1. 2018-19 Athletics Ontario Quest for Gold Application

Thank you for your interest in the Athletics Ontario Quest for Gold program.  Please review the following information prior to beginning your application.  Further information on the Athletics Ontario Quest for Gold Program can be found at https://athleticsontario.ca/athletes/quest-for-gold/.  Questions can be directed to questforgold@athleticsontario.ca.
 
Incomplete applications will NOT be accepted or considered.

Checklist of Requirements

1.    DEADLINE: Quest for Gold Application Deadline is JANUARY 25, 2019 at4:00pm (ET) applications must be submitted online via Surveymonkey.  Applications submitted via email or paper will NOT be accepted.

2.    REQUIREMENTS:
a.     COACHED ATHLETE: The Coach must have a current/ maintained NCCP Level 2 (Club Coach) or Higher (Performance Coach) certification; OR
b.    UNATTACHED ATHLETE: An Athlete who is unattached (no club affiliation) may have a Coach– that Coach must be an AO Member and a current/ maintained NCCP Level 2 (Club Coach) or Higher (Performance Coach) certification.

3.    ADMINISTRATION: Athletes and coach must sign the bottom of this application checklist. This is considered an official document.

4.    NATIONAL CARDED ATHLETES (existing or prospective): Athletes who believe they will be nominated for National Carding are encouraged to apply for Quest for Gold ‘Ontario Card’ funding as well. If you don’t apply for the Quest for Gold ‘Ontario Card’ program and you do not receive National Carding, you will be too late to apply to the Quest for Gold ‘Ontario Card’ program.

5.    NATIONAL CARDED ATHLETES (existing or prospective): if an athlete receives AC Carding they must still complete any forms/applications that are sent by the Ministry of Ontario in order to receive the top-up QFG funding.

6.    PERFORMANCES: Please note that all performances must have been achieved between January 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018 and must have a legal wind reading. For exceptions see Athletics Ontario Selection Criteria.

7.    PERFORMANCES: Athletes applying must have competed in both Athletics Ontario and Athletics Canada Championships (see exceptions in criteria).

8.      PERFORMANCES: Athletes must ensure their results are captured in the Athletics Canada rankings (link: http://athletics.ca/calendar-rankings/rankings/) of all performances/placings or the application will be returned. Athletics Ontario will not verify performances/placings that aren’t documented.

9.    PERFORMANCES: Athletes can only apply in one event. If you are uncertain as to your best event, please do a comparison calculation prior to submitting your application.

10.  PERFORMANCES: Athletes may apply for funding only in events which are normally conducted at the IAAF/IPC Outdoor World Championships and listed in the Standards section.

11.  PERFORMANCES: The athlete’s two best performances of the year must be submitted and they must be from different competitions (different day and different meet).

12.  EXCEPTIONS: Athletes applying for an Injury or Illness or Pregnancy Card must have been a QFG 2017-2018 Athlete recipient and must submit a completed:
a.     Injury Application Form
b.    Medical Documentation Form from a Medical Doctor with a description of the injury or illness, the rehabilitation program, and the prognosis for recovery

13.  EXCEPTIONS: Athletes that have received an Exemption for any reason (injury) must include the Exemption Request Form showing approval from AO with date, signature etc.

14. RESIDENCY: All athletes must fulfil residency requirements outlined in the selection criteria posted online; if not, they must complete ministry requirements

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* I, the undersigned (Athlete) verify that the information found in this application is correct.  I understand and agree to the above requirements for application to the 2018-19 Athletics Ontario Quest for Gold Program.  Please type name below.

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* I, the undersigned (Coach) verify that the information found in this application is correct. I understand and agree to the above requirements for application to the 2018-19 Athletics Ontario Quest for Gold Program.  Please type name below.

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