This selection policy has been agreed upon by the USA Deaf Shooting (USADS) and the USA Deaf Sports Federation (USADSF). It provides details regarding the process by which USADS will arrive at athlete nominations. These nominations will be submitted to USADSF for consideration and for final selection to the USA Deaf Shooting Team for the Summer Deaflympics 2022 in Caxias do Sul, Brazil (hereinafter called the "Games").
1. SELECTION SYSTEM
1.1 Minimum eligibility requirements for athletes to be considered for selection to the Team:
1.1.1 Nationality/Passport requirements:
184.108.40.206 Athlete must be a national of the United States at the time of nomination.
220.127.116.11 Athlete must hold a valid U.S. passport that will not expire for six months after the conclusion of the Games and 6 months prior to the Games. Except for USA-hosted Games, the staff must possess a valid government-issuedntity card.
1.1.2 Have a hearing loss of at least 55db (3-tone frequency average at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hertz, ISO 1964 Standard) in the better unaided ear, as documented on a recent audiologist-certified audiogram. See audiogram regulations at http://www.deaflympics.com/pdf/AudiogramRegulations.pdf
1.1.3 Minimum International Committee of Sports for the Deaf (ICSD) standards for participation:
18.104.22.168 Any competitor in the Summer Deaflympics 2022 must be a national of the country of the National Deaf Sports Federation (NDSF) which is entering such competitor.
22.214.171.124 For additional information regarding an athlete who is a national of two or more countries, has changed their nationality or acquired a new nationality, refer to the ICSD Regulations at http://deaflympics.com/icsd/icsd-athlete-nationality-policy
1.1.4 Minimum International Sports Federation - International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) - standards and/or ICSD Entry Standards for participation: Not Applicable
1.1.5 Commit to participation in mandatory training and competitions.
1.1.6 Complete the USA Deaf Sports Federation National Team application packet.
1.1.7 Can not participate as a team official - coach, trainer, medic, etc.
1.1.8 Other requirements: Not Available
1.2 Tryout Events: No tryouts will take place. Athlete must provide proof of performance. See Section 1.3.1
No tryouts will take place. Athlete must provide proof of performance. See Section 1.3.1
1.3 Selection process for athletes to become National Team nominees:
1.3.1 To be considered for the selection to the USA Deaf Shooting Team, athletes must have participated in at least two USA Shooting sanctioned competitions during the past 6 months. Furthermore, in these two competitions the average of their combined scores should also meet the following qualifying standards:
50m free Rifle 60 shots prone 560 points (22 caliber rifle)
50m free Rifle 3 x 40 shots (prone, standing and kneeling) 1060 points (22 caliber rifle)
10m Air Rifle 60 shots 550 points (177 caliber air rifle)
50m Free Pistol 60 shots 475 points (22 caliber pistol)
10m Air Pistol 60 shots 560 points (177 caliber pistol)
There shall not be more than 2 athletes per shooting events. Tryouts will be conducted only if there are 3 or more athletes who meet the qualifying standards in any given shooting event. In the events of no tryouts, the top finishers in each event will be automatically selected to the USA Deaf Shooting Team provided that they satisfy all the selection requirements.
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To be considered for the selection to the USA Deaf Shooting Team, athletes must have participated in at least two USA Shooting sanctioned competitions during the past 6 months. Furthermore, in these two competitions the average of their combined scores should also meet the following qualifying standards:
1.4 Selection Committee:
1.4.1 The USA Deaf Shooting Selection Committee is comprised of the following members: • Richard Soboleski - President
• Richard Soboleski - President
1.4.2 Any member of the selection committee that has a possible conflict of interest must disclose it. If such conflict exists, the selection committee member must recuse themselves from the committee discussions and voting. Further, the committee member shall not otherwise influence other members of the committee in the selection process.
2. REMOVAL OF ATHLETES
2.1 Prior to entry by name to USA Deaf Sports Federation, USA Deaf Shooting has jurisdiction over potential nominees.
2.1.1 Voluntary withdrawal. Athlete must submit a written letter to the USA Deaf Shooting Executive Director.
2.1.2 Injury or illness as certified by a physician (or medical staff) approved by USA Deaf Shooting. If an athlete refuses verification of their illness or injury by a physician (or medical staff) approved by USA Deaf Shooting, their injury will be assumed to be disabling and they may be removed.
2.1.3 Failure to participate in mandatory training and/or competitions.
2.1.4 Violation of USA Deaf Shooting Code of Conduct (See file).
2.1.5 If for any reason, USA Deaf Shooting believes that it may not be safe for athletes or other coaches to have this individual on the team between the time of appointment and the event, USA Deaf Shooting retains the right to remove the athlete.
2.2 Once athlete entries have been submitted to the USA Deaf Sports Federation, the USADSF has jurisdiction over the Team rosters.
2.2.1 Voluntary withdrawal. Athlete must submit a written letter to the USADSF Team Leader.
2.2.2 Injury or illness as certified by a physician (or medical staff) approved by USADSF. If an athlete refuses verification of their illness or injury by a physician (or medical staff) approved by USADSF, their injury will be assumed to be disabling and they may be removed.
2.2.3 Failure to participate in mandatory training and/or competitions.
2.2.4 Violation of USADSF Code of Conduct.
2.3 An athlete may be removed as a nominee to the Team or from the Team for an adjudicated violation of ICSD, WADA, ISSF, USADA and/or USADSF anti-doping protocol, policies and procedures, as well as the U.S. Center for SafeSport Code and USA Deaf Shooting SafeSport policies, as applicable.
3. REPLACEMENT OF ATHLETES
3.1 Prior to entry by name to the USA Deaf Sports Federation, USA Deaf Shooting has jurisdiction over potential nominees.
3.1.1 Any athlete shall be removed from the team if, for any reason that he/she is unable of unwilling to maintain a training regimen that is necessary for his/her performance at the Deaflympics and/or does not abide by selection criteria requirements. Athlete shall also be removed from the team if he/she does not satisfactorily perform their fundraising duties required by USADSF. If an athlete is removed from the team, the next place athlete shall be placed on the team, provided that they also meet the selection criteria.
3.2 Once athlete entries have been submitted to USA Deaf Sports Federation, the USADSF has jurisdiction over the Team.
3.2.1 In the event a qualified Team loses one of its athletes due to illness, injury or "force majeure" then the USA Deaf Shooting Team Leader, in consultation with the USADSF Executive Director, shall propose a replacement athlete. The replacement athlete shall be the most qualified candidate that meets the aforementioned criteria.
If the ICSD, USADSF or Games Organizing Committee (hereinafter "GOC") requires different replacement procedures within a certain time period before the Games or after official nomination of the Final Roster to the USADSF, such procedures for replacement shall be followed.
4. SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS
4.1 USA Deaf Shooting will retain the approved Selection Procedures and all supporting documents, including scouting or evaluation forms, and all data from the selection process for six months past the date of the Closing Ceremony of the Games.
5. REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
5.1 In addition to the USADSF Code of Conduct, the following documents are required to be signed by an athlete as a condition for nomination to the Summer Deaflympics 2022 and are included as attachments:
6. PUBLICITY/DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEDURES
6.1 The USADSF approved Selection Procedures (complete and unaltered) will be posted/published within ten (10) days of approval by the USA Deaf Sports Federation Board of Directors.
6.2 Information shall be published:
6.2.1 on the USADSF website (http://www.usdeafsports.org/sports/SH/criteria-athlete).
7. DATE OF NOMINATION
7.1 The Nomination of Athletes form, including replacements, will be submitted to USADSF on or before 01 Nov 2021.
7.2 The list of athletes on the Team are to be announced publicly only after USADSF approves the rosters.
8. MANDATORY TRAINING AND/OR COMPETITIONS
9. ANTI-DOPING REQUIREMENTS
9.1 Athletes must adhere to all ICSD, WADA, IF, USADA and USADSF anti-doping protocols, policies and procedures, as applicable. This includes participation in Out-of-Competition Testing as required by the ICSD, WADA, IF, USADA and USADSF Rules, as applicable.
10. GRIEVANCE PROCEDURES
10.1 All athletes have a right to obtain due process. Refer to USA Deaf Shooting's procedures below:
USADS is a small organization and does not have the resources for this process. Please refer to Section 12- ATHLETE GRIEVANCES AND COMPLAiNTS below.
10.2 If the selection criteria and the grievance procedures were not followed properly, see ATHLETE GRIEVANCES AND COMPLAINTS.
11. INTERNATIONAL DISCLAIMER
11.1 These procedures are based on ICSD, as applicable, and/or ISSF rules and regulations as presently known and understood. Any change in the selection procedures caused by a change in ICSD, as applicable, and/or ISSF rules and regulations will be distributed to the affected athletes immediately. The selection criteria are based on the latest information available to USA Deaf Shooting. However, the selections are always subject to unforeseen, intervening circumstances, and realistically may not have accounted for every possible contingency.
If any force of nature, or force majeure, should cause the altercation or cancellation of any of the selection events listed in this document, these selection procedures will be revised, pursuant to their resubmission to the USADSF.
12. ATHLETE GRIEVANCES AND COMPLAINTS
12.1 If an athlete has questions regarding their opportunity to compete that are not answered by USA Deaf Shooting, they may contact the USADSF Executive Director, Jameson Crane at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the Executive Director does not respond within 3 business days, the complaint may then contact the USADSF President, Danny Lacey at email@example.com.
13.1 This document certifies that USADS individuals on the Selection Committee understand the standards/criteria set by ICSD, IF, and/or USADSF and have incorporated those standards/criteria into the Selection Procedures. These individuals certify that the information provided herein regarding Athlete Selection Procedures represents the method approved by USA Deaf Shooting.