In addition to satisfying other criteria, athletes wishing to represent Bermuda in any overseas festival, should meet the qualifying standard set for their discipline(s) at official meets, which are held under IAAF Rules.
The Bermuda Track And Field Association normally sends teams or individuals, who have satisfied the criteria set, to the following events:
The CARIFTA Games are held every year over the Easter Holiday and caters to two age groups – Under 17 years and Under 20 years. This competition, which is normally held in a different Caribbean country on a rotational basis each year, gives young athletes an opportunity to compete against top competitors in the region. It also affords them exposure to University and College Athletic Coaches who scout for talent to recruit for their institutions and the opportunity to network and share experiences with athletes from other countries. This competition is the first major step in competing at an international level and the experience gained is immeasurable.
2013 Carifta Qualifying Standards
The Central American and Caribbean Senior Championships are held on alternate years.
This event rotates among countries within the Central American and Caribbean region every two years and gives competitors from Bermuda exposure to top athletes in the Central American region in addition to the Caribbean. The qualifying standards are set in accordance with the level of competition at the CAC Senior Championships. The qualifying standards for both the CAC Senior Championships and the CARIFTA Games are set by The Bermuda Track And Field Association.
2013 CAC Senior Championship Standards
CAC Junior Championships
2012 CAC Junior Championship Standards
IAAF World Championships
The IAAF World Outdoor Championships are held every two (2) years at different locations around the world, under the auspices of the IAAF. The IAAF sets the qualifying standard for this Championship.
IAAF World Youth Championships
The IAAF World Youth Championships in Athletics takes place every two years. This competition caters to athletes who are age 16 years and 17 years in the year of competition. Athletes wishing to participate should, in addition to meeting the qualifying standard, have competed in either the CARIFTA Games or the CAC Junior Championships.
IAAF 2013 World Youth Championship Standards
IAAF World Championship Standards 2013
Pan American Junior Championships
2013 Junior Pan American Standards
PAN AM Games
The Pan American Games is a multi-sport event between competitors from all nations in the Americas, held every four years in the year before the summer Olympic Games. The games were last held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2007. The next will be in Guadalajara, Mexico in 2011, followed by the 2015 games in Toronto, Canada.
2011 Pam Am Qualifying Game Standards
NACAC U23 Championships
The NACAC U23 Championships is a Bi-Annual event held for the NACAC region athletes. The competition gives the selected athletes who are not yet at the World Championships or Olympic level and for Bermuda who are too old for Carifta, an opportunity to compete Internationally and gain the much needed experience to prepare for the next level of International competition. The age criteria is 20, 21 and 22 years old.
The Commonwealth Games are held every four years under the umbrella of the Bermuda Olympic Association. This competition is open to athletes from all countries in the Commonwealth who compete for honours in their respective sports.
BNAA will involve itself to a greatar degree in the future in selecting a team to The Natwest Island Games.
Natwest Island Games Standards