Athletes and coach at the 2022 Selection Evaluation Camp at Lakeshore Foundation.

Selection Procedures

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

Athlete Ombuds 

The Office of the Athlete Ombuds offers independent, confidential advice to elite athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns.

Neither U.S. Paralympics nor any U.S. Paralympics athlete, employee, contractor, coach, referee/official, agent, or volunteer may threaten or take action against an athlete for disclosing information to or asking for assistance from the Office of the Athlete Ombuds. The policy of the Office of the Athlete Ombuds can be found here:

Phone:    719-866-5000



Background Check Policy
The USOPC Background Check Policy now applies to athletes age 18 and older.

USOPC Background Check Policy
USOPC Background Check Procedure
U.S. Center for SafeSport

Rio de Janeiro 2022 World Boccia Cup

Athlete Selection Procedures

Rio de Janeiro 2022 World Boccia Championships

Athlete Selection Procedures