Athlete Eligibility and Registration

IPC Licensing and International Classification

All athletes who register for the 2016 U.S. Paralympics Team Trials-Track and Field MUST have an IPC/IF International Classification with an international sport class status of C-Confirmed or R-Review with a review date after Dec. 31, 2016 and hold a current 2016 IPC License.

The list of classification sport class status and license numbers is posted on the IPC Athletics website.


The 2016 U.S. Paralympics Team Trials - Track & Field are open to all U.S. athletes above 14 years of age (age 14 by December 31, 2016) with physical, visual and intellectual disabilities who have met the international classification and licensing requirements as well as the entry standards. Athletes between the ages of 14-19 (may not turn 20 in 2016) are considered “Junior” athletes for the 2016 U.S. Paralympics Team Trials - Track & Field. The Junior events will be combined with the Elite events. Juniors will throw the adult/open weight implements.

Registration and Credentials

The entry deadline is Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 11:59pm pacific time. No late entries will be considered and no event changes (add or scratch) or updates will be accepted after the close of registration!

Athletes must enter and compete in all of the events at the 2016 U.S. Paralympic Team Trials - Track & Field for which they wish to be nominated to the Paralympic Games Team. For example, an athlete must compete in the 100m at the Trials if they want to be considered for nomination in the 100m during Games team selection. In addition, athletes will be considered for nomination to the Games team in all of the events in which they compete at the Trials. For example, an athlete who competes in the 100m, 200m, 400m and Long Jump will be considered for nomination to the team in all four of those events.

The $55 registration fee (per athlete) includes one Athlete Support credential for the coach designated in the athlete’s registration and (if applicable) one additional Athlete credential for the guide designated in the athlete’s registration. Registration fees are non-refundable.


Event Changes

NO EVENT CHANGES (scratch or add) can be made after the close of registration on June 19, 2016. Failure to compete in an event for which an athlete is registered may result in the athlete being disqualified from the remainder of the meet (IPC Athletics Rule 5.3). Scratches will only be accepted for a legitimate and approved medical reason and must be reported to the Clerking/Call Tent in writing as soon as possible but no later than 90 minutes prior to the start of the event.