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Selections

FIS INTENTS
To be considered for out of central division FIS races in the US and Canada please go to the intents page.
Selections to out of division FIS races in the US and Canada will be posted thru the Intents pages.
 
USSA INTENTS
To intent for USSA races outside of the Central Division click here
The form is for entering athletes to out of Central Division USSA events,
Please fill out form by the deadline of the 1st day of the prior month to the event you wish to intent for.
 
Approval of intents to those out of Central Division USSA races can be seen here

Rocky/Central U16 Region Junior Championship Selections

The Central Division selections for the Rocky/Central U16 Jr Championships posted below.

2016 RC U16 JC at Vail, CO March 12-17 click for registration information

Selection rankings are posted below

2015-16 Central Division qualify criteria for the RC U16 Championships
 
Athletes that are invited to and attend the NTG or RC in-season European project will be automatics to the RC U16 Regional Junior Championships.  
Automatics will be included in the overall divisional quota.  Automatic athletes will be named in the divisional quota before the 2 Central Regional series quotas are divided based on population.  
Automatics will not be counted in the in the Central Region's population for quota (Q) determination.
 

The Central Division will hold 2 qualifying series. As approved at the 2014 Fall CASC meetings: Region 1 (R1) will have a qualifying series and Region 2,3,4 (R234) will have a qualifying series for selections to the Rocky/Central Junior Championships (RCJC). Thus the division will have 2 qualifying series in the Division – (R1, R234). The series should be held over at least 2 weekends (2 3 day weekends preferred).  Each series will host 2 SG, 2 GS and 2 SL USSA scored races. USSA points will seed athletes. Athletes will be selected for the RC Regional Championships by using the best three of six U16 results from 2SG/2GS/2SL races (only one of the SG’s may count).  Rankings per race will be determined by using World Cup points (top 30) in each USSA scored race. Using the single best result will break ties. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken. 

USSA members holding an X (foreign) license that are living & attending school in the USA and training and competing in the central division may qualify for the R/C championships within the quotas. Central will then have an additional 4 quota spots total (men & women) for the qualified X licensees. These X athletes are now eligible for the U16 National Championships within the RC quota.

Eligible athletes must be full time members of the Central Division and their local Central Region by the January 31 registration deadline to compete and qualify at events. The full time memberships and #’s are to be reported to the Central Manager who will share with the CASC executive committee Feb 1 for quota allocations to the 2 series. 

Each series will hold 2 discretion spots per gender. The central coaches committee will consider discretion requests and will rule on those ASAP following the final series race. If there are no requests then the 2 discetion spots will move down the list to the next ranked athletes. 

See the Region 1 website for details on that series: 

The Region 234 (R234) series will comprise of the Shelly Glover weekend (Jan 15-17) and the Hosking Jr Championships Feb 19-21. Each 3 day weekend will hold a SG, GS and SL scored race for U16 qualifiing. One run of slalom will also be held in conjunction with the SG race to score Alpine Combined awards at the Hosking. However, only the SG portion of the Alpine Combined may count for RC U16 qualifying. 

UPDATE: The postponed Glover SG will added to the Hosking R234 JR Championship so the Hosking will now have 2 SG races. Fact sheet posted on the Central calendar page

2016 Central Division U16 Quota = 90
Minus 3 Automatics from European projects = 87 for Regional Series Q total 
 
2016 Central U16 automatics
Sarah Rowe
Zach Dekko
Isaiah Nelson
 
Series quotas 
R1 = 44 M/W Total (M 23 + 2 Discretion = 25) (W 17 + 2 Discretion = 19)
R234 = 43 M/W Total (M 23 + 2 Discretion = 25) (W 16 + 2 Discretion = 18)
 
 
Please contact Brewster ASAP if you have qualified and are not going
435.714.9243
 
 
 

Rocky/Central U14 Region Junior Championship Selections

The Central Division selections for the Rocky/Central U14 Jr Championships posted below

2016 RC U14 Jr Championships at Winter Park, CO March 15-19 Registration LInk

Selection ranks are posted below

2015-16 Central Division qualify criteria for the RC U14 Championships

The Central Division will hold 2 qualifying series. As approved at the 2014 Fall CASC meetings: Region 1 (R1) will have a qualifying series and Region 2,3,4 (R234) will have a qualifying series for selections to the Rocky/Central Junior Championships (RCJC). Thus the division will have 2 qualifying series in the Division – (R1, R234). 

Please see the Region 1 website for details on the R1 series

R234 will hold the U14 qualifier series at the Hosking Jr Championships at Marquette Feb 19 - 21. Events will be non-scored: 1 SG, 1 KK, 2 runs of GS and 2 runs of SL. Athletes will be selected based on place points (best 3 of 6). Those that do not place (dnf,dsq) will receive place points = # of starters +1

Eligible athletes must be full time members of the Central Division and their local Region by January 31, 2016.  The full time memberships and #’s are to be reported to the Central Manager who will share with the CASC executive committee by Feb 1 for quota allocations to the 2 series. 

Each series will hold 2 discretion spots per gender. The central coaches committee will consider discretion requests and will rule on those ASAP following the final series race. If there are no requests then the 2 discetion spots will move down the list to the next ranked athletes. 

Central Division U14 quota = 95

Series quotas:
R1 = 48 M/W Total (M 21 + 2 Discretion = 23) (W 23 + 2 Discretion = 25)
R234 = 47 M/W Total (M 24 + 2 Discretion = 26) (W 19 + 2 Discretion = 21)
 
 
Please contact Brewster ASAP if you have qualified and are not going

bmcvicker@ussa.org

2016 RCJC U14 Overall Ranks

 

 

U16 National Championship

U16 National Championships - Park City Utah March 28 - April 2 

RC U14 Selections to U16 National Championship

RC U16 Selections to U16 National Championships

Selections will be determined from the SG/GS/SL at the Regional Championships using World Cup points to rank the athletes. 

The best two of three results will determine the overall ranking list.  Each Region will have the following quota for U16 National Championships:
Three '00 YOB, three '01 YOB and five '00 and '01 YOB combined and five '02 YOB selected from the Regional U14 Championships.
  1. U16 Athletes
    1. Using the overall ranking list from the respective U16 Regional Championships, the top three athletes from each of the two oldest YOB competing will be selected.  Ski up athletes will not be included in this selection; they will be considered with the youngest YOB athletes. Ties will be broken by using the single best result. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken. 
    2. Using the overall ranking list after purging the top three athletes from each YOB, the next five athletes from both YOBs combined will be selected. Ties will be broken by using the single best result. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken.  Ski up athletes will not be included in this selection; they will be considered with the youngest YOB athletes.
    3. There are discretion spots available if needed.  Request for discretion spots must come from the regional managers and coaches to the National Development Director.
  1. U14 athletes
    1. The top five, second YOB athletes at the Regional U14 Junior Championships on the overall ranking list will be selected.  Athletes will not be purged.  Ties will be broken by using the single best result. If a tie still exists, the next best result would be used, and this process will continue until the tie is broken. 
    2. Overall will be determined using the SG/Combined two-runs of GS/Combined two-runs of SL at the Regional Championships.  The best two of the three results will determine the overall ranking list.

 

 

RockyCentral (RC) Selections to CAN AMs

Western U16 CAN AMs

Rocky/Central will not participate in the Western Can Am for the 2016 year as the dates conflict with the RC Regional Junior Championships.

**Rocky/Central may send a team to the Eastern Can Am - Mont Tremblant - March 26-29, 2016

Rocky/Central quota for the Western Can Am is 5 men and 5 women

Selection:   The U16 National Overal Ranking list will be utilized for this selection.  An athlete who has qualified for U16 Nationals is not eligible to attend a U16 Can Am.  Athletes qualified for the U16 Nationals will be purged from the Overall Ranking list.  Selections for the Can Am will continue down the Overall Ranking list with the first non-U16 National Qualified athletes.  Ties will be broken by the U16 National method.  Athletes are seeded by their ranking order.

Eastern U14 CAN AMs

March 25-28, 2016, Sugarloaf
Rocky/Central quota for the event is 5 men and 5 women

Click on the Can Am Tabs
 

Selection: Athletes will be selected by using an ITS in the following order of the two one run Slalom's and two one run Giant Slaloms.  Athletes attending the U16 National Championships will be included in the ITS and purged from the final ranking list as they are not eligible to attend both the Eastern U14 CAN AM and U16 National Championships.  Athletes are seeded by their ranking order.

*Ski up athletes are not eligible to attend out of country events as they are not age eligible.

Any U14 Foreign Competitor who is a Full Time member of a USSA Rocky/Central Club may qualify for the U14 Eastern CanAm. The foreign athlete must qualify by the same qualification criteria that a U14 in the USSA Rocky/Central Region, as long as the USSA Rocky/Central Region also names a team to the Eastern CanAm.  The Foreign Athlete will be an additional competitor in the CanAm, and not take a USSA Region quota spot.  The Region will purge the foreign athlete from the list of qualified Regional competitors to fill their quota.  A letter from the Regional Manager will be submitted to the CanAm ROC, USSA Eastern Manager and Canadian Eastern Manager confirming that the foreign athlete has met objective criteria through the Regional qualification.

The Foreign athlete will be seeded based on his/her location on the Regional qualification list.

 
 

US Nationals Selections

US Nationals - Sun Valley Idaho March 22-27, 2016

Central has a quota of 3 men and 2 women to this event.

Central Team Selections

Selections will be done utilizing the FIS list # 9 valid Feb. 18, 2016
These selections will be done by March 1
 
Three (3) men and two (2) women will be selected using the NTSM on three columns.
The NTSM is explained in the USSA Competition guide
 
The first column will contain the athletes FIS slalom points
(must have participated in a Central Division Mid Am from the current season)
 
The 2nd column will contain the athlete’s current FIS GS points
 
The last column will be the athlete’s current FIS points in SG or DH, only used with athletes below 100 national speed FIS rank.
(Individual event points will be used for the rank in either SG or DH whichever is better)
 
 
Start Rights
 
In order to start in the super G, Central athletes must have a minimum of two FIS super G starts during the current season, and have FIS points lower than 150 for women and 125 for men on the current FIS points list.
In order to start in the slalom and/or GS, Central athletes must have a minimum of 2 FIS starts per event and FIS points lower than 70.00 for men and lower than 80.00 for women in one of these events.  
In order to start in the downhill, central athletes must have a minimum of two FIS downhill starts during the current season, and have FIS points lower than 175 for women and 150 for men on the current FIS points list.

2016 Central Division USN Selections

 

 

Rocky/Central U18/U21 JR FIS Championship Selections

2016 Rocky/Central Jr FIS Championship at Lutsen, Mn March 10-13, 2016 (Fact Sheet)

The central quota will be 35 Men and 35 Women.
Athletes will be ranked based on performance in the Mid Am Series with the use of an ITS of Mid Am Cup points and USSA points utilizing combined ranking of Central Athletes if needed. 
 
Central Athletes must pay at my.ussa.org by Feb 27 to secure start rights.
Central quotas will be reduced after that deadline.
 
 

Central Division Michigan Tech Mid America series (Mid Am)

The USSA Central Division Michigan Tech Mid Am series is the premier race series within the Central Division. 

Thank you to our Sponsor - Michigan Tech University

Mid Am fact sheets will be posted on the calendar and announcements page

2015-16 Michigan Tech USSA Central Division Mid Am Ranks

2014-15 Michigan Tech USSA Central Division Mid Am Ranks

2013-14 Michigan Tech Central FIS Championship Final Rankings
 
2014 Mid Am Season Final Ranking List
 

U19 Nationals Selections

2016 U19 National Championships - Copper Mt, Co. Feb 27 - Mar 4

RC Selections will be as follows: 

  1. Automatics – Using the National NorAm Automatic* rules for both men and women. Automatics will fill the regional quota spots first. Automatics will not be purged from the final head to head standings. * You can find the NorAm Automatic rules for both men and women above in the US Nationals Selections.
  2. The RC regional selection, consisting of a maximum of 10 Men and 9 women**, will be filled by using a standard double board selection method. The board has two sides. The first side is a ranking using World Cup Points for results earned in head to head competition. There will be two series of races: 2DH/2SG/2GS in RMD and 3SL in Central. The results will be purged of all non-Rocky/Central competitors. The second part of the board is based on USSA points from the list valid on the selection date. A column is established for each event on each part of the board. The column will be listed in the order DH, SL, GS and SG; which will be the order of selection. The Rocky/Central Ski Cup portion of the board will be first, followed by the USSA point’s portion of the board.  **Should more than 8 men and 7 women qualify through the NorAm Automatics selection criteria, the overall Regional H2H series quota will be expanded to ensure a minimum of two quota spots are available for the Regional H2H series. These quota spots would come out of the discretionary quota.
  3. After the NorAm Automatics and regional selections are made, the remaining quota spots will be divided between the two divisions (up to 4 Men and 3 Women per division).**  The divisional quota spots will be protected unless more than 12 boys or 11 girls qualify via the National NorAm Automatic Rule. In the event divisional quota spots are used for NorAm Automatics exceeding 12 boys or 11 girls, and the remaining divisional quota spots will be divided between the Rocky and Central Divisions.  If there is an odd number remaining, the one spot will go to RC Regional staff for discretion selection RC Selections will be finalized approximately two to three days after the final Rocky/Central Ski Cup race
  4. Discretionary spots awarded to 2 men and 2 women to be decided by Rocky/Central Director, Rocky/Central Coach, RMD Manager and Central Manager.

Explanation of Selection Procedure

All races contested per event will be used in calculating each racers World Cup points in that event. If a tie remains after all results have been considered, a racer who started the series with higher seed points will be ranked in front of racers who started the series with lower seed points in the event. Placing the racer with the best ranking on the New World Cup point board first breaks a tie on the seed point board.

Selection proceeds from left to right on each row starting with World Cup points and ending with seed points. When a racer who has already been picked is encountered in a column, the column is skipped and selection continues with the next column in the same row. When the last column in a row is reached, selection continues with the first column in the next row.  Only events scheduled in the Championship Event will be part of the selection board..

For example, consider the following selection board:

New World Cup Point Board      USSA Seed Point Board

DH SL GS  SG                                DH SL  GS  SG
A    B    E     D                                  A    X    D    C
G    D    Q    E                                  F    E    X     Z
R    Z     D    Q                                 Z    M    Q    D
T    Q     B    M                                 T    D    C    Q

Selection for a 12 person, four-event team would be: (without taking Nor Am Automatics into consideration)
A, B, E, D, X, C, G, Q, F, Z, R, M

This selection will be completed before the Central Divisional selection is made (see below).

 

The Central Division quota - 4 men and 3 women based on the following criteria.

Throughout the Mid America Series, U19's will accumulate U19 MidAm Cup points (this list will be specific to JUST Central U19's) based on their finishes.  

U19 Cup points rank will be compiled by the following method: (total # of Mid Am SL’s divided by 2, plus 1) + (total # of Mid Am GS’s divided by 2, plus 1) Note, no rounding up for numbers with decimals. For example, if there were 6 slaloms and 4 giant slaloms in the Mid Am schedule, then the athlete’s best 4 slalom and best 3 giant slalom results would count towards the U19 Cup Rankings. (Because of weather Central will use the 2 RC U19 qualifying GS races at Vail along with Lutsen 2GS in January for the 2015-16 season for the best 3 of 4 GS U19 cup rankings)

Another ranking list based on USSA GS and SL rank will be generated. This list will be created by adding together the ranks for SL and GS purged to include Central U19’s with FIS licenses only, to create a list that ranks athletes from those with the lowest combined rank first to the athlete with the highest combined rank last.  In the case of a tie, the athlete’s single lowest individual rank will be used, then the second lowest. If needed, lowest USSA points in SL or GS will break the tie.

After athletes have been ranked based on U19 MidAm Cup points earned (GS and SL points combined) and U19 Central USSA rank (GS and SL rank combined) the ITS method will be used to select Central’s 4 men and 3 women to this event. The First column will have the U19 Mid Am Cup combined rank and 2nd column will have the combined USSA rank.

U19Q Mid Am Cup Ranks

 

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