Ontario Youth Cup Series
The Ontario Youth Cup Series is an integral part of the Provincial Development Program. The objective of the Series is to provide Youth athletes (aged 14-15) primarily a draft legal competitive race environment within the Province. It is Triathlon Ontario’s belief that developing a strong Provincial race series is imperative to developing a system that encourages increased participation, skill development, club growth and a higher level of investment in the sport. A series that encompasses draft legal events allows athletes to develop the experience needed to appreciate the complexities and competitive nature of this style of racing and prepare the athletes for Junior draft legal racing.
The objective of the non-draft legal 12-13 age group race series is to introduce Youth to a competitive race series environment with officials to help transition from the participation-focused Kids of Steel race experience.
Please note: There is no racing up in age permitted for Provincial level races or series.
Change for 2017: Cleat Rule Change for Youth Cup Series
Over the off season Triathlon Ontario conducted its annual review of its Youth rules and guidelines and has decided to change its previous cleat rules for the 12-13 division for the Youth Cup Series.
Previously, if under 14 years of age and using clipless pedals, only shoes that had a recessed cleat into the sole of the shoe were permitted or cycling shoes that had been altered to ensure the metal cleats did not touch the ground were legal.
After taking into consideration the recent growth of youth club programming and youth coaching, along with the need to be consistent with draft legal certification, which is open to youth athletes and requires the ability to clip in and out of pedals to be certified, Triathlon Ontario is allowing the use of traditional cycling and triathlon style shoes and cleats in the 12-13 division of the Youth Cup Series for the 2017 year.
For any questions or for additional information, please contact Triathlon Ontario firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 Venues for 14-15 Age Category + 2018 Ontario Summer Games Qualifiers
|Race 1||Ottawa International Triathlon||Ottawa – June 17-18, 2017||2018 OSG Qualifying Spots:
5 per gender
|Race 2||Stittsville KOS||Stittsville – July 16, 2017||2018 OSG Qualifying Spots:
3 per gender
|Race 3||Tecumseh Triathlon Weekend||Tecumseh – July 30, 2017||2018 OSG Qualifying Spots:
5 per gender
|Race 4||Triathlon Ontario Draft Legal Provincial Championships||Welland – August 12th, 2017||2018 OSG Qualifying Spots:
5 per gender
|Race 5||Dunrobin KOS||Dunrobin – August 20th, 2017||2018 OSG Qualifying Spots:
5 per gender
Please note: athletes must be draft legal certified prior to the event in order to be able to participate in the draft legal races.
2017 Venues for 12-13 Age Category:
|Race 1||Ottawa International Triathlon||Ottawa – June 18-19, 2017|
|Race 2||Stittsville KOS||Stittsville – July 16, 2017|
|Race 3||Tecumseh Triathlon Weekend||Tecumseh – July 30, 2017|
|Race 4||Dunrobin KOS||Dunrobin – August 20th, 2017|
|Race 5||Multisport Canada Lakeside KOS||Lakeside – September 9th, 2017|
Final Youth Cup Series rankings for the Youth 14-15 age category is determined by the sum of the best four of five results.
14-15 Age Category
All non-Provincial Championship Races
|1||25 pts||30 pts|
|2||20 pts||25 pts|
|3||19 pts||24 pts|
|4-15||18 – 7pts descending order per placing||23 – 12 pts|
|16+||2 pts||7 pts|
|DNF||1 pt||1 pts|
|DNS||0 pts||0 pts|
12-13 Age Category
Final Youth Cup Series rankings for the Youth 12-13 age category is determined by the sum of the best four of five results.
In the event of a tie, athletes are ranked in order of their finish at Provincials for the 14-15 age category and Lakeside KOS for the 12-13 age category. If neither athlete participates in said events, then the deciding race will default to the beginning of the schedule for which the athletes in question participate in.