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2021/2022 Youth Track Development Series #1
December 11, 2021
YOUTH TRACK DEVELOPMENT SERIES
The Youth Track Development Series has been designed to optimize the development of our young athletes through a format that removes the emphasis on winning and instead focuses on skill development. After another successful season of ability-based racing in 2019/2020, riders will continue to select their category based on their ability and comfort level. Coaches, athletes and/or parents are asked to register riders in the group of best fit based on the recommendation chart provided on page 5 of the tech guide. The first event of the series will begin with a timed standing start 500m where the event Technical Delegate and Provincial Coach will identify any discrepancies that could indicate a needed category change.
The ability categories are aligned with Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Principles by allowing athletes at different levels of physical maturity, and/or time in the sport, to participate in meaningful mixed gender competition.
As directed by Halton Region Public Health, effective Nov. 26, 2021, all persons 12 years of age and older will be required to show proof of vaccination or a valid medical exemption prior to entering a Town of Milton facility or community centre for organized sport or recreation activities. This requirement also applies to participants, coaches, instructors, caregivers, volunteers, and game officials.
Pricing and Deadlines
- A rider must withdraw prior to the end of registration in order to be eligible to receive a refund. Once the registration period has ended, refunds are no longer available.
- All refunds are subject to a non-refundable processing fee (variable based on transaction value) plus a CCN refund administration fee.
- If an athlete withdraws from the event on race day, they are not eligible for a refund and the rider must inform the Chief Commissaire of their withdrawal. Failure to notify the Chief Commissaire may result in a fine.
- OCA reserves the right to issue refunds in other rare and exceptional cases. Injury, loss/change of employment, or a move away from town such that the participant can no longer attend, will NOT be considered a rare and exceptional case.
Tech Guide: CLICK HERE [Updated Dec 10/21]
Category Seeding Guidelines
Though category seeding will take place after the standing start 500m qualifying race, the guidelines are outlined below include suggested rollout distances to help participants choose the appropriate race gear for that event. The guidelines and different ability-based categories are in place to help ensure that athletes will be racing with other athletes of the same caliber and ability level. If you have any questions/concerns regarding which category to enter, please contact the OCA.