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It's just me said 2 years ago

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Are fewer club kids racing in the legion meets this year?
My kids coach suggested not running in the legion meet this year, wondered if a few other club coaches suggested the same to their kids ? I was Looking at some Ontario legion meets and was surprised at the results, times seemed slow which made me think a lot of the faster club kids are opting out this year. Is this due to the number of other very competitive events going on in the province or because nationals are a short drive away vs flying out to the west coast? ( less incentive to make team ontario)

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    Anonymous said 2 years ago

    Last weekend Legion meets conflicted with AO Jr/Seniors. Many of the faster youth ran there.

    In addition, many of the grade 11s are still hoping to make the IAAF youth team and have been running twilight meets for times.

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    NC Blogger said 2 years ago

    You don't have to run in the local Legion meets unless of course you want to be named to the provincial legion team. The National Legion meet is still open to anyone who runs the qualifying standards, so many of those who feel they can meet or have met the auto qualifiers may not elect to run these meets.

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    Anonymous said 2 years ago

    Anyone else avoid Twilight meets because of high school exams? Whose decision should this be, the teenage athlete, the coach, or the parents?

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    iRun2Fast said 1 week ago

    Please post the 2017 standards for Legion nats.
    thanks

    Quoting: NC Blogger
    "You don't have to run in the local Legion meets unless of course you want to be named to the provincial legion team. The National Legion meet is still open to anyone who runs the qualifying standards, so many of those who feel they can meet or have met the auto qualifiers may not elect to run these meets."

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    El Hefe said 1 week ago

    http://www.legion.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2017-Tech-Manual_Eng_May18.pdf

    Appendix B page 15

    My prediction....it will be the most poorly attended National Champs in years.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

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    "Anyone else avoid Twilight meets because of high school exams? Whose decision should this be, the teenage athlete, the coach, or the parents?"


    could be a good stress reliever - and it isn't like students spend their entire day studying. Ok to take a break for a couple of hours :-)

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: It's just me
    "Are fewer club kids racing in the legion meets this year?
    My kids coach suggested not running in the legion meet this year, wondered if a few other club coaches suggested the same to their kids ? I was Looking at some Ontario legion meets and was surprised at the results, times seemed slow which made me think a lot of the faster club kids are opting out this year. Is this due to the number of other very competitive events going on in the province or because nationals are a short drive away vs flying out to the west coast? ( less incentive to make team ontario)"


    Brandon, Manitoba is a short drive? You must live in Kenora or thereabouts:)

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Thanks El Hefe for the link to Legion. Have not been there for a long time when my athlete went to Charlottetown and to Langley.
    IMO hoping the Brandon meet will be successful to put the city on the Canada map and to justify the expensive renovations. Just like McLeod Park and PEI had to invest years ago.

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Can someone please clarify the specific ages/date of birth for each age group for legion meets? Some of the district meets offer events for tyke/atom/bantam athletes as well, even though they cannot qualify.
    Thanks!

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    El Hefe said 1 week ago

    U16 and U18 I've seen 13 yr olds compete as long as they can meet the minimum required time, distance or height. I believe 12 yr olds have competed but could be mistaken.

    All the infor you need is here http://www.legion.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/2017-Tech-Manual_Eng_May18.pdf

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    Fishy said 1 week ago

    My child won 3 races at the Legion meet but was not invited to the provincial championships in Windsor. I find that odd as we were told top 3 are "considered".

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Fishy
    "My child won 3 races at the Legion meet but was not invited to the provincial championships in Windsor. I find that odd as we were told top 3 are "considered"."



    Time standard met in all three wins? Which 3 events?

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    jumpsguy said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Fishy
    "My child won 3 races at the Legion meet but was not invited to the provincial championships in Windsor. I find that odd as we were told top 3 are "considered"."


    Top 3 ARE considered, but, the Legion does consider performances VS last years Provincials/Nationals. I have seen many instances where 1st place person does not get selected because the distance/time would not meet criteria to compete at Provincial meet. What were the events and what were the times/distances ?

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    Fishy said 1 week ago

    top 5 at OFSAA but not good enough for an invite to compete at provincials? NOT nationals but JUST provincial? Still stinky if you ask me. Possibly has the wrong singlet?

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Fishy
    "top 5 at OFSAA but not good enough for an invite to compete at provincials? NOT nationals but JUST provincial? Still stinky if you ask me. Possibly has the wrong singlet?"


    What are the qualification procedures that you are referring to?

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    Anonymous said 1 week ago

    Quoting: Fishy
    "top 5 at OFSAA but not good enough for an invite to compete at provincials? NOT nationals but JUST provincial? Still stinky if you ask me. Possibly has the wrong singlet?"

    I would contact District organizers and find out why the athlete was not selected. Could have been an "oversight". I've dealt with Legion for years, and, occasionally they miss someone who should be on team. You have to keep in mind they are Legion "volunteers", and not necessarily track and field people.

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