2021 Athlete Funding Criteria

Monthly stipends

Athletes receiving Direct Athlete Support stipends at the time of the below events will also have all expenses paid for at the events below:

January 1, 2021 - June 28, 2021

Tournaments and Camps

1.  Doha World Masters

2.  Tel Aviv Grand Slam

3.  Tashkent Grand Slam

4.  Senior Pan Am Championships**

5.  Paris Grand Slam

6.  Senior World Championships

Monthly stipends: January 1, 2021 – June 28, 2021

From January 1 through June 28, 2021, eligible athletes who are currently training/competing at the elite level may qualify for Athlete Stipends based on overall point totals from the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of each review date (January 1 and April 1, 2021).

The top 4 ranked U.S. Athletes from the IJF Olympic Ranking List who are in position to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games (either directly qualified via top-18 without duplicates or meeting requirements for a continental quota) or are within 5 spots away (on the IJF Olympic Ranking List) from a qualifying position for the Tokyo Olympic Games within each athlete’s respective weight class will be awarded as follows:

  1. Top-ranked U.S. athlete (overall across all weight divisions and genders) according to points on the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of each review date will be awarded $2,500/month

  2. Second highest ranked U.S. athlete (overall across all weight divisions and genders) according to points on the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of each review date will be awarded $1,750/month

  3. Third highest ranked U.S. athlete (overall across all weight divisions and genders) according to points on the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of each review date will be awarded $1,250/month

  4. Fourth highest ranked U.S. athlete (overall across all weight divisions and genders) according to points on the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of each review date will be awarded $1,000/month

If there are multiple athletes who qualify through any criterion above (1-4) who are tied in IJF Olympic Ranking List points as of the review date, then the athlete with the higher individual ranking position on the IJF Olympic Ranking List in their respective weight class will be awarded the tie breaker.

Monthly stipends: June 29, 2021 – December 31, 2021

From June 29 through December 31, 2021, athletes named to the Tokyo U.S. Olympic Team may qualify for Athlete Stipends based on overall point totals from the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of the review date (June 29, 2021) according to the pay scale below.

  1. Top-ranked U.S. athlete (overall across all weight divisions and genders) according to points on the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of each review date will be awarded $2,500/month

  2. Second highest ranked U.S. athlete (overall across all weight divisions and genders) according to points on the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of each review date will be awarded $1,750/month

  3. Third highest ranked U.S. athlete (overall across all weight divisions and genders) according to points on the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of each review date will be awarded $1,250/month

  4. Fourth highest ranked U.S. athlete (overall across all weight divisions and genders) according to points on the IJF Olympic Ranking List as of each review date will be awarded $1,000/month

If there are multiple athletes who qualify through any criterion above (1-4) who are tied in IJF Olympic Ranking List points as of the review date, then the athlete with the higher individual ranking position on the IJF Olympic Ranking List in their respective weight class will be awarded the tie breaker.


Eligible Tournaments for Funding (Non-Stipend Elite Athletes Only)***

January 1, 2021 - June 28, 2021

Tournaments Only (No Camps)

1.  Tel Aviv Grand Slam

2.  Tashkent Grand Slam

3.  Senior Pan Am Championships**

4.  Paris Grand Slam

5.  Senior World Championships

*** Athletes must meet the below criteria 30 days before the event (January 1 – June 28, 2021)

1.  All athletes in a qualified position on the IJF Olympic Ranking List (ORL) will be fully funded.

2.  Top 25 on the IJF Olympic Ranking List:

a.  Up to $1,000 for airfare

b.  Room and board

3.  Top 26 through 35 on the IJF Olympic Ranking List:

a.  Up to $1,000 for airfare

For any athlete(s) receiving up to $1,000 for airfare – only round trip airfare to and from the event will be funded or reimbursed unless discussed and approved by USA Judo prior to the trip.


Non-Stipend Elite Athletes Performance Incentive Funding

Athlete International A-Level Incentive Pool – Grand Slam / IJF Masters Events / IJF World Championships

Gold:      $   1,500
Silver:      $   1,000
Bronze:      $   750
5th      $   500

European Continental Opens / Grand Prix Events / Pan American Championships

Gold:      $   1,000
Silver:      $   750
Bronze:      $   500
5th      $   250

To be eligible for performance incentive funding, athlete must win a minimum of three matches, no byes, no walkovers, no round robins.

 

**2021 Senior Pan American Championships Funding

  1. All athletes receiving Direct Athlete Support stipends at the time of the event will receive all expenses paid for at this events.
  2. All athletes in a qualified position on the IJF Olympic Ranking List (ORL) will be fully funded.
  3. Top 25 on the IJF Olympic Ranking List:
    1. Up to $1,000 for airfare
    2. Room and board
  4. Top 26 through 45 on the IJF Olympic Ranking List:
    1. Room and board
  5. Pan American Championships Performance Incentive Funding:
    1. Gold:      $ 1,000
    2. Silver:     $ 750
    3. Bronze:   $ 500
    4. 5th          $ 250
  6. *** To be eligible for performance incentive funding, athlete must win a minimum of three matches, no byes, no walkovers, no round robins.