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2021 Raider Nationals
SOP/Info Update Page

Below are the Raider Nationals updates/clarifications and general information that have been implemented since the initial posting of all event materials. These items listed are found in inverse chronological order to their date of implementation.

Schools are ENCOURAGED to PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN
for any changes/clarifications to the event regs

ALL SCHOOLS MUST READ THE SOP!
CHANGES ARE MADE EACH YEAR,
DO NOT ASSUME YOU KNOW ALL OF THE
INFORMATION FROM ATTENDING PAST YEARS.

These SOP Updates are simply amendments to the current SOP and are NOT the only changes for this year. Make sure to read the SOP completely as well as all of the items listed below.

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CURRENT UPDATES FOR THE RAIDER WEEKEND

#1 - 1 MAY 2021: 2021 RAIDER NATIONALS MATERIALS POSTED - SCHOOLS BEING ACCEPTED
The 2021 Raider Nationals Weekend is set. Dates and other information is posted on the official website. The SOP and scoresheets are posted. The website is now accepting team entries.

#2 - 16 August 2021: CURRENTLY, ARMY TEAMS MUST ENTER THE ARMY CHAMPIONSHIPS (UNLESS THEY HAVE A FEMALE TEAM)
Currently, the entries into the far more limited one-day All-Service Raider Championships are nearing capacity. Therefore, entries are now limited to non-Army teams only UNLESS THE SCHOOL is entering a much sought after Female Division teams. Army schools are welcome to take the few dozen slots still remaining within the ARMY RAIDER CHAMPIONSHIPS

#3 - 17 August 2021: SOP UPDATES, CHANGES and CLARIFICATIONS
Several Items schools have called in and we have worked through for clarity:
1. NO All-Service Raider Challenge schools will go over the massive 12' wall in Gauntlet. It is locked off that morning. It is unlocked later for Army Championship teams to practice on it and of course compete on it the following day.
2. Rubberized mulch has been added to the take-off and landing areas of all walls used for the Raider Nationals.
3. The weight of the liter used for the ARMY Raider Championships within the CCR event is listed for males in the SOP. The female liter is roughly 20lbs. less.

#4 - 17 August 2021: SPECTATORS ALLOWED FOR THE 2021 RAIDER NATIONALS?
As part of the Covid protocols, the Raider Nationals will be closely monitoring Covid guidance from the CDC for outside events. Currently there are no plans to limit spectators however this could change as the event gets closer. Teams should be aware necessary personal for the running of the team will NEVER be denied from attending, however pure spectators may be limited.

#5 - 15 September 2021: TEAM SIZES EXPANDED TO 14 FROM 12
Due to continuing efforts to combat Covid transmission and issues teams are facing in this regard, SNI has made the change to allow Raider teams to be expanded with TWO ADDITIONAL CADETS should teams wish to utilize them. Therefore, maximum school sizes will go from 12 cadets total per team to 14 cadets total per team. The number of competing cadets will not change (10 cadets). This should give all teams more flexibility to train and compete with additional substitutes.

#6 - 07 October 2021: CAMPING IS TIGHT - CHECK IN/OUT TIMES ESTABLISHED
Camping assignments are being tentatively made and will be distributed to teams prior to 10/8/2021. This is largely due to the hard work of Jennifer Ladd here in our office! These will be emailed to all schools and posted in your MySchool websites. CAMPING RULES FOR SCHOOLS TO KNOW: Schools competing just on Friday at the All-Service Raider Nationals AND staying just a single night WITH A FRIDAY CHECK-OUT may arrive anytime they wish on Thursday (or even Wednesday as a few are). However, those same schools paying for and leaving on Friday MUST have their campsite vacated and general area cleaned well immediately after their team events are done on Friday and before they migrate to the Awards Ceremony or leave to go home. Several Army Raider Championships schools are ARRIVING that day to begin their competition and they are slated to stay in your area Again, they will be coming in while you have either left or migrated to the Awards Ceremony. While Army Championship competing schools may come to the campsite anytime that day, gaining access to their campsite occurs between 2pm & 3pm on Friday for their weekend. Their check-in time will be posted on the final event schedule after the team event starting draw(s) are completed roughly two weeks prior to the event.

#7 - 07 October 2021: ROPE BRIDGE SPECIFICS FOR FIGURE EIGHT SLIP KNOT
" The picture in Figure 7-10 of TC 3-97.61 (Military Mountaineering) shows a locking loop or "byte" on the figure eight slip knot used in the transport tightening system, but the narrative doesn't specify that it is required. FOR THIS COMPETITION, THE LOCKING LOOP ("byte") WILL BE A REQUIRED PART OF THE FIGURE EIGHT SLIP KNOT. Those schools who fail to maintain the Figure Eight Slip Knot WITH locking loop are in danger of gaining a strong penalty from the judge. We HATE gotcha judging so telling every school this in advance ensures the same standard will be applied to all. Thank you very much to Major Cazier at Ozark HS for continuing to work to make the event better by keeping the standards visible and fair for all.

#8 - 22 October 2021: "SMALL SCHOOL" CERTIFICATE AWARDS
"The 2021 Raider SOP identifies that "small school" awards will be presented. After careful review of the trophy distribution and the talent displayed by teams and individual cadets, it is no longer believed that this is a worthy part of this event. It WILL be presented in 2021 for all schools identified by Cadet Command as having an enrollment of 150 or below because it was listed in the SOP but will NO LONGER BE A PART OF THE EVENT in 2022 OR BEYOND. Too many examples of well-trained, seriously competitive small schools competing on par with any other school. Larger schools generally form multiple teams (often three full teams) and therefore "self-split" their talent and any advantage. Good luck to ALL SCHOOLS at the upcoming event.


THIS WILL BE THE CUT-OFF FOR LISTING
ANY FURTHER SOP UPDATES/MODIFICATIONS

ON THIS PAGE - NO FURTHER UPDATES WILL BE POSTED!
ANY FURTHER CHANGES OF NOTE WILL BE CALLED/EMAILED
OR COVERED ON ARRIVAL DURING EVENT REGISTRATION.

REMINDER TO ALL TEAMS! THE COMPETITION SCHEDULE WILL BE POSTED SEVEN DAYS BEFORE THE EVENT,
THEREFORE YOU WILL HAVE TIME TO SCHEDULE YOUR MEALS AROUND YOUR COMPETITION TIMES!

SNI STANDS READY TO ASSIST YOU IN PLANNING YOUR FOOD FUNCTIONS WITH THE CAMP!

GOOD LUCK TO ALL RAIDER TEAMS!

Team Sports Network



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