2019 Junior and U23 Orienteering Training Camps Registrations Open
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Tue 3 Sep 2019 6:00pm
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Junior Training Camp



2019 Junior Orienteering Training Camp

  • Sunday 15 – Friday 20 December 2019
  • Location – Wesley College, Pukekohe
  • Supported by Counties Manukau Orienteering Club

Junior Camp Criteria

Because of demand for the ONZ Junior Camp over the last few years that we have now put some limits on who can attend.  This is so we can focus on the training needs for M/W 14/16 Red (and experienced Orange) orienteers, giving these young orienteers the best training opportunity we can.

2019 Junior Camp Selection Criteria Priorities:

  1. M/W 14/16
  2. Those that compete at Red or Orange (experienced) course level
  3. Those who have represented NZ in a Schools Team or Invitational Team
  4. Those who have represented their club at National Championships

The maximum number of athletes for the camp has been set at 80. Applicants must be a member of an ONZ affiliated club.

If you are running just orange courses, then the focus for you is to start challenging yourself to run harder courses with the aim of red courses during 2020 and beyond.

If you do not fit these criteria, i.e. you are now running M/W 18, we are currently assessing the expansion of our youth training opportunities.  We are looking at how we can make training available for those that are too old for the Junior Camp and/or haven’t been selected for the U23 camp.

Costs are still to be confirmed, dependent on funding applications.

Application cut-off date is Sunday 15 September 2019.

Junior Camp Registration

2019 U23 Orienteering Training Camp

  • Saturday 7 – Friday 13 December 2019
  • Location – Clarks Beach Holiday Park, Pukekohe

This camp will be focused on high performance with the Under 23 High Performance Squad in attendance and others by invitation, after registrations have been assessed.  Again, there are limited numbers who can attend.

Applications are open to those aged 17 to 22 years old and is targeted at the U23 and regional-squad members (older 17-22 years) to develop their skills and training regime for JWOC/WUOC and National Orienteering League.  Note that membership of the Regional Squads does not guarantee acceptance to the camp.

Coaches for the Junior Camp will also be encouraged to attend.

Focused on optimising technical skills for competition and building a structured training plan.

Costs are still to be confirmed, dependent on funding applications.

Application cut-off date is Sunday 15 September 2019.

U23 Camp Registration

Junior Camp Coaches

U23 Camp Applicants may indicate if they are available to be coaches at the Junior Camp to be held 15- 20 December 2019, supported by Counties Manukau, based at Wesley College. You must have left high-school to apply.

Previous coaching experience is desirable i.e. contributions to school teams, previous junior camps or regional camps. Less experienced coaches are also welcome, and will receive experience working alongside the more experienced coaches.

Coaches are encouraged to attend the U23 camp, if not available for the whole camp there is a plan to have a coach’s day on 14 December 2019 as part of the U23 camp, and coaches are very strongly encouraged to be there at least for that day.

The Junior Camp Lead Coaches are Lara Molloy and Brianna Steven.

Applications to be a Junior Camp coach is included in the U23 application.

Any questions, please send them through to the ONZ Events Liaison Russell Higham events@orienteering.org.nz

[This News item was originally posted 11 August 2019 and reposted 3 Sept 2019]

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