Junior Development Program
NorCal Junior Development teams can either be integrated into an existing (or new) high school team or can be stand-alone, independent teams.
This type of team is composed of student-athletes from multiple schools in one county. Composite teams must get annual approval for their geographic scope.
This type of team has its own Team Director and Head Coach and is single-school-based.
Example: Petaluma Junior High MTB Team
High School Junior Devo Team
This type of team is integrated into a high school team but has dedicated coaches who work with middle schoolers only.
Want to sign up for our Junior Development races, but not yet on a team?
Grade-based: student-athletes race in a grade-based category (6th grade girls, 6th grade boys, 7th grade girls, 7th grade boys, 8th grade girls, 8th grade boys).
Open Category: student-athletes can race in one of two open categories. Open Boys (6th grade boys – 8th grade boys) or Open Girls (6th grade girls – 8th grade girls).
Student-athletes may arrive at staging less than 15 minutes before the start of their race. There will be a staging board with priority staging information. Some student-athletes will be assigned to “Group D” based on their performance, placing them behind groups a-c, and ahead of groups e-general. If a student-athlete’s name is not listed in a priority group, they are supposed to stage with the “General” group.
Priority staging: student-athletes with a priority are assigned to group a, group b, etc.
General staging: student-athletes that do not have a priority and are not listed under any priority group.