National Junior Track Series - Rules & Regulations
- Rules and Regulations
- Points System and Placing of Riders
- Club/Combine Subsidy Program
- Contact Information
1. NJTS participating club/combines include:
(a) Affiliated clubs with Cycling Australia (CA)
(b) Affiliated bodies with Cycling Australia
2. All riders, team management and staff must be current financial members of CA. Riders must hold a current GOLD CA licence. Teams will be allowed to up four (4) staff members; for example Manager, Coach, Chaperone and Mechanic.
3. All riders must be under the ages of Under-17 and Under-15 to be eligible to compete in this series. Restricted age group gearing will apply. The rider’s age is taken as of 1 October 2012.
4. Riders will be required to wear their club registered jersey, knicks or skinsuits when racing in the NJTS or an approved combine cycling kit. SIS/SAS or other program clothing is not permitted. Any uniform changes following the commencement of the NJTS must be registered with CA at least 14 days prior to the next event. Individual leaders will be required to wear helmet covers and the leading club/combine riders will be required to wear yellow bootie covers.
5. There shall be a nomination fee of $25.00 per rider per round paid via registration on the CA Online Race Entry.
6. Clubs/combines must register for each NJTS round they wish to enter via the CA Online Entry System. Clubs/combines are required to enter riders, riders should not enter individually. Club/Combine Coordinators are to nominate and confirm riders through their relevant State Liaison Coordinators (SLC) once the online entries are complete.
7. Club teams shall comprise a maximum of six (6) riders at each round of the series and a minimum of three (3) riders. Clubs will be allowed to change the makeup of their teams from round to round. It is not necessary for riders to contest every round.
8. No guest riders, international clubs or riders will be allowed to compete in the NJTS.
9. State/Territory Cycling Associations will determine how combines will be formed, in consultation with the NJTS Coordinator. In the spirit of this series, the NJTS Organising Team requires that club teams are created in the first instance, with combines created only if there are not sufficient riders to make a club team.
10. Riders from clubs who already have a full club team (for clubs with larger number of junior rider’s eligible to contest the NJTS) may enter riders into a combine team; however the rider who joins the combine team is not eligible to be included in their club team if a vacancy occurred.
11. A State/Territory may enter as many teams as they wish when a round of the NJTS is held in their State/Territory.
12. Clubs are NOT required to compete in all five (5) rounds of the series. Clubs can nominate different riders for each round.
13. To be eligible to compete as a club in the NJTS, teams are required to have a minimum of three (3) members. The only exception will be the Northern Territory with a minimum one (1) rider.
14. The transfer of riders during the NJTS is not permitted at any time. Once a rider is registered with the club from 1 October 2012 he or she will be required to compete for that club/combine for the five (5) rounds of the series. CA and the NJTS Coordinator will consider written applications for individual transfers in extreme cases of hardship or family relocations. It is not in the interest or spirit of this series for clubs to manipulate teams.
15. Expressions of interest will be sought from club/combines, using the NJTS Club/Combine Expression of Interest Form. As the number of teams and riders are capped, priority will be given on a “first in, best-dressed” basis and teams who do not submit this form by the closing date may not be permitted to contest the series. Additional teams may be permitted at the discretion of the Event Director. Expressions of interest must be submitted by 31 August 2012 to the SLC in your State/Territory.
16. CA or the NJTS Coordinator has the right to refuse an entry if a rider has been suspended or has failed to adhere to the Rules and Regulation set down by CA and its Technical Commission.
17. Travel subsidies will be made available to all club/combines for a maximum of six (6) riders. When the event is held in a club/combines home state, subsidies may be provided for regional club/combines at the discretion of the NJTS Coordinator. Clubs will receive their subsidy payment after completing and submitting the NJTS Club/Combine Subsidy Form no later than 14 days after the round is held. Forms should be submitted to the SLC for approval. (Details of the subsidy program are on page eight (8) of this document and the NJTS Club/Combine Travel Subsidy Form is available at www.cycling.org.au/njts).
18. Subsidies will be given according to the number of riders that participate in the round. Example: if a club starts the maximum of six (6) riders, it will receive the full subsidy allocation. If a club starts five, four or three riders a pro-rata system will apply. If there is any funding overflow it will remain in the NJTS program for future rounds.
19. Club/combines and parents are responsible for their children while travelling and competing in this series. The Promoter (CA) and Event Director will not be responsible for accommodating or the management of athletes before or after each event. Club/combines are required to take ownership of this process. Child Protection guidelines and all policies are available on the CA website.
20. Prizes will be awarded to individual riders at selected rounds at the discretion of the Event Director.
21. This series and its events will be conducted under the Rules and Technical Regulations of CA. Some modifications may be required to events within the series.
22. Any breach of the CA and NJTS regulations will be investigated by the Cycling Australia Technical Commission and if warranted, riders may be warned, fined, disqualified and/or have ranking points deducted.
Placing of Riders
The placing of riders will be taken to tenth (10th) place where possible.
Individual Points per Event
Club/Combine Points per Round
All riders who start any given round will be issued one participation point.
Attendance Bonus Points
10 bonus points will be awarded after the final round to club/combines who attended all 5 rounds.
Ranking Overall Individuals
The above points system will apply to overall rankings for individual riders. The rider with the most points (highest ranked) will wear a yellow helmet cover, the second ranked rider will wear a green helmet cover and the third ranked rider will wear the red helmet cover. Separate leader covers for each male and female age group. If the leader is not in attendance, the helmet cover will not be worn.
Rankings Overall Club/Combines
The above points system will apply to the highest ranked club/combine. All riders who are members of the highest ranked club/combine will wear the yellow bootie covers to identify they are the team with the most points. If the leading club/combine is not in attendance, no bootie covers will be worn.
Tied Individual Leaders or Clubs/Combines
In the event two or more riders are tied on points the rider with the most first places will wear the leader’s yellow helmet cover. This process will flow down if necessary. The same principle will apply to the leading club/combine. The club/combine with the most first places wears the yellow bootie covers in the event of a tie.
The organisers of the NJTS and supporting bodies have gone to great lengths to secure funding for the NJTS and have arrived at a suitable a travel subsidy for all competing clubs/combines. Healthwise Active Travel (part of the Flight Centre Group) and QANTAS will be offering free bike baggage for NJTS teams travelling to rounds of the NJTS. See the Club/Combine Coordinator Handbook for more information.
Any additional subsidy money for rounds where funding has not been expended will be distributed the following round. Club/Combine Coordinators will be advised by their SLCs as soon as possible of any additional funding available.
|CLUB/COMBINE SUBSIDY PROGRAM|
NJTS Contact Information
For further information about the 2012/2013 NJTS contact your State Liaison Coordinator.
|NJTS CONTACT INFORMATION|
|Max Stevens||NJTS Coordinator / Event Directorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alex Bright||National Coordinator, Participationemail@example.com|
|Michael Aisbitt||State Liaison Coordinator - ACTfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rebecca Ellison||State Liaison Coordinator - NTemail@example.com|
|Rexine Jones||State Liaison Coordinator - NSWfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Tony Torr||State Liaison Coordinator - QLDemail@example.com|
|Marie Hedley||State Liaison Coordinator - SAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nigel Baker||State Liaison Coordinator - TASemail@example.com|
|Jim Castles||State Liaison Coordinator - VICfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lisa Jackson||State Liaison Coordinator - WAemail@example.com|