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2017 USATF Annual Meeting – AAC Application for Funding



Applications are required of those qualified athletes who wish to attend the 2017 USATF Annual Meeting, to be held in Columbus, Ohio, November 29 - December 3. Online applications are now being accepted. The link to the application can be found at the bottom of the page. The deadline to submit an application for funding is October 13, 2017, however, you are encouraged to apply early as funding is limited.

NOTE: Completion of application does not mean an athlete has been approved for funding. Funding notifications will be sent via email by October 20.
 
Due to limited funding available, priority will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:
 
Tier 1 Athletes:

·         Medaled in either/both of the two (2) most recent world-major championships (2015 World Championships in Athletics [Track & Field-Outdoor] and 2016 Olympic Games; or

·         Have achieved a top-10 world rank in 2016 by Track & Field News (year-end ranking for 2016) or All-Athletics.com (year-end ranking for 2016); or

·         Have achieved a top-5 world rank in 2015 by Track & Field News (year-end ranking for 2015) or All-Athletics.com (year-end ranking for 2015); or

 

Tier 2 Athletes:

·         Placed among the top 8 place finishers in either/both of the two (2) most recent world-major championships (2015 World Championships in Athletics [Track & Field-Outdoor] and/or 2016 Olympic Games; or

·         Have achieved a top 20 world rank in 2016 by All-Athletics.com (year-end ranking for 2016); or

·         Have achieved a sixth through tenth (6-10) World Ranking in 2015 by Track & Field News (year- end ranking for 2015) or All-Athletics.com (year-end ranking for 2015).

 

Tier 3 Athletes:

·         Be an Immediate Post Collegian (IPC) in the first year out of college (completed or forfeited collegiate eligibility during the 2015/2016 track and field or Cross Country season) and have achieved the 2016 Olympic Games qualifying standard in their respective event, during the 2016 Indoor or Outdoor seasons.

 

Tier 4 Athletes:

·         Be ranked among the Top 2 U.S. by Track & Field News in its 2016 year-end rankings, and/or

·         Achieved a Top 2 place finish at the 2016 US Olympic Team Trials – Marathon, 50kRW, or Track & Field.

·         For both of the above, the athlete must have also achieved the 2016 Olympic Games standard in the event that applies to the criteria above.

 
Any remaining funding will be allocated to applicants according to the date when their online application was submitted. 
 
IMPORTANT - In addition to attending AAC general sessions, athletes funded to Annual Meeting will attend committee meetings to represent the interest of athletes. Committee assignments will be based (in part) upon your interest in attending meetings as indicated in your application. For complete descriptions of committee duties, please refer to Regulations 12-16 of the 
2017 Governance Manual. Your AAC Officers and Event Leaders will provide you with details prior to or upon your arrival in Columbus. 

 

Association Funding May be Available

Athletes who may not qualify for funding through the AAC are strongly encouraged to seek travel assistance through their local Associations. Because Associations begin planning/budgeting for Annual Meeting a few months in advance, it is best to contact them now.
  
RunJumpThrow
On Friday, December 1st, Athletes attending Annual Meeting have the opportunity to participate in RunJumpThrow, a USATF initiative which allows USATF athletes to introduce track & field and exercise to children ages 7-12. This event will feature games, music and, of course, physical activity. If you have never participated in RunJumpThrow, feel free to view the RJT Recap from 2015 World Outdoors Training Camp in Narita, Japan.


Link: http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45365&do=videos&video_id=154569

If you wish to participate in RunJumpThrow during Annual Meeting, please designate your preference where indicated on the funding application.
 
Funding Application
Please click
here to access the application.




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