Junior Elite Team (JET) tryouts are a tool to evaluate athletes from de Been Wodonga to have the best-suited athletes represent Wodonga at the annual de Been JET Camp.
JET tryouts ensure athletes in attendance are placed on the same level playing field irrespective of experience, weight or height.
Athletes are evaluated in the same manner as the JET camp with regards to:
Athletes are given a score of 1, 3 or 5 for each of the assessment areas with all children being rated at 3 at the start of each session.
As the activity progresses, the children may retain the same score or increase/decrease. Should an athlete be scored either a 1 or 5, a brief descriptor is written as to why the score was given.
On completion of the event, scores are collated, and the top four athletes are identified and will have the opportunity to attend the camp the following year.
The two athletes that were rated five and six will be alternates should any of the top four become injured, ill or unable to attend the camp for other reasons.
The purpose of the evaluation is to identify athletes that will be able to withstand the rigours of the JET camp. Not only this but should an international team be established the requirement to travel abroad and compete without parental support is very real.
There have been athletes in past camps from the different Academies that have wanted to go home after the first night, quit during training, or left headquarters without the supervision of an adult during the camp.
So what do the tryouts involve?
The tryouts are a whole day event where the athletes will conduct:
So what does your child need to do to participate in the tryouts?
Lunch is provided.
The day will commence at 9am SHARP with a brief overview of the day that parents can attend. The day will finish at 4pm. Parents and guardians can come and watch the last hour.
PLEASE NOTE: teens that have not completed and brought in the 'Teen Code of Conduct' are ineligible to participate.
Athletes will be informed of their performance the following week.
For further information, please don't hesitate to speak with reception.
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