Attention: The 2013 FISU World University Games are now to be held in Trentino, Italy from Dec 11-21st, 2013. Due to the change of dates and location of the 2013 FISU World University Games, the selection criteria has been amended to match the event dates and the goal of sending the best possible Canadian contingent to this event.
Selection Criteria FISU World University Games 2013
The objective of this document is to describe the selection criteria that will be used in selecting athletes for the Cross-Country ski team to represent Canada in the 2013 FISU Winter Universiade to be held in Italy.
CIS: Canadian Interuniversity Sport
CPL: Canada Points List
FISU: Féderation Internationale du Sport Universitaire
Selection Committee: Committee formed to select the team.
1. Team SIZE: up to 6 males and up to 6 females. If a selected athlete declines his/her nomination, the next ranked eligible athlete of that gender will be the replacement. Each country is allowed to enter up to 6 athletes per race.
2. All competitors must satisfy the following conditions:
a) Be a Canadian citizen. Citizenship must be authorized by a valid Canadian passport.
b) Be at least 17 years of age and less than 28 years of age as of January 1st in the year of the event. (born no earlier than in 1985 and no later than in 1995)
c) Be an amateur as intended by the International Olympic Committee and the appropriate International Sports Federation.
d) Be a student who is registered for and pursuing a full program of study leading towards a degree or diploma at a post-secondary institution. Educational status must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution. Post-secondary institutions include community colleges, professional schools, technical schools, C.E.G.E.P., and universities, in Canada or outside of Canada.
e) Be a former student who has graduated from a post-secondary institution as a student in good standing, in the year preceding the event. *Graduation must be authorized by a document from the registrar of the institution.
The above eligibility is from the CIS website, http://www.universitysport.ca/e/international/students/index.htm
a) The teams (men and women) will be selected based on standing on the Universiade* Ranking Lists, using the CPL scoring system. The distance ranking list will consist of average points of the best 4 distance results and the sprint ranking list will consist of average points of the best 2 sprint qualification results over the entire 2012-13 season (from Nov 1 to May 1). (Please note: CPL Sprint Points are based on qualification and not final result in a sprint race.)
b) The teams will be comprised of the top two athletes on the Sprint ranking list, with the remainder being selected by rank on the Distance ranking list.
c) If an athlete declines nomination to the team, or is replaced for any reason, the selection of the next athlete will be made such that the team composition remains the two highest ranked available athletes on the sprint list, with the remaining positions being filled from the distance list.
d) Minimum CPL points for team selection will be 86 points for men and 84 for women on both Distance and Sprint lists based on the ranking lists in 3.a.
e) *Universiade Ranking List is a list of those athletes who meet the CIS eligibility criteria as listed in #2. The Universiade Ranking List will be published on the CCC website by April 30th, 2013.
4. Force Majeure
If an athlete is unable to race the minimum number of events (4 distance or 2 sprint over the 2011-2012 season) due to injury or illness, the Selection Committee may consider an application by the athlete to be selected.
This application must be in the hands of the selection committee by April 15, 2013. This application must be supported by a letter from a physician indicating the athlete could not perform in the required number of eligible races, and that the athlete should be healthy enough to perform at the 2013 Universiade.
This application will only be considered if the athlete has CPL points standings on the final 11-12 or 10-11 CPL distance or sprint lists that would rank the athlete in the top 3 of the team selected based on the criteria above. This minimum CPL points on these lists must be at least 86 points for men and 84 for women.
Athletes selected by Force Majeure considerations will be added to the trip team size of six men or six women.
5. Selection Committee
The selection committee is comprised of the following
· Universiade 2013 Team Leader Nordic Skiing Mary Waddell
· CCC Representative- University Liaison- Lisa Patterson
· CCC Director of Coach and Athlete Development– Stephane Barrette
· CIS International Coordinator – Mary MacDonald
6. At Games Authority
Nomination to the Games Team does not provide an entitlement to be entered in a particular race at the World University Games. The decision as to which athletes are entered in each race at the OWG will be made by the Team Leader and Head Coach. This decision cannot be appealed.
Trip fee and Contract
$500 deposit and signed contract due May 31, 2013 to indicate his / her intent to be on the team. The money can be returned up until Aug 15, 2013 for circumstances within reason. After that date refunds are not possible.
For further information, contact:
Mary Waddell (Team leader 2013)