The Tour

If you dream to become a professional action sport rider, then your future starts from World Rookie Tour!

The World Rookie Tour is the most famous, largest and oldest youth international action sport series with more than 2.500 riders: snowboard, freeski and, from summer 2019, skateboard. It consists of a selection of high quality International events, which are not only competitions, but also features loads of other activities to help rookies to grow in the field of professional sport, such as workshops, photo & video shootings, meetings with photographers and international team managers, ticket to the best action sports events, parties and English talks.

The World Rookie Tour season has officially started with one event in Les2Alpes and two events in New Zealand. Now the tour goes on and the Black Yeti is proud to announce 2020 northern hemisphere calendar with events in world premium resorts: Skyline Park in Innsbruck, across the oceans to Nekoma and Taksu in Japan to land in USA, in Mammouth, Vail and Keystone resorts. Mottolino Park in Livigno, will host the 15th edition of the World Rookie Fest, the oldest event in the tour. Finally new top destinations will debut in the rookie tour this season: Ruka in Finland, and Madonna di Campiglio in Italy.

The legendary World Rookie Finals, will take place in for freeski in Seiser Alm, Italy, from March the 23rd to the 27th , while snowboard finals will be head for the 4th time in Kitzsteinhorn – Zell am See-Kaprun, Austria, from the 30th of March to the 5th of April 2020.

Go to www.worldrookietour.com/calendar  to see the full calendar.

Black Yeti has already crowned the first World Rookie Skateboard Champion during the summer in an incredible scenario in Portugal, after a series of qualifying events around the world.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE TO THE WORLD ROOKIE TOUR

The World Rookie Tour is an under 18 snowboard and freeski freestyle competition (under 21 for the skate comp) opened to everybody who wants to become professional action sport rider. To take part in the World Rookie Tour you need to be a member of a National Sport Association.

QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE SNOWBOARD FINALS

– Rookies (men and women) born from the 1st of January 2002 to the 31st of December 2004.
– Groms (men and women) born from the the 1st of January 2005 and younger.
– Qualification by Rank: the top 20 riders of the World Rookie Rank (top 20 man, top 20 women) + the top 10 riders from the Grom rank at march the 25th 2020. You can check the ranking here.
– National Quota: every WSF member National Snowboard Association is entitled to nominate 2 Rookies Men, 1 Rookie Women, 1 Grom Men, 1 Grom Women. It´s up to the national association to define how they give out the spots. To get in touch with your national reference contact please write to registration@worldrookietour.com.
– The top 3 riders, both men and women / Rookie and Grom, from the previous international stops are already qualified to the World Rookie Finals.
– Wild Cards: the organization can assign up to 8 wild cards for the final to partner events, team, sponsor or single athletes.
– National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team registrations.

QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE FREESKI FINALS

– Rookies (men and women) born from the 1st of January 2002 to the 31st of December 2004.
– Groms (men and women) born from the the 1st of January 2005 and younger.
– Qualification by Rank: to be announced
– National Quota: every nation is entitled to nominate 6 athletes (4 men and 2 women). It´s up to the national association to define how they give out the spots. To get in touch with your national reference contact please write to registration@worldrookietour.com.
– The top 3 riders, both men and women / Rookie and Grom, from the previous international stops are already qualified to the World Rookie Finals.
– Wild Cards: the organization can assign up to 8 wild cards for the final to partner events, team, sponsor or single athletes.
– National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team registrations.

QUALIFING CRITERIA TO THE WORLD ROOKIE FINALS SKATEBOARD

– Rookies (men and women) born from the 1st of January 1999 to the 31st of December 2004.
– Groms (men and women) born from the the 1st of January 2005 and younger.
– Qualification by Rank: to be announced
– National Quota: every Nation is allowed to nominate 4 Riders (3 men and 1 women). It´s up to the national association to define how they give out the spots. To get in touch with your national reference contact please write to registration@worldrookietour.com.
– The top 3 riders, both men and women / Rookie and Grom, and the Best Trick winner, from the previous international stops are already qualified to the World Rookie Finals.
– Wild Cards: the organization can assign up to 8 wild cards for the final to partner events, team, sponsor or single athletes.
– National secretary or national coaches are allowed to send their team registrations.