HP Qualification Standards

US Ski & Snowboard High Plains Division Junior National Team: Athlete Qualifying Procedures and Policies

  1. Selection Criteria for the High Plains Junior National Team:

    1. The High Plains Division of US Ski & Snowboard is committed to developing excellence in cross-country skiing.

    2. The High Plains Division includes Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and  Eastern Montana.

    3. The High Plains Division selects teams for the  US Ski & Snowboard Junior National Championships

    4. The High Plains Committee has developed a team selection process for naming the US Ski & Snowboard High Plains Junior National team as stated below.

  2. Licensing requirements:

    1. It is the athlete's responsibility to have their HIgh Plains  membership in place before the first NRL race.

    2. To compete in the US Ski & Snowboard Junior National Championships, athletes must be a cross-country competition-member of US Ski & Snowboard. Contact US Ski & Snowboard online at US Ski & Snowboard.org, by mail at PO Box 100, 1 Victory Lane, Park City, UT 84060 or by phone at (435) 647- 2666 regarding membership.

  3. Qualifying standards for the 2017 US Ski & Snowboard High Plains Junior National (JN) Team:

    1. Athletes who qualify through automatic US Ski & Snowboard Qualifications (US Ski & Snowboard rules 70.1.2 – 70.1.6). See the 2017 US Ski & Snowboard Nordic Competition Guide for more details. These skiers can enter JN’s as part of the team above the quota from their home division.

    2. Up to 9 U18/U20 male and 9 U18/U20 female skiers (with no more than 12 athletes in each age/gender category) can be chosen for the US Ski & Snowboard High Plains JN Team. Up to 3 U16 male and 3 U16 female skiers can be chosen for the US Ski & Snowboard High Plains JN Team.

    3. Automatic qualification for any skier who finishes in the top 40 on the final junior ranking list from the previous US Cross Country Championships. These skiers count towards the team’s quota.

  4. Final 2016-17 US Ski & Snowboard High Plains JN Team ranking list will be based on the following:

    1. Athletes must complete a minimum of 3 NRL races.

    2. A minimum of one freestyle and one classic points race will be used in the athlete’s point average.

    3. U18/U20 athletes will be scored and ranked together. U18/U20 athletes point race average must be below 200 for men and 275 for women  to qualify for the 2017 US Ski & Snowboard High Plains Junior National Team.

    4. U16 athletes will be scored and ranked separately. U16 athletes point race average must be below 225 for men and 300 for women to qualify for the 2017 US Ski & Snowboard High Plains Junior National Team.

  5. High Plains Junior National Team Selection Priority and Naming:

    1. US Ski & Snowboard High Plains Junior National Team selection will be prioritized and named in the following order:

      1. Athletes who qualify through automatic US Ski & Snowboard qualifications as stated in US Ski & Snowboard rules 70.1.2 – 70.1.6. See the 2017 US Ski & Snowboard Nordic Competition Guide for more details.

      2. Athletes who qualify through High Plains qualification standards, in order as stated above in part 3a-c.

    2. Naming of the US Ski & Snowboard High Plains Junior National Team will be announced and posted to the High Plains Team website following the publication of US Ski & Snowboard List 6.

    3. Appeal Process to the US Ski & Snowboard High Plains JN Team Naming:

      1. Pay the $50 check deposit to. This deposit is refundable only if the appeal is upheld.

      2. The appeal must be emailed within 24 hours of High Plains JN Team naming to the High Plains Chairman, High Plains JN Head Coach and the High Plains JN Team Trip Leader.

      3. The appeal will be reviewed by the High Plains Chairman, High Plains JN Team Head Coach and the High Plains JN Trip Leader. A decision will be made within 48 hours of team naming. This can be sent via email.