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SELECTION METHOD FOR THE 1998 SLALOM CADET NATIONAL TEAM
The 1998 US Cadet National Team (for athletes 14 and younger) will be selected at the 1998 AAU Junior Olympics to be held in Richmond, VA on August 2nd. The top finishing 4 boats in each category at that event will be named to the National Team.
Besides fame and glory, Cadet National Team Members will be invited to special training camps hosted by the US Canoe & Kayak Team coaches. Cadet National Team uniforms will be given to Team members immediately after the AAU Junior Olympic awards ceremony in Richmond.
The 1998 AAU Junior Olympics for Canoe/Kayak will be held on the James River in Richmond, VA.
For more information about the Cadet National Team or the 1998 AAU Junior Olympics contact Wayne Dickert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-488-9222.
To compete in the Individual Competition each competitor must qualify at one of the AAU Junior Olympic Qualifiers listed below: Athletes may compete in as many of these events as they would like.
|April 11-12||Red River Junior Olympic Qualifier, Arlington, TX|
|April 18-19||Kern River Festival and Qualifier, Kern River, Bakersfield, CA|
|May 30||Bethesda COE Qualifier, Potomac River, Bethesda, MD|
|June 6-7||Salmon la Sac Qualifier, Salmon la Sac River, Seattle, WA|
|June 14||Amoskeag Slalom and Qualifier, Merrimack River, Manchester, NH|
|June 27||Animas River Days and Qualifier, Animas River, Durango, CO|
|June 27||Snake River Whitewater Project Qualifier, Idaho Falls, ID|
|July 12||WACKO JO Qualifier, Wausau, WI|
|July 18||NRC JO Qualifier, Nantahala River, Bryson City, NC|
The following number of boats/athletes will be taken from each qualifier:
|Men's Kayak||4 boats/athletes per age group|
|Women's Kayak||3 boats/athletes per age group|
|Men's Solo Canoe||3 boats/athletes per age group|
|Men's Tandem Canoe||2 boats/4 athletes per age group|