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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

2015 DRAFT SELECTION CRITERIA

2015 ITU Junior Continental Cup Entry Criteria DRAFT (Chula Vista/Edmonton/other)
2015 CAMTRI North American Junior Championships Entry Criteria DRAFT (Sarasota)
2015 CAMTRI Junior Championship Selection Criteria DRAFT (Monterrey)
2015 ITU Junior World Championships Selection Criteria DRAFT (Chicago)

The above documents are posted pending approval of the USAT Board of Directors.

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 1-2, 2015
Event Website and Results

ITU Junior Triathlon World Championships
Chicago, Illinois, USA
September 16-20, 2015
Event Website
Results 

ITU Sprint Distance Age Group 16-19 World Championships
Chicago, Illinois, USA
September 16-20, 2015
Event Website
Results

ITU/CAMTRI Pan American Junior Championship 
Monterrey, Mexico
May 2-3, 2015
Event Website and Results

ITU/CAMTRI North American Junior Championships
Sarasota, Florida
March 14-15, 2015
Event Website and Results

ITU/CAMTRI Chula Vista Junior Continental Cup
Chula Vista (San Diego), California
Pacific Cup Triathlon - Multi-heat, Super Sprint format
June 27-28, 2015
Event Website and Results

ITU Duathlon Junior World Championships
Adelaide, Australia
October 14-15, 2015
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 four Youth Elite Cups and the four Junior Elite Cups plus the USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championship.  Each of the "Cups" serves as a qualifier for Nationals.  Series events are scheduled to take place approximately 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
July 31 - August 2, 2015
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 3, 2015
Event Website and Results 

USAT Pleasant Prairie Junior Elite Cup
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
June 7, 2015
Event Website and Results

USAT Monroe Junior Elite Cup
Monroe, Washington
June 20, 2015
Event Website and Results

USAT Flatland Junior Elite Cup
West Des Moines, Iowa
July 12, 2015
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 2, 2015
Event Website and Results

USAT Pleasant Prairie Junior Elite Cup
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
June 7, 2015
Event Website and Results

USAT Monroe Youth Elite Cup
Monroe, Washington
June 20, 2015
Event Website and Results

USAT Flatland Youth Elite Cup
West Des Moines, Iowa
July 12, 2015
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.

USCD Tritonman
**Designated USAT U25 Elite Development Race
San Diego, California
February 21-22, 2015
Event Website

Clermont Challenge (4 events over two days)
**Designated USAT U25 Elite Development Races
Clermont, Florida
March 7-8, 2015
Event Website
Results

Detroit Triathlon
**Designated USAT U25 Elite Development Race
Detroit (Belle Isle), Michigan
August 15-16, 2015
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 7-8, 2015
Event Website
Results

NBP Challenge Youth F1 Triathlon
Sarasota, Florida
March 14, 2015
Event Website

Detroit Triathlon Youth F1
Detroit (Belle Isle), Michigan
August 15-16, 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.


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