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VA/USP Training Allowance

Through a partnership with the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the VA Paralympic Program Office helps to provide a monthly assistance allowance for disabled Veterans of the Armed Forces, as authorized by section 703 of the Veterans’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2008. Through the program, the VA will pay a monthly allowance to a Veteran with a service-connected or non-service-connected disability if the Veteran meets the minimum military standard or higher (i.e. Emerging, Talent Pool, National Team) in his/her respective sport at a recognized competition.

For more information, Click here.

To view the 2013 Paratriathlon Standards, click here.

Questions? Email Kallie Quinn from U.S. Paralympics.

WCAP

The Army World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) Paralympic Program is available for Soldiers with physical disabilities who demonstrate the commitment and skill to pursue elite level competitions.  The program provides the support and training to compete and succeed in national and international competitions and the Paralympic Games, while maintaining a professional military career.  The Program strives to enhance the rehabilitation, readiness, and quality of life for injured Soldiers through Paralympic sports.

 For more information, click here.

Questions? Email Kallie Quinn from U.S. Paralympics

Resources

There are many existing organizations out there to help military veterans or active-duty military athletes in their quest to fuel the multisport lifestyle. Whether you are looking for training support, access to equipment, grants for travel to events, or just a mentor; the organizations below are a great place to start.

 

Operation Rebound

Team Racing For Veterans

Wounded Warrior Project

Team Semper Fi

Thanks Troops Foundation

Tri Soldier Project

Team RWB

Disabled Sports USA

Military Grant Programming

USA Paratriathlon has been awarded a $57,500 grant from U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), through Veterans Affairs and the United States Paralympics Integrated Adaptive Sports Program to help fuel paratriathlon growth among U.S. veterans for the 2014 triathlon season.

Grant funding to sport organizations is provided through a partnership between the USOC and the Department of Veterans Affairs. The grants are provided to facilitate the growth of Paralympic-sport programming for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces.

USA Paratriathlon also received a $65,000 grant from the Given Limb Foundation to serve military veterans and active duty servicemen and women at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center as well as the San Antonio Military Medical Center for the 2014 triathlon season.

Questions about the Military Program? Email us.

Event Travel Assistance

Through the grant we received from the U.S. Paralympics Integrated Adaptive Sports Program and the Dept. of Veteran Affairs, we are able to offer limited travel assistance to our military veterans and active-duty service members who are competing in key ITU elite events in 2014. The events we are able to provide funding to are:

  • 2014 PATCO Dallas Paratriathlon Championships - June 1 - Dallas, Texas
  • 2014 ITU World Paratriathlon Chicago presented by Dare2Tri - June 28 - Chicago, Illinois

  • 2014 ITU Magog Paratriathlon World Paratriathlon - July 20 - Magog, Canada
  • 2014 ITU Edmonton Paratriathlon World Championships - August 29 - Edmonton, Canada
Athletes who are eligible to receive a travel grant must be placed on the specific event's start list. Once an eligible athlete has been confirmed on the start list, USAT will reach out to the respective athlete with the amount of travel assistance available as well as information on how and when to submit for reimbursement.

Please be aware that this travel assistance program is only for current or former U.S. military paratriathletes.

Questions about travel assistance can be sent to Amanda Duke Boulet 

Camps and Clinics

  • Operation Perseverance
    Camp Dates: April 2-6, 2014
    Camp Location: Lakeshore Foundation in Birmingham, Alabama
    Camp Information: This camp is for military personnel who have sustained physical injuries for an introduction to Paralympic sports. Clinics will be led by Paralympic athletes and coaches. All skill levels are welcome. Sessions on nutrition, strength and conditioning and goal setting will be included.  Triathlon coach will be Keri Serota.For more information about this camp, click here.
  • CAF Paratriathlon Camp presented by Peter Harsch Prosthetics
    Camp Dates: May 15-18, 2014
    Camp Location: Portofino Island Resort and Spa in Pensacola Beach, Florida
    Camp Information: Click here for the official flyer
  • USA Paratriathlon Military Challenge
    Camp Dates: July 25-27, 2014
    Camp Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
    Camp Information: More information will be posted shortly
  • CAF Paratriathlon Camp presented by Peter Harsch Prosthetics
    Camp Dates: August 7-10, 2014
    Camp Location: Deni & Jeff Jacobs Challenged Athletes Center in San Diego, California
    Camp Information: Click here for the official flyer
  • SpoFit Paratriathlon Clinic
    Camp Dates: August 9-10, 2014
    Camp Location: Phoenix, Arizona
    Camp Information: Click here for more information and for the registration form
  • National Ability Center Paratriathlon Camp
    Camp Dates: September 11-14, 2014
    Camp Location: Park City, Utah
    Camp Information: more information to be posted soon
  • Spire Institute Paratriathlon Training Camp
    Camp Dates: September 12-14, 2014
    Camp Location: Spire Institute in Geneva, OH
    Camp Information: Click here for the official flyer

Given Limb Foundation Grant

USA Triathlon, with a generous financial donation from the Given Limb Foundation, is launching some new paratriathlete veteran programming in 2014.

 These initiatives include;

  1. A four-month paratriathlon training program at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (May 1-September 7)
  2. A two to three day day kick off camp at Walter Reed (April)
  3. A 3 day camp and super sprint at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (March)

For more information about these programs, please email us.

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