ONZ 2018 Junior Orienteering Training Camp and U23 Camp Applications OPEN (Updated)
By ONZ Online Coordinator - Roger Woodroofe - Tue 4 Sep 2018 4:06pm
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Junior Camp

ONZ 2018 Junior Orienteering Training Camp – 15-20 December 2018 – Hawkes Bay

There has been so much demand for the Junior Camp over the last few years that we now need to put some limits on who can attend.  This is so we can focus on the training needs of the focus group for the camp M/W 14/16 Red (or Orange) orienteers, giving these young orienteers the best training opportunity we can.

2018 Junior Camp Selection Criteria Priorities:

  1. M/W 14/16
  2. Red Course; or Orange courses (i.e. you must have at least successfully completed several Orange courses on your own).
  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 do not fit this criteria, i.e. you are now running M/W 18, we are currently assessing training opportunities for 2019.  We will be looking at how we can make this training available without the need for a week-long camp at the end of the year, so we may come up with a new model for this group of orienteers.  Watch this space!

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 for 2019.

Junior Camp 2018 Application Form

Please note entries close on 30 September 2018.

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


ONZ 2018 U23/Regional Squad Training Camp – 10-13 December 2018 – Wairarapa

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

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

U23 Camp 2018 Application Form 

Please note entries close on 30 September 2018.

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


Coaches for Junior Camp

U23 Camp Applicants may indicate if they are available to be coaches at the Junior Camp. You must have left high-school to apply.

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

Coaches are encouraged to attend the U23 camp, if not available for the whole camp there is a plan to have a coaches day on the 14 December 2018 as part of the U23 camp, and coaches are very strongly encouraged to be there at least for that day.

The role of the Junior Camp Lead Coach (Lead Planner) is to design the training schedule for the week, plan the courses, evening presentations and other social activities. This is done in liaison with the Camp Manager. The Planner must have coached at a high level and have experience at designing a programme of exercises for the ability range at camp. Experience with managing large groups is useful.

To apply to be a coach for Junior Camp, please use the “U23 Camp 2018 Application Form” link above.

Please note entries close on 30 September 2018.

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

[Updated: 10:00pm 8 September 2018 – This notice has been updated for clarification].

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