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2011 Able-Bodied Athlete Expectations - Sustaining Excellence in 2011 & Beyond
USA Archery victoriously returned to the medal stand during the 2010 World Cup and World Ranking Events! We are excited about the upcoming 2011 season, which includes fielding full teams to a majority of the major international events. The 2011 Season began when sixteen athletes traveled to compete in the IV Copa Merengue de Tiro Con Arco World Ranking Tournament in the Dominican Republic, where our athletes brought home 80 medals.
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and Easton Sports Development Foundation (ESDF) and USA Archery's current sponsors, including Easton, Hoyt, B-Stinger, Arizona Archery Enterprises, United Airlines and Nike, are committed to supporting USA Archery in achieving international team success. Their significant contributions allow USA Archery to support our team travel and equipment needs. Please be sure to thank them for their contributions when you have an opportunity.
USA Archery is positioned to continue sending teams abroad, expand support for grassroots initiatives, and further develop athletes' and coaches' skill sets. For USA Archery to be competitive with the rest of the world on both an individual and team level, we need to focus on building and sustaining a winning atmosphere!
How will this work for you in 2011?
USAA Performance Target 1: World Championships - Torino, Italy, July 2 - 10, 2011
Success at the 2011 World Championships is a critical component for qualifying U.S. quota spots for the 2012 Olympic Games, and for preparing to win Olympic Medals in London. The World Archery Championships is our first opportunity to qualify quota slots for the London Games.
USAA Performance Target 2: World Cup Events - 4 Events
One of USA Archery's objectives is to continue using the World Cup events to train our archers in the team and Olympic rounds in preparation for World Championships and Olympics. It is imperative for athletes and coaches to experience the highest level of competition in preparation for international events.
Another vital component to increasing competition success is the hosting of team camps prior to World Cup events. The World Cup Preparation Camps will be conducted in the same location as the World Cups, departing two or three days prior to the first day of official practice. These camps will be used to prepare the athletes and work on team building and team round strategy.
2011 International Events - Qualification Process & Team Funding
Qualification Procedures: Top four athletes through the Top 10 Rolling Ranking. (4 Cmpd Men, 4 Cmpd Women, 4 Rcve Men, 4 Rcve Women).
Recurve archer funding: The USOC has provided funding for USA Archery to send a full squad of four archers to the first three World Cup events; the fourth World Cup stage will be self-funded.
Compound archer funding: The Easton Foundations have provided USA Archery the funding to send full compound teams to the first two World Cup events, minus airfare. USA Archery will cover on-site expenses and provide flights stipends for the World Cup stages 1 and 2. For the World Cup stage 3 in Ogden, UT, USA Archery will be covering on-site expenses. World Cup stage 4 will be self-funded.
World Cup Stage 1 - Porec, Croatia - May 2 - 7
World Cup Stage 2 - Antalya, Turkey - June 6 - 11
World Cup Stage 3 - Ogden, Utah - Aug. 1-6
World Cup Stage 4 - Shanghai, China -Sept. 5 - 11
World Cup Final - Istanbul, Turkey - Sept. 23 - 24
Olympic Test Event
London, England - Oct. 3 - 11, 2011
Pan American Games
Guadalajara, Mexico - Oct. 13 - 22, 2011
World Archery Youth Championships - Juniors and Cadets
Legnica, Poland - August 22 - 28, 2011
World Archery Americas - Junior USAT
Puerto Rico, June 18-23
World Archery Americas Events
OPEN WORLD RANKING EVENTS FOR USAA MEMBERS
COSTA RICA August 15 - 21, 2011
CHILE September 15 - 20, 2011
2011 USAT and Jr. USAT Requirements - the requirements are posted on the website so you can plan your travel year accordingly. (CLICK HERE)
Rolling Ranking System - The Rolling Ranking System will be used through the end of 2011 utilizing the same formulas from 2010. The system will be updated following every tournament. The Rolling Ranking updated following the Nor'Easter and will be used as part of the selection criteria for the Ogden and Shanghai World Cups.
2011 Rolling Ranking Events
USOC Recurve Operation Gold - Traditionally the USOC approves an annual Operation Gold event in which they provide monetary support for athletes placing in the top 8 in the highest international competitions during the year. The 2011 Operation Gold Event is the World Archery Championships in Torino, Italy. Team stipends are also awarded to each member based upon their final placement. Depending on the athletes' placement, the stipends are:
USOC Recurve Support - The USOC will provide financial funding and health insurance for the top males and females within USA Archery. Archer eligibility and specific funding levels for Direct Athlete Support and Elite-Athlete Health Insurance can be found in the 2011 High Performance Plan.
Questions? Please contact Robby Beyer at (619) 482-6175 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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