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A.36 Interscholastic Special Rules

A.36.1

Definition

A.36.1.1Interscholastic competition is an individual point to point format competition for eligible K-12 students. Students compete for individual awards and can compete on teams for team awards.

A.36.2

Course/Class Structure

A.36.2.1The following eight classes will be added for Interscholastics competitions. These classes will be used in individual and team competition.

r) Interscholastic Varsity Males (ISVM) compete on the green course and are in any grade through twelve.

s) Interscholastic Varsity Females (ISVF) compete on the brown course and are in any grade through twelve.

t) Interscholastic Junior Varsity Males (ISJVM) compete on the orange course and are in any grade through twelve.

u) Interscholastic Junior Varsity Females (ISJVF) compete on the orange course and are in any grade through twelve.

v) Interscholastic Intermediate Males (ISIM) compete on the yellow course and are in any grade through nine.

w) Interscholastic Intermediate Females (ISIF) compete on the yellow course and are in any grade through nine.

x) Interscholastic Primary Males (ISPM) compete on the white course and are in any grade through six.

y) Interscholastic Primary Females (ISPF) are on the white course and are in any grade through six.

 

A.36.2.2Interscholastic events may also include team classes as follows:

a) Interscholastic Varsity Teams consist of 3 to 5 students who are competing in the ISVM and/or ISVF classes.

b) Interscholastic Junior Varsity teams consist of 3 to 5 students who are competing in the ISJVM and/or ISJVF class.

c) Interscholastic Intermediate teams consist of 3 to 5 students who are competing in the ISIM and/or ISIF classes.

d) Interscholastic Primary teams consist of 3 to 5 students who are competing in the ISPM and/or ISPF classes.

A.36.3

Interscholastic Eligibility

A.36.3.1To be eligible to compete in an Interscholastic class the competitor must meet the grade requirements listed above and either be enrolled in a public or private school or be homeschooled.

A.36.4

Technical Rules

A.36.4.1Start intervals shall be no less than 2 minutes in accordance with the rules for specific course formats.

A.36.4.2Students from the same team or school on the same course shall be started a minimum of 6 minutes apart. Maximum separation of such students is recommended to reduce the temptation for collusion on the course.

A.36.4.3It is recommended that organizers plan separate courses for the Interscholastic classes. In the event that registered competitors fill up the maximum start window on a course, a separate course must be created for the Interscholastic classes.

A.36.4.4In the event the start window fills up even with a separate course, a one minute start interval or a qualifying system may be used.

A.36.5

Scoring

A.36.5.1Scores for each race are computed as follows:

e) For each Individual Interscholastic class, define AWT (the average winning time) as the average of the times of the top three individual competitors in that class (for Championships use only times from Team Championship-eligible competitors). In the event that there are fewer than three eligible competitors with a valid time in any interscholastic class, the AWT shall be calculated as the average of the times of all eligible competitors with a valid time.

f) For each competitor in each Individual Interscholastic class with a valid result, their score is computed as 60*(competitor’s time)/ (AWT for the class).

g) For competitors with an OT, MP, DNF or DSQ result, their score will be the larger of 10+[60*(course time limit)/ (AWT for the male class)] and 10+[60*(course time limit)/ (AWT for the female class)] for their team level (Varsity, JV, Intermediate, or Primary).

A.36.5.2

Team Scoring: The best three scores from each race for each team are combined for a team score. Lowest overall team score wins.

A.36.5.3

Individual Scoring: The scores from each race are combined for each individual. Lowest combined score wins.

A.36.5.4For calculation purposes the decimal should be carried as far as the used system will allow.

A.36.5.5For display purposes the decimal should be carried one or two places, or as far as necessary to indicate an order or tie. Two decimal places are recommended.

A.36.6

U.S. Interscholastic Orienteering Championships

A.36.6.1The U.S. Interscholastic Orienteering Championships will consist of two races – either two Classic format races or one Middle and one Long format.

A.36.6.2The following are the Championship classes at the U.S. Interscholastic Orienteering Championships:

a) Individual ISVM

b) Individual ISVF

c) Individual ISJVF

d) Individual ISJVM

e) Individual ISIM

f) Individual ISIF

g) Individual ISPM

h) Individual ISPF

i) Individual JROTC ISVM

j) Individual JROTC ISVF

k) Individual JROTC ISJVM

l) Individual JROTC ISJVF

m) Team School Varsity

n) Team School Junior Varsity

o) Team School Intermediate

p) Team Club Varsity

q) Team Club Junior Varsity

r) Team Club Intermediate

s) Team JROTC Varsity

t) Team JROTC Junior Varsity

A.36.6.3To be eligible for U.S. Interscholastic Championship Individual awards an individual must be competing in one of the interscholastic classes and meet the requirements in section <A.12.2>.

A.36.6.4To be eligible for U.S. Interscholastic Championship TEAM awards every individual on a team must be competing in one of the interscholastic classes AND either meet eligibility requirements in section <A.12.2> OR be an Orienteering USA member in good standing and be legally enrolled full-time in a U.S. school.

A.36.6.5To be eligible as a SCHOOL Team

a) Members must be enrolled full-time at the same private or public school.

b) Members must each be able to show school ID for the same school or, if the school does not issue IDs, a letter from the principal stating that the students are enrolled full-time at the school.

A.36.6.6Individuals who are homeschooled may be eligible to form a SCHOOL team under the following rules:

c) All team members must be from the same geographical area. This area is defined as their county or city of residence or the public school district in which they reside, whichever area is geographically larger.

d) Individuals who are enrolled at a public or private school are not permitted to compete on a school team with homeschooled individuals

A.36.6.7To be eligible as a CLUB Team

e) All team members must be primary Orienteering USA members of the same Orienteering USA sanctioned Orienteering Club.

f) The team must not be eligible as a SCHOOL or JROTC team.

g) The Coach of the Club Team must provide a letter stating that all members meet the eligibility requirements.

A.36.6.8To be eligible as a JROTC Team

h) All team members must be enrolled in the same JROTC unit in accordance with the host military service requirements.

i) JROTC teams may also compete as School teams if they meet the School team requirements above.

A.36.6.9Championship Awards will be given in accordance with rule <A.30.2>. See Appendix <ref>, U.S. Orienteering Championship Award Guidelines

A.36.6.10 Traveleing Cups are awarded to the top eligible teams in School Varsity, School Junior Varsity, School Intermediate, JROTC Varsity, and JROTC Junior Varsity classes.

A.36.6.11 Awards in the JROTC classes may differ from standard U.S. Championship awards.

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