Sanctioning Level One, Two, and Three

Please Note: Adaptive Sports USA level two and level three sanctioned events are qualifying events for Junior and Adult Nationals.

Archery

 Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Archery Level One

Non-qualifying, educational level competition for archers with little or no experience

  • Proper Butts (stands) are required – secured to competition target
  • 80 Centimeter and 122 centimeter target faces
  • No more than 3 archers at an assigned target
  • Can run an event with USA Archery certified officials or experienced volunteers
  • Demarcation lane setup between short and long distances
  • There needs to be one scorer per target
Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Archery Level Two

A more serious event that should attract Adults & Junior Competitors

  • Proper Butts (stands) are required – secured to competition target
  • 80 Centimeter and 122 centimeter target faces
  • Staffed with at least one USA Archery certified official
  • Proper lane setup with lines drawn to USA Archery/Adaptive Sports USA
  • There needs to be two scorers per target

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Archery Level Three

This event will attract top-level competitive athletes, as well as the emerging elite athletes.

Adult and juniors can set records at these meets.

  • Proper Butts (stands) with wind flags required along with start & stop indicators/lights
  • 80 Centimeter and 122 centimeter target faces
  • There needs to be three scorers per target
  • Staffed with a minimum of two USA Archery certified officials, including the range master
  • Proper lane setup drawn to USA Archery/Adaptive Sports USA specifications
  • Coaching during competition is prohibited

For additional details on Archery sanctioning requirements, please refer to this guide: Archery Sanctioning Standards

Powerlifting

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Powerlifting Level One

Training Meet (ex: Introduction to the sport)

  • A bench subject to IPC specifications is required. You can use equipment to modify the bench to conform to these
  • Warm-up benches are optional
  • Weights used can be either kg or lbs
  • Scale used can be either kg or lbs
  • Equipment such as a stop watch for timing, resin and/or chalk, straps, and an official’s lift indicators are to be used (“lift” or “no lift”):

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Powerlifting Level Two

 A more serious event that should attract Adult & Junior Competitors

  • An IPC-approved bench must be used (meet standards):
  • Must have a minimum of 1 warm-up bench
  • Weights used can be either kg or lbs
  • Scale used can be either kg or lbs
  • Equipment such as a stop watch for timing, resin and/or chalk, straps, and an official’s lift indicators are to be used (“lift” or “no lift”)

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Powerlifting Level Three

This event will attract top-level competitive athletes, as well as the emerging elite athletes.

Adult and juniors can set records at these meets.

  • An IPC-approved bench must be used (meet standards):
  • Must have a minimum of 2 warm-up benches
  • Preferred weights used are kg. Record-breaking
  • Scale used must be kg
  • Equipment needed is a visual time display/stopwatch, resin or chalk, official’s lift indicator (“lift” or “no lift”), two straps, 140kg bench (300lbs), locking collars

Swimming

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Swimming Level One

Training Meet (ex: Introduction to the sport)

  • A 25m/25yd pool is needed. Diving area needs to be at least 4ft deep
  • Can run an event with at minimum of one certified Contact local USA Swimming, YMCA or High School Association for Officials.
  • Results can be hand timed (two timers per lane).
  • Can start an event with either a starting horn or a whistle
  • For additional information please view the swimming rulebook on the Adaptive Sports USA

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Swimming Level Two

A more serious event that should attract Adults & Junior Competitors

  • A 25m/25yd pool is needed. May use a 50M pool with ability to have 25Y/M course also. Diving area has to be at least 4ft
  • Can run an event with a minimum of two Certified Officials: Contact local USA Swimming, YMCA or High School Association for officials
  • Results can be hand timed (must have two hand timers per lane) or Electronic timing
  • Must start an event with either a starting horn or an electronic starter. Lap counters are required for events 500 Y/M or longer
  • For additional information please view the swimming rulebook on the Adaptive Sports USA

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Swimming Level Three

This event will attract top-level competitive athletes, as well as the emerging elite athletes.

Adult Swim records are controlled by US Paralympics, http://www.teamusa.org/USParalympics/Sports/Swimming/American-Records.

Juniors may only set records at Junior Nationals.

  • A 50M pool is needed. Diving area has to be at least 4ft deep. Must have appropriate deck space. Must run this event with four officials from US Swim and/or IPC Officials. A minimum of two officials must be IPC certified: Contact local USA Swimming for USA Swimming Officials. Contact Adaptive Sports USA Swim for assistance with USP
  • Results must be electronically timed as well as having manual timing as a back up
  • Must start an event with an electronic start and lap counters must be used
  • For additional information please view the swimming rulebook on the Adaptive Sports USA

Table Tennis

 Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Table Tennis

Regional, Adult and Junior Competitions Summary of what I need to run all Table Tennis events:

For more details please refer to ITTF Rules and Regulations posted on the Adaptive Sports USA website Chapter 2 & 4 are required.  https://adaptivesportsusa.org/sports/table-tennis/

If all of these criteria cannot be met, then a request must be made in writing to the Table Tennis Sports Technical Committee through Adaptive Sports USA for review and approval.

  • ITTF Approved Table Tennis Table and net must be used. There can be a mix of wheel accessible and non-wheelchair accessible
  • The use of 40mm Table Tennis Balls and 3-Star table tennis balls are required
  • Approved barriers are required between tables and court sizes according to ITTF rules and and regulations
  • For scoring a flip chart is recommended or another type of scoring mechanism. IPads or computer scoring and monitors are sometimes used in high profile events and international tournaments
  • A National and/or international umpire and a Tournament Director is required
  • One Club Umpire per table for matches
  • All players must have a proof of classification preferably USATT classification and/or be on the USATT classified players list. Contact Sharon Brooks at usattclass@gmail.com
  • Classification should be conducted if necessary by approved and trained classifiers

Contact Sharon Brooks at usattclass@gmail.com.

  • Volunteers are required for picking up table tennis balls for wheelchair players and standing players who request assistance. There should be at least two volunteers per table.
  • Adult and juniors can get rankings at these meets

Athletics (Track & Field)

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Track & Field (Athletics) Level One

Training Meet/Clinic (ex: Introduction to the sport)

Track:

  • A legal track 400 meter track must be used
  • The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) may reduce the number of events for time constraint or other purposes
  • The LOC may add events not in an official Track Program such as expanding events for power chairs such as the 100m
  • Ambulatory or Wheelchair events can be run with multiple class or age group athletes in one event competing head to head
  • All events can be hand-timed.

Field Pit Setup:

  • The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) may choose to offer field events for just wheelchair or just ambulatory
  • Wheelchair Field maybe offered on a turf field for adults and juniors
  • Ambulatory Field maybe offered with pits set up on grass and not in traditional concrete circles.
  • Ambulatory and Open Wheelchair Discus may be run without a protective cage

Officials:

  • Can be USATF/ High School/NCAA Officials with no IPC certification
  • Can be Local Volunteer Officials with no official certifications
  • No Weights and Measure Official is required

Results:

  • Are local only
  • May not be used as proof of performance to qualify for national level competitions such as Junior Nationals or US Paralympic Nationals
  • Results may not be submitted for National record consideration

Sanctioning:

  • May or May Not Be Adaptive Sports USA or Adaptive Track and Field USA
  • No Classification Panels are required

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Track & Field (Athletics) Level Two

An event that can submit proof of performance documentation for junior or open competitors for national level meets such as Junior Nationals or US Paralympic nationals, set Adaptive Track and Field USA Open or Master records.

Track:

  • A legal track 400meter track must be used
  • The Local organizing committee (LOC) may reduce the number of events for time constraint or other purposes
  • The LOC may add events not in an official Track Program such as expanding events for power chairs such as the 100m
  • All events can be hand-timed or Electronic timed (although electronic timing is recommended)
  • Wind Gauge for the 20m, 40m, 60m, 100m, 200m, long jump and triple jump is optional

Field Pit Setups:

  • The Local Organizing Committee (LOC) may choose to offer field events for just wheelchair or just ambulatory athletes
  • Wheelchair Field maybe offered on a turf field for adults and juniors
  • Ambulatory Field must be offered in legal concrete circles
  • Ambulatory Long jump, triple jump must be contested on a suitable runway with a legal takeoff board (wood or taped).
  • Ambulatory High Jump must be run in an approved high jump venue
  • Ambulatory and Open Wheelchair Discus may be run without a protective cage but if done so the areas must be roped off so no spectator is in the line of site of a stray implement.

Officials:

  • May be USATF/ High School/ or NCAA Officials with no IPC certification
  • USATF/ High School/ NCAA Officials with IPC certifications
  • IPC officials with no USATF certification
  • The meet must have a minimum of 1 field official per pit
  • The meet must have a minimum of 2 track officials
  • The Track Referee must have IPC certification or been approved by Adaptive Track and Field USA as qualified
  • The Field Referee must have IPC certification or been approved by Adaptive Track and Field USA as qualified
  • Volunteer Officials with no Official certification from USATF/ High School/ NCAA may not be used in a lead field pit or Track capacity
  • IPC certified USATF officials by geographical area may be found under the Find an Official tab of the ATFUSA.org Website
  • A weights and Measure official is recommended

Results:

  • May be used as proof of performance to qualify for national level competitions such as Junior Nationals or US Paralympic Nationals
  • Results for juniors may not be submitted for National record consideration
  • Results for Open and Master35, Master50 or Master60 may be submitted for National record consideration

Sanctioning:

  • Must be Adaptive Sports USA sanctioned if run as a multi-sport meet or Adaptive Track and Field USA Sanctioned if run as a standalone Athletics
  • One Regional Classification panel is

Adaptive Sports USA Sanctioned Event: Track & Field (Athletics) Level Three

 An event that can submit proof of performance documentation for junior or open competitors for national level meets such as Junior Nationals or US Paralympic Nationals, set Adaptive Track and Field USA Junior, Open, Master records and if IPC sanctioned or approved, report results of IPC licensed athlete results to WPA for World Ranking and (if doping is available -WPA World Records).

Track:

  • A legal distance and approved track surface 400meter track must be used and a track survey must be submitted for approval (“Mondo” like surface is highly recommended).
  • Track lanes must be a minimum of 40”
  • The Local Organizing Committee must run a full ATFUSA complement of events for all Para athlete classes. (Exceptions can be made if approved and published in advance)
  • The LOC may add events not in an official Track Program such as expanding events for power chairs such as the 100m
  • All events must be Electronic timed (events longer than 1500m may be hand timed).
  • Wind Gauge for the 20m, 40m, 60m, 100m, 200m, long jump and triple jump is mandatory.

Field Pit Setups:

  • Wheelchair Field maybe offered on a turf field for open, master or junior athletes
  • Ambulatory Field must be offered in legal concrete circle venues
  • Ambulatory Long jump, triple jump must be contested on a suitable runway with a legal takeoff board (wood or taped).
  • Ambulatory High Jump must be run in an approved high jump venue
  • Ambulatory and Open Wheelchair Discus & club must be run in a protective cage
  • Non-Open Wheelchair Discus and Club should be run in a protective cage.

Officials:

  • All lead officials on the track and at each field pit must be USATF or High School or NCAA or IPC Officials with an IPC certification.
  • The meet must have a minimum of 1 field official per pit with a strong suggestion to have 2 or more
  • The meet must have a minimum of 4 to 5 track officials (Referee/finish line, starter, wind gage (may not be necessary with some electronic timing systems), lane judge(s))
  • The Track Referee must have IPC certification or been approved by Adaptive Track and Field USA as qualified
  • The Field Referee must have IPC certification or been approved by Adaptive Track and Field USA as qualified
  • Volunteer Officials with no Official certification from USATF/ High School/ NCAA may not be used in a lead field pit or Track capacity
  • IPC certified USATF officials by geographical area may be found under the Find on the ATFUSA.org site.
  • A Weights and Measure Official is

Results:

  • May be used as proof of performance to qualify for national level competitions such as Junior Nationals or US Paralympic Nationals
  • Results for juniors may be submitted for National record consideration
  • Results for Open and Master35, Master50 or Master60 may be submitted for National record consideration

Sanctioning:

  • Must be Adaptive sports USA sanctioned if run as a multisport meet or Adaptive Track and Field USA Sanctioned if run as a standalone Athletics
  • Must be an IPC Sanctioned or approved Meet. (Note this process must be initiated at least 120 days prior to competition)
    • IPC approved meets must be USATF sanctioned in addition to Adaptive Sports USA or Adaptive Track and Field USA
    • WPA sanctioned meets require a WPA TD to be appointed
  • One or more Classification panels are required to be requested from US Paralympics
  • Anti-Doping procedures for in competition or out of competition testing must be in place.