AAU QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS
Qualifying tournaments will be announced by October 31 preceding each competition year. A minimum of 60 competitors and 3 teams are required for a tournament to be considered “official”. Only official tournaments will be eligible to qualify the top 10 finishers in each event.
To host a qualifying tournament, bids should be received by the AAU Jump Rope Secretary General by September 1 of the preceding year.using the bid-form posted on the web-site.
Up to a maximum of 10 US athletes and 10 non-US athletes will qualify through each AAU Open Tournament for the AAU Junior Olympic Games in each age-group and in each event.)
Athletes may attend any number of qualifying tournaments in an attempt to qualify or for practice. Previously qualified athletes will not be considered in the total number of athletes qualifying from that tournament (although they will still be eligible for awards)
· Unlimited entries per team are allowed in each event or at the discretion of the tournament director
Maximum manageable numbers are encouraged for inclusion as per the AAU policy
· One entry per team in each age group is allowed for Group Synchronized Routine.
FEES Tournament fees: $40 per individual ($5 of this amount is a capitation fee to AAU Jump Rope)
Admission Fees are discouraged. Under no circumstances may admisision fees be charged to AAU members. If spectator fees are to be charged, this must be announced with the tournament information announcement. They may not exceed $5.
Registration papers and appropriate fees must be received by 4 weeks prior to the tournament. A $10 late fee must be included for all late registrations.
AAU JUNIOR OLYMPIC GAMES
Athletes may qualify for the AAU Junior Olympic Games in one of two ways:
1. By qualifying in the top 10 US athletes in the overall ranking in an individual, pairs or Double Dutch event at any AAU qualifying tournament
2. By qualifying as a member of one of the top 3 teams in the Group Routine competition.
NON US ATHLETES
1. By qualifying in the top 10 Non-US athletes in the overall ranking in an individual, pairs or Double Dutch event at any AAU qualifying tournament
2. By qualifying as a member of one of the top 3 teams in the Group Routine competition
3. By being nominated by the athlete’s National Governing Body (NGB) up to a maximum of 10 athletes per country in each age-group in each Triple Crown or Pentathlon combined event.
CLICK HERE FOR THE NON-US ATHLETE ANNOUNCEMENT
CLICK HERE FOR THE NON-US ATHLETE NOMINATION FORM
· Top (10) places in each event and age group qualify. If an athlete is not available to continue to the AAU Junior Olympic Games, the 11th place athlete is the first alternate and so on.
· Top (3) places in each age group for Group Synchronized Routine from each Open Tournament qualify. 4th place is an alternate.
· If there are more than 30 entries per event or age group registered, the entries may be limited for participation in the Freestyle component event based on the current tournament's combined speed and power score total. The top ranked group will compete for medals. This group will consist of the top 25 US entries, plus a maximum of 10 non-US entries that fall within, or exceed, the range of scores of the top 25 US competitors after the speed and power scores are combined. If the top 30 entries are from the US, those 30 entries will qualify for the Freestyle event.
· If there are 3 or less competitors registered for an event, that event may be combined with the next closest age group, as determined by the Tournament Committee.
· The Open Scoring System will apply. A full set of awards will be given to the US competitors. Non US competitors will compete against the US competitors for their placement and awards.