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WMA 2018 World Masters Outdoor Championships
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Relay Team Selection

IAAF/WMA RULES FOR RELAYS

TEAM USA WILL HAVE TWO TYPES OF TEAMS
  • Designated teams are competitive teams selected according to the procedure below.
  • Volunteer teams are self-organized and made up of any four to six Team USA athletes of the same gender; the team manager will sign and submit a WMA team declaration form upon request.
DESIGNATED TEAMS
The selection process begins by reviewing the declared athletes that have competed in the current WMA Championships. In addition, 4x100m athletes must have competed in a 4x100m or 4x200m relay (National Team, club team, or pick-up) within the past 24 months. Athletes not meeting these qualifications are eligible for volunteer teams only. Please do not submit a declaration form if you do not meet the qualifications or are unlikely to.

DECLARATION & SANCTIONS

SELECTION

INJURIES
The Team Manager will also take injuries into consideration. After consultation with an injured relay team member and other team members, including alternates, the Team Manager, in consultation with any Team Selection Committee members present, will make the final decision whether or not to replace any injured relay member with an alternate, just prior to the Final Relay Declaration.

TEAMWORK AND RELAY PRACTICE
The Team Manager will make batons available for relay practice and appoint a Team Captain to coordinate relay practices as needed to include a mandatory relay practice on the last rest day prior to competition. Relay members who do not make every effort to attend practice risk being replaced by an alternate, should the Team Manager and Team Captain decide it is in the best interest of the relay team.

VOLUNTEER TEAMS

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