TRI PROVINCE – Midget & Youth Provincial Team
The Midget & Youth Tri Province team program is a provincially focused competition opportunity run by Athletics Manitoba. The program targets athletes born in 2001/2002 (Midget) and 1999/2000 (Youth). The overall goal of the program is twofold; to provide an out of province competitive opportunity for our top athletes and to serve as a means of identifying and engaging new talent in the sport of track and field.
The Midget & Youth provincial teams will be travelling to Regina, Saskatchewan on the weekend of July 28th – 31st to compete in the Tri-Province competition with Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
The standards that will be used for athlete identification are outlined below. Please note that achieving the standard places the athlete in the selection pool; it does NOT guarantee selection. Standards in the events must have been met or exceeded at a sanctioned competition between the dates of January 1st 2016 and July 1st 2016.
ONLY Athletes who meet or exceed the standards listed, AND who complete the online registration form (www.Trackiereg.com/TriProv_Registration ) will be considered for selection to the Team.
Maximum Team Size: 100 athletes – 50 athletes Midget Team & 50 athletes Youth team
Provincial team fee: $300.00 + GST
Coaching Staff: 10
Travel dates: Depart- July 28 th (morning departure), return late July 31st (possibly early morning August 1st)
Departing: Unicity Shopping Centre – West Portage Ave (between Tim Horton’s and Canadian Tire)
Accommodations: Holiday Inn Express – 4255 Albert St. South
ONLY athletes who meet or exceed the standards listed, AND who complete the online registration form (www.Trackiereg.com/TriProv_Registration ) will be considered for selection to the Team.
Team Selection will be based around performances achieved during the 2016 competitive season (January 1 st 2016 – July 1 st 2016).
Athletes are expected to have competed in at least 3 Athletics Manitoba sanctioned meets during the selection period (a minimum of 1 must be from the outdoor season).
Top performances in each event will be considered as a primary means of selection with all efforts being made to have athlete representation in each event.
Selection efforts will also assume a team split of 25 male and 25 female athletes per team (Midget and Youth). In the case where there are insufficient eligible athletes of a particular gender or in a particular age group, those spots will be reallocated (first within the age group, and then within the team as a whole).
An athlete’s ability to contribute to relays will also be considered during the selection process.
All athletes are strongly encouraged to attend the Provincial Age Class Championships on June 25 th and 26 th as this competition will serve as a key identification event.
In alignment with the program’s overall mandate, and in an effort to continue the development of rural programs, the goal will be to allocate approximately 20% of team spots to rural athletes who have achieved standard.
All athletes interested in selection must apply online here
All athletes will be notified by July 5th if they have been selected to the Team. Athletes who have not been selected will also be notified.
Performance standards can be viewed on Athletics Manitoba or below.