2.4.2     Track & Field

Athlete Criteria:

USA Team for 2012 World Deaf Athletics (Track & Field) Championships
and
2013 Summer Deaflympics
Qualification Standards


Men Women
Event A Standard B Standard Event A Standard B Standard
100 11.09 11.24 100 12.94 13.10
200 22.29 22.70 200 25.92 26.31
400 49.43 50.42 400 58.15 1:00.17
800 1:56.75 1:58.93 800 2:17.86 2:21.51
1500 4:00.62 4:05.29 1500 4:45.73 5:10.00¹
5000 15:19.72 15:45.67 5000 18:53.32 19:48.64
10000 32:06.02 33:43.41 10000 38:36.50 40:02.37
Marathon 2:43:29 3:04:25 Marathon 3:50:00¹ -
110H^ 16.60 16.90¹ 100H 16.00 16.95
400H^ 56.45 59.90¹ 400H 1:06.37 1:12.73
3000 SC 9:32.32 10:07.33 3000 SC 12:05.60 12:59.37
HJ 1.94 ~ 6’ 4 3/8” 1.83 ~ 6’ 1/16” HJ 1.53 ~ 5’ ¼” 1.42 ~ 4’ 7 7/8”
LJ 6.90 ~ 22’ 7 5/8” 6.64 ~ 21’ 9 7/16” LJ 5.60 ~ 18’ 4 ½” 5.42 ~ 17’ 9 3/8”
TJ 14.26 ~ 46’ 9 7/16” 13.80 ~ 45’ 3 5/16” TJ 11.75 ~ 38’ 6 5/8” 10.67 ~ 35’ 1/16”
PV 4.20 ~ 13’ 9 3/8” 3.82 ~ 12’ 6 3/8” PV 2.00¹~ 6’ 6 ¾” To be determined by
ICSD in Sep 2012
SP*^ 13.89 ~ 45’ 6 7/8” 13.12 ~ 43’ ½” SP 12.68 ~ 41’ 7 3/16” 11.90 ~ 39’ ½”
DT*^ 44.24 ~ 145’ 2” 38.56 ~ 126’ 6” DT 39.79 ~ 130’ 7” 37.23 ~ 122’ 2”
JT 55.09 ~ 180’ 9” 49.29 ~ 161’ 9” JT 41.34 ~ 135’ 8” 37.78 ~ 123’ 11”
HT*^ 43.52 ~ 142’ 9” 40.00¹~ 131’ 3” HT 40.00¹~ 131’ 3” -

The averages are compiled based from 2005 Melbourne and 2009 Taipei.
  • A’ Standard is based on forth (4th) place averages.
  • B’ Standard is based on seventh (7th) place averages.
With exception of events indicated with (¹) which is the minimum ‘A’ standard according toICSD’s Track & Field (Athletics) Competition Entry Standards.

^ International/Collegiate hurdles height
  • 110H – 1.067m ~ 3.5 ft
  • 400H – 0.914m ~ 2.998 ft

*^International/Collegiate implement
  • SP – 16 lbs
  • DT – 2 kg ~ 4.409 lbs
  • HT – 16 lbs

An electronic time is required for the following running events: 100, 200, 400, 100H, 110H, and
400H
. For all other running events, either electronic or hand timing is acceptable.

Object:
To assemble the finest USA Team for the 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships in Toronto, Canada (15 – 22 July) and 2013 Summer Deaflympics in Greece (31 July – 13 August).

Eligibility:
An athlete must have a hearing loss of at least 55 dB per tone average in the better ear (3-tone frequency average at 500, 1000 and 2000 Hertz, ISO 1969 Standard) to be eligible to participate in ICSD sanctioned events. The use of any hearing aid/amplification or external cochlear implant parts are not permitted during the warm-up and competition period in the World Championships and Summer Deaflympics events. A copy of most recent audiogram form must be included with the application. Members of the USA Team must be American citizen and possess US passport.

All interested athletes must be in good standing with USADSF (USA Deaf Sports Federation) and USADTF (USA Deaf Track & Field). Membership fee of $15.00 and an Entry fee of $30.00 will be required prior submission. Please make out a check of $45.00 payable to USADTF. Membership and Entry fees are non-refundable.

To be considered for the USA Team, athletes should use the Qualification Standard chart shown above to determine how they might qualify. The Qualification Standard chart is compiled based on the averages at the Summer Deaflympics in 2005 Melbourne and 2009 Taipei.
  • A’ Standard is based on fourth (4th) place averages.
  • B’ Standard is based on seventh (7th) place averages.
  • A’ Standard indicates athlete earns spot on USA Team for both events, 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships and 2013 Summer Deaflympics.
  • B’ Standard indicates athlete earns spot on USA Team for 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships only.

Procedures:
Each athlete must submit his/her audiogram form with the application. Unless, the athlete has one filed with ICSD (International Committee of Sports for the Deaf). The audiogram form must be within one year from date of examination. Must use this official ICSD audiogram form here - www.deaflympics.com/forms/audiogram.pdf

All four (4) types of audiogram testing below must be filled out entirely for EACH ear including:
  1. Air Conduction
  2. Bone Conduction
  3. Tympanograms (Tympanometry)
  4. Acoustic Reflexes (Reflexometry)
Each athlete must submit three (3) best Proof of Performance (POP) from their most recent competition seasons to the Head Coach and the specialty coaching staff. Acceptable timeframe of the competition seasons are indicated below:
  • First wave: 2011 – Between January 1 to July 15
  • Second wave: 2012 – Between January 1 to June 15
  • Third wave: 2013 – Between January 1 to May 15
The Head Coach and the specialty coaching staff will then screen the applications. The Qualification Standard chart is to be used as a guideline, but, not the final assessment for an athlete to be selected. For instance, should a male athlete ran 55 seconds in 400m hurdle in a meet and ran 59 seconds and 60 seconds in 2 other meets, it does not mean he is automatically on team. We would opt for an athlete who did 56 seconds in 3 meets over the above athlete. We would average off the 3 performances.

An announcement of the first compiled USA Team will be made by August 1, 2011. The second and third waves of addition team members will be announced on or before June 30 of 2012 and June 1 of 2013, respectively. Should there be some unexpected additions beyond June 1st, additional announcement will be made thereafter. In event of adding athletes during second and/or third wave, the new additions cannot bump off those who were selected earlier entirely. The first wave athletes are guaranteed at least one event. Coaches will be responsible to ensure that every athlete will compete in at least one event and in the best interest of the USA Team. The POP submission form may be obtained from USADTF website (www.usadtf.org). See attached form below. A copy of official meet result sheet; official meet website link; press releases; and/or signed document by meet official(s) must be included with the submission form. No consideration will be made without any of those documents. No exceptions! Electronic times for sprint events (100, 200, 400, 100H, 110H, and 400H) are a must. For other running events, either electronic or hand timing is acceptable. The Head Coach and the specialty coaching staff may seek athletes out in the mainstream that may not be aware of the 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships and 2013 Summer Deaflympics. They may also recruit athletes to fill in spots that serve in the best interest of the USA Team including 2nd, 3rd and 4th legs of the relay teams.

Press Release:
USADTF will make press releases to various sources. An announcement will be posted in USADTF’s e-newsletter; USADSF and USADTF websites; Deaf publications and e-mails. Dates can be found somewhere in this criteria. USADTF will use its database to email the announcements.

Preparation the USA Team for the 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships
and 2013 Summer Deaflympics:
For those athletes who are selected to be on USA Team for 2013 Summer Deaflympics may consider to attend: 2011 Pan America Deaf Games (Date/Location: TBA) and the member of the team are fully expected to participate in the 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships in Toronto, Canada on July 15 to 22. Also, athletes may consider attending any other international invitational meets when available and other elite track & field competition.

USADTF may consider having a mandatory one-week camp or two for the coaches and athletes during the summer of 2012 and 2013 to get to know each other, prepare the team for the upcoming months prior the World Deaf Athletics Championships in Toronto and Summer Deaflympics in Greece. The head coach and specialty coaching staff may remove athlete(s) if they failed to comply with the agreement mentioned below and/or come to the one week camp or the USA training camp unprepared. Athletes on the USA Team for 2012 World Deaf Athletics Championships and 2013 Summer Deaflympics will be assigned specialty coach(es) for guidance throughout the time prior the training camp. Athletes are required to maintain communication ties with their specialty coaches, respectively. They will respond to any questions, requests or anything asked of them either by USADTF, USA Summer Deaflympics Committee, or USADSF. Athletes will demonstrate their training regimes by producing documents to their specialty coaches, respectively. They are expected to train from the time of selection throughout to the training camp and in shape and ready to compete at highest level. Or, the coaches may consider removing the athlete(s) from the team. That includes sub par performance using the qualifying standard to show that the athletes have been training and maintain their performance. Athletes may be asked to raise funds, attend fund raising affairs, do some promotion and/or any other special occasions pertaining to fund-raising related activities.

Grievance Due Process:
Should an athlete wish to file grievance against the decision made by the coaching staff may do so by retrieving information on the due process from the USADTF website at www.usadtf.org.
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