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Athlete Advisory Council


By: Mary Weeks AAC Representative


Get Involved! How To Be An Athlete Representative


The United States Olym-


pic Committee and the Ted Stevens Olympic and Ama- teur Sports Act require that athlete representatives play an active role in managing their sports’ national govern- LQJ ERGLHV OLNH 86$ 6KRRW ing. The purpose of athlete UHSUHVHQWDWLRQ LQ 1*% JRY ernance is to ensure better FRPPXQLFDWLRQ EHWZHHQ WKH 1*% DQG WKHLU DWKOHWHV 7R WKDW HQG 1*%V DUH JHQHUDO ly required to have athletes ZKR DUH DFWLYHO\ HQJDJHG LQ amateur athletic competi- WLRQ PDNH XS WZHQW\ SHUFHQW of their boards of directors, H[HFXWLYH ERDUGV JRYHUQLQJ boards, and certain commit- tees.


As you may have noticed,


the recent governance re- forms adopted by the USA Shooting Board of Directors include the formation of a number of important com- mittees – a Finance and Compensation Committee, Audit Committee, Nominat- LQJ DQG *RYHUQDQFH &RP PLWWHH (WKLFV &RPPLWWHH Judicial Committee, and Ath- letes’ Advisory Committee. 7KH QHZ E\ODZV DOVR VSH FLÀ FDOO\ SURYLGH WKDW DWKOHWH representatives shall equal DW OHDVW WZHQW\ SHUFHQW RI the membership of all USAS committees.


This means


there is a lot of upcoming opportunity for athletes to get involved in USA Shoot-


Amber English Shotgun Representative


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PRQWKV WKHUH ZLOO EH HOHF tions held to run for several athlete representative posi- tions on the Athletes’ Advi- VRU\ &RPPLWWHH DV ZHOO DV opportunities to serve as an athlete representative on WKH QHZ FRPPLWWHHV WKDW DUH being formed. Our collective athlete voice has gained a lot of momentum in recent \HDUV EXW ZH PXVW HQVXUH WKDW ZH FRQWLQXH WR VWUHQJWK en our voice by being active


Jason Turner Pistol Representative


in our sport’s governance. 0\ H[SHULHQFH DV DQ DWKOHWH representative has been ad- mittedly frustrating at times, but overall it has been a re- PDUNDEO\ UHZDUGLQJ H[SHUL HQFH 7KLV LV DQ H[FLWLQJ WLPH IRU 86$6 DV ZH ZRUN WR DOLJQ WKH RUJDQL]DWLRQ ZLWK JRYHU nance best practices, and I KRSH WKDW PDQ\ RI \RX ZLOO EULQJ \RXU NQRZOHGJH H[ perience, and energy to the organization by volunteering for one or more of the posi- tions that become available.


The requirements for eli- Mary Weeks AAC Representative Joe Hein 5LÁ H 5HSUHVHQWDWLYH


gibility to serve as an athlete representative may vary VOLJKWO\ GHSHQGLQJ RQ ZKDW NLQG RI 1*% ERDUG RU FRP mittee you are interested in serving on. A good sum- PDU\ RI 1*% DWKOHWH UHSUH sentation requirements can be found under the “Athlete 5HVRXUFHVµ VHFWLRQ RI WKH ZHEVLWH XQGHU WKH KHDGLQJ ´1*% $$& 5HSUHVHQWDWLRQ µ If you have any questions about the role of an athlete UHSUHVHQWDWLYH ZLWKLQ 86$6 please feel free to contact me or any of your discipline athlete representatives. The DWKOHWH RPEXGVPDQ·V RIÀ FH LV DOVR DQ H[FHOOHQW UHVRXUFH for any questions regarding the role of the athletes in 1*% JRYHUQDQFH ,Q DGGL tion, if you are interested in serving as an athlete rep- resentative


on any USAS


board or committee, please contact one of your current athlete representatives.


Mary Weeks: AAC shootingaac@gmail.com


-RH +HLQ 5LÁ H hein_joe@hotmail.com


Amber English: Shotgun amber.english@hotmail.com


Jason Turner: Pistol shooter2004guy@yahoo. com


May 2016 | USA Shooting News 13


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