Sport Information – Rules and Qualifying Standards

Due to Covid-19 and the limited competitive opportunities, the qualifying period and criteria have been altered for the Move United 2021 Junior Nationals. Athletes must achieve required qualifying standards in each event at least once during the designated qualification period of January 1, 2019 through the close of the Move United 2021 Junior Nationals registration deadline. Qualifying standards must have been met or surpassed at a Move United Sanctioned Competition, an NGB or High School Athletic Association sanctioned event, or other event as approved by Move United. 

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Archery

Move United Archery Rules: https://www.moveunitedsport.org/sport/archery
Move United Junior Nationals competition distances:

Age group Recurve Compound/W1 Barebow/Basic
Young Adult 50 m 50 m 50 m
Junior 50 m 50 m 50 m
Cadet 50 m 50 m 50 m
Cub 30 m 30 m 30 m
Bowman 30 m 30 m 30 m
Yeoman 20 m 20 m 20 m

Athletes must hit a qualifying score of 100 or greater to compete at the Move United Junior Nationals. An athlete must qualify at the distance listed above for his/her age group and event.

During the qualification period, the athlete shall qualify to shoot by:

  1. Participating in a Move United regional or national sanctioned archery shoot.
  2. Participating in a USA Archery, National Field Archery Association, or Scholastic 3D paper target sanctioned shoot.
    1. Complete a Proof of Performance form to be signed by a certified official.
    2. Present an official signed score card showing a qualifying minimum score of at 100 points shot at the appropriate distance*.

If due to the pandemic attending a sanctioned event is not possible, an athlete may qualify at a team practice such as a JOAD club, Scholastic 3D club, or another event with the approval of Move United.

  1. Complete a Proof of Performance form to be signed by a certified official.
  2. Present an official signed score card showing a qualifying minimum score of at 100 points shot at the appropriate distance*.

Paratriathlon

In Paratriathlon, athletes will compete in a single race that combines three different events: swimming, biking and running. Athletes can choose to compete as an individual or on a 2 or 3-person relay team. As an individual, athletes will compete on their own in all three stages. As a relay team, team members will divide up the three stages of the course with one team member competing in no more than two legs of the course, the swim, the bike or the run.

Awards will be broken down by the following categories:

  1. Gender (Male/Female)
  2. Age Groups: (U11, U14/U17 together, U20/U23 together)
  3. Disability Group (Ambulatory, Wheelchair, Visual Impairment)
  4. We will have an “open” relay division.  All relay teams will be competing against each other. No team points can be earned in the “open” relay division.

Distances:

  • Junior Distance (U11) – 100yd swim, 3-4 mile bike*, 0.5 mile run
  • Senior Distance (U14/17/20/23) – 200 yd swim, 5-6 mile bike*, 1 mile run

Athletes qualify to compete in the paratriathlon by hitting the qualifying standard for either the swim distance or the run distance of their paratriathlon event. Example: U17 must hit a standard for either the 200 yard swim or the 1500m run. See the Junior Nationals swimming and track standards for times. All athletes that want to compete in paratriathlon must have swum in competition sometime since January 1, 2019.


Para Powerlifting

Move United Para Powerlifting Rules: https://www.moveunitedsport.org/sport/powerlifting

Competitors become eligible to compete in powerlifting on the day of their 14th birthday unless competing on an international level.

During the qualification period, the athlete may qualify by at minimum lifting a 20 KG bar by:

  1. Participating in a Move United sanctioned powerlifting competition
  2. Participating in a local competition not sanctioned by Move United and submitting video proof of a proper lift as well as a copy of the meet results signed by the head official.

If due to the pandemic attending a meet is not possible, an athlete may qualify at a team practice or other event with the approval of Move United.

  1. Submit a video of you properly performing a lift of a 20KG bar at a practice. Forward a copy of the video and a note from your coach confirming the bar was a 20kg bar. At Junior Nationals, during the competition weigh in when the official determines your bar height, you also may be required to show you can lift the bar before being allowed to compete.

Shooting (Air Rifle)

The competition will consist of a 10M air rifle match from the seated, prone position. Personal air rifles must comply with USA Shooting equipment standards. Precision air rifles, shooting tables and spring stands (SH2 only) will be available for athletes. However, shooting jackets, gloves, slings and boots will NOT be provided.  Each athlete will compete in a 40 shot qualifying round for their division, with the top shooters advancing to the final, elimination round.

In order to be eligible to register for shooting, an athlete must have previously competed in an approved precision air rifle competition and must shoot a minimum score of 200 pts for a match consisting of 40 total shots for the Open – SH1 – SH2 Divisions and a minimum score of 100 pts for 40 total shots for the SH3 Division. Examples of approved matches include but are not limited to matches conducted through the NRA, CMP, USA Shooting, JROTC, American Legion, Orion League, Adaptive Sports USA (sanctioned level 2 local, regional, national competitions), and high school leagues. If an athlete qualifies to compete at a non-Move United sanctioned event, please email a copy of the match result bulletins from your qualifying competition(s) to jcloy@moveunitedsport.org.

If due to the pandemic attending a sanctioned competition is not possible, an athlete may qualify at a team practice or other event with approval by Move United. For rules on how to qualify outside of a sanctioned competition, click here.

Maximum athlete entries is 20 due to the space and time constraints for this event. If more than 20 athletes register for this event, athletes will be contacted to let them know who has qualified to compete.

Move United / USA Shooting / ISSF Regulations: https://www.moveunitedsport.org/sport/shooting


Swimming

Move United Swimming Rules and Standards: https://www.moveunitedsport.org/sport/swimming

During the qualification period, the athlete may meet standard(s) by:

  1. Participating in a Move United sanctioned swim meet
  2. Participating in a USA Swimming, YMCA, NCAA, and/or high school sanctioned swim meet and reporting official results.

If due to the pandemic attending a meet is not possible, an athlete may qualify at a team practice or other event with the approval of Move United.

  1. Swim the event(s) at a practice with a certified official and (hand) timers to verify results and complete a Proof of Performance form to be signed by a certified official. Video the race.

Table Tennis *Not applicable in 2021*


Track and Field

Adaptive Track and Field USA Rulebook http://www.atfusa.org/RULES/RULES.htm

    • Junior Nationals Track & Field Qualifying Standards:

http://www.atfusa.org/STANDARDS/STANDARD.htm

During the qualification period, the athlete may meet standard(s) by:

  1. Participating in a Move United/ATFUSA sanctioned track and field meet
  2. Participating in a USA Track and Field, NCAA, AAU, and/or high school sanctioned meet and reporting official results through a proof of performance form.

If due to the pandemic attending a meet is not possible, an athlete may qualify at a team practice or other event with the approval of Move United and ATFUSA.

The Athlete or coach (for a team event) must submit a formal request to Move United for approval. The request must include the date and time of the session, the venue information (note: the venue must meet Level 2 venue criteria), and the name(s) of the individual(s) who will act as Referee(s).  ATFUSA must approve the request for it to count for standard qualification. All WPA/ATFUSA athletics rules must be adhered to.

Following the session, within 7 days, approved results must be submitted on a proof of performance (POP) form (for a single individual) or a POP Form with an accompanying spreadsheet for multiple athlete results.