Regional Youth Team Selection Criteria 2013

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CENTRAL

2013 BC Central Region Youth Teams

Building on our experiences of the last few years, Central Region will again be supporting teams of youth riders to represent the region at the highest level of youth competition in the UK.

Events, Date and Venue

Inter Regional Team Championships – Road – these will be part of the School Games in Sheffield from September 12th to 15th. The road racing will consist of endurance and sprint races, as well as an individual and team time trial.

Inter Regional Team Championships - Track – these have been provisionally scheduled for the August Bank Holiday weekend in Glasgow and will comprise of nine world championship events.

Inter Regional Team Championships – MTB – these have been provisionally scheduled for the first weekend in October at Hadleigh Farm.

Eligibility

All events are open to youth A and B riders (born 1997 - 2000).We will select 4 male and 4 female athletes, unless directed otherwise by event organisation.

Selection criteria

For road and track, performances in the youth events listed below will form the basis of selection:

Selections will be made based on the following criteria that shall constitute the ‘performance’ for the purpose of selection:

Attacking riding – ability to make repeated efforts.Bike handling ability – cornering skills etcFinish position Tactical awareness

The selectors will consider performances in each individual event in its own right taking into account the above key selection points. For the road riders are expected to take part in
at least two of the selection races.

An accumulative or average scoring / points system from all events shall NOT be used for selection.

For MTB, selections will be made on the following criteria:

Bike handling skillsFinishing positionTactical awarenessBeing self-responsible

Riders are expected to take part in at least two of the selection races. Selection will be based on performances in each individual event in its own right taking into account the above key selection points. An accumulative or average scoring / points system from all events shall NOT be used for selection. Standings at other BC MTB National XC Series events will also be considered.

For Road, Track and MTB please register your interest by following the link no later than 1st May 2013.

http://bccentral.wufoo.com/forms/bc-central-region-youth-teams-2013/

Feel free to contact the Team Managers with any queries.

For all teams only riders who register their interest will be considered for selection. Communication following registration between the team manager, and/or team coach and rider will be by e-mail.

Andrew Pitt – Central Track Team (e-mail: pitt_andrew@yahoo.co.uk)

Gisela Bradbury – Central Road Team (e-mail: bradburies@virginmedia.com)

Shari Pay – Central MTB Team (e-mail: sharipay@btinternet.com)

Selection Races:

Road

11th May 2013 – Wolverhampton Wheelers CC Circuit Races

8th June 2013 – Team MK Circuit Races

22nd June 2013 – Hillingdon Slipstreamers Circuit Races

Track

Youth Omnium Series – Southern Area

18th May – Palmer Park Youth Omnium

1st June – Portsmouth Youth Omnium

15th June – Bournemouth Youth Omnium

Please contact the team manager if you are not able to ride Southern Area Omniums.

MTB

17th Mar – Beyond Black Park XC Race, Wexham

19th May – Southern XC, Round 2, Crow Hill

18th August – British Cycling MTB XC Nationals, Round 5, Hadleigh Farm, Essex


EASTERN

The Inter Regional Youth Road Race Championships and the Inter Regional Youth Track Championships are an opportunity for Eastern Region to showcase our best riders, giving them the experience of competition in an arena of a major domestic championship. Many riders in these events have gone on to join the Olympic Development Programme.

To select the Eastern Region's best we need to determine who are our most consistent and on form riders.

We are highlighting some races which will we will use as the basis of our teams selection. The coaches will also take exceptional performances in other races (such as national events) into account.

If you have any under 16 (Youth A) or under 14 (youth B), boys and girls, you would like us to consider, it would help our job as selectors if you could get them to let us know of their interest (via the email addresses below) and have them take part in the following events, so that we can monitor their progress and their results in other races..

We appreciate that there are not that many events so if anyone wishes to be considered it would be wise for them to plan to take part in all of them if possible, to take any advantage of poor weather, cancellations, mishaps etc, which my be encountered on the just one or two events that may have been contemplated upon doing.

In the event that some events may be cancelled due to the weather (mainly the track events), alternatives will be announced at the time, or just after the actual cancellation.

We have tried as best as we can to spread the events over the summer months, to give sufficient time to submit the list to the organisers, and over the whole region to make it fair on parents, concerning travel.

Also We hope We have e-mailed everyone in the region, but please accept our apologies if we have missed anyone.

If you can think of anyone we have missed please could you pass this message on or forward this e-mail to them. it would be greatly appreciated, or else tell others that it is on the British Cycling Eastern Region Website

We are also hoping to have some regional track training sessions (possibly in conjunction with the Super-Club sessions) We will forward details of those when we know more.

The races are as follows:

Road Selection / Qualification Races;

29-March

Eagle Good Friday Crits

Redbridge Cycling Centre

Essex

06-April

Elveden

Elveden

Suffolk

21-April

Hog Hill GP

Redbridge Cycling Centre

Essex

6- May

Ixworth May Day Crits

Ixworth Bury StEdmunds

Suffolk

9-June

Suffolk Sunday Cycle Race Series

Trinity Pk , Ipswich

Suffolk

30 -June

Norfolk Cycling Academy Races

Norwich Airport

Norfolk

6-July

Lee Valley Youth CC Summer Series No 3

Redbridge Cycling Centre

Essex

Track Selection / Qualification Races;

14-April

Herne Hill Omnium No2

Herne Hill, Dulwich

S.E.London

10-May

Welwyn Track League

Welwyn Garden city

Herts

18-May

Welwyn Wheelers Youth Omnium

Welwyn Garden city

Herts

14-June

Welwyn Track League

Welwyn Garden city

Herts

21-June

Welwyn Track League

Welwyn Garden city

Herts

21-July

Eastern Region Track Championships

Welwyn Garden city

Herts


If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact :

Road Enquiries = Gino Howe :   01702 341153 (H)   07931 896969 (M)   email.: ginohowe@hotmail.co.uk

Track Enquiries = Mark McVitty: 01780 470083 (H). 07834 264948 (M).   email: mmcv@aol.com


EAST MIDLANDS

Inter-Regional Championships 2013.

After the Youth Development Working Group meeting [30/11/2012] and the East Midlands Regional Board meeting [03/01/2013] the following decisions have been approved as part of the selection criteria for the Regional Championships 2013. A huge thank you to the East Midlands Regional Board for the offer of financial support to allow teams to be selected for the following events listed below. This amount may not be sufficient to cover all the costs, so a modest parent/rider contribution may be requested. The selection of riders will be based on the following points for all the events although this list is not exhaustive;

Attendance at selection races and results.

Physical, technical and tactical capability.

Headroom for improvement in general and within the specific discipline.

On and off the bike conduct.

Coachability.

Motivation in general and at the specific discipline.

Ability to work within a team environment, being self-sufficient and able to support others within that team environment.

Availability for the event.

The successful riders will be notified after ratification by the East Midlands Youth Development working Group and the Regional Board at the earliest opportunity after the conclusion of the selection events and submission of any expression of interest forms.

Inter-Regional Track Championships 2013

Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome Glasgow 22/08/2013 to 25/08/2013 [Venue Provisional]

4 male and 3 female Riders

This is the August Bank Holiday Weekend

Selection Criteria;

Any Riders interested will be expected to compete at the below events, and submit an expression of interest and CV with any results from these events by e-mail to muddygraeme@btinternet.com before the deadline date of 16th June 2013.

Races;

Riders to compete at 4 out of the 6 events. [Best Results]

ACT Easter Monday Track Meeting Manchester

Northern Omnium Series [Liverpool, Manchester and Scunthorpe]

29th April Forest Town Track League

3rd May Scunthorpe Track League

School Games 2013

Sheffield 12/09/2013 to 15/09/2013

[To incorporate the Inter Regional Road Championships, Provisional]

4 male and 4 female riders

Selection Criteria;

Any Riders interested will be expected to compete at the below events, and submit an expression of interest and CV with any results from these events by e-mail to muddygraeme@btinternet.com before the deadline date of 29th June 2013.

Races;

4 out of 6 events to be completed [Best Results]

7th March Darley Moor.

13th April Darley Moor

Barkstone Heath event [Date to be confirmed]

11th May Wolverhampton National Circuit Series

14th May Mallory Park Circuit Race

29th June Curborough National Circuit series

Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Championships 2013

Hadleigh Park 27/09/2013 to 29/09/2013 [Provisional]

Selection Criteria

Any Riders interested will be expected to compete at the below events, and submit an expression of interest and CV with any results from these events by e-mail to muddygraeme@btinternet.com before the deadline date 16th June 2013

Races;

3 out 5 events to be completed [Best Results]

24th March National Cross Country Champs Sherwood Pines.

Midlands XC Rounds

Venues to be confirmed [website www.midlandsxc.wordpress.com]

17th March

14th April

19th May

16th June

Junior Tour of Wales 2013

No selection events to be used

Selection Criteria

Any Riders interested will be expected to submit an expression of interest and CV with any results from any relevant events by e-mail to muddygraeme@btinternet.com before the deadline date of the 9th July 2013.

NOTE;

Entry Fees Only to be paid to those riders selected to represent the East Midlands Region at this event.

Managers and Coaches Selection Criteria

The role of team manager and team coach can be a very rewarding experience, and a fantastic opportunity to meet some other likeminded people and see some of the best youth riders competing at the highest level at a National team event, it is a great learning environment and an opportunity for personal development.

Some of the work will involve organising and communicating with riders, managing the budgets and sorting out transport and meeting points prior to the events.

For information please contact Graeme Waters who will be able to advice and direct you to those persons who have been a team manager/coach in previous years who can offer advice on the role.

Managers and coaches who are interested for volunteering at these events are required to submit an expression of interest and CV to Rob Sharman no later than Sunday the 17th February 2013.

This is still open at the moment The managers/coaches will be selected and ratified by the Regional Board

Those successful will be notified provisionally of their selection before 28th February 2013.

The successful Team Mangers and Team Coaches will have at their earliest opportunity thereafter to consider riders available to form part of a squad for selection.

Selection Criteria;

Both Manager and Coach have to have a valid CRB check and a current first aid certificate.

The manager does not need to have a discipline specific coaching award but knowledge of the event and discipline would be preferable.

The Team Coach is required to have at the minimum a British Cycling level 2 Coaching award, and the level 2 specific discipline award. Applications from volunteers to act as shadow coaches and team staff are also encouraged to apply as there may be funding available to send a 3rd team staff member to the IRTC and IRMC.


NORTH EAST

The British Cycling Inter-Regional Youth Championships provide some of the best rider development opportunities in the calendar and the highest standards of competition. Each year there are three events, one each for Track, Road and Mountain Bike. The UK School Games will each year double as the inter regional championships for one of the disciplines; this rotates on an annual basis.

In addition to the fantastic opportunities these events present for some of the region’s youth riders, there are also some great development opportunities for aspiring team managers and coaches.

The North East Board will be appointing three team managers to manage teams at each of the three events. In addition, there will also be a coach appointed for each of the championships. This will provide a wide range of opportunities to the region’s volunteers to get involved in the event most appropriate to their discipline specific knowledge and experience. Offering positions to different individuals for each discipline will increase the sustainability of the region’s youth development pathway by providing development opportunities for a larger number of volunteers. The process will be renewed on an annual basis.

2013 Events and Dates (currently subject to change and not confirmed)

  • Inter-Regional Track Champs, Newport or Glasgow 23rd-25th August 2013
  • UK School Games (doubles as Inter-Regional Road Champs), Sheffield, 13th-15th September 2013
  • Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Champs, Hadleigh, 4th-6th October 2013

Potential for Regional Team Representation at Additional Events

Youth cycling is currently going through a period of great development in the region and therefore the priority for regional youth team representation is putting clear processes in place for the three British Cycling Inter-Regional Championships.

Once team managers have been appointed it may be possible for the managers to look at the possibility of representation at additional events within their appointed discipline. No funding has been confirmed for additional events at this stage however fund raising efforts have begun through the work of the North East Go-Ride clubs.

Job Description and Person Specification

The Team Manager will be responsible for:

  • Selecting a team of riders to compete in the specific event they have been appointed for.

Selection must use the criteria set out by the North East Board but is also open to the discretion of the team manager

  • Appointing a Team Coach from the shortlist of applications collated by the regional board.
  • Producing and delivering upon a basic 3-6 month development plan leading up to the event which should include as a minimum:
  • Event specific preparation in conjunction with riders' club coaches
  • Logistics, travel and accommodation arrangements
  • Team entry and administration
  • The effective management of the team during the event
  • The preceding coaching programmes, supported by the Team Coach and in collaboration with the riders’ club coaches
  • Notifying the parents and club coaches of the team’s riders of their selection and maintaining good ongoing communication in the lead up to the event
  • Upholding a duty of care and adhering to the team manger code of conduct as published by British Cycling head office ahead of the event
  • Providing all financial costs and receipts for the event to the regional board
  • Reporting back to the regional board on the performance of the team at the event.

The Team Coach will be responsible for:

  • Supporting the Team Manager in selecting a team of riders, and developing an effective coaching programme prior to the specific event
  • Providing coaching advice to the riders in the team whilst at the event and helping riders to perform to the best of their ability
  • Upholding a duty of care and adhering to the team coach code of conduct as published by British Cycling head office ahead of the event.

All Team Manager and Team Coach candidates must:

  • Be current British Cycling members
  • Have a validated and up to date Enhanced CRB check with British Cycling
  • Have proven previous experience of working with young people, preferably (although not essential) from a BC Go-Ride club, as this will ensure they are knowledgeable of the best practices when working with young people
  • Have in depth knowledge and experience of the discipline of the event applying for (Road, Track or Mountain Bike)
  • Be clear about what the “Loco Parentis” role entails and when appropriate share this with the young people selected whilst at events
  • Have knowledge of the Anti-Doping procedures
  • Respect the Rider code of conduct, and set good examples
  • Have a valid Level 2 British Cycling coaching qualification (Team Coach role only)
  • Hold a current valid BC verified first aid certificate (Team Coach role only)

Application Process

Letters of application are now being welcomed, in which candidates should clearly state:

  • Which of the three 2013 Inter Regional Championships the application is for: Road, Track or Mountain Bike
  • Which position the application is for: Team Manager or Team Coach
  • Alignment to the person specification

Applications can be made for more than one event and position if desired.

Please email applications to the British Cycling North East Secretary: acemacd@gmail.com

Recruitment Timescales

  • Team Managers and Coaches application deadline for all events: Friday 1st March 2013
  • Team Manager appointments for each event will be made by: Friday 29th March 2013
  • Rider Selection Criteria for each event will be published by: Friday 29th March 2013
  • Team Coach appointments will be made (by the Team Managers) by: Friday 19th April 2013
  • Team selection will be confirmed with riders, parents and coaches no later than : 2 months before each individual event

The British Cycling North East Board will be responsible for:

  • Making Team Manger appointments for each of the three above events from the applications received before the deadline and meeting the requirements of the post
  • Collating a shortlist of applications for the Team Coach for each event to be given to the relevant Team Managers
  • Agreeing and communicating rider selection criteria on the BCNE website for each of the three above events
  • Providing reasonable expenses to the Team Manager and Coach for each of the events (see note 1)

Rider Code of Conduct

Any rider selected to represent the North East region will be expected to sign and adhere to the rider code of conduct as published by British Cycling head office ahead of each event. Any riders failing to comply with this code of conduct will not be permitted to compete in the championship.

Notes:
1. The region’s Go-Ride Clubs are raising funds to support the financial assistance which the British Cycling North East Board provides to fund participation at the above events
2. The group of clubs are also raising funds to purchase team kit, some of which has already been purchased.


NORTH WEST

British Cycling North West Region has announced its selection criteria for youth teams competing in the 2013 Inter-Regional Championships in Track, Road and MTB. The selection criteria is detailed below:

Inter-regional Track Championships Newport; 23rd - 25th August 2013

Team of four males and three females. Selection based on Regional Omnium final standings. To qualify for the regional track team riders MUST ride the Northern Series and no other!

Qualifying Events

North Region Track Omnium - Manchester - 02 June 2013
North Region Track Omnium - Scunthorpe - 15 June 2013
North Region Track Omnium - Knowsley - 16 June 2013

  • Points will be awarded 15 for 1st to 1 for 15th for final position in the Northern Regional Omnium series.
  • Male 3 highest points scorers from Youth A plus 1 wildcard selected by the Region.
  • Female 2 highest points scorers from Youth A plus 1 wildcard which may include youth B, selected by the Region.
  • Reserves 1 reserve male and female rider will be selected by the Region.

UK School Games : Inter-Regional Road Championship; 13th - 15th September 2013

Team of four males and four females. The selection events for the UKSG (road event) will be the National Circuit Series events (up until the date that the team has to be named) plus the Regional Championships.

Qualifying Events

Hog Hill GP Redbridge - 21 April
NW Regional youth circuit Champs Southport - 27 April
IOM Youth Tour - 3 - 5 May
Wolverhampton Wheelers - Sundorne Centre - 11 May
CDNW NW Youth Tour - 25 – 27 May
Team MK Circuit Races - MK Bowl - 8 June
Hillingdon Slipstreamers Circuit Races - 22 June
CC Giro Circuit Races - Curborough - 29 June
Castle Combe - 4 August

  • North West top 5 male and female riders in each event will be given 5-4-3-2-1 points irrespective of their actual race position.
  • Male - 3 highest points scorers from Youth A plus 1 wildcard selected by the region.
  • Female – 3 highest points scorers from youth A plus 1 wildcard selected by the region. Wildcard selections may include Youth B riders at the discretion of the region.
  • In the event of a tie on points the decider will be the decision of the region.
  • Reserves – at least one reserve male and female rider will be selected by region.

A riders 6 best performances out of the 9 races will count for selection. To reiterate while the first three places are automatic, the 4th selections are to be determined by the Region.

MTB Inter-Regionals

Team of four males and four females. Rider selection will be based on final points tally form Manchester MTB Madness, plus their points tally from the outlined national events. (most local BMBS events plus the National Championships)

North West top 5 male and female riders in each event will be given 5-4-3-2-1 points irrespective of their actual race position.

Selection events

Round 1 Sherwood Pines, Notts. - 24 March
Manchester MTB Madness - 30 May – 8 August
Round 3 Hopton Woods, Shropshire - 2 June
National Championships, Cathkin Braes, Glasgow - 20 - 21 July

  • Final selection is based on Male - 3 highest points scorers from Youth A plus 1 wildcard selected by the Region
  • Female – 3 highest points scorers from Youth A plus 1 wildcard which may include Youth B selected by the Region.
  • After the last selection race, the top scoring 3 male & 3 female riders will be selected to represent the Region.
  • In the event of a tie on points the decider will be the highest placing in the Manchester MTB Madness series.
  • 4th male place and 4th female place will be decided by wild card slected by the Region.
  • Reserves – 1 reserve male and female rider will be selected by the Region.

SOUTH

South Region BC are in the process of drawing up a list of events that will be used for selecting riders for the 2013 School Games and Inter Region Championships The Inter Regional Road Race Championships are part of the 2013 School Games which will take place in Sheffield during September. The dates for the Inter Region Track and MTB have not yet been allocated. Details will follow as soon as they are available.
2013 SCHOOL GAMES (ROAD) & INTER REGION MTB & TRACK 2013
SOUTH REGION BC SELECTION EVENTS

TRACK
Sat 30th March Portsmouth Easter Open Meet Portsmouth
Southern Omnium Rounds
Sat 18th May Reading Youth Track Meeting Reading
Sat 1st June Susies Youth Track Meeting Portsmouth
Sat 15th June Poole Wheelers Youth Omnium Bournemouth

Road
To Be confirmed

MTB
To Be confirmed

Teams to consist of : [born between 1997 and 2000]
MTB 4 Boys / 4 Girls Essex
ROAD 4 Boys / 4 Girls Sheffield
TRACK 4 Boys / 3 Girls Glasgow
With each event having a one girl and boy named as a reserve

Selections will be made based on the following criteria that shall constitute the ‘performance' for the purpose of selection:

Attacking riding - ability to make repeated efforts
Bike handling ability - cornering skills etc
Finish position
Tactical awareness
Being a selfless team player

The selectors will consider performances in each individual event in its own right, taking into account the above key selection points, and the need to create a balanced team to contest all the events. An accumulative or average scoring / points system from all events shall NOT be used for selection. Youths riding events using dispensations will also have the results of those events considered. Please note some financial contribution from those selected will be required. Riders wishing their results to be considered should contact Mrs Susan W Knight via email treasurer.bcsouth@googlemail.com by 25 March 2013, indicating which disciplines they wish to be considered for.


SOUTH EAST

British Cycling South East Region will again be sending youth teams to all 3 Inter-regional Championships: MTB, Road and Track. These championships offer an excellent rider development opportunity.

The selection criteria for each discipline are listed below. If you wish to be part of one or more of these teams please indicate your interest by completing the following form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fZC3C3qsYgvgAMXljVISg6IfI2C77bHX0EdHrzaWE4s/viewform or contact the relevant team manager. All events are open to youth A and final year B riders and hold a BC racing licence registered to SE Region.

Selected riders will need to be great team players who can deliver their best performances at the Championships and be part of a cohesive unit.

Inter-regional Track Championships: 23 - 25 August 2013

Four male and three female riders will be selected, plus 1 reserve in each category. Selection will be based on performance in the following events:

18th May - Welwyn Wheelers Youth Omnium - Welwyn
2nd June - VC Londres Youth Omnium - Herne Hill
15th June - Preston Park Youth Omnium - Brighton
27th July - South East Region Track Championships - Brighton

The top 3 male and 2 female riders from the South East region in the overall Youth A omnium series standing will automatically be selected for the team.

The final rider will be selected as a wildcard; performances in the regional championships and national omnium final will also be taken into account. Riders short-listed for the wildcard spot will be invited to training sessions.

Team Manager: Iain Cook,  Coach: Rob Kennison

UK School Games, Inter-regional Road Championships: 13 - 15 September 2013

Four male and four female riders will be selected, plus one reserve in each category. Selection will be based on performance in the following events:

Sun 21st April - Hog Hill GP (National circuit series)
Sat 4th May - Giro D'Fowlmead
Sat 8th June - Team MK Circuit Races (National circuit series)
Sat 22nd June - Hillingdon Slipstreamers Circuit Races (National circuit series)

The South East Region's top four Youth A riders in each event will be given points as follows 5, 3,2,1. The 3 male and 3 female riders with the most points will automatically be selected for the team.

The team manager and coach will select the final rider in each category. Performance in other national level events may also be taken into account.

Team Manager and Coach: tbc Contact Iain Cook to register interest.

Inter-regional MTB Championships: 4 - 6 October 2013

Four male and four female riders will be selected, plus 1 reserve in each category.

Selection events:
BSCA MTB champs (should this be in the SE as last two years)
All Southern XC rounds, National Points Series (two most local)
National Championships

The selection criteria will be divided into four categories:

  • Performance; based on the riders best three performances in the selection races. Preference will be given to riders who have been able to ride at any NPS’s and the National Champs, as this will have exposed them to the environment of a large national event. Thus, gaining valuable experience. 
  • Technical ability; this will be assessed at RSR’s, South East Youth Development sessions and at a possible selection day. Should a selection day be required, preference will be given to those who attend. Unless a valid reason is provided forthwith.
  • Team player; during the selection day we will observe how riders interact with each other and how they behave in a team situation. What their strengths and weaknesses may be.
  • Support; we will rate how much support the individuals need. Based on observations at the selection events listed above.

Team Manager: Jared Pace  Coach: James Stone


SOUTH WEST

South West Team for the 2013 Inter Regional Track Championships in August

Details of riders selection criteria:

Performance at the following identified events will form the basis of selection along with the additional criteria listed below:

1. Results at National Youth Track Omnium Wales Area or Southern National Youth Omnium Series or Midland National Omnium Series

2. Results at 2013 National Track Championships

3. Evidence of track experience from attending Regional Schools of Racing, other track races not listed above or South West Track sessions

4. Team work ethic and attitude based on coaches feedback from above events.

Eligibility: Team of four Youth A and B boys, Team of three Youth A and B girls with South West British Cycling Racing Licences.

Selections will be made week commencing **Monday ?? 2013 by Team Manager Will Hornby after consultation with the South West Youth & Junior Development Group.

It would also be helpful for all Youth riders who fit the above criteria and are available for the *end of August to contact Will Hornby by the 30th of June email – whornby@yahoo.com.

The riders who will be selected for the Championships will need to arrange their own transport to and from ***Newport. The team’s entry fee will be paid by the South West British Cycling Road Racing Work Group, which will include accommodation for the 3 nights at the competition and food.

*date still to be confirmed

**This will depend on when the organisers needs teams to be entered by

***Venue also yet to be confirmed which also could potentially be Glasgow which would need more thought regarding transport

South West Team for the 2013 School Games incorporating the Inter Regional Road Championships 13th - 15th September in Sheffield

Details of riders selection criteria:

Performance at the following identified events will form the basis of selection along with the additional criteria listed below:

1. Position in the SW Circuit Series at the date when team selection is required

2. Results in the National Youth Circuit Series

3. Feedback from attendance at Regional Schools of Racing coaching sessions

4. Team work ethic and attitude based on coaches feedback from above events.

Eligibility: Team of four Youth A and B boys, Team of four Youth A and B girls.

Selections will be made week commencing **Monday ?? 2013 by Team Manager Will Hornby

It would also be helpful for all Youth riders who fit the above criteria and are available for the 12th - 15th of September to contact Will Hornby by the 30th of June email – whornby@yahoo.com.

The selection of riders will be completed by Team Manager Will Hornby after consultation with the South West Youth & Junior Development Group.

**This will depend on when the organisers needs teams to be entered by


WEST MIDLANDS

Update: Qualifying events for Inter-Regional XC

Due to a date change from the original and the unsuitability of the event format it has been decided that:

  • The Midland XCM round at Hanchurch, Staffordshire on 23rd June will not count as a scoring event.
  • The Midland XCO Rd 4 at Eastridge, Shropshire on 11th August will now be included as a scoring event for West Midland rider selection.

Team selection will be made after 11th August and all riders notified as soon as possible after this date.

For any riders who have ridden in other nominated selection events but cannot compete at Eastridge on 11th August, and who none-the-less wish to be considered for selection, please notify the Team Manager for the West Midlands Team, Belinda Tarling at boocoaching@gmail.com.


In 2013, the West Midlands Region will again be selecting teams of youth riders to take part in three fantastic Inter-Regional Championship events.

The highest profile of these in 2013 is the UK School Games, which this year will be an Inter-Regional Road Championship.  This will take place on the 13-15 September. 

Backed by the Youth Sport Trust and National Lottery, the School Games is a multi-million pound sporting event; effectively a Youth Olympics complete with opening / closing ceremonies etc. 

Around 2500 young athletes will stay together in an athletes village, be mentored by Olympic Champions, and compete for their Regions across 12 different Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.  The cycling events will be contested between teams of Youth riders from British Cycling’s 10 English regions, plus Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

Before the UKSG, the Inter-Regional Track Championship which will take place from the 23-25 August. A final decision on a venue is yet to be made, but is likely to be Newport or Glasgow.

Last but by no means least, the Inter-Regional MTB Championship will take place from 27-29 September. Provisionally, this will take place at Hadleigh Farm in Essex, using the superb facilities in place. 

Selection criteria

Selection criteria for the West Midlands team has been discussed and set down by a representative Region-wide coaches panel, seeking to provide certainty and openness to riders over their ability to obtain selection for these events.  Further the selection criteria is supported by the main Regional Board members. 

Accordingly, selection of the riders to represent the West Midlands Regional Teams will be based upon performances in events as follows:

UKSG Inter-Regional Road Championship – Sheffield - September 13-15 (4 Males and 4 Females)

Riders three best performances out of the following eight races will count for selection.  For 2013 the Region is keen to provide an opportunity for riders from all disciplines to seek selection for the UKSG, hence why selection is based upon a riders three best performances.  Reducing the number of counting events will make it realistic for many other riders (for example MTB XC racers) to engage with the process.

Hog Hill GP Redbridge

21st April

IOM Youth Tour (final standing)

3rd-5th May

Wolverhampton Wheelers - Sundorne Centre

11th May

CDNW NW Youth Tour (final standing)

25-27th May

Team MK Circuit Races - MK Bowl

8th June

Hillingdon Slipstreamers Circuit Races

22nd June

CC Giro Circuit Races - Curborough

29th June

Castle Combe

4th August

  • West  Midlands top 5 male and female riders in each event will be given 5-4-3-2-1 points irrespective of their actual race position
  • Male - 3 highest points scorers from youth A, plus 1 wildcard selected by the Region upon recommendation from the coaching panel.
  • Female – 3 highest points scorers from youth A, plus 1 wildcard selected by the Region as above.
  • Wildcard selections may include youth B riders if there are not enough Youth A’s to count. 
  • In the event of a tie on points, the decider will be the decision of the Region.
  • Reserves – at least one reserve male and female rider will be selected by Region.
    • To reiterate while the first three places are automatic, the 4th selections are to be determined by the Region.

Inter-regional Track Championships  – 23 - 25 August (4 Males and 3 Females)

Team Selection will be based on the Midlands Series Regional Omnium final standings.  (No other Omnium series will qualify a rider for the regional track team.)

  • Selections will be based upon the final position in the Midlands Regional Omnium series
  • Male - 3 highest placed riders from youth A, plus 1 wildcard selected by the Region upon recommendation from the coaching panel
  • Female – 2 highest placed riders from youth A plus 1 wildcard
  • Wildcard selections may include youth B in the event of not enough Youth A riders competing in the selection events, selected by the Region
  • In the event of a tie on points the decider will be the decision of the Region.
  • Reserves – a reserve male and female rider will be selected by the Region.

Midlands Region Youth Track Omnium

Mids Region Track Omnium – Newcastle U L

18 May 2013

Mids Region Track Omnium - Halesowen

2 June 2013

North Region Track Omnium - Wolverhampton

16 June 2013


Inter-regional MTB Championships – 27-29 September  (4 Males and 4 Females)

Riders three best performances out of the following six events will count for selection.

Selection events

Round 1 Midlands series Cannock XCO

17 March

Round 2 Midlands series Birchall XCO

14 April

Round 3 Midlands series Wyre Forrest XCO

19 May

NPS Round 3 Hopton Woods, Shropshire

2nd June

MIdlands XCE Sheffield

6 July

Round 4 Midlands series Eastridge XCO

11 August

  • West Midlands top 5 male and female riders in each event will be given 5-4-3-2-1 points irrespective of their actual race position.
  • Male - 3 highest points scorers from youth A plus 1 wildcard selected by the Region
  • Female – 3 highest points scorers from youth A plus 1 wildcard selected by the Region
  • Wildcard selections may include juvenile (youth B) selected by the Region if there are not enough Youth A’s to count.
  • In the event of a tie on points the decider will be the decision of the Region.
  • Reserves – a reserve male and female rider will be selected by the Region.

This selection process has been developed and approved in consultation with the West Midlands Regional Board. Any concerns regarding the criteria or riders selected should be directed via riders Clubs to the Regional Board and not to the  team staff.

For information, the West Midlands is also able to select  a Team Manager and Coach for all events, as well as an additional coach for the track and MTB events. A separate information sheet is being sent to all the West Midlands Region coaches inviting volunteers to take up these exciting Manager and Coach roles at these events.


YORKSHIRE

2013 Yorkshire Youth Cycling Teams
In 2013, British Cycling Yorkshire will support teams for each of the three inter-regional championships, Road (which will form part of the UK School Games), Track and Mountain Bike. Detailed below are provisional details for the three events as well as the selectioncriteria, please note that these are not completely finalised and dates/venues could change.

The UK School Games incorporating The Inter-regional Road Championships
This year Sheffield will once again host the UK School Games between the 12th and 15th September. The cycling discipline will be road racing. The team will be made up of four boys and four girls from either Youth A or Youth B categories. In the past the competition has included a road race, team time trial and knock-out sprint competition.

The Inter-regional Track Championships
This will probably take place at The Newport Velodrome although there is a possibility that Glasgow could host the event. The provisional dates are between the 23rd and 25th August. The team will be made up of four boys and three girls from either Youth A or Youth B categories. The competition comprises both sprint and endurance events and includes Scratch, Points, Madison, Keirin, Sprint, Team Sprint and Team Pursuit races.

The Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships
The provisional venue is Hadleigh Farm, Essex, which hosted the 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike competitions as well as the 2012 Inter-regional Championships. The provisional dates are 4th to 6th October. The team will be made up of four boys and four girls. In the past the competition has included dirt crit races, skills competition, cross country as well as uphill mass start races.

Selection Criteria
The selection of all three teams will be made by The British Cycling Yorkshire Selection Panel. A team
manager and coach will be appointed for each event. Overall factors which may affect selection include:
• Availability.
• Personal behaviour and/or discipline.
• Application, ability and attitude displayed at Regional Schools of Racing and/or other training events
promoted by the region.
• Performances in specific race series/competitions specified below.
The following events / race series will be used as a basis for selection for each of the three regional teams:

UK School Games incorporating Inter-regional Road Championships:
• 2013 National Youth Circuit Series
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/nationalyouthcircuitseries
• 2013 White Rose Youth League
http://www.whiteroseyouthleague.co.uk

Inter-regional Track Championships:
• 2013 Youth Omnium Series
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/track/article/trast-National-Track-Series-Standings
• 2013 Youth Omnium Final (14th July)
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/track/article/trast-National-Track-Series-Standings
• 2013 Scunthorpe Summer Track League
http://www.scunthorpepoly.co.uk/

Inter-regional Mountain Bike Championships:
• 2013 Nutcracker MTB Series
http://www.nutcrackermtb.co.uk/
• 2013 National MTB Cross Country Series
https://www.britishcycling.org.uk/nationalmtbxcseries
• 2013 British Cross Country Championships
20-21 July National Championships Cathkin Braes, Glasgow
• 2013 Yorkshire Cyclocross Summer Series
http://www.yorkshirecyclocross.org.uk/

Selection dates
The team for the UK School Games will be selected no later than Monday 5th August (UKSG selection date will probably be sooner, not confirmed yet). The team for the Inter-regional Track Championships will be selected no later than Monday 15th July. The team for the Inter-regional MTB Championships will be selected no later than Monday 19th August.