At the USSA Congress in May, the Cross Country Committee approved the following changes to the policy for seeding in USSA scored races (including SuperTour and National Championships), and for the awarding of prize money at SuperTour competitions:
Seeding: Competitors will now be seeded according to the FIS/USSA points on the current points list, and not in a competitor's athlete profile.
This means that in order to be seeded according to their FIS/USSA points in competitions before Christmas, competitors must be registered with USSA (and FIS to be seeded according to FIS points) before October 15. In order to be seeded at the National Championships in Houghton, MI – and to avoid the FIS late registration fee – competitors must be registered before Dec. 15. And in order to be seeded at the Junior Olympics in Anchorage, AK, forms must be submitted before Feb. 15 (Junior Olympics are seeded according to USSA points only).
Prize Money: No prize money may be paid to an athlete in a SuperTour race, who does not have a FIS code prior to the competition, which is activated in their FIS athlete profile.