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Team Championship

Each year, USA Triathlon recognizes the top performing Youth Elite/Junior Elite development team based on performance at the designated national-level Youth Elite/Junior Elite Cups and National Championship. While membership on a development team is not required in order to compete at these events, these racing teams add an additional dimension to the draft-legal racing experience.  To learn more about the scoring system, review the Junior Elite Series Guide

2014 Development Team National Championship Top 5 - Full Results
1.  Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA)
2.  Southeast Junior Team (TN)
3.  Triton Elite Multisport (FL)
4.  MMTT-Mach II Elite (IL)
5.  Endorphin Fitness (VA)

2013 Development Team National Championship Top 5 - Full Results
1.  Southeast Junior Team (GA/SC/TN, 37,684 points)
2.  Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA/SD/MO, 35,830 points)
3.  MMTT-Mach II Elite (IL/IA, 23,012 points)
4.  Endorphin Fitness (VA, 13,044 points)
5.  TTS Jr Elite (CA, 8,223 points)

2012 Development Team National Championship Top 5 - Full Results
1.  Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA/SD/MO, 31,118 points)
2.  Southeast Junior Team (GA/SC/TN, 29,201 points) 
3.  Endorphin Fitness (VA, 17,945 points)
4.  Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 11,285 points)
5.  TriJuniors (CA, 10,379 points)

2011 Development Team National Championship Top 5
1. Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 197 points)
2. Southeast Regional Junior Team (SE, 189 points)
3. Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA/SD/MO, 164 points)
4. Endorphin Fitness (VA, 55 points)
5. TriJuniors (CA, 51 points)

2010 Development Team National Championship Top 5 
1. Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 195 points)
2. Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA, 134 points)
3. Southeast Junior Team (SE, 110 points)
4. Phenomena Triz (CO, 48 points)
5. Monterey Bay Multisport (CA, 28 points)

2009 Development Team Championship Top 5
1. Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 262 points)
2. Monterey Bay Multisport (CA, 130 points)
3. Icon One Multisport (TX, 63 points)
4. Vortex Racing (MA, 52 points)
5. Z3 Junior Triathlon Team (IA, 48 points)

2008 Development Team Championship Top 5 
1. Multisport Madness Triathlon Team (IL, 256 points)
2. Monterey Bay Multisport (CA, 114 points)
3. Phenomena Triz (CO, 65 pts)
4. Icon One Multisport (TX, 60 points)
5. Wolfpack (CA, 32 points)
5. Vortex Racing (MA, 32 points)

Talent ID Races

Junior Talent ID Races provide a gateway into the sport of triathlon and a starting point for talent identification.  Participants experience triathlon in its traditional, non-drafting format, officiated using USA Triathlon Rules. 

These sprint-distance races have been selected because of their “junior-friendly” atmosphere and age-appropriate courses. There is no requirement to qualify and athletes of all abilities are welcome (subject to race director discretion). USAT frequently reviews the results for talent identification purposes. 

Northeast Region
Mid-Atlantic Region 
Southeast Region
Florida Region
Mideast Region
Midwest Region
South Midwest Region
Rocky Mountain Region
Pacific Northwest Region
Southwest Region 

Need more information? Contact your Regional Athlete Development Coordinator (RADC).

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National & International Championships

2014 USAT Junior Elite Series Guide 

USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championships
See Event Website and USAT Junior Elite Series Guide for qualification information.
Voice of America Park
West Chester, Ohio
August 2-3, 2014
Event Website and Results

ITU Junior Triathlon World Championships
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
August 28-31, 2014
Event Website
Results 
2014 Junior World Championships Selection Criteria 

Youth Olympic Games 
Nanjing, China
August 16-28, 2014
Event Website
2014 Youth Olympic Games Athlete Selection Criteria
2014 Youth Olympic Games Team Leader/Coach Selection Criteria

ITU Sprint Distance Age Group 16-19 World Championships
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
August 28-31, 2014
Event Website 
Results
2014 ITU Sprint World Championship Selection Criteria

ITU/PATCO Pan American Junior Championship 
Dallas, Texas
May 31-June 1, 2014
Event Website and Results
2014 ITU/PATCO Pan Am Junior Championship Selection Criteria

ITU/PATCO North American Junior Championships
Sarasota, Florida
March 8, 2014
Event Website
Entry Criteria
Initial Eligibility List

ITU Duathlon Junior World Championships
Pontevedra, Spain
May 31-June 1, 2014
Event Website

Draft-Legal Race Calendar

Teenage athletes who aspire to national and international-level competition must develop the speed and skill for success in the draft-legal format. USA Triathlon coordinates a series of draft-legal racing opportunities for this purpose. While not every teenage athlete aspires to race as an elite, developing the skills associated with draft-legal triathlon at an early age — a strong swim, superior bike handling, quick transitions, and the ability to run fast off the bike — will serve all athletes well as they progress as collegiate and age group competitors.

USAT Junior Elite Series

The USAT Junior Elite Series consists of the three Youth Elite Cups and the three Junior Elite Cups plus the USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championship.  Each of the "Cups" serves as a qualifier for Nationals, with the Top 20 athletes in each division from each Cup advancing to Nationals.  Series events are scheduled to take place three to six weeks apart and are spread across the three geographic zones...East, West and Central.  Athletes may compete in any and all qualifiers - regardless of where they reside.  Athletes score points at each event to determine a Series Champion and towards seasonal draft-legal rankings. 

2014 USAT Junior Elite Series Guide

USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championships
Voice of America Park
West Chester, Ohio
August 1-3, 2014
Event Website

USAT Junior Elite Cups
Junior Elite Cups are draft-legal sprint distance triathlons open to athletes 16 to 19 years old.  Junior Elite Cups are the most competitive junior triathlons in the United States.  The competition distances are 750 meter swim, 20 kilometer (4x5k laps) bike, and 5k (2x2.5k lap) run.  These events serve as qualifiers for the Junior Elite National Championships, contested at the same distances, and provide the pathway into international competition.  Juniors looking for additional draft-legal racing opportunities may consider entering a U25 Elite Development Race or a Youth F1 triathlon. 

USAT Richmond Junior Elite Cup
Richmond, Virginia
May 4, 2014
Event Website and Results 

USAT Monroe Junior Elite Cup
Monroe, Washington
June 21, 2014
Event Website and Results

USAT Flatland Junior Elite Cup
West Des Moines, Iowa
July 13, 2014
Event Website and Results 

USAT Youth Elite Cups
Youth Elite Cups are draft-legal super-sprint distance triathlons open to athletes 13 to 15 years old.  The competition distances are 375 meter swim, 10 kilometer (2x5k laps) bike, and 2.5k run.  Youth Elite Cups prepare athletes for Junior Elite competition when they turn 16.  These events serve as the qualifiers for the Youth Elite National Championships.  Young teens looking for additional draft-legal racing opportunities should consider entering a Youth F1 triathlon. 

2013 USAT Junior Elite Series Guide

USAT Richmond Youth Elite Cup
Richmond, VA
May 4, 2014
Event Website and Results

USAT Monroe Youth Elite Cup
Monroe, Washington
June 21, 2014
Event Website and Results

USAT Flatland Youth Elite Cup
West Des Moines, Iowa
July 13, 2014
Event Website and Results

U25 Elite Development Races
U25 Elite Development Races are draft-legal sprint distance triathlons open to athletes 20 to 25 years old [if the race is not co-located with a Junior Elite Cup, the minimum age will be 16].  Athletes over the age of 25 may request an invitation from USAT High Performance.  Juniors looking for additional draft-legal racing opportunities should look at the Junior Elite Cups listed above.

The first three (3) finishers in the U25 Elite Development Race will become eligible for a USAT Elite Triathlete License.  These athletes must finish within five percent (5%) of the winner’s overall time.  If there are fewer than 30 starters, only two (2) athletes will earn eligibility.  If there are fewer than 20 starters, only one (1) athlete will earn eligibility.  If Elite license holders or non-U.S. athletes are permitted to start in the race, elite eligibility spots will roll down to the next amateur provided he or she is within five percent (5%) of the first amateur’s overall time.  Elite and non-U.S. starters will not count toward the total number of starters used to determine the number of Elite licenses awarded.

Clermont Challenge
**Designated USAT U25 Elite Development Races
Clermont, Florida
March 1-2, 2014
Event Website
Results

TriMonroe
**Designated USAT U25 Elite Development Race
Monroe, Washington
June 21, 2014
Event Website and Results

Detroit Triathlon
**Designated USAT U25 Elite Development Race
Detroit (Belle Isle), Michigan
August 16-17, 2014
Event Website and Results

Youth F1 Races
Youth F1 Triathlons are draft-legal super-sprint distance races designed to provide an entry-level experience in the draft-legal format.  They may be used a scrimages between High Performance Teams or tune-up events prior to national competitions.  Youth F1s are not included in the rankings or nationals qualifications system.  Working with USAT High Performance, the race director will set an age range that is most appropriate for the event, however, the minimum allowed age is 12 and the maximum allowed is 17.   

Clermont Challenge Youth F1 Triathlon
Clermont, Florida
March 2, 2014
Event Website
Results

NBP Challenge Youth F1 Triathlon
Sarasota, Florida
March 8, 2014
Event Website
Results

Detroit Triathlon Youth F1 
Detroit (Belle Isle), Michigan
August 16-17, 2014
Event Website and Results

LA-F1 Youth F1 Triathlon
Los Angeles, California
postponed to 2015
Event Website and Results

Mixed Team Relay

Draft-legal super-sprint distance triathlon for 13-19 year olds. Each team consists of two teams of two males and two females. Each athlete completes a full triathlon (swim, bike and run) before tagging the next team member. Fastest combined time wins.

2014 Mixed Team Relay 

International Calendars
Triathlon Canada National Junior Series
ITU/PATCO

USA Triathlon Performance Pyramid

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