Category Placement Standards
Category placement guidelines and policies are designed to facilitate and promote fair, safe and challenging competition. Student-athletes do not choose their category. Categories are based on grade level, gender and ability. Individual race results and end-of-season overall standings from the previous season are a determining factor for producing the Category Placement Table for returning riders. If you feel that result does not represent your true capabilities, a Category Placement Petition may be submitted, as set out in Chapter 7 of the Rulebook. Petition upgrade options are limited to the following:
- 9th graders may petition to race Junior Varsity 2, Junior Varsity 1 or Varsity.
- 10th, 11th, and 12th graders may petition to race Junior Varsity 1 or Varsity.
- Middle school students (grades 6-8) may not compete in or petition to upgrade into high school categories.
Petitions must be completed by head coaches, not riders or parents.
Category Placement Criteria
Placement criteria, excluding petitions, are as follows: