2009 Sprint Team Trials Announced

Nov. 10, 2008, 1:09 p.m. (ET)

The USA Canoe/Kayak Team Trials for the Senior and Junior World Championship Teams are scheduled for April 24-26, 2009, at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, CA. Details concerning housing opportunities will be posted when they are available.

Chris Hipgrave, USA Canoe/Kayak Olympic High Performance Director, posted on the following information on his blog:

The 2009 Selection Criteria for Sprint and Slalom senior teams will not be available until after the International Canoe Federation Congress, which is taking place in Rome, Italy on November 28-29, 2008. At this Congress there are many important rules changes in both Olympic disciplines that will be reviewed and voted on. These rules changes could dramatically affect how we select our teams and what/how they will be racing internationally. Once the Congress has been completed, the Sprint and Slalom Selection Committee's will review the changes and complete development of the Selection Criteria. These criteria will be made available on this website just as soon as this process has been completed.

(To view Chris Hipgrave's BLOG click here.)

If you are interested in reading about the ICF Congress and the changes that are being proposed, please visit http://www.canoeicf.com/default.asp?Page=2331&MenuID=Congress_2008/1469/0. The proposed rule changes are under agenda items numbers 10 and 11.

Additional information about Team Trials and Selection Criteria will be posted as it is available.

Additional information about the 2009 Sprint Team Trials will also be posted here.