Membership FAQ

Which category should I ride in? 

Your category is determined by your age / school year* (to those to who it applies*) as of 1st September 2021.

(Due to certain circumstances, our season this year will begin on August 28th 2021, but please still sign up as if it were to commence from September 1st 2021).


These age groups are as follows**:

8 & Under – Primary School Years 3 and under
12 & Under – School Years 7 and under
13+ - School Years 8 and above
 14 & Under (PRO / ELITE only) – School years 9 and under

** For the purpose of the ScootGB competition year, you will only count as going up a school year group as of the 1st September of any given year.

For example, if you were in Year 8 (ages 12 - 13) from 1st September 2020 to 31st August 2021, you will go into Year 9 (ages 13 - 14) as of 1st September 2021 and will therefore compete in the 13+ category.

 

Category Breakdown

Under 8s

Novice 8 & Under is a category designed for riders who are new to competition, riders must be aged 8 or under as of the 1st September 2021 to qualify.

Riders in this category are prohibited from having any sponsors and must be a beginner in the sport. If you have a sponsor then you are to place yourself into the Intermediate 12 & Under category, unless this is a Pro Sponsorship, then you will need to register within the Pro/Elite Section.

A rider or parent who knowingly enters themselves or their child into this category and is clearly not new to competition will be disqualified by the judges or shall be asked to move up into the intermediates category based on the discretion of the ScootGB judges. For example, Flairs, Front flips and Double Kick Less Rewinds for example are NOT novice tricks.

Riders from Northern Ireland can qualify during the final (location tbc) at the end of the season due to there being no round held in Northern Ireland. (Travel / restriction dependant). 

Riders in this category must qualify at their regional qualifier.

 

Novice 12 & Under


Novice 12 & Under is a category designed for riders who are new to competition, riders must be aged 12 or under as of the 1st January 2021 to qualify.

Riders in this category are prohibited from having any sponsors and must be new to competition riding. If you have a sponsor then you are to place yourself into the Intermediate U12s category, unless this is a Pro Sponsorship, then you will need to register within the Pro/Elite Section.

A rider or parent who knowingly enters themselves or their child into this category and is clearly not new to competition will be disqualified by the judges or shall be asked to move up into the intermediates category based on the discretion of the ScootGB judges. For example, Flairs, Front flips and Double Kick Less Rewinds for example are NOT novice tricks.

Riders from Northern Ireland can qualify during the final (location tbc) at the end of the season due to there being no round held in Northern Ireland. (Travel / restriction dependant). 

Riders in this category must qualify at their regional qualifier.

 

Novice 13+ 


Novice 13+ is a category designed for riders who are new to competition, riders must be aged 13 or above as of the 1st January 2021 to qualify.

Riders in this category are prohibited from having any sponsors and must be new to competition riding. If you have a sponsor then you are to place yourself into the Intermediate 12+ category, unless this is a Pro Sponsorship, then you will need to register within the Pro/Elite Section.

A rider or parent who knowingly enters themselves or their child into this category and is clearly not new to competition will be disqualified by the judges or shall be asked to move up into the intermediates category based on the discretion of the ScootGB judges. For example, Flairs, Front flips and Double Kick Less Rewinds for example are NOT novice tricks.

Riders from Northern Ireland can qualify during the final (location tbc) at the end of the season due to there being no round held in Northern Ireland. (Travel / restriction dependant). 

Riders in this category must qualify at their regional qualifier.

 

Intermediate 12 & Under


Intermediate 12 & under category is for any rider that has a sponsorship and is not a PRO/ELITE rider. Any kind of sponsorship will prohibit you from riding in a lower category. Riders must be aged 12 & under as of the 1st September 2021 to qualify.

Riders in the Novice & Intermediate categories will need to qualify in their designated regions.

Riders in this category must qualify at their regional qualifier.

Riders from Northern Ireland can qualify during the final (location tbc) at the end of the season due to there being no round held in Northern Ireland. (Travel / restriction dependant). 

 

Intermediate 13+


Intermediate 13+ category is for any rider that has a sponsorship and is not a PRO/ELITE rider. Any kind of sponsorship will prohibit you from riding in a lower category. Riders must be aged 13 or over as of the 1st September 2021 to qualify.

Riders in this category must qualify at their regional qualifier.

Riders from Northern Ireland can qualify during the final (location tbc) at the end of the season due to there being no round held in Northern Ireland. (Travel / restriction dependant). 

 

Junior PRO / Elite (14 & Under)

The Junior Pro/Elite category is specifically for riders with a brand / hardware sponsor or have been pre-approved by ScootGB to compete at this level AND are aged 14 or under. Pro/Elite riders typically have competed at a high level within the sport and are supported by a Brand/Sponsor. If you are not sponsored and wish to compete in this category, please contact ScootGB prior to any events.

Riders must be aged 14 or under as of the 1st September 2021 to qualify.

THE JUNIOR PRO/ELITE & THE PRO ELITE CATEGORIES ARE THE ONLY CATEGORIES THAT RIDERS CAN TAKE PART IN ANY EVENT & TRAVEL TO ANY REGION

 

PRO / Elite

The Pro/Elite category is specifically for riders with a brand / hardware sponsor or have been pre-approved by ScootGB to compete at this level. Pro/Elite riders typically have competed at a high level within the sport and are supported by a Brand/Sponsor. If you are not sponsored and wish to compete in this category, please contact ScootGB prior to any events. 

THE JUNIOR PRO/ELITE & THE PRO ELITE CATEGORIES ARE THE ONLY CATEGORIES THAT RIDERS CAN TAKE PART IN ANY EVENT & TRAVEL TO ANY REGION

 

Women's Qualifier & Final

The Women's qualifier & final will be held on the same day, during the ScootGB grand finals at (location tbc).

If you are eligible and would like to enter this competition, purchase a ScootGB membership for your relevant skill level and region. You can register your interest for the women's category on the day of the event. 

This category is a bonus event and you will still be able to enter the relevant qualifier / competition as per your membership.

Eg. You are a female competitor and have purchased a membership for the Intermediate 13+ category in the Northern region. You will be able to enter the Intermediate 13+ category at the location of the Northern Qualifier AND the Women's Qualifier at the ScootGB finals.      

The Women's qualifier is an open event and will be eligible for all female competitors. 

 

What is the age cut off for competition categories? 

Each category is the ScootGB series is split into age groups to keep the competition has fair as possible. These categories are as follows:

Novice | Sponsors prohibited.

8 & Under | Age 8 or under on 31st August 2021

12 & Under | Age 12 or under on 31st August 2021

13+ | Age 13 or over on 31st August 2021

 

Intermediate | Non-hardware sponsors / FLOW sponsors allowed

12 & Unders | Age 12 or under on 31st August 2021

13+ | Age 13 or over on 31st August 2021

 

Junior PRO / ELITE | 14 & under (Sponsored or pre-approved riders only)

PRO / ELITE | All ages (Sponsored or pre-approved riders only)

 

Which region should I ride in? 

Riders in the Novice & Intermediate categories will need to qualify in their designated regions, please click here to see the ScootGB region map.

PRO/ELITE & JR PRO/ELITE riders can qualify in any region. 

Riders from Northern Ireland can qualify during the final (location tbc) at the end of the season due to there being no round held in Northern Ireland. (Travel / restriction dependant).