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BMX Inter Regional Championships - Selection Criteria

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Posted on: 25th October 2013


The BMX inter regionals championships will be held at the National Cycle Arena in Manchester on 7th-8th December 2013. Scottish Cycling is delighted to announce that we will be taking a team to represent Scotland this year.

The event will comprise of an individual skills competition, and an inter-regional race event. The team will consist of the following:

  • Team Manager
  • Performance Coach
  • Skills Coach
  • Race Coach
  • Riders 13-14yrs – 4 male/ 3 Female
  • Riders 15-16yrs – 4male/3Female

Please note: a 12year old may be eligible for selection to the 13-14yrs team based on performance against selection criteria.

 

Event Information

A draft schedule has been released as follows. Final details with travel arrangements will be confirmed upon selection.

Saturday

13:00   Teams arrive at the NCC for registration

14:00   Track open for practice

15:00   Skills competition starts

19:00   Skills competition ends

19:30   Dinner

Sunday

08:00   Breakfast @ NCC

09:00   Team managers meeting

09:30   Warm up

10:00   Race event starts

15:00   Event close

 

Costs

Provision has been made by British Cycling for the following:

Accommodation

  • 1 x night (Saturday night)

Meals (provided)

  • Saturday - Evening meal 7pm
  • Sunday – Breakfast 8pm
  • Sunday – Pack lunch 1pm

 

Scottish Cycling will be covering entry cost for the team, and van hire and petrol costs for travel to/from the event.

 

Rider Costs

  • Riders will be offered the opportunity to purchase team jerseys following the event. Costs will be confirmed nearer to the time.
  • Any additional food, travel, training or incidental costs incurred during the course of the weekend (full travel itinerary to be confirmed at selection).

 

Rider Selection

 Selection for the teams will be made by a selection panel consisting of:

 

                        Lynne Munro – Head of Development, Scottish Cycling

                        Bob MacFarlane – National Events Officer (BMX), Scottish Cycling

                        Justine Paton – Secretary, Western Titans

                        Raymond Reid – Chairman, Cumbernauld Centurions

 

Selection while take place at the following BMX Regional Selection Camps:

Sunday 17th November, 10am – 1pm Western Titans BMX track, Onslow Road, Clydebank

Saturday 23rd November, 10am – 1pm Western Titans BMX track, Onslow Road, Clydebank

 

All riders of appropriate age are invited to attend these camps. Content of the camps will include skills coaching, physical performance coaching, skills and benchmark testing, and workshop sessions. Attendance at both is a mandatory selection criterion.

 

Full selection Criteria is as follows:

 

1. Attendance at both regional camps

2. Proficiency in each of the following skills:

                             - manual

                             - wheelie

                             - cornering

                             - back hops (from an endo)

3. Performance in the following benchmark tests:

                             - bunny hop (height)

                             - standing 50m sprint (time)

4. Placing at Scottish Open Championships

5. Riders overall conduct, commitment, and contribution to team culture as observed during the selection camps.

6. Ability to attend final team training.

7. Ability to attend event and meet event costs.

 

Announcement of team selections will be made by Scottish Cycling the week following the second camp.

 

Pre-event briefing and travel arrangements

Full details of travel arrangements will be released to riders on selection. However, riders and parents should be aware that pre-event briefing and equipment checking/loading will occur late afternoon Friday 6th December ahead of departure for the event.

Scottish Cycling with hold the right to cancel this opportunity in the event of lack of appropriate interest and/or where a full squad cannot be fielded.

 

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