Please review the 2018 USAT Junior Series Guide

Direct questions to juniors@usatriathlon.org 

National & International Championships

2018 TEAM USA SELECTION CRITERIA

2018 ITU Junior World Championships
2018 CAMTRI Junior Continental Championships
2018 CAMTRI Junior North American Championships
2018 ITU Junior Continental Cups
2018 FISU World University Championships
2018 ITU U23 World Championships
2018 Athlete Code of Conduct

Youth Olympic Games

2018 Youth Olympic Games, Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 6-18, 2018
USAT team quota - 1 male, 1 female, 1 team leader
2018 Youth Olympic Games - Athlete
2018 Youth Olympic Games - Staff

The Continental (Pan American) selection race for YOG will take place in Salinas, Ecuador, the weekend of June 30, 2018. USAT anticipates a quota allocation of between 2 and 6 athletes per gender. The process for earning these spots is described in detail in the appendix document to the "Athlete" document linked above. Only athletes age 16-17 are eligible to compete.   

ITU Rule 2.4 Pre-Participation Exam (PPE)

USAT PPE Certification Form
ITU Medical Questionnaire

Junior athletes (ages 16-19) who wish to compete in an ITU International Event (e.g. CAMTRI North American Championships, CAMTRI Junior Championships, ITU World Championships, ITU Continental Cups, etc.) are required to undergo a Pre-Participation Exam (PPE) by their personal health care provider. The details of this are outlined in Rule 2.4 and Appendix Q of the ITU Competition Rules. The PPE includes completion an ITU-provided Medical Questionnaire reviewed by the athlete's doctor, an examination, and a 12 lead resting electrocardiogram (ECG) with results reviewed by the athlete's doctor. Upon completion of the PPE, the athlete will certify to USAT satisfactory completion using the form linked above. The athlete does not send his/her medical documentation to USAT. Certifications should be sent to steve.kelley@usatriathlon.org.  

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 4-5
Event Website & Results
2018 Junior Series Guide

ITU Junior Triathlon World Championships
Gold Coast, Australia
September 2018
Event Website 

ITU Sprint Distance Age Group 16-19 World Championships
Gold Coast, Australia
September 2018
Event Website

ITU/CAMTRI Pan American Junior Championship 
Brasilia, Brazil
June 23-24, 2018
Event Website and Results

ITU/CAMTRI North American Junior Championships
Sarasota, Florida
March 10, 2018
Event Website and Results
Nomination Form (Submit by 1/2/2018 for initial consideration)  

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.  2018 Junior Elite Series Guide  

How to Register

Registration is handled directly with the event organizer of each Youth Elite/Junior Elite Cup, which are independently owned and operated events sanctioned by USA Triathlon. Entry fees, late fees, and reimbursements are at the sole discretion of the event organizer and all fees are paid directly to the event organizer, not USA Triathlon. When events reach field size capacity (usually 75 athletes in a division) the event organizer will keep a wait list. If and when spots become available, the event organizer will contact the athletes in chronological order. To register, use the website links below to access the registration page for the event.

USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championship

Voice of America Park
West Chester, Ohio
August 4-5
Event Website
See the 2018 Junior Elite Series Guide (linked above) for qualification information
Athletes who qualify for Nationals will be contacted by USA Triathlon with registration instructions.

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 an Elite Development Race (EDR) or a Youth F1 Triathlon (listed below). 

USAT Richmond Junior Elite Cup
Richmond, Virginia
May 6, 2018
Event Website and Results 
Event Contact

USAT Pleasant Prairie Junior Elite Cup
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
June 3, 2018
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Monroe Junior Elite Cup
Monroe, Washington
June 23, 2018
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Flatland Junior Elite Cup
West Des Moines, Iowa
July 15, 2018
Event Website and Results
Event Contact 

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 (list below). 

USAT Sarasota Youth Elite Cup
Sarasota, FL
March 11, 2018
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Richmond Youth Elite Cup
Richmond, VA
May 6, 2018
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Pleasant Prairie Junior Elite Cup
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
June 3, 2018
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Monroe Youth Elite Cup
Monroe, Washington
June 23, 2018
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Flatland Youth Elite Cup
West Des Moines, Iowa
July 15, 2018
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

Elite Development Races
The purpose of EDRs is to provide a draft-legal pathway to a USAT Elite License.

Clermont Challenge (4 events over two days)
**Designated USAT U25 Elite Development Races
Clermont, Florida
March 3-4, 2018
Event Website and Results

Event Contact

Youth F1 Races

Clermont Challenge Youth F1 Triathlon
Clermont, Florida
March 3-4, 2018
Event Website
Event Contact

MMTT-Mach II Youth Triathlon - F1 Race
Geneva, Illinois
Event Website
Event Contact