CEC Youth Combined Series (Boulder & Lead)

SERIES DETAILS

  • Category: Youth C (12-13 – Regionals only), Youth B (14-15), Youth A (16-17), Junior (18-19)
  • Division: Female / Male
  • LTAD Stages targeted: Train to Train, Train to Compete & Learn to Win
  • Events (3): Eastern Regional Championships, Western Regional Championships, and National Championships
  • Discipline: Boulder & Lead
  • Length: 4 days (regionals) – 6 days (nationals)

 

OBJECTIVES

REGINAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Qualification pathway for Youth Nationals
  • Development opportunity for athletes who will not qualify for Nationals
  • Route setters and officials’ development opportunity
  • Hosting opportunity for smaller facilities, regions, PTSOs
  • Preparation for new North American Cup Series format, modified scramble

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

  • Crowning National Champions
  • Continuous National Ranking (CNR) points
  • High Performance Program (HPP) entry pathway
  • Youth World Championship (YWC) Selection Pathway
  • Development opportunity for athletes who will not make HPP or YWC teams
  • Finals are at a level to prepare athletes who will make the HPP and YWC teams.
  • Talent identification event for 16-19 years old athletes
  • Route setters and officials’ development opportunity
  • National celebration of our sport

 

SCHEDULE

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: These events will take place over 4 days. In order to run in this time frame, there will be no Semi-Final Rounds:

  • Day 1 – Boulder Qualification
  • Day 2 – Boulder Finals
  • Day 3 – Lead Qualification
  • Day 4 – Lead Finals

NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: This event will take place over 6 days:

  • Day 1-2-3 – Boulder Competition
  • Day 4 – Rest day
  • Day 5 and Day 6 – Lead Competition

For each event, athletes can register and qualify in both disciplines, or only one discipline.

 

COMPETITION FORMAT

BOULDERING FORMAT

  • Qualifiers – 5 on 5 off isolation. 4 Problems OR IFSC Flash Format depending on registrations
  • Semi-Finals – 5 on 5 off isolation. 4 Problems (National Events ONLY, Regional events will NOT have Semi-Final Rounds)
  • Finals – WC format, 4 minutes.  4 Problems

LEAD FORMAT

  • Top-Rope for Youth C. (Regional Events ONLY)
  • Two (2) qualifiers – Flash Format
  • One (1) Semi-Final – On-sight  (National Events ONLY, Regional events will NOT have Semi-Final Rounds)
  • One (1) Final – On-sight

 

QUALIFICATION PATHWAY

Pathway #1 – Pre-Qualification Pathway

Some athletes will receive an invitation to attend the National Championships, without the requirement to qualify:

  • HPP Athletes: Athletes in Youth A and Junior Categories who are selected to the Senior HPP following the HP Competition will receive a direct invitation to the Youth National Championships
  • Reigning National Youth Champions from previous season
  • Youth World Championships attendees

 

Pathway #2 – Provincial or Territorial Qualification Pathway

All other athletes will be required to qualify through a Provincial or Territorial pathway:

  • PTSO Guaranteed National Championships Quotas (Top X): Each province and territory will start with a fixed number of quota spots for the National Championships. The fixed number of quotas will be determined based on capacity.
  • PTSO quotas to Youth Combined Regional Championships (Quotas Y): Each province and territory will start with a fixed number of quota spots for the Regional Championships for each category. The fixed number of quotas will be determined at least 5 months ahead of the Regional event based on capacity. Unused quota in this category will be re-allocated to the other provinces in the same region.
  • Regional Quotas to Youth Combined National Championships (Top Z): Top finishers in each category at the Regional Championships will advance to the National Championships. Exact number of spots available will be determined at least 5 months prior to Nationals based on facility capacity.
  • Each province has autonomy to decide how they will fill these quotas. CEC highly recommends the hosting of a fair competition to qualify the athletes in an equitable manner.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS SERIES, PLEASE CONTACT INFO@CLIMBINGCANADA.CA

 

 

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