U.S. Paralympics Snowboarding

Mike Shea competes at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Paralympic Games.


Classification Overview

Classification provides a structure for Paralympic competition. The International Ski & Snowboard Federation (FIS) has adopted a universal classification code in order to facilitate the implementation of accurate, reliable, and credible sport-specific classification systems. The classification process determines who is eligible to compete in a Paralympic sport and it groups the eligible athletes in sport classes according to their activity limitation in a certain sport. For more information about Paralympic classification and the FIS Athlete Classification Code, please visit the FIS Classification Page.

FIS is the international federation for Paralympic Snowboarding. FIS is responsible for creating and implementing the rules and regulations that govern the Paralympic Snowboarding classification system. For more information about Snowboarding's classification system, rules and regulations, please visit the FIS Para Snowboarding page.

All national classifications conducted in the United States fall under the governance of U.S. Paralympics as the National Paralympic Committee for the United States. For more information about the national classification policies and procedures, please visit the U.S. Paralympics Classification Policies and Procedures Webpage.

Classification Database
The U.S. Paralympics Snowboarding National Database includes all athletes whose classification information is on file with either the IPC, FIS and/or U.S. Paralympics. Athletes who have been nationally or internationally classified as per the Code and/or the U.S. Paralympics Classification Policies and Procedures are included. Only athlete who have a current FIS License appear on the International Master list.


International Classification Forms

International Classification Opportunities
For a full list of International Classification Opportunities, please visit the FIS Para Snowboard Page. Please note that international classification slots are limited and allocated by World Para Snowboard. There may potentially be more athletes who request international classification than slots available. Athletes who meet the criteria and wish to request an international classification slot should contact USOPC Classification Manager at NPCUSAClassification@usopc.org and Matt Cramer at Matt.R.Cramer@usopc.org. International Classification Appointments must be requested at least six weeks prior to the date of the classification.

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