RULES AND REGULATIONS
The Athlete Services Grid is a tool for USS Athletes to better understand what services and benefits are associated with the elite National Training Program (NTP) and partnering USS development training center programs. Additionally, the grid identifies some services and benefits associated with the Level System of skaters as defined in the relevant discipline of USS rules and regulations.
The Team Travel policy was developed to provide information to those travelers eligible, selected or qualified to represent the U.S. in domestic and international team travel. Clear policies and procedures assists USS to be diligent and financially responsible in planning and executing travel.
A resource to serve athletes with confidential and independent advice regarding the various policies and procedures associated with participating in sport at an elite level. The Ombudsman can help athletes with conflict resolutions around National Governing Body and USOC bylaws, policies and procedures.
The Direct Athlete Support (DAS) program is an elite athlete support program designed to specifically assist medal contending athletes in reaching the podium at the next Olympic Games and World/WSD Championships. A monthly stipend is provided to athletes based on international success at the previous World Single Distance Championships/World Short Track Championships or the Olympic Winter Games in Olympic Years. Recipients are required to meet quarterly with USS to set Goals and evaluate their process throughout the season and leading towards 2018 to maintain their support.
Operation Gold is an incentive award program paid to reward performances at the USS identified qualifying events each year.