Junior Squad Open Sessions

Dear Club Secretaries ,Chairpersons and Coach Coordinators.

This Sunday coming, the 27th of Nov ,the  Archery Ireland  Junior Squad well commence its preparation for the upcoming season. To enable further development of the squad,  the first 4 sessions will be open to prospective new and budding archers for trials, who are from Archery Ireland affiliated clubs and who shoot either Recurve, Compound or Barebow.

If you and your club coaches believe that you have cadets or juniors within your club, who would be suitable for trials given the following criteria, then I would  encourage them to attend the first 4 sessions which will be trials for the squad of 2017.
Cadets and juniors may try out for the squad if they meet the following criteria
They are Archery Ireland members.
-They are recommended by their club coach as being of a suitable standard.
-They shoot any of the following disciplines Recurve, Compound or Barebow.
-They are one of the following age groups cadets (13 years and older) or Juniors for the upcoming outdoor season in 2017. (An athlete may participate in a Junior Class in tournaments when the competition takes  place up to and in the year of their 20th birthday)
-They are capable of shooting the required distances of 50m for compound and 60/70 for Recurve cadet/junior  the initial trials will be indoors. Barebow archers should be competent on a 40cm face at 18m.
Please let me know if your club will be sending any archer for trials who was not on the squad last year . 
The First open session will be held at the Dublin Archers indoor training hall on Sunday the 27th of Nov, it will be a 10am arrival and set up  for a 10:30 start.Please ensure you bring all the required equipment, full set of arrows, along with your club jersey or sports cloths, exercise mat is also useful if you have one to bring.
The Address for the first session is as follows : Pobalscoil Neasan, Moyclare Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, Co. Dublin

 The following are the details for the remaining open session.
The 2nd Open session in Dec will be hosted in the same venue in Baldoyle on 18 Dec.
The 3rd Open session on Jan the 22nd will be hosted by Cork City Archery Club in their indoor training venue at Nemo Rangers GAA Grounds. The address is as follows  Mount Vernon Cres, Ballinlough, Cork, T12 R2PC, Ireland.
The 4th Open Session will be held on the 19th Feb, the venue is to be confirmed.
Each open session is a 10am for 10:30 session.
Post the Feb session, squad selection will be made and all those who completed the trials will be notified accordingly if they were successful or not in making the squad for 2017.
Thanks Dave

Junior Manager – Archery Ireland