Due to the broad nature of sporting activities, governing or umbrella bodies of sport may have different approaches to how they select their athletes for relevant competitions, championships, tournaments, games or events.
An Athlete Selection Policy determines the basis for selection decisions, and governs the athlete’s rights in relation to such decisions. It could be expected that coaches, and the athletes themselves would have a clear understanding of athlete selection and its components such as selection policies and procedures, and pre-selection preparation. This includes selection criteria, athlete profiles, position descriptions, and post-selection follow-up.
You can find a range of Athlete Selection Policies from governing bodies:
For further advice and support any interested stakeholders can contact the following organisations.
Just Sport Ireland – JSI is an independent dispute resolution service for Irish Sport offering both a Mediation and Arbitration facility.
Sport Resolutions UK – Sport Resolutions is the independent, not-for-profit, dispute resolution service for sport in the UK.