Pieaugušie - Pieaugušo izlases veidošanas principi 2021.gadā ◪ Latvijas Orientēšanās federācija

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    26.01.2021

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    All runners with Latvian orienteering data base (www.odb.lv) ID can qualify as National Team representatives to the following Events: World Orienteering Championships (WOC), European Orienteering Championships (EOC), World Cup (WC), and Baltic Championships (BOC)

    Team selection to all Events will be based on

    • Results in test races according to the plan below
    • Previous international championship race results (WOC, EOC, WC, BOC, JWOC) from 2018-2019 + 2021
    • Official World Ranking at the selection date (Sprint and Forest WRE races are considered separately)
    • Future potential as judged by the Team Management
    • Optimal team composition for the specific championship

     

    All criteria will be taken in consideration, but no single criteria are obligatory for selection.

     

    Test races for 2021 WOC, EOC and BOC selections

    1. EOC (Sprint) - Kurzeme pavasaris (sprint) 3.4. and Lieldienu balva (sprint) 5.4.
    2. BOC – Aronas kauss 18.4 and Latvian Championships Long 4.5.
    3. WOC Relay - Baltic Championships (LIT) 30.5.
    4. WOC Sprint, Middle and Long selection races (CZ) 4.-6.6.

     

    Dates for team composition selection

    1. EOC (SUI) by 9.4.
    2. Baltic Orienteering Championships by 18.5.
    3. World Orienteering Championships by 8.6.
    4. World Cup 2 (SWE), by 2.8. (last official entry date). 1+1 places reserved specifically for U-23 athletes (who do not qualify as senior athletes).
    5. World Cup 3 (ITA), by 19.9.. (last official entry date). 1+1 places reserved specifically for U-23 athletes (who do not qualify as senior athletes).

     

    Decisions on team composition

    The team selection will be conducted by LOF Elite Team Management consisting of Janis Krumins, Ainars Lupikis, Jari Ikäheimonen. Runners will be informed.

     

    LOF Team Management is responsible for decisions taken. Runners involved have the right to get explanation of the decisions; However Team Management is not obliged to give public explanation for the decisions.

     

    Financial Event support for athletes by LOF

    Final support will be known after budget approval in LOF Congress planned in March 2021.

     

    Communication and information

    Training camps etc: invitations and detailed information will be available in official LOF channels. Each runner should follow information sent to e-mail or publications in official LOF channels.

     

    Both Elite Team Management and Team Members are responsible for communication. Resources of team are limited therefore each runner must take care of raising his/her personal questions. Candidates are expected to show their initiative in communication (except for announcements, changes in principles etc. that are responsibility of Team Management).

     

    Note: Calendar is preliminary and potential changes will be communicated in due time.

    LOF Elite Training Group selection procedures and criteria for 2021
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    PURPOSE of the Training Groups

    The Training Groups are a support mechanism for athletes who are aiming to qualify into Latvian WOC and EOC Team in the future. Qualifying into Training Groups credit the athlete LOF support for training towards World Orienteering Championships. Training Group membership is not a reward for past results, and it does not guarantee qualifying to Championship races.

     

    DESCRIPTION OF LEVELS

    The A Group consists of athletes judged to have high potential to qualify into Latvian WOC and EOC team between 2021-2022.

    The Challenger (B) Group consists of athletes judged to have with potential to qualify for WOC and EOC Team primarily from 2023. All Latvian athletes – also outside of training groups – have equal possibilities to qualify into the Championships (see separate LOF international Event selection procedure and criteria in 2021)

     

    GROUP SELECTION and composition

    Selection to the Groups is done for 2021 with an aim 1) to maximize the athletic success in WOC and EOC races in 2021, and 2) to prepare runners for future WOC and EOC races.

    The exact number of athletes for each Group, as well as Group member benefits and obligations will be decided for each year separately depending on the international championship schedule and regulations (e.g. what distances in WOC or EOC is realistic for a single athlete to run; how many start slots are available for Latvia), as well as the available LOF Elite budget and other resources.

     

    SELECTION METHOD

    All runners willing to receive the Training Group support should apply to Team Management by an announced time to be considered eligible for LOF support. The Team Management will make the selection based on their judgment of athletes’ level, the selection years’ championship program, and budget. The deadline for selection is end of January.

     

    The Team Management members will be decided per year, and will be announced with the selection criteria.

     

    DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING GROUPS AND SUPPORT

    The Latvian Orienteering Federation can, but is not obliged to support the Group athletes in the following ways. The extent of support depends on Elite budget and on the Groups the athlete belongs to, and it will be decided per year.

     

    Coaching support: consultation for training planning; race and training analyses; regular personal contact; providing articles, maps & courses and other support material; contact with foreign clubs, experts and athletes; creation of education material e.g. presentations, example courses, videos

    Expert support: lecturers, special coaching (e.g. mental training, strength training), massage, health care

    Financial support: expense compensation within available budget, stipends

    Training camps: coordination of food, accommodation and logistics; training session organizing; training analyses; lectures; discussions; maps, gear

    Team management: championship entries; travelling arrangements, logistics, accommodation, food; payments to organizers; material coordination (e.g. national team clothes, supplements); official communications e.g. IOF information, changes in rules, selection criteria etc.

    Material support: e.g. clothes, shoes, nutrition supplements, compasses.

     

    A-Group support is reserved for runners who have already proven to be international level athletes and have expressed their willingness to continue their career towards top-level. Specifically, the athletes that are judged to be candidates for WOC 2021 are eligible for this group.


    A-Group will receive the following support

    • Participation to all Training Camps in National Team program free of charge. Travelling costs are on athlete’s responsibility unless otherwise agreed. Accommodation and food fees might occur.
    • Participation to International Championships races in which they are selected free of charge
    • Travelling support for events in National Team program as agreed with Team Management
    • Regular Coaching and Expert support. Personal Coaching contact minimum once a month.
    • Priority Team Management support for events in National Team program
    • National Team gear support
    • Priority in selection to National Team events and international races
    • Priority in starting group allocations in international events


    A-Group members are obliged to

    • inform Team Management on their plans, training status, and results monthly
    • perform a standardized running test / other proof of physical form at least twice a year
    • participate in National Team events as agreed with Team Management
    • start in WOC, EOC and BOC races as agreed by Team Management unless sick or injured
    • represent LOF in non-sports events (e.g. sponsor events) as agreed with Team Management

     

    “As agreed with Team Management” above should be understood so, that Team Management makes a proposal and discusses that with the athlete; after the discussion, Team Management’s judgement is decisive.

     

    All athletes selected to represent LOF in Championship races – also athletes not belonging to a Training Group - are required to sign an official Athlete contract that concerns representative tasks. That contract has additional details of support and obligations.

     

    Challenger Group support is reserved for runners who are aiming at international level after 2021 and have expressed willingness to make and effort required to reach this level. Specifically, the athletes that are judged to be candidates for WOC or EOC after 2021 belong to this Group.

     

    Challenger Group members will receive the following support

    • Participation to all National Team Training Camps in Latvia free of charge. Travelling costs are on athlete’s responsibility. Accommodation and food fees might occur.
    • Participation to International Championships races in which they are selected free of charge
    • Possibility for travelling support to events in National Team program
    • Coaching support by national team coaches and experts at National Team Training Camps
    • Team Management support for events in National Team program
    • Limited National team gear support

     

    Challenger Group members are obliged to

    -     inform Team Management on their plans, training status and results every six months

    -     perform a standardized running test / other proof of physical form before championship selections

    -     participate in National Team events as agreed with Team Management

     

    Note to all runners:

    All runners selected to any National Team events must immediately inform Team Management about any health issues or problems with trainings that can influence their condition.





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