The process by which athletes qualify for U.S. teams to major international competitions, such as World Championships and the Paralympic Games, is generally posted 12-18 months before the competition. U.S. Paralympics or the relevant national governing body may use other methods, including invitation, to select teams to other international competitions.

2010 Paralympic Winter Games Athlete Selection Procedures
2010 Paralympic Winter Games Individual Sled Hockey Player Evaluation Form
USA Hockey Code of Conduct