.If the number of boats permitted to compete for the United States in any class in a Jr. World Cup race is greater than the number of boats of Members and Alternates in that class, competitors shall be offered the opportunity to compete as Additional Boat(s) in that race using the same next-ranked procedure specified for the selection of Alternates in (2) above, provided that no boat which did not meet the performance requirement of (C.3) shall be selected as an Additional Boat.

4.The procedures of (2) and (3) above are the exclusive procedures for the selection of Alternate Boats and Additional Boats.

5.Members of the Junior National Team who are replaced by Alternate Boats for purposes of international competition and related team overseas training nevertheless remain Members of the Junior National Team. Alternate Boat and Additional Boat status does not confer membership on the Junior National Team.

ALLOCATION OF AVAILABLE FUNDING TO SLALOM JUNIOR NATIONAL TEAM MEMBERS FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION (Proposed)

The USACK Slalom Division may provide funding directly to competitors on the United States Slalom Junior National Team ("Junior National Team") to defray costs of competitors' participation in international competition for the United States. Whether any such funding ("Junior International Funding") is provided, and its total amount, shall be determined by the USACK Slalom Division in its discretion. If Junior International Funding is provided, the manner in which the total amount shall be allocated to competitors on the Junior National Team shall be in accordance with the following rules, unless and until amended.

A. General Junior International Funding Policies

1.To share in Junior International Funding a Member (within the meaning of the Junior National Team selection rules) must be an "international Member", i.e., must fully participate in the entire season's Jr. Worlds (or Jr. Pre-Worlds) and Jr. World Cup races ("junior international races").

2.Junior International Funding will be allocated based on each international Member's performance in their class in international competition that year following selection to the Junior National Team.

3.Because Junior International Funding is based on international competition performance, it is recognized that some competitors on the Junior National Team who are otherwise eligible under (1) above might receive no Junior International Funding.

B. Allocation of Junior International Funding

1.Junior International Funding shall be allocated on the basis of "funding points" earned in junior international races. As described below, funding points may be earned for medals as well as for age-adjusted performance.

2.In each junior international race, each international Member's "class percent' will be determined.

a. A boat's class percent for a race is 100% times the boat's time (combined runs plus penalties) divided by the fastest time (combined runs plus penalties) for any boat in the same class in that race.

b. In a race for which there is a qualifier/final format, class percent will be determined based only on the final race for boats making finals, and only on the qualifier race for boats not making finals.

3.In each junior international race, each international Member's "age-adjusted class percent" will be determined.

4.Funding points shall be awarded to international Members for each junior international race as follows:

5.Following the junior international race season, the total amount of Junior International Funding shall be divided between those international Members who have earned funding points, in proportion to the number of funding points earned.

6.Notwithstanding (5) above, no international Member shall receive more than $3,000 in Junior International Funding. Any excess shall be retained by the USACK Slalom Division for such other purposes as it determines.

7.For purposes of (5) and (6) above, each competitor in a C-2 Member shall be treated as a separate Member.

C. Alternate Boats, Additional Boats and Special Cases

1."Alternate Boats" and "Additional Boats", as they are defined in the Junior National Team selection rules, may be considered for Junior International Funding under these rules. For this purpose:

2.A member of the U.S. Slalom National A or B Team (excluding the TQJ) who also is a Member of the Junior National Team in accordance with the Junior National Team selection rules, will be considered for Junior International Funding under these rules on the following basis:

SLALOM CADET NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION (Proposed)

The USACK Slalom Division will select a development team, to be known as the United States Slalom Cadet National Team ("Cadet National Team"), once each calendar year based on the results of a series of "Selection Races", which will consist of the Slalom Junior National Team Trials ("Junior Team Trials"), U.S. Slalom Junior Olympics ("Junior Olympics") and, considered as a single group, the US Cup races. Selection of the Cadet National Team and the provision of training or other development assistance to members of the Team shall be in accordance with the following rules, unless and until amended.

A. Eligibility for the Cadet National Team

1.Only registered USACK members whose 15th birthday falls after the year of the competition shall be eligible to compete for membership on the Cadet National Team.

B. Selection of Members of the Cadet National Team

1.Competition for selection to the Cadet National Team shall be in four classes, K-1, K-1W, C-1 and C-2. Cadet women may compete in the K-1W, C-1 and C-2 classes.

2.Up to 4 boats in each class will be selected to the Cadet National Team.

3.For each Selection Race:

4. For purposes of Cadet National Team selection, a Selection Race shall be governed by the same rules, including rules determining the overall order of finish, as are applicable in that race for Juniors, provided that:

5.For each Selection Race:

6. For each Selection Race, a boat's "average overall percent" is the average of the boat's "overall percents" for the runs that are used in determining the boat's order of finish in its class in that Selection Race. For example:

7. A competitor may be selected to the Cadet National Team in no more than one boat class. A competitor who qualifies under (3) above for selection in more than one boat class must indicate to the chief judge, within one hour of the posting of all final results for those boat classes, including all average overall percents, the class in which the competitor will be selected.

C. Further Provisions

1. Membership on the Cadet National Team provides national recognition of the selected boats' demonstrated accomplishment in the year of selection, and may be used as the basis for participation in nationally sanctioned training and development programs. Members of the Cadet National Team, as such, do not represent the United States in international competition.

2. No Alternate Boats or Additional Boats shall be selected to the Cadet National Team.

3. The USACK Slalom Division may provide training or other development assistance to members of the Cadet National Team. Whether any such assistance is provided, and its nature and extent, shall be determined by the USACK Slalom Division in its discretion. However, any training or other development assistance provided to members of the Cadet National Team shall be available to the members only in the capacity (K-1, K-1W, C-1 or particular C-2) for which the boat was selected to the Cadet National Team.


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