Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS)

The Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS) exists to provide a coaching and development programme for young Scottish orienteers, M/W14 – 18, who show talent in the sport and commitment to improve their performance.

The squad is selective, to focus resources on those who show potential to be top performers at national level in the future. The annual programme, co-ordinated by the Lead Coach, includes a number of coaching weekends taking advantage of the wealth of orienteering areas we have across Scotland. The selection policy is published each Autumn with the squad calendar running from October through to the following September.

Orienteering amongst young people in Scotland is growing in popularity year by year. It provides great social opportunities as well as developing key skills outdoors.

ScotJOS selection policy  

Contact

For any enquiries you have relating to ScotJOS, ask the Lead Coach: scotjos@scottish-orienteering.org


Area Squads

Within Scotland there are three area squads: North, West and East. These squads provide a link between club coaching and the Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS) and are open to all, regardless of whether a junior aspires to be in ScotJOS.

The overall aim is to give more juniors in Scotland an opportunity to enjoy orienteering. Training days are held through the year; the frequency of these days varies slightly between area. Juniors will have the opportunity to meet others from nearby clubs and access additional coaching from coaches outwith their own club. They will also be able to orienteer in some new areas away from their local ones.

Each year there is a competition called the Junior Inter Area in which the area squads will compete against one another over a fun weekend of orienteering. There is a relay and and individual competition usually held alongside a SOL event or similar. The location of the JIA rotates around the three areas in turn.

For more information please contact your area lead:

North

(BASOC, INVOC, MAROC, MOR, GRAMP): 

Jenny Hall (jenny3005@btinternet.com)

West

(AYROC, CLYDE, ECKO, FVO, SOLWAY, STAG, TINTO): 

TBC, in the meantime contact (info@scottish-orienteering.org)

East

(ELO, ESOC, INT, KFO, RR, TAY): 

Katherine Ivory, INT(katherine@tusks.org.uk)