Guam National Sport Shooting Federation

Selection Criteria


The Guam National Sport Shooting Federation will be hosting tryouts and qualifying events in order to nominate a team to the Guam National Olympic Committee for the 2011 Pacific Games to be held in Noumea, New Caledonia from the 28th of August until the 10th of September 2011.

The Initial selection process for this Trap and Skeet will pool from all members of the Sport Federation and its affiliated clubs or individual members of the Federation who apply for the team. The final selection process will be made by a selection committee and the head coach and those individuals will then be nominated to the Guam National Olympic Committee for final review and selection. Athletes will be identified and/or selected by the Selection Committee and the head coach based on their previous outstanding performances and/or recognition at a) national tournaments, b) regional tournaments, c) Guam Sport League and/or d) at an invitation or development training camp or, e) tryout/qualifying event.

Each applicant must fill out the required application forms provided to them by the Guam National (Sport) Federation and must meet the Requirements set out by the Federation and the GNOC. Each athlete is required to participate in the fundraising efforts to send Team Guam to the Games. The exact amount needed to fundraise will be announced by February 2011.


The final selection of nominated athletes will be made in February 25, 2011, to the Guam National Olympic Committee.


Announcement for the 2011 Trap and Skeet National Team will be posted immediately to the GNOC Website and advertised in the Guam Pacific Daily news and through outreach efforts with athletes in the national network as well as through the GNSSF board.


To be eligible for selection, an athlete must meet the Residency Guidelines as set forth by the Guam National Olympic Committee. The Residency Guidelines will be handed out to each athlete at the tryout/qualifying event. The athlete must be in Good standing with the Federation, and the GNOC.

Athletes must have the minimum ability to play the sport and have all the skills necessary to run the drills of the sport, (Example: all athletes trying out for freestyle swim event must know how to swim). Each athlete must be a paid and registered member of a club affiliated with the Guam National Sport Shooting Federation, or an individual paid and registered member of the Federation. Each athlete must have previous competition experience, such as: current/former athlete in a league team, college team, intra-mural college team, etc.

Additional requirements for nominations:

  1. Sign and abide by GNSSF Code of Conduct and any other applicable forms required by the GNSSF, GNOC, Pacific Games Council, or the Pacific Games Organizing Committee;
  2. Submit himself/herself without reservations to all doping control policies of the NF (put your NF name), GNOC, Pacific Games Council (PGC), Pacific Games Organizing Committee (PGOC), and the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA).
  3. Commit to maintaining a coach-mandated training program from the time of nomination until the end of the specified international competition;
  4. Maintain contact with the National Team Coach and keep them informed about your training progress;
  5. Exhibit good sportsmanship, on and off the playing/practice field of play, and good character.
  6. Attend all mandated training camps or practices, unless other arrangements are made;
  7. Shall perform/participate in fundraising activities for the Guam National Team (GNOC) and the GNSSF;
  8. Be a member of the GNSSF or affiliated club;
  9. Shall pay an initial application fee of $50.00;

10. Must have a current and valid Government of Guam firearms identification card.

NOTE: Off-island athletes must make it to try out for the team and are required to be back on island by summer vacation to train with the team and must provide proof that is actively competing in the sport while abroad in the form of a coach/trainer certification, event placement, competition and training schedule, etc.

**This does not guarantee the athlete nomination to the team but will be given an opportunity to train with the team to see if there is cohesion amongst the players.

Tryouts and Qualifying Events:

December 11, 2011: Tryouts 10am Location (TBA)

December 18, 2011: Tryouts 10am Location (TBA)

Selection Procedure:

The final selection of nominated athletes will be made in February 25, 2011, to the Guam National Olympic Committee.

If an athlete refuses the nomination he/she will forfeit their application fee. If a nominee accepts the nomination and is selected to the Guam National Team by the GNOC and then later withdraws the athlete will forfeit their application fee and may be subject to fines and/or sanctions (i.e., Not able to tryout for the team for one quadrennial which could jeopardize the athletes ability to take part in the: Olympic Games, East Asian Games, Mini Pacific Games, Pacific Games and the Micronesian Games).

Selection Committee:

The final selection of nominated athletes will be made in February 25, 2011, to the Guam National Olympic Committee. The selection committee will be comprised of a minimum of four (4) members from the Guam National Sport Shooting Federation (GNSSF) board.

** Conflict of Interest: If an athlete being considered for nomination has a conflict of interest with an individual(s) in the selection committee, the individual(s) in the selection committee shall recuse him/herself from any discussion and decision regarding the athlete’s nomination **

Due Process:

Any athlete who is displeased with his/her ranking, placement, or nomination will first meet with the GNSSF Team Coach and/or Board. If the athlete is still displeased he/she has the right to send a grievance to the Guam National Athletes Committee. The athlete may contact the GNOC at 647-4662 for assistance in contacting the proper GNAC Members or send an email to and the grievance will be forwarded to the proper person(s).

Qualifying Standards:

Athletes must have the following knowledge, skills or abilities to accomplish the following tasks:

-Must have own shooting equipment and safety equipment.

-Men’s Trap- Must break 11 (or better) out of 25 targets 2 times.

-Women’s Trap- Must break 11 (or better) out of 25 targets 2 times.

-Men’s Skeet- Must break 11 (or better) out of 25 targets 2 times.

-Women’s Skeet- Must break 11 (or better) out of 25 targets 2 times.


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