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Application into USOEC
To be considered for the U.S. Olympic Education Center Resident Program, you must complete & submit below by February 28:
In addition to above applications, athletes must adhere to and provide:
- Resident Program Requirements
- Athlete Biography Athlete Bio Form
- Transcripts (high school or college)
- Typed Essay 500 Word typed essay describing why you should be accepted
- 3 Letters of Recommendation
- School Administrator or Guidance Counselor
- School Teacher orProfessor
- Coach & Coaches Bio Form
All USOEC Resident Athletes, once accepted, are responsible for following USOEC procedures & protocol as described in the USOEC orientation, the USOEC Athlete Handbook, & the Freestyle Resident Athlete Program Guide.
ACCEPTANCE INTO THE RESIDENT PROGRAM
Being accepted into NMU is one step in the process of being a resident athlete. For your "official" acceptance into USA Wrestling's women's resident program, Coach Gillespie will need to complete the NGB Performance Standards page ~ this is where he determines what performance goals he expects you to meet (found inside 2010-11 Resident Athlete Application USOEC Residencyapplication). Once this is completed, the USOEC will review your application and will determine your acceptance into the resident program. Your official acceptance notification will be given to Coach Gillespie and he will contact you about your acceptance.
Once a student athlete has been accepted into a resident program, regardless of their financial aid status, the USOEC will cover/fund their room and board while on-campus. You will see a charge on your student account for the cost of the room and board, but you will also see a corresponding credit (the USOEC scholarships you the room and board).
If a student athlete is eligible to move off-campus (must be over 21 years old or lived on-campus (any college) for four or more semesters), their room is NOT provided by the USOEC. The rent must be paid for by the athlete, either by financial aid or other means.
When accepted as a resident athlete, the USOEC informs NMU's Financial Aid office of your status and this makes you instantly eligible for the room and board scholarship & the TLC Laptop Initiative. Provided there is no missing information on the FAFSA and you have no academic issues that would make you ineligible, and you are enrolled as a full time student, you should receive a room and board scholarship. Student athletes will need to pay in advance of receipt of the scholarship overage these fees: books, parking permits, and possible recreational pass (if chosen).
NMU will issue any financial aid overage checks around the 3rd week AFTER the first day of classes. NMU's first day of classes this fall is Monday, August 29.
Coach Gillespie will room all the athletes. The USOEC informs the sports how many rooms they have and where on the floor; this year, the Olympic floor will be the fullest it has ever been. You will be living on the same floor as US Speedskating (short track), USA Boxing, USA Weightlifting and USA Wrestling-men's Greco-Roman teams do.
The rooms are configured in "suites". One suite will share a bathroom. There are two people in each room or four people per suite. The rooms are your typical college dorm room, except the USOEC does provide a color TV and a 4.3 cubit inch refrigerator. Here is a link to NMU's web site about Meyland Hall:http://www.nmu.edu/housing/rh_meyland.shtml
All NMU students (including USOEC athletes) have access to the Academic & Career Counseling Center which in addition to above helps and assists with academic and career needs.
Fore more information about NMU academics, please view the NMU Links page
Practice will always start 1-3 weeks before NMU and MSHS classes start to properly orient athletes to the program. The exception is if athletes' are participating in competitions right before practice begins i.e. Jr. Worlds or Cadet Worlds or Pan Ams.
If there is a 3 week break between competitons prior to classes starting in the fall, we will always have the athletes' come in earlier than 1-3 days prior to classes starting.
United States Olympic Education Center resident athletes are expected to train from mid August to mid May at the USOEC to qualify for the Olympic Games, World Championships, Youth Olympic Games, Pan Am Games, and World University Games.
You can begin checking into the program (once officially accepted) on Saturday, August 23. Once you have flight information into our airport (Sawyer in Marquette County), please e-mail the USOEC with at least 48 hours notice and we will arrange for you to be picked up. Here is a link to the airport's web page: http://www.sawyerairport.com/
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