Why do I lack pre-qualified status for National series registration?

Roughly the top 100 athletes (10%) in each division are alloted pre-qualified status. If you have not been alloted a pre-qualified spot, you are unfortunately not in that top 100. 

Pre-qualified (PreQ) status is based on an athlete’s IFSA NORAM Junior Freeride Series overall ranking from the season prior. Allocations are made based on a division’s previous year prorated participation rate. The total number of PreQ athlete spots is adjusted annually based on the size of the division in the year previous. Upon athlete request and IFSA Board of Director approval, an injured prequalified athlete that finished two or less events in the previous season may defer their PreQ status to the following season.


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