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.

27th Jan 17

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

Selection Panel for 2017: Marsela McLeod (SOA Performance Director), Elizabeth Furness (ScotJOS Manager), Marjorie Mason (ScotJOS Treasurer)

Note: Athletes who wish to be considered for these teams are expected to run in their age class at selection races so that results can be compared across a peer group. Results when running up in a more senior class will not be considered.

Any illness or injury that prevents an athlete from competing at a selection race will be taken in to account so long as we are notified in advance of that race (scotjos @ scottish-orienteering.org); the Panel does not expect you to run with an illness or injury and any result will stand should you decide to do so.

a) Junior Inter-Regional Championships (JIRCs) will take place in Southern England over the weekend of 23/24 September 2017. 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 Scotland team for this competition will be selected from juniors who are members of any Scottish club on the basis of results in the following races:

April 2nd SOL 2 Aberfoyle

May 6th British Championships Newby Bridge, Lake District

May 14th SOL 4 Oban

May 20th Scottish Champs Gullane Dunes

July 30th Scottish 6 Days Day1 Aboyne

August 5th Scottish 6 Days Day6 Braemar

NOTE: SOL 3 will not be considered as it clashes with the World Schools Championships.

Based on percentage time behind the winner, an individual’s best 3 results within their age group will be taken into account. The team will be published on the SOA website by the middle of August and individual athletes notified by email.

b) Junior Home Internationals (JHIs) between the 4 Home Nations take place in Wales on 7/8 October 2017. The team consists of up to 4 athletes in each age group, M/W 14, 16, 18, all of whom must be resident in Scotland, born in Scotland or have a parent who was born in Scotland.

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

April 2nd SOL 2 Aberfoyle

May 6th British Championships Newby Bridge, Lake District

May 14th SOL 4 Oban

May 20th Scottish Champs Gullane Dunes

July 30th Scottish 6 Days Day1 Aboyne

August 5th Scottish 6 Days Day6 Braemar

Based on percentage time behind the winner, an individual’s best 3 results within their age group will be taken into account. The team will be published on the SOA website by the middle of August and individual athletes notified by email.

2. Junior Regional O Squads’ Camps

These camps are organised by the Association of Junior Regional Squads (JROS) 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 2003) 22nd – 29th July

Deeside, Templars Park (15/16s born in 2001 or 2002) 22nd – 29th July

Stockholm, Sweden (17s born in 2000, plus a few 16s born 2001) 8th – 20th August

Gothenburg, Sweden (18s and 19s born in 1998 or 1999) 18th-28th August

3. British Orienteering Teams and Talent Squad

The aim of the Selection process used to select the Talent Squad, invitees to training camps and teams for international junior competitions is two-fold:

· to underpin the developmental pathway for athletes who have shown or may develop the potential to become top 20 place competitors in future JWOCs

· to identify exceptional young athletes who will benefit and learn from being a part of the talent programme and from preparing for and competing in various International Championships (EYOC, JWOC and JEC)

Selection Races in 2017 will be:

Midland Championships (25th/26th March; Middle & special Sprint courses for M/W 16,18,20)

JK sprint+middle+long (14th – 16th April)

British Long Championships (6th May) Long

Any athlete aspiring to GB Selection is expected to have results in all the above races. Further detail is available at www.britishorienteering.org.uk/Selection

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by Elizabeth Furness