Why change squad criteria?
The squad director & coach have been considering the large numbers who became eligible for the last squad. In this light, they have tried to find a way of ensuring a manageable squad whilst trying to provide the broadest possible scope for all clubs in the region to participate. For this reason the following criteria will be applied to the February squad although, following that, may be reviewed further.
Revised squad criteria
- Aged 17 years or under on 31st December 2014; and
- Competed at C, or above, last season; or
- Qualified to C last season but did not compete due to the change in competition structure; and
- Emailed application to be received by email ([antibot mailto=”[email protected]”]) by Friday 24th January
Important new provision to broaden scope:
In addition it has been decided that in line with the policy to include a coach education element during squad sessions, any club in the region affiliated to the ECGA and not already represented (as above), may send one coach and one gymnast (the gymnast’s standard to be determined by the club in question). Please be sure to notify the names of gymnast and coach by the closing date above.
If places on the squad session remain available after applying the above criteria, the Regional Squad Coach will invite appropriate ‘wild card’ gymnasts.