• JFS Junior Coe Cup

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  • 18 March 08:00 - 10:00
  • Sun 18th March - JUNIOR COE CUP

    JFS IS OPEN TO:

    Male and female skiers and snowboarders aged 12-17yrs on the date of the event.

    Please note that every competitor must be accompanied by a responsible adult or supporting coach who is responsible to:-

    Ensure that the competitor is of adequate ability to participate
    Ensure the competitor understands the need to carefully choose and ride a safe line
    Ensure the competitor carries, and is familiar with the use of, the mandatory safety equipment
    Parents and coaches will be asked to make a declaration confirming the above at event sign-in

    COMPETITION FORMAT:

    JFS events are judged off-piste competitions, whereby riders are scored by a panel of judges on their ability to select a safe line and ski or snowboard competently with style, technical ability and in control, down a designated competition face.

    JFS events follow a 2 run format whereby run 1 is a qualifying run, and run 2 a final judged and scored run that determines a rank.

    RUN1 - The QUALIFIER, takes place on the “Qualifying Competition Face”. On this run riders must demonstrate sufficient fluidity, technical ability, skill and control to get A GREEN FLAG from the judging panel, to progress to Run 2 – The FINALS. On completing their qualifying run each rider should visit the judging panel to collect a sheet offering critical feedback on their run.

    RUN2 – The FINAL is a judged run on the “Finals Competition Face”. Using standard SFS competition judging criteria and scoring systems, riders gain an overall impression score out of 100 from each judge and are ranked on the sum of their judges scores.

    The criteria are:-

    1. LINE - The level of interest creativity and hazard of the line chosen

    2. AIR/STYLE - Amplitude, complexity and execution of jumps & tricks (no inversions permitted ** )

    3. TECHNICALITY - Technique & control demonstrated

    4. FLUIDITY - Speed and fluidity

    ** Please note that in accordance with latest World Freeride Junior Tour rulings, for safety reasons events for U18 competitors do not now permit inverted tricks. Should the bindings of a competitor rise above their head in an aerial move they will now be disqualified.

    GUIDELINE EVENT TIMETABLE

    The timetable will vary slightly at each venue but generally follow this approx format:-

    0815 Rider Check-In opens in the base cafe

    0845 Rider Check-In closes

    0900 Rider Briefing followed by practice on the qualifying face

    1100 Qualifying Runs start in bib order

    Lunch and Inspection of Competition Face

    1400 Judged Runs on the Competition Face start in bib order (for qualified competitors)

    1630 Prize Giving

    24-36hrs ahead of event a weather and conditions based ON/OFF decision will be announced on facebook and the website and emailed to all registered competitors.

    MEDAL CATEGORIES:

    Gold Silver and Bronze Medals will be awarded in the following categories

    - Male Ski

    - Male Board

    - Female Ski

    - Female Board

    COST:

    £20 per head competition entry. PAYABLE IN CASH ON THE DAY at registration/ bib collection (No Cards)

    PLUS, if the event is based at a ski centre with uplift, once you have your bib, you will need to buy your uplift pass direct from the mountain at the normal rates.

    ENTRY:

    Entry is in advance by online entry form only.

    Entries will be limited to 55 competitors per event.

    SAFETY EQUIPMENT

    In accordance with standard back-country and off piste safety protocols the following equipment is

    MANDATORY:- Helmet, back protector
    ADVISED: Avalanche transceiver, a suitable off-piste backpack, probe and shovel.

    Competitors MUST wear their BIB and carry all manditory safety equipment at all times.

    It is the responsibility of the accompanyng coach or adult to ensure that all riders are familiar with the use of the andatory equipment prior to the competition.

    RISK

    It is the responsibility of competitor’s parents, or their accompanying coaches, to decide whether of not competitors are adequately skilled to participate in the competition.

    In no way can the organiser be held liable should a competitor of insufficient ability ride a competition face and become injured as a result of their lack of skill or ability.

    Parents must confirm that they understand the risks associated with freeride competition prior to their child competing, and they willl be asked to sign a statement of acceptance of liability at registration.

    ADVANCE TRAINING:

    Each JFS competition is scheduled to take place on a Sunday. It is preceeded on the Saturday by a junior freeride training session organised by the British Freeride coaching team.

    The Saturday training is optional but strongly recommended for each competitor and will cover items such as:-

    Line Choice
    Offpiste Technique
    Offpiste Safety
    Understanding freeride competition judging and scoring

    To find out more about the Saturday training session visit www.britishfreeride.co.uk

    Any questions about this series please email enquiries@freedomseries.co.uk

    Register here: http://www.scottishfreedomseries.co.uk/jfs-whosin/