APF PERFORMANCE BASED FUNDING GUIDELINES FOR PARTICIPATION IN WORLD PARACHUTING CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

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Any Athlete endorsed by the APF to represent Australia at an FAI Category 1 event will be provided with the basic level of assistance: competition entry fee and uniform (see Sporting Code, section 5.2).

  • Level 1: A percentage of APTAC funding (to be determined by PBF Committee)
  • Level 2: A greater percentage of APTAC funding (determined by PBF Committee)
  • Level 3 (for serious medal contenders): A greater percentage of APTAC funding which can also be used for return airfare & reasonable on-travel costs to competition (i.e. immigration visa/bus/ train/ferry fares/hotel transfers from nearest main airport direct to the competition site)

Performance Based Funding is to be utilised for training jumps and coaching* fees only (including coach travel expenses). *Coaching can apply to sports psychology, nutrition, biomechanics or other modalities that can assist athletes to reach their performance goals. Recipients of funding must evidence expenditure to the satisfaction of the PBF Committee.

Note: The PBF Committee is to determine the percentage of funding allocated to each level depending on the medal chances of any teams. For example, in a year when Australia produced a strong medal chance, more funding would be diverted to the team involved. In years with no strong medal chances, funds would be more evenly distributed.

The following performance indicators are based on performance at the qualifying Australian National Championships.

  1. FORMATION SKYDIVING (FS) INCLUDING VERTICAL FS (VFS)

      FOUR WAY FS OPEN

    • LEVEL ONE
      Produce an average score of at least 15.0
    • LEVEL TWO
      Produce an average score of at least 18.0
    • LEVEL THREE
      Produce a score that would place the team in the top 3 at the last WPC.
  2. FOUR WAY FS FEMALE

    • LEVEL ONE
      Produce an average score of at least 13.0
    • LEVEL TWO
      Produce an average score of at least 16.7
    • LEVEL THREE
      Produce a score that would place the team in the top 3 at the last WPC.
  3. FOUR WAY VFS OPEN

    • LEVEL ONE
      Produce an average score of at least 5.0
    • LEVEL TWO
      Produce an average score of at least 17.2
    • LEVEL THREE
      Produce a score that would place the team in the top 3 at the last WPC.
  4. EIGHT WAY FS OPEN

    • LEVEL ONE
      Produce an average score of at least 11
    • LEVEL TWO
      Produce an average score of at least 15
    • LEVEL THREE
      Produce a score that would place the team in the top 3 at the last WPC.
  5. ARTISTICS

    An FAI AE rated Judge will be appointed to assess the abilities of the freefly and freestyle skydiving team(s). The Judge ideally will have judged at the previous WPC and will be given access to the WPC AE tapes for comparison. The Judge will be chosen by the National Coach and the National Competitions Officer. The Judge will decide on placement of the teams in the following levels.

    • LEVEL ONE
      Place the team in the top 6 at the last WPC.
    • LEVEL TWO
      Not applicable
    • LEVEL THREE
      Place the team in the top 3 at the last WPC.
  6. CLASSICS

    Score can be in either style or accuracy, or overall. Competitors will be chosen on Nationals performance but funding may be determined from any competition in the period between the previous and current Nationals that follows the APF SC or the IPC SC, goes 10 rounds and has Judges with at least a National S&A rating.

    • LEVEL ONE
      Produce a performance that would place the competitor in the top 25% of the last WPC.
    • LEVEL TWO
      Produce a performance that would place the competitor in the final round (top 50% of semi-final round) of the last WPC.
    • LEVEL THREE
      Produce a score that would place the competitor in the top 3 at the last WPC.
  7. CANOPY FORMATION (CF)

    • 4 WAY CF, SEQUENTIAL OR ROTATIONS

      • LEVEL ONE
        Produce an average score of at least 3.0 (sequential) or 7.7 (rotations)
      • LEVEL TWO
        Not applicable
      • LEVEL THREE
        Produce a score that would place the team in the top 3 at the last WPC.
    • 2 WAY CF SEQUENTIAL

      • LEVEL ONE
        Produce an average score of at least 8.0
      • LEVEL TWO
        Produce a score that would place the team in the top 6 at the last WPC
      • LEVEL THREE
        Produce a score that would place the team in the top 3 at the last WPC
  8. CANOPY PILOTING

    Scores produced at qualifying Nationals are to be inserted into the appropriate part of the event at the scoresheets from the last WPC. The overall ranking that would have been achieved is then used to assess funding. Account must be made of the possible differences in course structure and weather conditions when deciding on the level of funding allocated.

    • LEVEL ONE
      produce a ranking that would place the competitor in the top 50% at the last WPC.
    • LEVEL TWO
      Produce a ranking that would place the competitor in the top 25% at the last WPC.
    • LEVEL THREE
      Produce a ranking that would place the competitor in the top 3 at the last WPC.
  9. WINGSUITING - PERFORMANCE AND ACROBATIC

    Scores produced at qualifying Nationals are to be inserted into the appropriate part of the event at the scoresheets from the last WPC. The overall ranking that would have been achieved is then used to assess funding.

    • LEVEL ONE
      Produce a ranking that would place the competitor in the top 50% at the last WPC.
    • LEVEL TWO
      Produce a ranking that would place the competitor in the top 25% at the last WPC.
    • LEVEL THREE
      Produce a ranking that would place the competitor in the top 3 at the last WPC.
  10. SPEED SKYDIVING

    Scores produced at qualifying Nationals are to be inserted into the appropriate part of the event at the scoresheets from the last WPC. The overall ranking that would have been achieved is then used to assess funding.

    • LEVEL ONE
      Produce a ranking that would place the competitor in the top 50% at the last WPC.
    • LEVEL TWO
      Produce a ranking that would place the competitor in the top 25% at the last WPC.
    • LEVEL THREE
      Produce a ranking that would place the competitor in the top 3 at the last WPC.
  11. FOR ALL TEAM EVENTS

    As an incentive for teams to stay together long-term and for Australia to retain competitors, funding for WPC participation in 2nd+ WPC will be considered at one level higher than was provided at the previous WPC, if:

    • all the same team members compete at consecutive Australian Nationals and WPC
    • the team qualifies to represent Australia at the 2nd+ WPC
    • demonstrated improvement on their previous best performance(s) at Nationals or First Category event
    • A videographer can be reasonably excluded from the larger team member components and a nominated alternate from Nationals can be included in the team selection.
  12. FOR ALL EVENTS

    To help extend the competitive life of our elite athletes who have already shown the ability to achieve Level 3 benchmarks by winning a medal, Level 3 funding will be offered for any team/ individual that wins a medal at the previous FAI Category 1 event, providing it is the exact same team and they qualify for the next consecutive FAI Category 1 event at the Nationals.

  13. OVERALL

    A team or individual qualifying for level 1, 2 or 3 funding may utilise a percentage of theirfunding determined by the PBF Committee for training in the lead up to the selection yearnationals. Those qualifying for Level 3 will be allocated funding prior to the selection yearnationals. Those qualifying for Level 1 and 2 must keep evidence of expenditure to claimmonies spent once their scores are determined at the selection nationals.

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