ADT Selection Criteria for 2015/16

ADT Selection Criteria for 2015/16
Team Size: 24 athletes (12 males and 12 females)
Athlete Eligibility
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Member in good standing of a registered CCA club
Alberta resident (defined as full time resident for 6 months prior to team selection date)
Holder of Alberta health care card
Holder of valid CCC license
Born in 1999, 2000 and 2001
Nomination Acceptance Requirements
1. CCA athlete agreement signed by athlete, coach and parents
2. Athlete code of conduct signed by athlete
3. CCA athlete media form and medical form completed
4. Payment of ADT fee
Selection Criteria
Athletes will be selected according to the following criteria:
SC1. Alberta Cup aggregate points will be used for selection. Points will be accrued for selection
consideration only when an athlete competes in their appropriate category as defined by CCC
for their year of birth.
Alberta Cup points will be used for selection of ADT athletes based on the following formula:
- Best 6 of 9 or 10 races (where there are 9 or 10 AB Cup races in a season)
- Best 5 of 7 or 8 races (where there are 7 or 8 AB Cup races in a season)
- Best 4 of 5 or 6 races (when there are 5 or 6 AB Cup races in a season)
- Best 3 of 3 or 4 races (when there are 3 or 4 AB Cup races in a season)
- Best 2 of 2 races (when there are 2 AB Cup races in a season)
- Best 1 of 1 race (when there is only 1 AB Cup race in a season)
Athletes must compete in their appropriate age category as defined by CCC. 2001 athletes must
compete in the midget category for their points to accrue for selection. 2000 athletes must
compete in the juvenile category for their points to accrue for selection. 1999 athletes must
compete in the juvenile category for their points to accrue for selection.
SC2. The 5 highest ranked 2000 boys and the 5 highest ranked 2000 girls will be nominated. The
5 highest ranked 2001 boys and the 5 highest ranked 2001 girls will be nominated. The 3rd and
4th ranked eligible male athlete born in 1999 and the 3rd and 4th ranked eligible female athlete
born in 1999 will be nominated. (The 1st and 2nd ranked male and female athletes born in 1999
will be nominated to the Alberta Ski Team.)
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SC3. Where an athlete who is ranked in the top 5 males and top 5 females born in 2000 or an
athlete who is ranked in the top 5 boys or top 5 girls born in 2001 do not accept their position,
or when the eligible athletes born in 1999 do not accept their position, the next ranked athletes
will be offered the position.
SC4. Force Majeure factors – athletes selected under SC4 will be in addition to, not to replace,
athletes eligible under SC1, SC2, and SC3. “Force Majeure” means an unexpected event beyond
the reasonable control of the athlete that crucially affects that athlete’s ability to compete, and
will be determined on a case by case basis (e.g. illness, injury, transportation breakdown, etc.,
with proper documentation included) and can be put forward as rationale for not having
competed in or completed a selection race(s).
Selection timeline
Feb 1, 2015 – 2015-16 ADT program published on the CCA website
April 1, 2015 – AB Cup Aggregate points published on the CCA website. Invitations sent to nominated
athletes by CCA
April 15, 2015 – Athletes are required to accept or decline their nomination to the ADT by notifying CCA
office in writing by email.
April 16, 2015 – round two of the ADT athlete selections based on any openings created by athletes
declining their nomination in the first round
April 25 – any additional athletes nominated to the ADT must inform the CCA office of their acceptance
or decline to the ADT.
May 1, 2015 – the ADT announced
Nomination Process
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Cross Country Alberta (CCA) will create the AB Cup ranking list.
The Selection Committee will be made up of the CCA Technical Committee.
CCA will post AB Cup ranking point list for eligible athletes.
Eligible athletes whose names are in the top 5 males and 5 females for both 2000 and 2001 birth
years, and the eligible 1999 athletes, indicate that they wish to accept their nomination to the
ADT by the stated deadline in writing.
5. Any additional athletes nominated to the ADT must inform the CCA office of their acceptance or
decline to the ADT by the stated deadline in writing.
The program and size of the Alberta Development Team is dependent upon the approved budget, as
according to CCA Policy 4.4.2.
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