High Performance News December

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OA High Performance News

December 2015

  1. National Squads 2016– thank you to all those athletes who have completed the nomination forms and have taken the time to provide event analysis of your 2015 performances. This information will certainly provide the coaches with much valuable information on you the athletes. This process of squad membership is a continuous one so it is still possible to make a nomination. Online form

http://goo.gl/forms/TYK0zIrx2S – nominations closed

Selectors will be announcing the OA National High Performance Squads early next week.

Reminder that squad membership requires each athlete to submit the following

  • Training plans– Oct- Dec 2015 and Jan-March 2016
  • Competition Plans 2016
  • 3km time trial by end of 2015

These are to be sent to me using AMP and please place the Training Plans into Resources- Training Plans and the Competition Plans into Resources-Competition Plans. Thank you to all those who have already done this.

  1. Sprint Canberra– to all those athletes who indicated on the Squad Nomination form that they are attending the Sprint Training Camp Jan 22nd-26th, the following information will help your planning.

The camp will start on Friday 22nd at the AIS (6:00pm) and will conclude with the final event of Sprint Canberra on Tuesday 26th (12:00). All accommodation (full board) will be at the AIS. The cost of the accommodation will be subsidized by both OA funding for National Squads and also any money made from the Sprint Canberra events. Athletes will be responsible for their own travel expenses. I encourage you to approach both your State association and club to help you with your travel expenses. Any help I can be with this just ask.

There will be 5 sprint events that you will compete in during the camp. These events are on Eventor


We require all athletes who are attending the training camp to enter themselves in all these events and pay your entry fee. This will then be deducted from your camp expenses after the events. We are hoping to attract a large number of other orienteers to these events so please spread the word as much as possible. Especially invite your coach to attend.

I will set up an online registration form for the training camp so that you can confirm your attendance and your travel details.

  1. IOF Athletes Licence.

For all those athletes who represent Australia at the World Orienteering Championships and World Cup events during 2016 you will need to obtain an IOF Athletes Licence. See the link


The cost of the licence which will be valid for one year will be 30EUR.

Nick Dent

OA Head Coach

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