Hall of Fame Nominations: Class of 2012
Hall of Fame Nominations are now open for the Class of 2012. Please send your nominations to email@example.com. Deadline for nominations: July 15th.
The NSC will screen submitted nominations based on the nominated individual meeting the following minimum qualifications in the categories of Competitors Coaches and Officials/Support. NOTE: It will be the responsibility of those submitting nominations of potential members of the LVTCHoF to provide to the NSC material confirming the fulfillment of the following criteria. The NSC will NOT guarantee that it will consider accomplishments or character aspects of potential nominees that are not submitted in their nominating materials.
1) To be eligible for consideration for induction, the nominated individual must have been retired from competition in track cycling for at least three years. This requirement can be waived by a 2/3rds vote of the BoD upon recommendation by the NSC.
2) The nominated individual must have raced in events at the VPCC in five separate seasons. The seasons need not have been consecutive, and special circumstances that prevented the completion of this requirement by the nominee will be considered by the NSC.
3) The nominated individual must have demonstrated in the eyes of the NSC a commitment to furthering the goals and vision of the Velodrome Fund, Inc. – including but not limited to coaching in the VPCC’s developmental programs, encouraging participation at the VPCC by other elite-level riders, and promoting the programs and operations of the VPCC in other venues as appropriate.
4) The nominated individual must have demonstrated in the eyes of the NSC a devotion to the positive ideals of the sport of track cycling in both their on and off-the-track activities and attitude.
5) Individuals meeting the above criteria will have their nominations forwarded to the Honors Committee automatically if they have achieved any of the following:
- Represented their home country in a track cycling event in an Olympic Games. (Competitors who were named to an Olympic team for a country which subsequently decided not to participate in the Olympics will be viewed as meeting this qualification.)
- Posted a top-five finish in a track cycling event at an UCI-sanctioned Elite-level World Championship.
- Medaled (finished in top three) in a track cycling event at any of the following:
- UCI Elite-level World Cup
- UCI Junior World Championship
- UCI Masters World Championship
- Won a track cycling event at a USA Cycling Elite-level National Championship
- Won two or more track cycling events at any of the following:
- USA Cycling Junior National Championships
- USA Cycling Masters National Championships
- Won the Rider of the Year competition at the VPCC
- Won two or more of the following annual VPCC-featured events: Artie Greenberg Memorial 10-Mile, Keirin Cup, Madison Cup, Fastest Man/Woman on Wheels. (Note: additional annual races may be included by the BoD as qualifiers in subsequent years)
- Held a recognized VPCC track record at some point during their career.
6) Individuals whose career did not include any of the achievements listed in criteria #5 may still have their nomination forwarded for consideration by the Honors Committee, if in the judgment of the NSC their contributions to the sport and the Velodrome Fund organization as a competitor merit such consideration.
1) The nominated individual must have been active as a licensed coach at a high level of competition in track cycling for at least 10 years prior to nomination.
2) The nominated individual must have coached competitors in events at the VPCC in five separate seasons. The seasons need not have been consecutive, and special circumstances that prevented the completion of this requirement by the nominee will be considered by the NSC.
3) The nominated individual must have demonstrated in the eyes of the NSC a commitment to furthering the goals and vision of the Velodrome Fund, Inc. – including but not limited to coaching in the VPCC’s developmental programs, encouraging participation at the VPCC by elite-level riders, and promoting the programs and operations of the VPCC in other venues as appropriate.
4) The nominated individual must have demonstrated in the eyes of the NSC a devotion to the positive ideals of the sport of cycling in both their on- and off-the-track activities and attitude.
Nominations of individuals in this category will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the NSC, and will take into consideration the nature of their contribution to the quality of racing and the advancement of the VPCC as the premier venue for track cycling in the US.
Those nominations receiving a unanimous recommendation from the NSC on the above qualifications will be placed on the Nominations Ballot and forwarded to the Honors Committee for consideration.
Selection of Inductees:
1) The ballot submitted to the Honors Committee by the Nomination Screening Committee will list the names of the individuals nominated and any supporting information to their nomination.
2) Upon receiving the ballot of nominees from the NSC, members of the Honors Committee will be asked to select up to four names as inductees. Competitors, Coaches and Officials/Support will be listed on the same ballot together and will be subject to the same selection consideration by the Honors Committee.
3) Honors Committee members may vote for less than four nominated individuals on their ballot, but should not list an individual more than once on the same ballot.
4) Honors Committee ballots will be due for return by a stated deadline to the designee of the President/CEO for tabulation. Note: any HC member’s ballot not returned by the deadline will be counted as choosing not to induct any of the submitted nominees.
5) In order to be selected for induction, an individual must be named on at least 80% percent of all ballots cast (e.g., 20 out of 25). If no nomination reaches that threshold, there will be no individuals inducted into the HoF that year.
6) Each induction class will be limited to a maximum of four members. In the case of more than four members reaching the 80% threshold, the BoD will determine how to select the inductees from that group.
7) Once the deadline has passed, the submitted ballots will be tabulated and the names of that year’s inductees released as part of the Valley Preferred Cycling Center’s public relations strategy.
8) Any individual named on five or more HC ballots in a given year will be listed automatically on the next year’s nominations ballot, but will still be subject to the five-year rule discussed above. Individuals not named on at least five ballots in a given year must be re-nominated to be considered the next year.
Privileges/Responsibilities of inductees
Inductees into the Lehigh Valley Track Cycling Hall of Fame will be afforded the following privileges:
- Inductees will be given the opportunity to review the proposed pictures and text on their official Hall of Fame plaque prior to its production.
- On the night of their formal induction, each inductee will be allowed to bring 10 guests to attend free of charge. A hospitality area will be reserved for the attendees and their guests for the evening.
- Inductees will receive a distinctive trophy commemorating their entrance into the HoF during the induction ceremony.
- Inductees will receive one (1) lifetime honorary pass, entitling them to free admission to any VPCC cycling race program from that point forward. (Note: this does NOT include other VPCC related activities, such as exhibiting at the semi-annual flea markets.
- Each inductee and a guest will be invited to attend subsequent HoF induction nights and have privileges to the HoF hospitality area during the evening (Note: the inductee must be present at the event to receive these privileges.)
The following responsibilities will be expected of all inductees into the LVTCHoF:
- Inductees will be expected to attend the formal induction night in person, if possible.
- Inductees will be expected to grant the Velodrome Fund, Inc., permission to use their name, existing likenesses in the VFI’s possession, and accounts of their activities for use in conducting the induction ceremony and in promotion of the VFI’s activities. This will be an open-ended permission without expiration or need to renew.
- Inductees will be expected to review materials concerning their cycling history and to communicate any changes or corrections as quickly as possible, so as to limit the possibility of errors in the production of their official plaque, public relations materials and induction ceremony remarks by HoF officials.