Rocky Alpine Division Selections
For selections to out of division FIS races in the US and Canada please refer to the Intents Section.
Congratulations to all athletes!!
US Nationals Selections
US Junior National Selection
Seeding for RC U16 Jr Championships will be done using USSA points in each discipline.
Council Cup Standings
Rocky/Central U16 National Championship Athletes
Rocky/Central Selections to US Nationals
Rocky/Central quota to USN National Championships is 14 men and 12 women.
1. Automatics – Top – 2 RC USA athletes, who are not already selected in the National US Nationals selection, ranked at the intent deadline by an NTSM of World Cup points in SL, GS and SG in the Nor Am and NPS series. (2 men and 2 women from Nor Am Standings and 2 men from NPS). All Automatic athletes will be purged before the Regional Selections are put together.
2. The regional selection, consisting of 8 Men and 8 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: 2SG/2GS in RMD and 3SL in Central, the slalom column will be determined by using the best 2 of 3 slalom results. 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 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 points portion of the board. (See example below)
3. One spot per gender will be awarded to the RC Junior FIS Champion. Overall Champion will be determined by using World Cup points in the 2GS/2SL, all non-RC athletes will be purged. In the event the Overall Winner has already qualified for US Nationals the spot will revert to Regional Selection method in #2 and the next RC athlete on the ranking list that has not been selected will be awarded the spot.
4. Discretionary spots awarded to 1 for each gender to be decided by Rocky/CentraDirector, Rocky/Central Coach, RMD Manager and Central Manager.
Example of double board
WC point system summary:
Place Points 1st-100, 2nd-80, 3rd-60, 4th-50, 5th-45, 6th-40, 7th-36, 8th-32, 9th-29, 10th-26,11th-24, 12th-22, 13th-20, 14th-18, 15th-16, 16th-15, 17th-14, 18th-13, 19th-12, 20th-11, 21st-10, 22nd-9, 23rd-8, 24th-7, 25th-6, 26th-5, 27th-4, 28th-3, 29th-2, 30th-1
The top 30 competitors will receive place points based on World Cup Point Ranking System (100, 80, 60, 50, 45, 40, 36, 32, 29, 26, 24,22,20, 18, 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1). In the case of a tie for one of the top 30 places, each tied racer receives the points corresponding to that position. The following racers receive the points for their finish position. (E.g. a tie for 2nd: racer 1 – 100 points, racers 2 and 3 - 80 points each, racer 4 - 50 points, etc.)
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.
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
Rocky/Central quota to USN Junior Championships is 5 men and 5 women.
1. Athletes that have already qualified for US Alpine Championships will be Automatics and will not be considered as a part of this selection quota.
2. The regional selection, consisting of 4 Men and 4 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: 2GS and 2SG in RMD and 3SL (SL column will be best 2 of 3) in Central. The results will be purged of all non-Rocky/Central competitors, RC athletes qualified for USN Championships will not be purged. 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 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 points portion of the board.
3. Discretionary spots awarded to 1 for each gender to be decided by Rocky/Central Director, Rocky/Central Coach, RMD Manager and Central Manager.
Quota for Men’s U19 National Performance Series Races and Training Events
- YOB 2000 and 2001* 20
- YOB 2002** 10
- Western Region 5
- Rocky/Central Region 5
- Eastern Region 5
* YOB 2000 and 2001 athletes will be ranked by an NTSM of FIS points in the event(s) to be contested. YOB 2000 athletes must be ranked among the first 10 athletes (top 50%) of the NTSM rank in order to be selected. The remainder of the quota will be filled with YOB 2001 athletes.
** YOB 2002 athletes will be ranked by an NTSM of World Cup points from the prior-year U16 Nationals results using all three events; SL, GS & SG.
For Races Only:
- Development Pace Up to 10
- Development Up to 30
The Rocky/Central U16 Junior Championships are open to all qualified U16 RMD and Central competitors and will be held in Winter Park, CO March 4-10, 2019. All events, DH,SG, AC,GS,SL, will be USSA point scored.
- The Rocky Mountain Division will have the opportunity to fill 50% of the field at the U16 Junior Championship with the Central Division filling the remaining 50%.
- RMD will fill the field by identifying 90 male and female competitors.
- RMD U16 Athletes are eligible to have automatic status to the RMD Regional Championships. Up to 6 men and 6 women will be selected using an ITS of SL/GS points using the USSA Point list 12. Athletes must also rank in the top 10 national age rank in SL or GS points. RMD U16 athletes qualifying with automatic status to the RC Regional Championships must participate in an RMD/USSA scored series prior to designated RMD final qualification weekend.
- Any RMD athlete that qualifies and attends the National in season European trips will also be automatic to the RC Regional Junior Championships. These athletes will count towards the RMD quota.
- Boys and girls will be selected based on their performance in the U16 qualifying events. (Jan 20-21, 2019 USSA scored 2 SG and Feb 14-17, 2019 USSA scored 2 GS and 2 SL)
- RMD U16 Automatic athletes will be ranked first on the qualifying list.
- The first qualifying weekend will consist of 2 SG USSA scored races; the second qualifying weekend will consist of 2 SL and 2 GS two run USSA scored races.
- A modified World Cup point system using the best 3 of 6 races. Only one SG result is eligible to use towards qualifying and ranking.
- Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated modified World Cup points in their best three (3) races, only one SG result is eligible to use towards qualifying and ranking. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races are available for tie breaking purposes, the second SG will count as the last result used to break a tie. An athlete would not need to finish all three races to qualify as it would be a sum of their best 3 results.
- Athletes selected to and attend the National U16 European Trips will be automatics to the U16 RC Junior Championships of their respective region. Athletes will count toward their home divisions' quota to the Regional Junior Championships.
- Final quotas for boys and girls will be established based on a percentage of male and female athletes to the total number of athletes who competed in the first-weekend qualifier for U16’s plus first day of the second qualifier. Automatic athletes will be added into the total number of athletes.
- Two (2) boys’ and two (2) girls’ quota positions will be reserved for discretion consideration to be filled by the Competition Manager and Ability Class Committee.
- Once the quota has been filled, no alternates should be considered.
- Foreign USSA members athletes (X license) who are training and competing in Rocky or Central may qualify for the Rocky/Central U16 Junior Olympics through the respective division’s quota. RMD and CEN will each have 4 foreign quota spots total (men and women) Foreign athletes must fall into the selection criteria that the Regional athletes have met to qualify for the Regional Championships.
The Rocky/Central U14 Junior Championships is open to all qualified U14 RMD and Central competitors and will be held at Steamboat Springs, CO March 13-17, 2019. Events contested are 1 SG, 1 Duals, 2 one run GS, 2 one run SL.
- The Rocky Mountain Division will have the opportunity to fill 50% of the field at the Junior Championship with the Central Division filling the remaining 50%.
- The Age Class Subcommittee will fill the RMD quota by identifying 95 RMD male and female competitors.
- Boys and girls will be selected based on their performance in the U14 qualifying events.
- The are two qualifying events, –
- U14 Open SG's at Breckenridge – only January 27, 2019.
- Prater Cup at Crested Butte – February 22-25, 2018.
- Only the best Super G result from either the January 27, 2019 U14 SG open or Prater Cup is eligible to be considered for qualifying purposes.
- If a day of racing is canceled it will not be replaced.
- Place points will be awarded to athletes in each of the six races. One point for 1st place, two points for 2nd place, three points for 3rd place etc.
- Athletes will be ranked in ascending order of their accumulated place points in their best three (3) races. If needed, ties will be broken using the best result(s). All races, except the second SG are available for tie breaking purposes.
- Final quotas for boys and girls will be established based on athletes who competed on the second day of races at the Prater Cup.
- The are two qualifying events, –
- Two (2) boys’ and two (2) girls’ quota positions will be reserved for discretionary consideration to be filled by the Competition Manager and Age Class Committee.
- Once the quota has been filled, no alternates should be considered.
- Foreign USSA members athletes (X license) who are training and competing in Rocky or Central may qualify for the Rocky/Central U14 Junior Olympics through the respective division’s quota. RMD and CEN will each have 4 quota spots total (men and women) for foreign athletes.
U16 National Championships
Athletes will be selected to the U16 National Championships through performance at the U16 NPS or at the U16 and U14 Regional Championships.
U16 National Championships Quotas
- National European competition trip participants
- YOB 2003 3 men and 3 women per region from the YOB ranking
- YOB 2004 5 men and 5 women per region from the YOB ranking
- YOB 2003 and 2004 7 men and 7 women from the overall ranking
- YOB 2005 and 2006 U14 athletes must have 1 win and another top-3 in SL, GS, and SG at the respective U14 Regional Championships to qualify.
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.
- U16 Athletes
- Using the overall ranking list from the respective U16 Regional Championships, the top three athletes from 2003 YOB and top five athletes from 2004 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.
- Using the overall ranking list, the next seven athletes, not previously selected 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 (using World Cup points) 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.
- There are discretion spots available if needed. Request for discretion spots must come from the regional managers and coaches to the National Development Director.
- U14 athletes
a. One-run races in SL and GS will be combined to be a two-run for selection purposes.
U16 National Performance Series
Selection procedures established for the U16 National Performance Series as follows:
6 boys and 6 girls ranked nationally using 2018 U16 Nationals results
- YOB ‘02s will be purged and World Cup (WC) points are reassigned to YOB ‘02 and ‘03
- Athletes will be ranked by a sum of all WC points from U16 National Championships
- The top 6 athletes will be selected from that list
- Ties will be broken by the most WC points in an event to be trained and/or contested. If a tie still exists, the next most WC points will be considered until the tie is broken. If necessary, all events will be considered.
- 7 boys and 7 girls per region
- Up to 3 boys and 3 girls national development
Foreign USSA members must be ranked top-5 nationally among YOB ‘03 on the 2018 U16 Nationals ranking list, using total WC points in all the events at U16 Nationals. Foreign athletes will not count against national or regional quotas.
Top-performers at the U16 NPS can qualify to compete in the National European projects, Opa Cup and Pokal Loka. Participants on those trips will automatically qualify for the RC Junior Championships and will take quota spots from their respective Divisions.
Rocky/Central Selections to U16 NPS
Rocky/Central quota to the U16 NPS Series, December and January block. Regional quotas are 7M/7W.
Selections will be as follows:
- Utilizing the National selection list from U16 Nationals, continue directly down the selection list picking up the next three Rocky/Central athletes.
- The next 4M/4W spot will be reserved for Discretion/Development to be decided by the RC Regional Director, RC Regional Coach, RMD Manager and Central Manager
Eastern U14 CAN AMs
March 28 - 31, 2019, Tremblant, Canada
Rocky/Central quota for the event is 5 men and 5 women.
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.