The USRowing National Team selection process is open to all athletes who meet all the following criteria:
- Are United States citizens at the time of Trials or by the end of selection camp.
- Hold a current membership and are in financial good standing with USRowing.
- Agree to the terms of the 2017 USRowing Athlete Agreement and Consent Form and adhere to the USRowing Code of Conduct.
- Were born in 1999 or later.
Athletes are encouraged to check the status of their USRowing membership by calling 1-800-314-4ROW or visiting www.usrowing.org, and to renew it if necessary, at least 30 days prior to the date of camp or trials. This will allow time for USRowing to process new or renewed memberships.Do not leave these critical eligibility requirements to the last minute.
All athletes participating in selection for the national team are subject to drug testing administered by representatives of the United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA) or FISA. Athletes who violate USADA, IOC, USOC, WADA, FISA, or USRowing rules relating to banned substances will be subject to penalties as established by the respective organization. Athletes are responsible for calling the USADA drug hotline (800.233.0393) prior to taking any medications and making sure the medication they are taking is not on the banned list. A complete guide to banned substances is available by contacting USADA Drug Control and Education Program (800.233.0393) or USRowing (609.751.0708)
SELECTION CAMP PROCEDURES
Selection Camp Events (M8+, M4+, M4-, M4x, W8+, W4-, W4x): The M8+, M4+, M4- and the M4x will be selected at Selection Camp and recommended to the nomination committee by the Junior Men’s National Team Coach. The W8+, W4- and W4x will be selected at Selection Camp and recommended to the nomination committee by the Junior Women’s National Team Coach.
Invitation of Athletes to Selection Camp: Selection Camp invitations will be sent by the Junior Men’s and Junior Women’s National Team Coaches to junior men and women, respectively. More information regarding the junior national team selection process, as well as deadlines for submission, may be found at www.usrowing.org. All candidates proposed for invitation to Selection Camp, and for selection to the Camp Boats,will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
Performance at the 2016-2017 Junior Identification Camps
- Video and audio tapes of performance
- Competition results during the 2017 season
- 2016-2017 National Team Testing results and other trials held throughout the year
- Athlete’s ability to match the style and technique of the crew as determined by the designated coach
- Physical and physiological characteristics, e.g. height, weight.
Trials Events (W2x, M2x, W2-, M2-, W1x, M1x)
Trials will be held as follows for the indicated boats at the location, date, time and according to the procedures defined in the Selection Procedures.
The winning boat at the Trials for each of these events will represent the United States at the 2015 Junior World Championships provided that the boat satisfies the Eligibility Criteria and declares his/her intent to compete in the 2017 Junior World Championships, in writing, to the USRowing Programs Manager, or their designee no later than two hours after the finals race has been declared official.
For more information on Selection Camps please see the following –