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Junior Team Selection Criteria

When selecting Junior teams to represent Scotland, the Junior selectors are asked to pick the strongest team, taking into account the format of the event and cognisance of recent results & performances: domestic & international.

Please note that, in line with BADMINTONscotland'sselection process, there is no right of appeal for junior selections.

European Junior Team Championships 2015 Selection Criteria

When selecting players for the Individual Events at the European Junior Championships, the Junior Selectors are asked to pick the strongest individuals, taking into account their fitness; and also taking cognisance of recent results and performances, domestic and international.

It should be noted that players who are unable to participate fully in training sessions throughout the month prior to the selection date will not be considered for selection.  Players selected to represent Scotland at the European Individuals will be at the sole discretion of the Junior Selectors; in line with BADMINTONscotland’s selection process, there is no right of appeal for junior selections.

National Squad – Selection Criteria for Invitation to Junior Squads

The performance team/coaches will be identifying players who, in their opinion, have the potential to compete and win for Scotland and GB at senior level in the future.  This will be the main focus of the National Junior Squad programmes.

A player has an opportunity to be considered for selection to represent their Country whether they are part of the National Squad or not.

U15/U19 Squad Selection Criteria – automatic selection

The following will be automatically selected for the National Squad.

All age groups i.e., U19, U17, and U15 National Junior Championships:

·         Winners of boys’ singles

·         Winners of ladies singles

·         Winners of boys’ doubles

·         Winners of girls’ doubles

·         Winners of mixed doubles

U15/U19 Squad Selection Criteria - Other

Other selections for squad places or guest positions will be made at the discretion of theBADMINTONscotland National Squad Coaches and the following will be taken into account:

*              Potential and commitment of player to be successful for Scotland and GB in the opinion of National Coaches

*              Recent performance and results of players

U13 Squad Selection Criteria

Invite to this squad will be through identification of young players throughout Scotland through National or Regional Talent days based on physical and in some cases technical testing. Invites may also be awarded based on results at appropriate competitions; and, in some cases, referrals to the National Development Coach.

The invites will be made at the sole discretion of the National Development Coach

Continued involvement within squad will be primarily focused on achieving technical and on-going physical development outcomes to the satisfaction of the National Development Coach or in some cases results within appropriate competitions.

When players in this squad reach the age of 12, age-specific bleep test results will also need to be met to be selected for or remain in the squad.

Fitness Testing

All athletes with invites to National Squads will be required to undertake a fitness test. Achievement levels will be set for each athlete based on their initial test results. Players who are injured or sick will need to produce a sickness line from a doctor or physio advising the reasons why they are unable to sit the test.  Before any re-selections occur all players must sit a fitness test otherwise consideration can only be given for a Guest position until the player is able to sit and pass the test.

Additionally, it is a condition of continued membership of the squad that each player meets the appropriate age level fitness shuttle run target.  These are listed below, and are non-negotiable.  These fitness shuttle run targets must be met at the January 2012 fitness testing session (date to be confirmed).

Age 12 boys:        10.5

Age 12 girls:         9

Age 13 boys:        11.0

Age 13 girls:         10

Age 14 boys:        11.5

Age 14 girls:         10.5

Age 15 boys:        12.0

Age 15 girls:         10.7

Age 16 boys:        12.5

Age 16 girls:         10.9

Age 17 boys:        13.0

Age 17 girls:         11.0

Age 18 boys:        13.5

Age 18 girls:         11.3

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