HIGH PERFORMANCE NEWS DECEMBER 2013
Thursday, 5 December 2013
1. Talent Development Squads
2. Squad Coach Positions advertised
3. HP Training Camps
4. Selection Trials 2014
TALENT DEVELOPMENT SQUADS and SQUAD MEMBERS
The new Talent Development Structure has a number of squads which reflect
the benchmark performances of the athletes in relation to the High Performance
Pathway. Squad membership is determined by eligibility based on these benchmark
High Performance Squad (HPS) sits at the top tier of the High
Performance Pathway and is open to both senior and junior athletes. The
consolidation of the senior and junior HPS aims to assist the smooth transition
from the junior to the senior elite competition. A small group from the HPS
comprise the Elite High Performance
National Development Squad (NDS) becomes a safety net under
the HPS which provides support and incentive for the 21-30 aged developing
athlete to achieve benchmark performances for eligibility for the HPS.
At the same stage in the pathway is the Australian Junior Development Squad (AJDS)
which provides developing juniors with support and incentives to achieve
benchmark performances for eligibility for the HPS.
At the base of the national HP pathway
is the Targeted Talented Athlete Squad
(TTA) which provides the opportunity for both talented junior and senior
athletes to make a smooth transition into the HP pathway program. It is planned
to develop a Talent Identification
Program from which athletes can be invited into this squad.
All levels within this Talent
Development Structure will be supported by coaches
for each of the squads (see position advertisements).
The names of athletes listed in the
squads has been based on the information provided in athletes OA HP Squad
Application that was submitted.
Lists of squad members here:
HP Squads 2014
SQUAD COACH POSITIONS
The OA HP Group is advertising for Coaches
to be assigned to each of the squads-
National Development Squad (NDS),
Australian Junior Development Squad (AJDS)
Targeted Talented Athlete Squad (TTA).
Any interested coach is invited to apply
for these positions (see link to job description).
These coaches will work with the OA Head
Coach and the WOC and JWOC Coaches to manage the transition of athletes through
the HP pathways to enable the athletes to achieve their maximum performances.
These positions are for a two year
period and applications close on the 22nd December.
Applications and questions concerning
these positions to Nick Dent
Role descriptions found here:
Australian Junior Development Squad Coach description
National Development Squad Coach description
Talent Development Coach description
1. Tasmania (Jan 2nd-Jan 7th)-
athletes who have been invited to attend need to indicate they are attending by
emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with
travel details so detailed planning and costing can occur. This is the first HP
training camp for senior elites for a number of years and it is aimed at
preparation for the 2015 World Cup races in Tasmania. It will be attended by
the WOC 2014 Coaches.
2. Canberra- Jan 23rd-27th.
Sprint Orienteering Training Camp.
camp is open to all members of the Talent
Development Structure Squads and will have a focus on Sprint Orienteering-
techniques, skills and training. This camp will be based at the AIS and full
board will be provided to all participants.
conjunction with this camp the HP Group (Dave Meyer/Organiser) are organizing
five sprint events for both all the squad members as well as all the
orienteering public. These events will be known as Sprint Canberra and entry will be available on Eventor.
athletes who indicated on their OA HP Squad Application that they wanted to
attend will be invited to this camp.
SELECTION TRIAL RACES IN 2014
The 2014 selection events for JWOC, WOC, WUOC, Bushrangers June Test, Bushrangers September Test and World Cup 2015 are in this document:
AUSTRALIAN RACES USED AS TRIALS