Juniors-Talent ID Series

The USAT Talent ID Series- Florida consists of FIVE independently produced sprint distance triathlons held between the months of April and August.  The Series consists of the highest quality events located throughout the region to maximize the opportunity for participation.  You will find the best competition among older youth and junior athletes in Florida at these events.

The 2016 Talent ID Series race schedule:

Saturday, April 16    Mazda Escape from Ft. Desoto .5 mile Swim/10mileBike/3.4Run

                                     Ft Desoto Park, St. Petersburg, Florida

Saturday, May 28     Crystal River Sprint/Series#1 .25mileSwim/15mileBike/3miRun

                                     Fort Island Gulf Beach, Crystal River, Florida

Sunday,  June 19      Heartland Triathlon- Sprint  .25mileSwim/14mileBike/3.1mirun

                                     USAT-FL Junior Regional Championship, Sebring, Florida

Saturday, July 9       Central Florida Triathlon Series #2 .25mileSwim/10mileBike/3.1miRun

                                     Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida

Saturday, Aug 13      Central Florida Triathlon Series #3 .25mileSwim/10mileBike/3.1miRun

                                     Waterfront Park, Clermont, Florida

Series Eligibility

The USAT Talent ID Series is open to all youth 13-15 and junior age athletes age 16-19.  Series events are independently operated and entry is not guaranteed.  Event directors have the right to limit the number of participants in their event.  It is in the athlete’s best interest to register in advance for ALL races in which they plan to participate.

Series Scoring

Points will be awarded at each event as outlined below.

Athletes must have at least two scores for the Series rankings and up to 3 scores will be used to determine an overall series placing. Athletes must race in their respective age group wave to earn points. Athletes racing in Elite or Collegiate waves separate from the Talent ID 19 and under wave will not score points.

The Series champion will be awarded at the Series finale in Clermont Florida at the Central Florida Triathlon on Saturday August 13th. In order to win the Series title the athlete MUST race in the Series Finale. Athletes who are unable to race in the Series finale will still be eligible for the other Series podium awards and prizes.

Awards will be given for the top THREE male and female series points for the 13-15 and 16-19 divisions.

In the event of a tie between two or more athletes, each head-to-head match-up will be reviewed and the winner of the greater number of said match-ups will be recognized as the winner.  Ties will only be broken for the top 3 overall places in the series.

Point scoring system for 13-15 and 16-19 fields with 5 or more participants in each Male and Female fields.

Place

Greater than 5 Racers

in each M and F field

Series Finale

Scoring

**5 or less racers in each field M and F fields

1st

100

175

75

2nd

80

150

60

3rd

60

125

45

4th

50

100

37.5

5th

40

75

30

6th

30

65

n/a

7-10th

20

30

n/a

*The Talent ID Series Finale earn bonus points.

**Fields with 5 or less racers in the 13- 15 and 16-19 age group earn 75% of points of Series races with field sizes with greater than 5 racers.

Race Cancellations or Race Format Changes

In the event a series race is cancelled no points will be awarded for that race.  If a race is rescheduled on the same weekend (i.e. moved from Saturday to Sunday) points will be awarded.

If a race is changed from a triathlon to:

Duathlon (run/bike or run/bike/run) 75% of points will be awarded.

Aquabike ( swim/bike) or a Aquathon (swim/run)  50% of points will be awarded

Run only format- NO points will be awarded.

In the event the race format is changed and the field size is less than 5 athletes the reduction of points will be based on the lowest %. ( Ex: Raced changed to an aquathon and 4 athletes are in the 13-15 female age group the point reduction is 50%)

In the event the Series Finale race is cancelled, the Series winner and podium will be based on the athlete’s scored points up until that date.

In the event the Regional Championship race format is changed, points will be awarded based on standard points ( not bonus points) according to the above guidelines.

Cancellation and course changes are at the sole discretion of the event director.

Series Questions

Any questions regarding the USAT FL Talent ID Series should be directed to Jennifer Hutchison, USAT Florida RADC at esportsrd@gmail.com.

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