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TMBRA Scholastic Competition

 
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LTR_Paul
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:47 am GMT +0000    Post subject: TMBRA Scholastic Competition Reply with quote

Hi, this is Paul Carroll from the LTR (previously HBLT) middle school mountain bike team. I haven't received any word on how we can help set up a scholastic competition for next spring's MTB season, so wanted to get in touch with you in case my spam filters had misplaced something you sent. Our team and others are very interested of course, and want to make sure we can make some progress around rules, bringing in other middle-school teams, etc. What's the best way to get started?

Thanks!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:31 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick Mabus is working on this effort.

I'll point him in the direction of this forum thread.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:51 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick, any updates on how we can help this along?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:55 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul, we are having a call in board meeting next Monday, I'll ask Rick for an update on that.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:13 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 12:46 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not at the meeting, I will reach out to Rick.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:41 pm GMT +0000    Post subject: Reply with quote

My team and several others are still eager for a 'scholastic league' within TMBRA for the spring 2018 MTB season. Still no official updates?



I have written down an initial draft of simple rules and regulations for this effort. I'm sure there will be necessary modifications etc to make this something agreeable to everyone involved, but I'll post it here now as a starting point.

Key points of interest:
- Small fee per team
- TMBRA responsible for providing a point of contact, prioritizing race-day schedule for certain races, and procuring trophies
- All races within existing TMBRA categories
- and the rest largely volunteer run (scoring, tracking, etc).



TMBRA Scholastic League Draft

1) Team Eligibility
1.1) Scholastic teams must have a scholastic association.
The team name does not have to match a school system name, and could even use the name of a sponsoring cycle shop for example.
The team does not need official/legally binding support from a school system, and can organize independently.
However, if a school system contacts TMBRA to reject the association, the team members from that system or the entire team may be disqualified at TMBRA board discretion.
1.2) Scholastic teams must be associated with a specific area, typically a single public school district or a single private school system.
1.3) Where a single school district may not have enough racers to field a full team, a single team may encompass several adjacent districts/systems.
Areas must be adjacent. Any exceptions must be approved by the TMBRA board with feedback solicited from the leadership of other scholastic teams.
1.4) Appropriate team examples:
Dripping Springs (single school district)
West Houston Composite (Katy ISD, Spring Branch ISD, Alief ISD, all adjacent)
Saint Wenceslas Academy Racers (Private school system which may overlap public districts, see 2.6)
1.5) Not appropriate examples:
I-35 Composite (including racers from San Marcos and Waco)
1.6) The TMBRA board may, at its discretion, require teams deemed too large to split into smaller teams.

2) Team Members
2.1) Team racers fall into two categories: Scoring and NonScoring. All team members may race in the team’s name, but only Scoring racers contribute to Scholastic League rankings.
2.2) Scoring members must:
Race in correct age/gender TMBRA Categories/Classes (Junior, Cat3, or Cat2). No Cat1 / Pro racers.
Be a student in good standing (see section 2.4)
Must belong to the team’s defined scholastic area (see section 1)
2.3) NonScoring members are:
Coaches, parents, graduated students, hangers on, acquaintances, etc.
2.4) Student in good standing
Scholastic racers must be current students, with passing grades and not suspended or expelled.
By racing, eligibility is asserted by both the team leadership and the racers using an honor system.
The TMBRA board may investigate alleged violations and require teams to provide supporting materials.
Violations can result in loss of the racer’s points for one or more races, or for the team or disqualification of the entire team, at the TMBRA board’s discretion.
2.5) Racers from areas covered by a scholastic team may not race for a different scholastic team without approval from the TMBRA board.
E.g. Racer Ralph from SchoolDistrict1 cannot race for the team of neighboring SchoolDistrict2 if SchoolDistrict1 has a team.
This rule is intended to prevent racers from ‘defecting’ to teams perceived as better rated, and to prevent teams from pulling in hand-picked members from neighboring areas to create a ‘super team’.
2.6) Home schoolers and private schoolers within the scholastic area can be team members.
Where teams for public and private school systems overlap, racers must race for the team associated with their school system.

3) Scoring, Ranking, Recognition
3.1) Team score is the sum of the scores of all scoring team members:
60 points for a 1st place finish, through 1 point for a 30th place finish (normal TMBRA scoring)
Best 3 finishes per racer (normal TMBRA scoring)
1 point for a 31st place or greater finish
To encourage team spirit and discourage cutting weaker riders.
3.2) Team Paydirt
Up to 3 Paydirt bonuses per team will contribute to the team’s score.
E.g. Any team that has at least 3 racers complete Paydirt will get full 180 (3x60) point bonus to the team score.
Can’t just add 60pts per racer that completes pay dirt as a big team like LTR could win just by having every racer complete pay dirt even if never completing a single race! 3.3) Scholastic racers race in their designated category along with non-scholastic racers, and can earn individual rankings like any other racer.
3.4) Scholastic League recognition is only at the team level, there is no separate ‘top scholastic rider’ recognition or similar.
3.6) Scholastic League recognition will take place at the final race of the season, where trophies, plaques, or similar recognition will be awarded to the top 5 scholastic teams.

4) Scholastic Meets: Camping, Pre-Riding and Racing
4.1) In a given season, the TMBRA board will designate 4 to 5 races as “Scholastic Meets”. At these specific races:
Designated course pre-ride time for scholastic and other junior racers will be provided on Saturday afternoons, to the best of TMBRA and race organizers’ abilities.
Scholastic races (Jr through Cat3 15-1Cool will be grouped together as the first races on Sunday mornings, to the best of TMBRA and race organizers’ abilities.
Group camping priority will be given to scholastic teams, to the best of TMBRA and race organizers’ abilities.
4.2) The TMBRA board will solicit input from registered scholastic teams to select races as “Scholastic Meets” to avoid other scholastic conflicts.
4.3) Scholastic racers can participate in any season race and contribute to their team’s standings, the “Scholastic Meet” designation is intended to:
Ease congestion in pre-riding the course.
Encourage scholastic community in pre-riding, team-building activities, camping, and racing.
Accommodate student/parent schedules.
Allow race organizers to anticipate higher crowd levels and infrastructure requirements.

5) Costs
5.1) Each team must submit a team roster at the before the first race. Adjustments to the team roster must be submitted by the penultimate race at the latest.
5.2) Each team must pay a fee of $50 to the TMBRA treasurer to be used for Scholastic League specific awards or materiel (e.g. “Scholastic Meet Weekend!” banners or similar).
5.3) Teams will be requested to provide volunteers as deemed necessary for smooth operation of Scholastic Meet weekends (directing traffic) and Scholastic League scoring.
5.4) The TMBRA board will designate a board member as Scholastic League contact, responsible for organizing (or delegating to volunteers) necessary work.


Thanks!
Paul Carroll
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