2024 SOA Junior Events and Training Opportunities – Are your diaries at the ready?

When linked in with local club training and area training happening in your area there are plenty of opportunities for juniors to improve their orienteering and connect with other junior orienteers in 2024. As part of a series of articles to make sure everyone is aware of the important dates in 2024 – here are the junior dates to be aware of.

Coaching Courses

Level of CourseDate of commencementDetails
Young Coaching AssistantSaturday 3rd FebruaryStirling – 1 day in person
Saturday 11th FebruaryGlenmore – 1 day in person

Aimed at helping provide guidance for those looking to organise a local or regional event

Organisers Courses

In person workshop Sunday 14th JanuaryCarrbridge run by BASOC
link to course details
Online junior organisers workshopMonday 4th March1 online evening workshop followed by practical experience and round up online evening meeting on 9th September

Junior Competitions

Scottish Schools Orienteering Festival7th JuneDrumpelier
Jamie Stevenson Trophy15th June
Junior Inter-Regional Championships (JIRCs)28th/29th SeptemberSouth West Orienteering Association
Junior Home Internationals (JHIs)12th/13th OctoberEast Anglia Orienteering Association – Sheringham
Junior Inter Areas Weekend26th/27th October INVOC/MOR/BASOC

Selections Opportunities for ScotJOS, Junior camps

Details of the selection races for Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS), Junior Regional Orienteering Squad (JROS) Camps and other selection opportunities can be found here