2015 Cross Country National Team Program November 2014 – March 2015 OVERVIEW Athletics Canada continues to build a comprehensive National Cross Country team concept focused on high performance team results. The IAAF World Cross Country and NACAC Championships will again serve as a good stepping stone for those athletes with less international experience. In keeping with our High Performance mandate, AC looks to send only teams and/or individuals to the World Championships who committed to cross country as the focus for the winter season. The individual athletes selected to World Cross Country and NACAC XC will be expected to compete at BOTH championships. Dates Saturday, November 29th 2014 To be Confirmed Saturday, March 28th 2015 (Travel Dates 3-5 Days before*) *To be confirmed Location Vancouver, British Columbia To be Confirmed Guiyang, China Event Canadian Cross Country Championships NACAC XC Championships IAAF World Cross Country Championships QUALIFYING TRIALS Participation at the Canadian Cross Country Championships in Vancouver, British Columbia on November 29th, 2014 is required for all athletes wishing to be considered for the 2015 National Cross Country Team. OBJECTIVES for the IAAF World Cross Country and NACAC Championships To enter teams (maximum of 6 athletes) to compete at the IAAF World Cross Country and NACAC Championships To give an international competitive opportunity for developing endurance athletes entering or already part of Athletics Canada’s High Performance stream SELECTION PROCESS for the IAAF World Cross Country and NACAC Championships Team selections will be based on order of finish at the Trials with the top 6 ELIGIBLE athletes being selected. Others will be in the selection pool should any of the first 6 be unable to participate. Athletes who finish in the top 10 at the trials will be considered ELIGIBLE for selection Junior athletes must be born in 1996, 1997, 1998 to be considered eligible TRAVEL Athletics Canada will coordinate and book all travel for this team. FUNDING The Cross Country teams for 2015 will be fully funded by Athletics Canada for travel, accommodation and uniforms.
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