Athlete Safety

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

USOPC Background Check Policy

U.S. Center for Safe Sport

U.S. Paralympics Complaint Procedures

Athlete Representation

U.S. Paralympics Athlete Representation in Selection Procedures

U.S. Paralympics Sport Advisory Group

Selection Procedures

The process by which athletes qualify for U.S. teams to major international competitions, such as the World Para Athletics Championships and the Paralympic Games, are generally posted 12-18 months before the competition. U.S. Paralympics Track & Field may use other methods, including invitation, to select teams to other international competitions.  

2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games Athlete Selection Procedures updated 3/30/2020

2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games Staff Selection Procedures  updated 6/11/2020

Selection Procedures Archive

2017 World Championship Athlete Selection Procedures - updated 5/30/17

2017 Junior World Championship Athlete Selection Procedures - updated 5/30/17

2019 Junior World Championships Selection Procedures

2019 Marathon World Championships Athlete Selection Procedures

Junior World Championships Consolidated Entry List  

Junior World Championships Communication

2019 Parapan American Games Athlete Selection Procedures

2019 Parapan Games Consolidated Entry List - posted 7/3/2019 at 3:19pm MDT

2019 Parapan Am Games Staff Selection Procedures

2019 World Championships Athlete Selection Procedures 

2019 World Championships Competition Entry Form (CEF)- application period is now closed

2019 Dubai World Championships Consolidated Entry List - posted 9/11/2019 at 11:25am MT