The U.S. Paralympics Snowboarding Classification Policies & Procedures fall under the U.S. Paralympics national classification strategy. General documents that are applicable for all sports may be found here.

The U.S. Paralympics Snowboarding national classification list includes all athletes in the respective sport whose classification information is on file with either the IPC (International Paralympic Committee) and/or the respective sport IF and/or U.S. Paralympics (the National Paralympic Committee in the USA).  Athletes who have been nationally or internationally classified as per the Code and/or the U.S. Paralympics Classification Policies and Procedures are automatically included in this database.  Information will be updated regularly and historical research to compile accurate athlete classification data is still ongoing.

International Classification Opportunities

Athletes must hold a current IPC License and have the appropriate medical documentation to request international classification. Athletes who meet the criteria and wish to request an international classification slot should contact Bryce Boarman at Bryce.Boarman@usoc.org. International Classification Appointments must be requested at least six weeks prior to the date of the classification.

The appropriate Visual Impairment (VI) or Physical Impairment (PI) Medical Diagnostics Form (whichever classification has been requested) must be submitted six weeks prior to the date of the International Classification. Each athlete must submit the form prior to the deadline in order to secure their international classification appointment request (failure to follow the procedure may result in cancellation of the classification appointment). Each form outlines the specific tests, xrays, MRIs, etc. required for various impairments. The Medical Diagnostics form and the supplemental documents must be completed by the athlete’s physician or ophthalmologist. 

For a full list of International Classification Opportunities, please visit the World Para Snowboard Calendar