Who is eligible?
Any athlete registered to the Florida LWC and is qualified for an upcoming National Championship event. The FWF will pull official results from USA Weightlifting’s database (Webpoint) to determine the top ranked athletes in the state of Florida and send out formal invitations based on rank.
What are the primary qualification events for Team Florida Elite?
These events vary based on the yearly competition calendar, but can include events deemed as qualifiers such as FWF State Championships, National Competitions, and International Competitions.
How do I become part of Team Florida Elite?
The FWF will determine eligibility based on the qualification requirement set forth. Athletes will then receive a formal invitation letter from the FWF.
What do I receive as a member of Team Florida Elite?
For athletes that accept the FWF’s invitation, we will provide them with a Team Florida Elite Nike competition singlet, apparel, and stipend to contribute to travel and competition expenses.
Will I / my athlete be switching teams?
No. Athletes who accept the invitation will be asked to switch their club affiliation to Team Florida Elite at least 30 days prior to the competition in order to enter team divisions with a full roster and lift under the Team Florida banner. After the event, athletes will switch their affiliation back to their original club of record.
Will I / my athlete be switching coaches?
No. The coach(es) of record will remain the same and the athletes will be coached through every event by their original coach(es) of record. The FWF will always be available to offer any help, if needed, and will keep track of team standings during the event, but the FWF will not assume a coaching position.