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March 16, 2009

Athlete Update - What can athletes expect for 2009?

International Events and Training Camps

What can the athletes expect for the remainder of 2009?

2010 USAT and Jr. USAT Requirements - the requirements for the 2010 USAT and Jr. USAT teams are posted on the website so you can plan your travel year accordingly.

2009 Rolling Ranking System - The rolling ranking system will remain in place for the 2009 year; however, the newly elected Athletes Advisory Council will be reviewing the concept of a single ranking system that could replace the USAT and Rolling Ranking rankings.  There is still much discussion to be had and even if a plan had support, the earliest it would be implemented would be in the 2010 tournament schedule.  If support for a system emerges from the Athletes Advisory Council and was supported by the USOC, we will post it online for athletes to review and accept feedback before finalizing or implementing. The 2009 Rolling Ranking Events include:

  • - Arizona Cup Phoenix, AZ
  • - Texas Shoot Out College Station, TX
  • - Gold Cup Bloomfield, NJ
  • - U.S. Outdoor Nationals Hamilton, OH
  • - World Outdoor Team Trials Conyers, GA
  • - World Outdoor Championships Ulsan, Korea
  • - FITA World Cups (Stages 1-4) Santo Domingo, Porec, Antalya, Shanghai
  • - WRE held in the Americas Tijuana, Guatemala, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, El Salvador

Training Camps - We are expecting to have a Jr. USAT camp in Chula Vista as well as a preparation camp for the members of the Outdoor World Championship team.

Jr. USAT Camp: Date TBD (Fall), Chula Vista OTC

Outdoor World Championship Team Camp: Dates blocked at OTC: August 10-16 (Duration of Camp Pending), Chula Vista OTC

International Events - The summary of USAA's support is listed below.

World Cup (Stage 2) - Porec (CRO) May 4-9

Deadline to let Chris McCartney in the office know you are attending: March 25, 2009

World Cup (Stage 3) - Antalya (TUR) June 2-7

Deadline to let Chris McCartney in the office know you are attending: April 12, 2009

World Cup (Stage 4) - Shanghai (CHN) August 4-9

Deadline to let Chris McCartney in the office know you are attending: June 15, 2009

Qualification Procedures: Top 4 athletes from Rolling Ranking - Go down the RR list until slots are filled. (4 Compound Men, 4 Compound Women, 4 Recurve Men, 4 Recurve Women) - You need to let Chris McCartney know in the office if you would like to attend these events prior to the stated deadlines above.

Funding: Self Funded

Staff: None 

Venezuela COPARCO Event for Jr. USAT - Valencia (VEN) June 20-27

Qualification Procedures: Top 4 athletes from 2009 Jr. USAT Rankings (Go down the list until we fill all 16 slots available. (4 Junior Compound Men, 4 Junior Compound Women, 4 Junior Recurve Men, 4 Junior Recurve Women). Please contact Chris McCartney at the office as soon as possible if you are in the top four Jr. USAT positions and desire to attend this event.

Funding: First two slots are fully funded in each division. Third and fourth slots will be provided $650 toward their travel costs.  Additional expenses are their own responsibility.

Staff: 3 Staff (Names TBD)

Youth World Championships - Ogden, UT (USA) July 11-19

Qualification Procedures: Trials Event - SI Cup Carbondale, IL May 1-3

Funding: Fully Funded

Staff: 6 Staff (Names TBD)

Outdoor World Championships - Ulsan (KOR) September 1-9

Qualification Procedures: Trials Event - Conyers, GA May 27-31

Funding: Fully Funded

Staff: 4 Staff (Names TBD)

Recurve Athlete Funding (USOC) - The USOC has approved $69,200 Direct Athlete Support for 2009.  This funding will go to the top male and female recurve archers. The exact allocation has not yet been determined. This should be in place by April 15th.

Operation Gold Funding is in effect for the Outdoor World Championships

1st Place: $5,000

2nd Place: $4,000

3rd Place: $3,500

4th Place: $3,000

5th and 6th Places: $2,500

7th and 8th Places: $2,000 (Individual Event Only)

Questions? Please contact Chris McCartney at (719) 866-4621 or email [email protected].


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