Preparing for National Classification
|Athlete presentation for classification
|What to bring?
· Athletes must arrive at their assigned classification time and location at least 15 minutes before the allocated time with a valid ID.
· Athletes must wear the relevant clothing for their sport i.e. swimming costume for swimming, running gear for athletics etc.
· Athletes must bring all equipment they use during competition for their sport i.e. wheelchair, prosthetics, straps etc.
|Who can accompany the athlete?
· The athlete may be accompanied by one athlete representative (parent, coach, other) into the classification room.
· All junior athletes (under 18 years of age) MUST have someone accompany them into classification.
· The classifiers will explain the evaluation process to the athlete and outline the responsibilities of the athlete, their representative and the classifiers during the athlete evaluation period.
· Athletes will be required to sign a consent form before going through the evaluation.
|What is expected of the athlete?
· Athletes must always cooperate to the best of their ability with the classification process.
· You are expected to behave in an honest, courteous and sportsman-like manner at all times.
|What is expected of the athlete’s representative?
· To behave in a courteous manner at all times and to respect the decision of the classifiers.
· They may observe, but not participate in the classification evaluation and are welcome to ask questions.
|What is expected of the classifiers?
· Classifiers should treat you in a manner that is professional, respectful, courteous and safe at all times.
· They should provide you with sufficient information to understand the process, the decision, and the opportunities for protest.
|What if I do not agree with my classification?
· An athlete may have a difference of opinion with their allocated class.
· If you disagree with a National Classification, you should submit the Protest form in accordance with the Protest section described in the National Classification Policy & Standards.