18th Annual Youth Meet

February 8, 2014
Saturday

Site: Vasquez Rocks

Update 2/4/14 Start List updated

Update 1/27/14 Due low registrations, REGISTRATION WILL REMAIN OPEN. Please call (661) 762-1580 or email Clare if you plan to send a late registration.

This event is restricted to Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, COOL members and other youth or school groups 6TH GRADE AND UP.

NOTE - NEW WAIVER POLICY
LAOC is now required to obtain a waiver for every participant. For minors, this must be signed by a parent or guardian. Please download our waiver form and bring a signed copy for each participant with you to the event. These will be collected at the packet pick-up table.

Format of Event: Basic course instruction will be available first. The youth will then run in pairs on standard orienteering courses. A variety of courses will be offered for different skill levels. There will be a picnic lunch break (groups must provide their own lunch) followed by an afternoon mass start score-O event. Youth will compete in the same pairs on a scattered course where each control found increases their score. Awards will be given for each course and for an overall group score.

There are to be two youth per team. Each group may have one three-person team to allow for odd numbers.  White and Yellow teams must be entered based on the age of the oldest team member. Individual ribbons will be presented to the top 25% of teams in each division for both AM and PM courses (at a minimum the top three teams will earn awards).  Group awards will be presented to the top five overall groups.  To be eligible for group awards you must have a minimum of 3 teams running in both the AM and PM.  Smaller groups may wish to combine to meet this requirement.

COOL members should check out the special league notes here.

WHITE COURSE (beginners):
Simple trail-based course approximately 1 mile long. Multiple courses will be set to accommodate all of the white classes. Older classes may have a slightly longer course. Youth classes must run in pairs. Adults may run in groups or alone.

White 12: Restricted to those 12 years old and under.
White 14: Restricted to those 14 years old and under.
White Open: Open to youth of any age.
White Adult: Adults may run in teams or alone. Participating adults must preregister and pay the appropriate fees. Adult course results are not counted toward overall group awards. Individual awards will be presented in the adult category.

YELLOW COURSE (intermediate):
A standard Yellow course. Recommended for those with experience on white or yellow courses and ready for slightly more challenge. Youth must run in pairs. Adults may run in teams or alone. Top Yellow runners will earn slightly higher scores toward group awards than on White.

Yellow 14: Restricted to those 14 years old and under.
Yellow Open: Open to youth of any age.
Yellow Adult: Adults may run in teams or alone. Participating adults must preregister and pay the appropriate fees. Adult course results are not counted toward overall group awards. Individual awards will be presented in the adult category.

ORANGE COURSE (advanced):
A standard Orange course. Recommended for those with experience on orange and above courses. Involves significant off-trail navigation. Youth must run in pairs. Adults may run in teams or alone. Top Orange runners will earn slightly higher scores toward group awards than on Yellow.

Orange Open: Open to youth of any age
Orange Adult: Adults may run in teams or alone. Participating adults must preregister and pay the appropriate fees. Adult course results are not counted toward overall group awards. Individual awards will be presented in the adult category.

FEE: $10.00 for each participating youth or adult.
Fee includes full-color maps, courses, estick rental, site fee, patch, and awards. There will be no refunds, but non-attending groups may arrange to receive their map copies and patches. Electronic punching will be used. There will be a $50 charge for any estick that is not returned at the end of the meet.

SCHEDULE:
After you register you will receive a reporting time between 8:30am and10:30am. Instruction will be available throughout the morning. Start times will run from approximately 9:30am to11:30am. Afternoon Score-O event will be from 1:30pm-2:30pm with map distribution and rules beginning at 1:15pm. Awards ceremony as soon as possible after this. Expect to leave between 3:30pm and 4:00pm.

Directions will be provided with registration confirmation
Vasquez Rocks Natural Area, 10700 Escondido Canyon Road, Agua Dulce, CA 91350

EQUIPMENT:
Each team should have a compass, a watch, and a safety whistle. Groups must provide their own lunch. Lunch break is designed to be about one hour for the late starting groups and can be significantly longer for those with early start times.

REGISTRATION
All groups must preregister and be prepaid. Walk-ins on the day of the event will be turned away. Teams will be assigned start times for the morning courses based on receipt of registration. Earlier registrations will get preferred start times. In early February you will receive a confirmation showing your start times and expected arrival time.

Deadline: Registration must be Postmarked by Saturday, January 25th, 2014. Registration is limited and the event may fill up before this date. Register early to avoid disappointment.

REGISTRATION FORM

VOLUNTEERS:
Volunteer help is always appreciated. Adults who prefer not to run a course but would like to help out will receive a free patch. Contact the meet director prior to the meet date for a volunteer assignment.

Location

Vasquez Rocks, Parking, Agua Dulce, CA

Schedule
Saturday, February 8
9:30 am - 11:30 amYouth meet: Morning Point-to-Point: Youth Meet
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmYouth meet: Afternoon Score-O
3:00 pmAwards
Volunteers
Meet Director:
Course Setter:Joe Vlietstra
Location Details

Vasquez Rocks
Parking
Agua Dulce, CA
Google Map


Take the Interstate 5 north through LA to the north end of the San Fernando Valley. Most LA freeways converge onto the I-5 at this point (210, 405, 170, 118). Just a few miles north of the convergence, head East on Highway 14 (the Antelope fwy) and drive about fifteen miles, then exit at Agua Dulce Road. Go north a couple of miles. Follow the road as it turns right, continue past a stop sign* for 1/4 mile. Park entrance is on the right. Continue through park on the dirt road to the large parking area. Parking is FREE. (*turn at the stop sign for stores and restaurants)
Course Details
Courses: White (Basic) Point-to-Point

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Required Waiver

Minors attending without a parent must bring this required waiver filled out by their parent for each event or they will NOT be allowed to participate. Adults and parents with children may sign the waiver at the event.

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