2. Leadership Personnel
2.1 Head of Delegation
2.1.1 Serves at the official spokesperson for the entire U.S. delegation on foreign soil.
2.1.2 Serves as the conduit for all official information and correspondence between the team leaders and the WPC Organizers, U.S. ISC delegate, and USPA Board and staff.
2.1.3 Ensures that the registration forms, entry fees, delegation travel arrangements, pre-event training arrangements, and other official delegation obligations are fulfilled by the team manager(s) in a timely manner.
2.1.4 Ensures that all bulletins, rules, registration forms and other official documents reach the team manager(s) in a timely manner.
2.1.5 Provides guidance to team manager(s) as requested to help fulfill these responsibilities.
2.1.6 Prepares after-action report on the delegation’s preparation for and participation at the event—including recommendations on how U.S. delegations could function better at future events—and submits it along with reports from the team manager(s) to the USPA Board.
2.1.7 If there is more than one team manager, establishes a functioning and comprehensive line of communication with all team members.
2.1.8 Supports and assists team manager(s), competitors and other U.S. delegation officials during the event, however possible.
2.2 Team Manager
2.2.1 Is chosen for administrative and fiscal responsibilities, logistical ability, knowledge and appreciation of competitors’ unique physical and mental requirements, ability to lead while maintaining a rapport with other delegation members, and ability to organize a governing structure for team conduct and activities.
2.2.2 Is the ultimate authority on all matters affecting the U.S. Team’s well-being, ability to compete and public image and on any other aspect of the U.S. Team sensitive to his or her mission.
2.2.3 Is responsible for ensuring the team is properly outfitted, trained, and possesses FAI sporting licenses with current stamps.
2.2.4 Is expected to reside and travel with the team, except during occasions where duties require his or her presence elsewhere.
2.2.5 Must register the team in accordance with the FAI/ISC competition bulletins and notify the USPA director of competition and Head of Delegation accordingly.
2.2.6 Formulates a team itinerary and coordinates financial requirements directly with the USPA Treasurer.
2.2.7 Makes decisions concerning procurement of team equipment, transportation, lodging, food, clothing, drop zone, recreational facilities, expenses, and competition attendance.
2.2.8 Makes policy decisions and decisions affecting team composition or itinerary.
2.2.9 Handles protests in competition, and immediately reports world records set by the team to USPA Headquarters so that processing of the world record can begin.
2.2.10 Assigns living quarters at all locations visited by the team.
2.2.11 Assigns the proper dress code.
2.2.12 Has the authority to dismiss and replace any delegation member whose presence is, in his or her judgment, contrary to the best interests of the U.S. Team objective.
2.2.13 Has the authority to alter the duties and assignments of other competitive personnel.
2.2.14 Submits status reports weekly during training and daily during competition to USPA Headquarters.
2.2.15 Assists the USPA publicity agent on obtaining any pertinent materials.
2.2.16 Is strongly encouraged to utilize USPA Group Member drop zones for U.S. Team training.
2.2.17 Will provide an American flag and recording of the national anthem per FAI/ISC requirements.
2.3 Team Coach
2.3.1 Is chosen by the Team Manager, at his or her discretion, for knowledge of competitive techniques, ability to devise proper training methods and conduct training sessions, ability to help competitors perfect their performance, and for awareness of the psychological and physiological traits of superior athletic competitors.
2.3.2 Directs drop zone operations pertaining to training jumps and oversees the training schedules of individual competitors or teams.
2.3.3 Is constantly present to conduct training sessions, devise training methods, critique and properly record training jumps, and makes every effort to provide the competitor with objective evaluations.
2.3.4 Must be constantly tuned to the personal needs and preferences of the competitors pertaining to the competitive performance.
2.3.5 Recommends competitors for specific events at schedule competitions.
2.3.6 Is responsible for availability and repair of equipment.
2.3.7 Provides the Team Manager with statistical data documenting the training performances of competitors.
2.3.8 Is present at the training site, intermediate travel locations, and the competition site.
2.3.9 Assumes the responsibilities of the Team Manager during absences.
2.3.10 Team coaches will receive no compensation or disbursement from USPA, US Parachute Team, Inc. or USTTF.
2.4 Additional Personnel
2.4.1 Additional personnel may be a Team Interpreter, Team Trainer/Physician, etc. and may be assigned by the Team Manager to the delegation as required.
220.127.116.11 These positions are subject to budget considerations and specific duties as directed by the Team Manager.
18.104.22.168 In the decision to add personnel, the Team Manager must consider the delegation size permitted by the host country.