Junior Selection Opportunities 2018

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.

01st Dec 17

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

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 (); 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 East Midlands over the weekend of September 29/30 2018. 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:

March 6th      SOL 1                                 Linn of Tummel

March 11th    SOL/CC&T Heat                  Beecraigs

March 25th    SOL                                    Auchengarrich

April 14th      Lakes LOC April Weekend   Graythwaite (area tbc)

May 19th       British Championships         Balmoral

May 26th       Scottish Championships       Achagour & Dulsie    

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 Scotland (Pitlochry) over the weekend of October 6th /7th   2018  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 from eligible juniors on the basis of results in the following races:

March 6th      SOL 1                                 Linn of Tummel

March 11th    SOL/CC&T Heat                  Beecraigs

March 25th    SOL                                    Auchengarrich

April 14th      Lakes LOC April Weekend   Graythwaite (area tbc)

May 19th       British Championships         Balmoral

May 26th       Scottish Championships       Achagour & Dulsie   

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.

Lagganlia, Feshiebridge (14s born in 2004)                                    4th – 11th August 2018

Deeside, Templars Park (15/16s born in 2002 or 2003)                   4th – 11th August 2018

Stockholm, Sweden (17s born in 2001, plus a few 16s born 2002)   14th – 26th August 2018

Gothenburg, Sweden (18s and 19s born in 1999 or 2000)                18th - 27th August 2018

Further information and selection criteria is available at www.jros.org.uk.

Each November there is a weekend at Hawkshead, Lake District for M/W16s co-ordinated through JROS. With more 16s in Scotland than places available, the ScotJOS Lead Coach co-ordinates the invitations to ensure that as many appropriately experienced* 16s as possible get to go once.   

*=regularly competing in technically and physically demanding terrain

 

3.  British Orienteering Teams and Talent Squad

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

  • 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 2018 will be:

JK                                  (30th March – 1st April; Sprint, Middle, Long)

LOC Level B weekend      (14th April; Middle)

Northern Champs w/e     (21st – 22nd April; special Sprint courses for 16/18/20 and 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

 

Elizabeth Furness

ScotJOS Lead Coach

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