Desert Challenge Games
May 10-14, 2017
Classification
Classification

Final Classification Results:


Final Classification Schedules for 2017:

International Classification Schedule PI-
Download (updated 5.10.17)

International Classification Schedule VI-
Download (updated 5.10.17)

International Classification Schedule II-
Download (updated 5.10.17)

National Classification Schedule-
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Please note: There have been updates to International and National Classification. Please read below very careful as to not miss any deadlines in regards to paperwork and documentation.

International Classification-

 

All athletes that compete at the Desert Challenge Games who have an IPC license and have a New, Review or Review 2017 classification status must undergo international classification evaluation at Desert Challenge Games.  To be eligible to receive an international classification evaluation appointment athletes must have a 2017 IPC license including submission of medical forms, supporting documents and must be registered for Desert Challenge Games prior to April 12, 2017. 


Athletes who are licensed can check their classification status
HERE.  To obtain an IPC license athletes can view requirements HERE.  All U.S. citizens: if you have questions regarding licensing and classification please contact Sherrice Fox at Sherrice.fox@usoc.org or 719-866-3353.  If you are not a U.S. citizen you must contact your National Paralympic Committee (NPC) for classification and licensing questions.


Desert Challenge Games will host classification for Physical Impaired (PI), Visual Impaired (VI) and Intellectual Impaired (II) athletes on Wednesday and Thursday May 10-11, 2017 beginning at 9:00am each day.  The classification schedule will be available approximately 2 weeks prior to competition.  Athlete date/time request CANNOT be guaranteed and athletes are expected to arrive in Tempe on Tuesday, May 9
th to be available for the full classification period per IPC guidelines.


All U.S. athletes with an intellectual disability must first contact Athletes Without Limits before they can obtain an IPC license and receive a classification evaluation.  Click
HERE for eligibility and application information. 

 

**Desert Challenge Games is the only international classification opportunity in the U.S. in 2017.  We are expecting the schedule to be full for this event.  If the schedule fills up priority will be given to athletes that have not been internationally classified before.  All other appointments may be filled based on a ranking system using the athletes best result from 2016-present by comparing these results to the National Team A standard. **

 

Please note: As part of the World Para Athletics Grand Prix, all athletes ages 14 and older that are interested in competing with the World Para Athletics Grand Prix MUST have an IPC license.


Athletes with Physical Impairments (New, Review or Review 2017 classification status)

  • Athletes must have a 2017 IPC license
  • Athletes must submit medical documentation along with supporting documents
  • Athletes must register for Desert Challenge Games and obtain their license by April 12, 2017
  • Athletes must contact Sherrice Fox at Sherrice.fox@usoc.org

 

Athletes with Visual Impairments (New, Review or Review 2017 classification status)

  • Athletes must have a 2017 IPC license
  • Athletes must submit medical documentation along with supporting documents
  • Athletes must register for Desert Challenge Games and obtain their license by April 12, 2017
  • Athletes must contact Sherrice Fox at Sherrice.fox@usoc.org

 

Athletes with Intellectual Impairments (New, Review or Review 2017 classification status)

  • Athletes must work with Athletes without Limits to obtain an INAS number
  • Athletes must have a 2017 IPC license
  • Athletes must submit their TSAL questionnaire to Sherrice Fox
  • Athletes must register for Desert Challenge Games and obtain their license by April 12, 2017
  • Athletes must contact Sherrice Fox at Sherrice.fox@usoc.org
      

National Classification-

 

Athletes with Physical Impairments

 

All athletes that do not have an IPC license and have never been nationally classified and have a National Review (NR) or NR 2017 status must go through national classification at Desert Challenge Games.  National classification will be offered for track and field and archery. To review national classification status in our national classification database for track and field click HERE.  All athletes that go through national classification must complete a national medical diagnostics form that can be found HERE.  The national forms do not need to be filled out by a doctor and should be submitted to Sherrice Fox at Sherrice.fox@usoc.org no later than April 12th.

 

Athletes with Visual Impairments

 

All athletes with a visual impairment that do not have an IPC license and have not been classified must submit their medical forms to Sherrice Fox at Sherrice.fox@usoc.org by April 12, 2017 to receive their national classification.  The VI medical form can be found HERE.


Athletes with Intellectual Impairments

 

Athletes with an intellectual impairment competing in swimming or track and field at Desert Challenge Games must contact Athletes Without Limits to apply for eligibility to obtain their national classification.  Click HERE for eligibility and application information. 

 

Contact-

 

Sherrice Fox is the USOC representative responsible for World Para Athletics licensure and classification. All Medical Diagnostics forms for U.S. athletes must be turned in to Sherrie Fox by April 12, 2017.  Sherrice.Fox@usoc.org.

 

Any athlete from Canada that needs to be classified should contact Ella at emawdsley@paralympic.ca

 

International athletes must contact their National Paralympic Committee (NPC) to find the appropriate contact for submitting the Medical Diagnostic forms.

Additional Information
IPC Eligibility Form

IPC Medical Diagnostic- PI
IPC Medical Diagnostic- VI
IPC TSAL Form

National vs. International Classification

How to check your classification status:

  • US Athletes can verify their classification and/or classification status HERE.
  • US and International athletes can verify their classification and/or classification status on the MASTERLIST provided on the IPC web site.