2015 Paralympic Funding
Direct Athlete Support (DAS) Details, Tasks, and Conditions
Athletes who qualify for the team must complete the following tasks in 2015 to receive their funding:
1. Minimum 45 days of Training and Competition in Paralympic Equipment including the following:
- SKUDS: Two SKUD only Training Camps led by USST Sperry staff – 3-4 days each (one in FL in Winter/spring and one in NE over summer)
- Sonars: One Sonar TC in Clearwater 4 days over long weekend, led by USST staff for Worlds Training (March/April)
- 2.4mR: Specific Team Training TBD prior to USST staff coached events like Worlds, Clagett, US Disabled Champs, Hyeres, or similar.
- Major Events*, Worlds, Europeans, Continental: 10 days
- US Disabled Sailing Championship (or other Major event): 4 days
- Additional Training Days **: 35 days
- USST Training Camp/PET Camp: 3-6 day
*2015 Major Events are ISAF Sailing World Cup Events; EuroSAF events; IFDS World Championship; Class World Championship; or Class Continental Championship such as North Americans or US Nationals; US Disabled Sailing Championship; Mobility Cup, or other approved event
** Other Training may include participation in other class events or disabled sailing regattas like: Robie Pierce Regatta, NACC, Clagett Clinic and Regatta, America’s Regatta
2. Attend US Sailing Team Training Camps as required.
3. Attend US Sailing Team Annual meeting in Miami, FL at ISAF Sailing World Cup Miami.
4. Participate in US Sailing Team Performance Enhancement Training (PET).
5. Participating in a professional physical training and nutrition program. Complete medical screening and physical assessments as assigned with reporting/updates to team doctor and/or physiotherapist on regular basis.
6. Fill out detailed schedule and periodization form to be approved by the High Performance Director and quarterly progress reports to Paralympic Coach.
7. Execute and abide by the 2015 Athlete Agreement and Code of Conduct.
8. Submit written documentation of task completion to High Performance Director by October 31, 2015.
Operation Gold Awards
Operation Gold Awards are designed to reward U.S. athletes for top-place finishes in a world championship competition, and are available to any U.S. athletes who compete in sports/disciplines/events on the program of the next Olympic or Paralympic Games.
For Paralympic sports the Operation Gold qualifying competition is the Paralympic Games in a Paralympic year and the World Championships in non-Paralympic years. In the Paralympic year, multiple Operation Gold Awards will be paid to qualifying athletes. In non-Paralympic years, Operation Gold Awards are limited to one award per athlete in a program year.
Paralympic Sport Payment Schedule:
|Place||1st year in quad||2nd year in quad||3rd year in quad||Paralympic Year*|
* In the Paralympic year, multiple Operation Gold Awards will be paid to qualifying athletes.