Classifications

Athletes will be classified based on athlete’s abilities at the Evaluation Camp.

DEVELOPMENTAL - Developmental Aged 14 and older, these athletes will be of average ability with good potential for improvement. As members of the Developmental team they will attend training camps and tournaments where appropriate categories exist for their ability.

JUNIOR ELITE - Ages 21 and younger, these athletes will be of outstanding ability with potential for improvement and usually achieve medal placements at large SWKKF Tournaments. As members of the team they will attend training camps and tournaments where appropriate categories exist for their ability.


SENIOR ELITE - Ages 18 and older, these athletes will be of outstanding ability with potential for improvement and usually achieve medal placements at large SWKKF tournaments.


PARA - Athletes with a disability (you can find the criteria here). As members of the team, they will attend training camps and tournaments where appropriate categories exist for their ability.

Note: Athletes between the ages of 18 and 21 may remain at Junior Elite or move to Senior Elite based on their development.

 

Distribution

Athletes will be distributed according to outcomes of the Evaluations Athletes will be distributed into a team position based on the numbers associated to each position:

DEVELOPMENTAL

Kata Positions: Unlimited                          Kumite Positions: Unlimited

Junior Elite

Kata Positions: 1 Male & 1 Female            Kumite Positions:

1 Male: -55kg, -21yo         1 Female: -48kg, -21yo

1 Male: -61kg, -21yo          1 Female: -53kg, -21yo

 

1 Male: -68kg, -21yo         1 Female: -59kg, -21yo

 

1 Male: -76kg, -21yo          1 Female: -68kg, -21yo

 

1 Male: +76kg, -21yo          1 Female: +68kg, -21yo

Senior Elite

Kata Positions: 1 Male & 1 Female            Kumite Positions:

1 Male: -60kg, +18yo         1 Female: -50kg, +18yo

1 Male: -67kg, +18yo         1 Female: -55kg, +18yo

1 Male: -75kg, +18yo         1 Female: -61kg, +18yo

1 Male: -84kg, +18yo         1 Female: -68kg, +18yo

1 Male: +84kg, +18yo         1 Female: +68kg, +18yo

Para - Kata

Kata Positions: Unlimited

EVALUATION NOTES:

  1. Placements for team positions are based on evaluations. If only one person is vying for a position it does not mean that person will automatically receive a placement. Rephrased: Just because you are the only one vying for a spot does not mean you will get a spot. If the evaluation results deem that the athlete is only Developmental level they will remain on the Developmental Team until they are prepared for an Elite level position. (i.e. If, based on the evaluation results, there is no Junior Male -55kg athlete at the Junior Elite level after the evaluation camp(s) the position will remain empty.)

  2. PARA Athletes will be placed as Developmental level or Elite level based on the evaluation results.

  3. Coach Selection - based on the evaluation results if two Athletes in the same category are evaluated at an Elite level the Head Coach will have the discretion to have two Athletes in the same category - however, a placement in another category must remain empty.


Reclassification Evaluations

Athletes are expected to train bi-weekly at their home dojo, visit other area dojos and train on their own to improve what they have learned at the training camps. Athletes who demonstrate significant improvement between training camps may be re-evaluated and reclassified if an empty position exists.