Ability-Based Racing Categories: Explained for 2020

With great success in 2019, we are continuing with our Ability Based racing categories. The CPT (Category Placement Table) will be posted on the website April 1st. Coaches should carefully look over this for any errors you may believe show from last year’s results.

There are several reasons for this evolution:

  • Gets student-athletes racing with riders of similar ability
  • Gives upperclassmen, new to racing, a better suited category
  • Focuses on physical literacy (not competition) for younger and less experienced athletes
  • Load balances the race fields. Historically, Junior Varsity has had the biggest race fields and Sophomore the smallest fields
  • Placement will be the same as in past years for the Varsity and Freshman categories, as well as the middle school categories

Questions? Email Lisa@georgiamtb.org

 

Placement Criteria

 

6th Grade: 6th graders only

7th Graders: 7th graders only

8th Graders: 8th graders only

Freshman: 9th graders and petitioned 8th graders

 

JV2: 10th-12th graders (all new 10th-12th graders auto default here)

 

JV1: 

  • 9th graders who have petitioned and 10th graders who
  1. Placed in the top 10% for boys or 20% for girls in in any 2 freshman races the prior year, or 
  2. Placed in the top 10% for boys or 20% for girls in a single Freshman race and placed in the same top percentile in the overall Freshman season the prior year, or
  3. Raced JV1 the prior year and did not upgrade to Varsity.
  • 11th graders who
  1. Placed in the top 10% for boys or 20% for girls in any 2 JV2 races in the prior year, or
  2. Placed in the top 10% for boys or 20% for girls in a single JV2 race and placed in the same top percentile in the overall JV2 season the prior year, or
  3. Raced JV1 the prior year and did not upgrade to Varsity.
  • 12th graders who did not qualify to upgrade to Varsity

 

Varsity:

  • 10th-12th graders who
  1. Placed in the top 15% for boys or 30% for girls in 2 JV1 races in the prior year, or
  2. Placed in the top 15% for boys or 30% for girls in a single JV1 race and placed in the same top percentile in the overall JV1 season the prior year, or
  3. 10th-12th graders who petition