Taekwondo

January Team Trials Update

Dec. 16, 2011, 11:51 a.m. (ET)

Hello,

Below is some updated information in regards to the upcoming Olympic Fight Off and Junior World Championships Team Trials.

PSS:

USA Taekwondo will follow the lead of our International Federation (the World Taekwondo Federation) and use the Daedo PSS for these upcoming team trials. We are currently in discussion with Daedo and will provide a link for your sensor sock purchases in advance. Daedo will be onsite in January to provide sales of sensing socks as needed. We are sorry for the delay, as you know this is a tremendously sensitive area and we wanted to ensure we made the correct decision for our athletes and for our organization. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

SCHEDULE:

Please go to the links provided for the most up to date information about all USAT events. If there is not a link provided that means we are finalizing details for that event. Links will be updated as appropriate. OTT SCHEDULE  JWCOTT SCHEDULE

PRE-EVENT MANUAL:

Please go to the information packets for all event information first. The categories, dates, equipment needed, and much more information is in these packets in a very detailed manner. OTT PRE-EVENT MANUAL  JWCOTT PRE-EVENT MANUAL

CHECK IN / WEIGH IN:

You can see by the schedule weigh in and check in for the January team trials are by weight category and event. Please plan your travel according to the weigh in times. We will not make accommodations for flights booked after the closing of check-in and weigh-in. The weigh in and check in are at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO (MAP). When you arrive on complex, after stopping at the guard shack make a left and go to the West Wing. The West Wing will be the building in front of you. You also can ask the guard to direct you to the USA Taekwondo registration at the West Wing.

Please bring some form of picture ID to the weigh in. Junior National Team Trials participants are REQUIRED to bring a valid US Passport as their form of ID. If you have applied for the passport and it has not arrived in time for this team trials, please bring a certified copy of the official application.NO EXCEPTIONS.

CONFIRMED/PENDING STATUS:

In order to have a confirmed status, all checklists must be satisfied as well as 2012 OTC paperwork. All participants are requiring to provide this paperwork. If you would like to provide it before the event please email it to minjae.choe@usa-taekwondo.us or fax it to 719-623-1394.

HOUSING:

OTC housing is available on a first come first served basis. We have a limited number of beds available for both of these team trials. Time is of the essence in reserving your housing. No housing applications will be accepted without payment. You will find the applications at the housing tab on the event links provided. OTC HOUSING  CMR HOUSING

Cheyenne Mountain resort is our headquarters hotel for these events. The phone number or link for reservations is also at the housing links on the appropriate event tabs.

VOLUNTEERS:

We are in need of volunteers for these events. If you are interested in volunteering email go HERE or email Minjae Cho at minjae.choe@usa-taekwondo.us

USA TAEKWONDO POINT SYSTEM:

The purpose of the system is to facilitate meaningful competition on a national scale that rewards USA Taekwondo athlete members at all skill levels for both participation and achievement at USA Taekwondo and USA Taekwondo-Sanctioned Events during each event year. For the 2012 calendar year, points will be earned in sparring only; Poomsae will eventually be added. Accumulated points will be scaled according to the importance/size of the approved event and the achievement of the athlete. For black belt sparring 12 and older, points will be awarded to the age and weight class in which the athlete competed. For all other divisions, points will be awarded to the age/belt color in which the athlete competed. All points accumulated in 2011 will expire at the end of the calendar year. The points earned by each athlete will be used in various manners throughout the year. In an effort to avoid randomized seeding at the 2012 Junior Olympics and National Championships, total points accumulated at that point in the year will be used for seeding purposes, with the exception of 14-17 and 18-32 black belts. Additionally, points will be used to award athletes with the highest point totals in their division and clubs with the most overall points.

This team trial holds a 6.5 point ranking and is one of the highest rated USAT events in the 2012 calendar year that will award points.

Thank you and I look forward to seeing all participants at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in January.

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