Junior Selection Opportunities

For ALL Scottish Juniors

If you are keen, there are lots of opportunities to take your orienteering further. Below are details of the various events, camps and programmes that are available.

11th Jan 16

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1. Scottish teams at inter-regionals/home nations competitions

Selection Panel for 2016: Marsela McLeod (SOA Performance Director), Elizabeth Furness (ScotJOS Manager), Marjorie Mason (ScotJOS Treasurer)

a) Junior Inter-Regional Championships (JIRCs)

will take place in Deeside, Scotland over the weekend of 24/25 September 2016. Each region (9 from England plus Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland) can enter up to 4 juniors from each age group, M/W 14, 16, 18.

The Scottish team for this competition will be selected on the basis of results in the following races:

April 10th SOL Bridge of Earn

May 8th SOL Glen Affric

May 21st Scottish Champs Balmoral

June 5th SOL Blair Atholl

June 19th Jamie Stevenson Trophy TBC

An individual’s best 3 results will be taken into account. The team will be published on the SOA website by the end of July and individual athletes notified by email.

b) Junior Home Internationals (JHIs)

between the 4 Home Nations take place in north-east England on 8/9 October 2016. The team consists of up to 4 athletes in each age group, M/W 14, 16, 18.

The Scottish teams for this competition will be selected on the basis of results in the following races:

May 8th SOL Glen Affric

May 21st Scottish Champs Balmoral

June 5th SOL Blair Atholl

June 19th Jamie Stevenson Trophy TBC

Sept 11th SOL Kingussie

An individual’s best 3 results will be taken into account. The team will be published on the SOA website by Sept 17th and individual athletes notified by email.

2. Junior Regional O Squads’ Camps

These camps are organised by the Association of Regional Squads aimed at giving experience to as many juniors as possible across the age groups. Further information and selection criteria is available at www.jros.org.uk

Lagganlia, Feshiebridge (14s born in 2002) 30th July – 6th August

Deeside, Templars Park (15/16s born in 2000 or 2001) 1st August – 8th August

Stromstad, Sweden (17s born in 1999, plus a few 16s born 2000) 16th – 28th August

Gothenburg, Sweden (18s and 19s born in 1998 or 1997) 16th – 29th August

3. British Orienteering Talent & Performance programme

British Orienteering selects teams to compete at all IOF Competitions and a number of other international competitions. The overall aim of selection is to maximise opportunity to gain medals and top 10 places at World and Junior World Orienteering Championships, and to create sustainability by using other IOF recognised competitions and Junior European Cup (JEC) to develop and prepare athletes for future international success.

Each competition serves a different purpose to the British Orienteering Talent & Performance Programme and the selection process and criteria for each is tailored to deliver this purpose.

In addition to the competitions, the programme selects junior athletes into the Talent Squad. Results from selection races plus assessment at the summer Talent camp form the basis for these selections.

Junior competitions 2016

European Youth Orienteering Championships (Poland – 30 June-3rd July)

Junior World Orienteering Championships (Switzerland – 9-15 July)

JEC (Scotland – 30 Sept-2nd October)

Summer Talent camp (Wales, 22-27 July)

Pre-JWOC 2017 camp (TBC 8-15 August)

Further detail is available on the British Orienteering website

Selection Races for the above are:

JK Days 1-3 (25-28 March)

Northern Champs (16/17 April – Middle and special sprint for 18/20s, M/W16 long for 16s)

British Long (30th April)

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by Elizabeth Furness