What is NROC
NROC is a race series that will rank skaters and teams over the course of the U.S. outdoor inline skating season. It will also provide a way for skaters of all levels to chart their individual progress.
To meet these objectives, two different ranking systems are being developed for NROC.
The Point System
The point system will rank pro skaters and teams. It will be based on race placement with the largest number of points awarded to the top finishers. Points will be cumulative. Skaters and teams with the most points at the end of the season will be crowned the NROC national champions.
The Performance System
The performance system ("NROC Prime Plus") will provide all race participants with a way to rate their performance in individual races as well as over the course of the season. All skaters will earn a performance score for each race based on their time as compared to the "prime time," a theoretical peak time. Performance scores will be averaged over the series to determine NROC leaders in various age categories.
NROC rankings and performance scores will be updated after each event and posted on the Inline Planet. Awards will be presented to top skaters and teams at the end of the NROC season.
NROC will be made up of a series of inline marathons and other skate races in the United States. Events will be required to meet minimum standards, such as chip timing and liability insurance.
Number of Events
The series will be limited to six to eight events in the first year (2008). Other events will be added in subsequent years.
Candidate events will be evaluated on a number of criteria, including:
NROC events will be categorized and scored in two classes:
Double points will be awarded at the Megas.
Maximum Races Counted
To allow for "off days" for athletes and to lower the expense of participating in the series, only the top four or five results (depending on the number of events) will be counted toward the final NROC standings.
(Note: Fees will be paid by participating events.)
Organizers who would like to be part of the NROC race series should contact the Inline Planet by Dec. 24, 2007. (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Event organizers will:
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