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DEVELOPMENT SQUAD APPLICATIONS FOR THE SECOND HALF OF THE 2018-19 SEASON
NISA are pleased to confirm we are now taking applications for the Development Squads for the second half of the 2018-19 season. The closing deadline will be midday on Wednesday 5th December 2018.
The criteria for the individual squads will remain the same, and we wish to make it clear that for this application window, being required to claim a higher test level due to obtaining the Competitive Test Score three times in the 2018-19 season will not detrimentally affect skaters’ applications. This means that a skater who has moved up as a result of a Competitive Test Claim for a competition since 1st July 2018, but is still age-eligible for the previous category, can apply for the lower squad.
In practice, this means e.g. a skater who was Level 7 going into the new season (including any claims from competitions at the end of the 2017-18 season) and remains age-eligible at Intermediate Novice, but did not meet all the requirements for RD2 in the first application window, and who between 1st July 2018 and 5th December 2018 achieves and claims L8 (Advanced Novice), will still be able to apply for RD2. However, skaters who began the season at L8 will still need to meet the requirements for UK Talent Potential Advanced Novice.
Requirements and criteria for the 2019-20 season will be reviewed later this season, but it is key that this communication is shared at an early stage so that skaters know they will not be penalised for competing due to a new rule enforced by NISA, as it is a crucial part of every skater’s development to compete and excel.
All applications must be sent with full supporting evidence to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the NISA offices and will be reviewed and confirmed on an on-going basis, however admittance to the squad will be official only as of December
ORIGINAL POST APRIL 2018
Full details of the criteria for the NISA Development Squads 2018-19 are now published.
Applications must be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com or by post to the NISA Offices. No applications will be accepted by hand or fax.
The window of application is from the publication of this announcement to midday, Tuesday 7th August 2018.
PDFs supporting applications must be from NISA-approved events dating 01/07/2017 - 03/08/2018.
Applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis but in cases where there is a maximum level that can be held for any given squad, confirmation can only be issued after July 1st, which is the first day of the new season and therefore the date on which the criteria must be met, and will be issued once approved to the contact details through which the application was made. Skaters who have not yet met the criteria by July 1st will still have until the end of Sheffield IJS to achieve the requirements and submit their application.
Following further consultation, there will now be a second window of application following the British Championships 2018, precise timings of which will be communicated closer to the time. Please note this is for skaters not on one of the squads in the first half of the season, and is not for skaters to move between squads mid-season.
Once any applications are confirmed as successful, more details relating to the 2018-19 season, such as kit and allocation of ISU Internationals, will be sent to the skater and their coach.
All information regarding international competitions can be found here.
This section will give you information and advice about obtaining funding, as well as advising of opportunites to apply for funding.