Invitations are sent 2-3 weeks ahead of each camp. An overview of invited players will be published when invitations are sent.
The ranking is done in categories of players and genders.
The number of players invited in each category is not fixed, but depends mainly on:
- The training camps are the committee’s main tool to select the final roster, with the best players. The camps are planned to give the best mix of training and player assessment possible. Players that either play well or develop well will have a high chance of getting selected in the next round.
- Selection and teamplay depends highly on the quality of the training. Without strong players beside them and enough subs and intensity, both quality of training and grounds for assessment falls. The committee will therefore invite a troop of 25-35 motivated players to reach an optimal training camp. Players that contribute to the quality of training will be prioritized.
- Training camps with the national team is a good arena to develop individual skills and team play for Norwegian players. The camps gives the opportunity to challenge individuals on a higher level, and the long term development of players is important both for the national team and for the quidditch community in Norway. Players who can benefit long term from participation will be prioritized to some extent.
For World Cup 2018, the committee selected 21 players and 4 reserves to travel to Italy to compete. Depending on the tournament rules, the reserves will step in when players are injured or otherwise unable to play. Similar numers is expected at European Games 2019 (EG19).
The final distribution of positions is not fixed and will depend on individual contributions or other factors.
Selection criteria and guidelines for Team Norway 2018/2019
The players will mainly be selected to ensure Norway competitiveness at EG19. This is based on individual skill levels, team play and coordination. In addition, the future development of Norwegian national team play will have weight in the selection. This means that if the difference in skill between two players is not too large, the player that can represent Norway in future tournaments will be selected. If the difference in level is large enough, the best player will be selected, independently of possible future eligibility for Norway.
Selection shall mostly be based on training camps held during the season. Players that wants to be considered must participate on all training camps they are invited to, unless they have strong reasons not to. These reasons could be financial, work- or school related. Players who has not participated at training camps may not be selected for the final roster. In addition, the selection committee should watch play during tournaments like Oslo Open 18, NM 19 and EQC 19.
Invitation to training camps shall be based on play during open training camps or the tournaments mentioned. In addition, coaches of clubs can recommend players for consideration. This recommendation is highly valued, and the committee should invite this player to a training camp to consider, unless strong reasons says otherwise – for example that they have already considered this player as clearly not strong enough for national team play. This opportunity is especially important to find new talents recruited in the spring semester, and has not had a chance to participate at open training camps.
The committee should invite ca 30 players to each training camp to maintain a high level with sufficient number of substitutes. If a player accepts their invitation and does not show, without notice or with short notice without a good reason, the selection committee can consider to not invite the player to the next training camp. Illness or unforseen events are examples of good reasons.
If a player withdraws from a training camp on short notice or on no notice, so the committee do not have time to replace them, the training fee will still be due by the invited player. What is considered short notice will be defined and communicated by the selection committee.
Participating players will be ranked for purpose of selection. This ranking will be sendt to players to assess their own levels. If the players does not want to be publicly ranked, they will be exempt from the ranking and will instead be given an individual assesment of level, in categories like “on the team”, “fighting for a spot” or “training squad”.