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Winter Universiade 2017 - Info for athletes and coaches

June 15, 2016

The 28th Winter Universiade 2017 will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan from January 29th – February 8th 2017. Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS), Parallel Slalom (PSL), Snowboardcross (SBX), Slopestyle (SBS), and Big Air (BA) are all included within the schedule.
 
Athletes must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible to participate :
 
a) Students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at a university or similar institute (College, CEGEP) whose status is recognized by the appropriate national academic authority of their country ;
 
b) Former student of the institutions mentioned in a) who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the year preceding the event.
 
All competitors must satisfy the following conditions:
 
a) Be a national of the country they represent
 
b) Be at least 17 and less than 28 years of age on January 1st in the year of the event (WU2017: participants must be born between 1 January 1989 and 31 December 1999).
 
A detailed description of the eligibility rules and confirmation of eligibility forms may be found at : http://english.cis-sic.ca/international/student-athlete_info_int
 
The Canada Snowboard selection criteria* are as follows, with a maximum of four (4) spots per discipline :
 
Speed 
(PGS, PSL, SBX) :  Speed athletes will be selected  by points allocated at Level 3 events and higher from January 1st, 2016 up until the selection date. (NorAm, Youth Olympic Games, Junior World Championships, World Cup, etc)
 
Freestyle 
(SBS, BA) : Style athletes will be selected based off of their ranking on the Canadian Ranking List as of the selection date.
 
*All Canada Snowboard selection criteria are as of yet unofficial. Official selection criteria and selection dates will be communicated shortly.

COACHES
Coaches must adhere to the CIS Coaching Certification Standards Policy as outlined below :
 
Full National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Level 3 certification, or the equivalent in the new NCCP to at least NCCP Competition-Development status, is required for all coaches representing Team Canada at the Summer and Winter Universiades.
 
Exemptions from Level 3 certification or Competition-Development qualifications are possible in exceptional cases as determined by the Manager, Sport and International Programs or the CIS International Committee.
 
a) An exemption will be considered only if a coach has obtained full NCCP Level 2 certification or has Competition – Development In-Training status.
 
b) A coach may be granted a maximum of one exemption in his/her coaching
career per sport.
 
c) An exemption may be granted on the premise that the coach plans to advance to full Level 3 or Competition-Development certification within two years.
 
d) Exemption requests must be officially submitted to CIS at least 60 days prior to the start of the Universiade (November 29, 2016).
 
Eligible athletes and coaches should signal their interest in the Universiade to Adam Higgins, High Performance athlete development manager, by June 30th 2016 Nqnz@PnanqnFabjobneq.pn
 

**Please note this is a self-funded event.**

photo: CIS

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