Club National Championships

Irving, TX

Sept. 17 - 18, 2022


 

USA Triathlon Club Scoring Model

Club National Championships

 

This scoring system is designed to award both performance and participation from USA Triathlon Official Clubs.

 

Scoring will follow standard cross-country scoring, in which the lowest point total among qualifying teams will be the winner. 

 

Club Scoring Working Group included USA Triathlon staff, members of USA Triathlon’s Race Director Committee, and representatives from local USA Triathlon Official Clubs.

 

Participation and Performance Based Scoring 

Each individual athlete will be scored in their respective age group 

  • 1st place = 1 point, 2nd place = 2 points, 3rd place = 3 points, etc. 
  • EVERY athlete in the club counts. All points are added up for each club – this will provide total sum for all club athletes.
  • Divide the total score by the total number of athletes participating per club to receive the club’s final score/average 

For example, if athlete A earns 1st place in their age group, athlete B earns 6th place in their age group, athlete C earns 1st place in their age group, athlete D earns 20th place in their age group and athlete E earns 10th place in their age group, then the clubs score would be calculated as followed: 

  • 1 + 6 + 1 + 20 + 10 =38/5 athletes = 7.6 points  

Tie breakers: In the case of the tie, each of the tied teams will take their best three scoring athletes and average their scores. The team with the lowest average score will be awarded the higher place.

 

Awards for Nationals: 

  • 1st – 3rd Overall Club Scores (lowest scores win)
  • 1st – 3rd Overall Club Participation (highest participation number wins)
  • Club Spirit Award (1st place)
  • Greatest Growth in Club Participation from Year 1 to Year 2

Additional Details

  • Males and females will not be separated. Each club member will be scored together. Athletes are awarded points based on the place earned in their respective age group and gender, which gives all clubs an opportunity to win, regardless of if they are an all-female club, an all-male club or mixed-gender club.
  • Club divisions will not be created or tiered for the club competition for the 2022 competition. A club will be able to go up against all other clubs and not be placed in a division based on how many total club members they have.
  • Since race weekends often include numerous races, each club member can participate in as many races as they would like. Each race they participate in will count as one individual in the participant number (for example if Athlete A participates in four races they would count as four participants)
  • There will be a minimum participation requirement at Club Nationals. In 2022, the minimum number of scores required to be part of the club competition will be 5 scores, and 3 minimum athletes. In 2023, the minimum number of scores required to be part of the club competition will be 10 scores, and 3 minimum athletes (due to club nationals taking in 2023 taking place at Multisport National Championships Festival, with 8 possible races for each athlete to participate in). For example, a club could bring 10 athletes and each athlete completes one race for a total of 10 scores or a club could bring three athletes and athlete 1 could do 3 races, athletes 2 could do 3 races and athlete 3 could do 4 races.

Example Club Scoring:

 

Raw Race Data:


Overall Finish

Club

1

TEAM H

1

TEAM B

3

TEAM H

4

TEAM G

5

TEAM F

6

TEAM B

7

TEAM A

8

TEAM H

9

TEAM A

10

TEAM H

11

TEAM C

12

TEAM D

13

TEAM A

14

TEAM G

15

TEAM D

16

TEAM G

17

TEAM D

18

TEAM A

19

TEAM G

20

TEAM A

21

TEAM H

22

TEAM F

23

TEAM E

24

TEAM C

25

TEAM H

26

TEAM G

27

TEAM E

28

TEAM H

29

TEAM H

30

TEAM H

31

TEAM B

32

TEAM F

33

TEAM H

34

TEAM B


 

Club Scoring:

 

TEAM A

TEAM B

TEAM C

TEAM D

TEAM E

TEAM F

TEAM G

TEAM H

Number of Athletes

5

4

2

3

2

3

5

10

Total Score

67

72

35

44

50

59

79

188

Average (Total Score/# of Athletes)

13.400

18.000

17.500

14.667

25.000

19.667

15.800

18.800

Rank

1

5

4

2

8

7

3

6