British Triathlon views competition for it’s young athletes very much as a series of development opportunities. Learning and development are the key focuses through the early stages of the Performance Pathway.
Our domestic competition structure, the British Youth and Junior Super Series, is deliberately set up to support these two key objectives as are our selection policies and philosophies that surround international racing experiences. To find out more please read the following:
Our philosophies around Learning and Development and the growing number of racing opportunities for Youth and Junior athletes are briefly detailed below.
This highlights all of the relevant opportunities across the different ages and stages of development in the Youth and Junior Pathway.
To best understand the Map, and the different competitive routes it outlines through the season, please read the Competition Map explained first.
A series of competition maps for the Youth and Junior 2019 season can be downloaded below. We have made changes to the age categories this year, all information on this can be found in the Super Series Moving Forwards document below.
- Youth A (03/04 born) Competition Map
- Youth B (02 born) Competition Map
- Junior (00/01 born) Competition Map
Super Series Explained
The Youth and Junior Super Series forms the backbone of our domestic racing and is now a world leading series of highly competitive events for young athletes. Athletes wishing to race on the Series will need to qualify at the British Performance Assessment weekend. All of the information you need to know on the Super Series and Performance Assessments can be found in the documents below:
Racing in the heat
This document gives advice on how you can race and prepare more effectively when competing in hot conditions.
Racing in the cold and wet
This document gives advice on how you can race and prepare more effectively when competing on cold and/or wet days.