National & International Championships

2017 TEAM USA SELECTION CRITERIA

2017 CAMTRI North American Junior Championships Nomination Criteria
2017 CAMTRI Junior Championships Selection Criteria
2017 ITU Junior World Championships Selection Criteria
2017 ITU U23 World Championships Selection Criteria
2017 ITU Junior Continental Cup Nomination Criteria

2018 TEAM USA SELECTION CRITERIA

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

ITU Rule 2.4 Pre-Participation Exam (PPE)

USAT PPE Certification Form
ITU Medical Questionnaire

Beginning January 1, 2017, 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 5-6
Event Website & Results
2017 Junior Elite Series Guide

ITU Junior Triathlon World Championships
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
September 2017
Event Website 

ITU Sprint Distance Age Group 16-19 World Championships
Rotterdman, the Netherlands
September 2017
Event Website

ITU/CAMTRI Pan American Junior Championship 
Magog, Canada
July 15, 2017
Event Website and Results

ITU/CAMTRI North American Junior Championships
Sarasota, Florida
March 11, 2017
Event Website and Results
Nomination Form (Submit by 12/16/2017 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.  2017 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. The following registration opening dates have been set for 2017:

Sarasota - 12/5/16
Richmond - 1/23/17
Pleasant Prairie - 2/6/17
Monroe - 2/20/17
Flatland (West Des Moines) - 3/6/17   

USAT Youth Elite and Junior Elite National Championship

Voice of America Park
West Chester, Ohio
August 5-6
Event Website
See the 2017 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 a U25 Elite Development Race or a Youth F1 Triathlon (listed below). 

USAT Richmond Junior Elite Cup
Richmond, Virginia
May 7, 2017
Event Website and Results 
Event Contact

USAT Pleasant Prairie Junior Elite Cup
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
June 4, 2017
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Monroe Junior Elite Cup
Monroe, Washington
June 24, 2017
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Flatland Junior Elite Cup
West Des Moines, Iowa
July 9, 2017
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, 2017
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Richmond Youth Elite Cup
Richmond, VA
May 7, 2017
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Pleasant Prairie Junior Elite Cup
Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin
June 4, 2017
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Monroe Youth Elite Cup
Monroe, Washington
June 24, 2017
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

USAT Flatland Youth Elite Cup
West Des Moines, Iowa
July 9, 2017
Event Website and Results
Event Contact

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 to compete.  Juniors looking for additional draft-legal racing opportunities should look at the Junior Elite Cups listed above.  The purpose of U25 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 4-5, 2017
Event Website and Results

Event Contact


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 scrimmages between High Performance Teams or tune-up events prior to national competitions. Youth F1s are not included in the rankings or nationals qualifications system due to the varied formats and age divisions.  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 4-5, 2017
Event Website
Event Contact

MMTT-Mach II Youth Triathlon - F1 Race
Geneva, Illinois
May 28, 2017
Event Website
Event Contact