Does USFS publish the monetary awards that go with each envelop? Just curious what those numbers might be.
I am a little dissappointed that there are teams who have the guts to break up prior to announcing funding, but still go on to pair with another and receive nothing, while teams that are clearly broken up and trying out with others (Carman/Reiss) receive funding. It is know wonder why teams drop out and cannot afford this sport! Sorry, but this just makes me ill.
Teams that meet one or more of the published criteria but haven't officially notified USFS of their split (ditto for singles skaters who are retiring or not competing in the coming season) will be listed initially in an envelope -- this has happened regularly in the past. If and when skaters are removed from the envelope(s), I believe the money isn't redistributed to other envelope skaters (I don't know where it goes). Funding doesn't begin until the fall, IIRC.
It's good to see the "Other Considerations" criteria being used for teams like Donlan/Speroff, Duarte/Grafton, and Yang/Baker. The latter two teams have been together since the Juvenile level.
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-03-2011 at 04:38 AM.
Carman/Reiss won't get any funding. I don't think Ryan Bradley would have retired already if it was that easy to pull a fast one on USFS and receive funding during the summer with no intentions to compete next season. USFS would be crazy to start funding before the fall (when it's more "confirmed" who will be competing).
Is Evan eligible to recieve any funding now he is planning on competing next season?
Yes, I completely agree, he has the resources to be able to fund himself when many other US skaters who can be just as competitive as him don't. I was just wondering what the USFSA's position was wrt skaters who had taken a year off, as the funding seems to be based entirely on previous season's results.
Wait a sec! Could somebody pls explain how a singles skater who's not even in the USFSA's Senior Team C but is on the Reserves - C. Zhang - is sent to Skate America? I'm trying to figure it out. Does ISU historical ranking (as a former Jr World Champ) overule current USFSA ranking?
From my first post in this thread:
"The team envelopes are designated specifically for funding purposes and do not determine the types or number of international assignments a skater or team might receive."
Re. Lysacek: If he meets one or more of the 2011-12 funded team envelope criteria in the "Additional Considerations" category, then he will be added. If he doesn't meet any of the criteria and commits to competing at 2011 Skate America, then he will be added to the (unfunded) Reserve Team envelope. If he medals at Skate America, he will be added to the Team C envelope and receive that level of funding for the remainder of the season. Here's the exact wording of this particular criterion:
Ditto for Caroline Zhang who is the only skater besides Lysacek who is assigned to the Grand Prix and not currently in a funded envelope.Athletes in the reserve envelope that medal at a senior B international, Junior Grand Prix Series or Grand Prix Series competition will be placed immediately in Team Envelope C - Tier 2 and receive the remaining funding for that season.
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-30-2011 at 06:33 PM.
Is this Caroline's first season not being on a funded envelope?
ETA: Zhang very likely received some USFS Developmental Team funding (for the top 3 Juveniles/Intermediates at Jr. Nationals) in 2004-05 due to her 2004 U.S. Intermediate bronze medal.
Last edited by Sylvia; 06-30-2011 at 08:46 PM.
I'm not sure if any singles were added but Caydee Denney & John Coughlin, Haven Denney & Brandon Frazier, Britney Simpson & Matthew Blackmer, Madison Hubbell & Zach Donohue were added to the ISP.
Last edited by sammyf; 07-14-2011 at 11:36 PM.
Does that mean that they'll be put on the Reserve Envelope?