2022 Athlete Funding Criteria

Monthly stipends

Athletes receiving Direct Athlete Support stipends in the top 25 on the IJF World Ranking LIst (WRL) at the time of the below events will have their flight and hotel expenses paid for at the events below. Athletes receiving Direct Athlete Support stipends and are ranked 26-30 on the IJF World Ranking List (WRL) at the time of the below events will receive up to $1,000 toward their flight expenses.

January 1, 2022 - June 30, 2022

Tournaments and Camps

1.  Paris Grand Slam

2.  Tel Aviv Grand Slam

3.  Antalya Grand Slam

4.  Senior Pan Am Championships

 Düsseldorf Grand Slam CANCELLED

5.  Tibilisi Grand Slam

6.  Budapest Grand Slam

7.  Zagreb Grand Prix

8.  Senior World Championships

Athlete Stipends and EAHI Eligibility and Criteria Approved for this Term:

Athlete Stipends and EAHI eligibility will be based on the IJF World Ranking List and the IJF Individual Olympic Ranking List across all Olympic weight categories.

Eligibility for Athlete Support and EAHI resources will be evaluated on January 1, April 1 and July 1 using the IJF World Ranking List and on October 1 using the IJF Individual Olympic Ranking List. An athlete ranking will be determined after removing duplicate countries from the ranking list. For example; if a U.S. Athlete is ranked 11th on the ranking list but France has two athletes ranked in the top 10, the U.S. athlete will be ranked 10th as the second athlete from France would be removed. This is consistent with the Olympic qualification process as each country can only enter one athlete per weight division at the Olympic Games. Athletes qualifiying for resources remain eligible until the next evaluation date.

IJF World Ranking List - https://www.ijf.org/wrl?category=all

Payments will be allocated as follows:

Athlete Ranking

Athlete Ranking
(Removing double countries)
Monthly Payment
1-10 $2500
11-18 $1500
19-25 $1000
26-30 $500

All flight expenses are considered as flights to/from country of competition to/from training location in the U.S. unless otherwise approved by the High Performance Director. All hotel expenses are the cost of boarding and do not include incidentals unless otherwise approved by the High Performance Director.

 

Elite Athletes Performance Incentive Funding

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

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

 

Any non-funded athlete that places 5th or better at a Grand Prix, Grand Slam, Masters or World Championships will be reimbursed their hotel expenses and up to $1200 for airfare to the event to that event.

All flight expenses are considered as flights to/from country of competition to/from training location in the U.S. unless otherwise approved by the High Performance Director. All hotel expenses are the cost of boarding and do not include incidentals unless otherwise approved by the High Performance Director.