Team Information


Resources

HS MTB Manual
Start a Team
Coaches Resource Page


2017 Registered & Forming Tennessee Teams:

Christian Brothers High School

Collierville High School

Columbia Composite

Christ Presbyterian Academy

Greene and Wash Composite

Hamilton County Composite

Harding Academy

Harpeth Youth Cycling Composite

Hopkins County Trailblazers

Lenoir City High School

Lock 4 Trailblazers

Madison County High School Composite

Marshall County High School

Paducah McCracken Composite

Normal Park Museum Magnet School Composite

Oakland High School

Oasis Bike Workshop Mountain Bike Team

Owensborro Comp

St. Andrews-Sewanee School

Science Hill High School

Smoky Mountain Bears Composite Team

University School of Nashville

Williamson County Composite Team

Individual students can compete in the Tennessee League (as independent racers), but what’s even better is being on a team. Teams provide student-athletes with the support and coaching needed to reach their athletic potential and build strong character while also enjoying the fun that comes with being part of a team. Whether you are a student or coach, the League wants to do everything we can to help you form a team at your local school.

The first step for many successful teams is attending our fall coaches conference, AKA the Leaders Summit. Thinking about starting a team? The league is here to help! If you’d like to see a team form at your school, please send us an e-mail.

Below is some detailed information about teams. We encourage all athletes to recruit fellow students and have some fun trying it out!


TEAM REGISTRATION

All teams must register with the League. Doing so provides insurance coverage for all coaches and volunteers, as well as supporting League programs.

In order to register the team, the Team Director should contact the league director.

The price for registering a team varies depending on the division of the team and if the team has a licensed head coach. All teams in the Tennessee League are currently Division II Teams.

If you have questions about team registration in the Pit Zone, please contact the League, info@tennesseemtb.org


DIVISIONS

All Tennessee League teams are currently Division II Teams. If there are 6 or more teams with more than 12 riders, the Tennessee League may move to two divisions. Larger teams (12+) will then be designated Division I, with Division II being made up of smaller teams.

While Division I and Division II teams do race separately, they are treated equally by the League in all aspects. The separation is only intended to provide a fair race environment.


TEAM SCORING

Teams are awarded points after every League race which count toward the teams’ standings at that individual race and for the overall series. Both girls and boys points count toward that team’s overall score. However, teams need not have boys’ and girls’points to score for a race. Due to the difference in team size between divisions, Division I teams and Division II teams are scored differently.

For Division I, the team’s score is highest score possible out of the following boy/girl combinations:

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For Division II, the team’s score is the highers score possible out of the following boy/girl combinations:

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For more information about Team and Individual Scoring, please refer to the League Rule Book (PDF) (Section 8: “Team and Invidivual Scoring Rules”; pp. 20-21).

For more information about the League rules governing teams, please refer to the League Rule Book (PDF) (Section 7: “Team Rules”; pp. 17-19)

Individuals, Home School Teams and Composite Teams

Don’t have a team to race with? That’s ok! Students can compete as an independent racer in the League Series. While they will not be eligible for the Team Overall title, they are eligible for the Indiviual Race and Overall titles. Independent racers need not register a team, and should only register for the series, being sure to denote that they are racing as an “Independent” where appropriate on registration forms. All other rules apply.

Composite Teams may form that are comprised of full-time students from more than one high-school within the same district or other geographic proximity. Composite teams must first seek approval of their geographic scope. Contact your league director to discuss a composite team in your region.

Home-school riders are not allowed to join school-based teams, but they may join a composite team, form a regional home-school team or simply race as an independent rider. Home-school teams a much like composite teams but are comprised of home-school studens from a given geographic region.

Composite Team Limitations: Because Composite Teams are intended to be temporary solutions towards building Single School-Based Teams or County-Based Home-School Teams, riders may only score for Composite Teams for a maximum of 2 years. In addition, if a Composite Team has 5 or more students from the same school, those 5 or more students will be scored separately from the rest of that Composite Team unless a petition to do otherwise is approved. See the League Rule Book (PDF) for more details.