What freeride events count towards my IFSA ranking?
For riders in the 12-14 and 15-18 age categories, an athlete’s IFSA Overall Region 2 Ranking will include points from Championship, National, and Regional finishes.
I. National Series Points & Ranking
Athletes may compete in 3 National events located in any IFSA Region. Consistent with feedback from the coaching community over the past 4 seasons, athletes are only permitted to compete in a maximum of 3 National Series events.
An athlete’s BEST TWO of THREE National finishes will count towards their Overall IFSA Junior Freeride Series Ranking and towards their Overall Regional IFSA Junior Freeride Series Ranking.
Athletes who attend the Freeride Junior World Championship in Europe MAY opt to use this finish as ONE of their BEST TWO of THREE National Finishes. They must notify the IFSA admin team if they wish to do so.
II. Regional Series Points & Ranking
The best TWO of an athlete’s FIRST THREE Regional finishes will count towards their Overall IFSA Junior Freeride Series Ranking and towards their Overall Regional IFSA Junior Freeride Series Ranking.
Athletes are welcome to compete in Regional Series events outside of their region. HOWEVER, only the FIRST out-of-region finish will count toward an athlete’s ranking. This finish must also be one of the athlete’s FIRST THREE finishes of the season in order to count toward the overall ranking.
III. U12 Ranking
To preserve the aspects of fun and safety for our youngest competitors, each IFSA Region may elect to opt out or tabulate the scores of U12 athletes within their region. U12 athletes will only be ranked within their designated region and an overall ranking will not be calculated. However, U12 athletes will be provided with a podum/awards ceremony by the Event Host at each event that includes this category. The IFSA will track all U12 athlete’s event finishes and provide a ranking. To view our U12 Points Table, see Appendix X.
Any U12 athlete’s 3 best finishes in any Regional or National event are awarded Regional Series level points.
Participation in the U12 Championship can be used as one of an athlete’s three best finishes. U12 Champions will be determined based on the total points awarded from those three best finishes.