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Regular Orienteering Map Programme

ROMP joins WOC training again - now at Inshriach.  Top-notch technical training open to all, plus the chance to rub shoulders with the world’s best orienteers.  Information sheet now available for download includes description of terrain, planned exercise and travel directions.  From mid-December controls will be out in 4 prime Speyside…

13th Oct 14 Read more…

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National Centre course schedule

LATEST ITEMS:  Grade B Controllers’ course 21st March 2015.  Full set of dates for Teaching Orienteering courses throughout 2015.  Bah-humbug coaching days 23-26 December.  Date change for June 2015 UKCC L1.  Tutor CPD day added.

06th Oct 14 Read more…

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Condes for course planning

The Condes User Guide has been updated for use with version 9 of the Condes software, which offers several improvements in both functionality and interface.  Of particular interest to coaches and anyone planning unconventional events is the ability to do things to the underlying map - see section 17 of the User Guide.

29th Sep 14 Read more…

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Coach CPD Days for 2014

We are pleased to announce more detail of the Coach CPD days for 2014. Dates and venues are now available for the series of highly practical coaches’ workshops across the country, which will allow us to produce sets of valuable resources for all coaches.  Last date for 2014 now confirmed:  7th December.

16th Sep 14 Read more…

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Why do we need coach licensing?

SOA Coaching Co-ordinator Lynne Walker explains the rationale behind the requirement for coaches to be licensed.

19th Mar 14 Read more…

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Coach CPD Days for 2013

We have now held two Coach CPD Days in 2013, both looking at terrain running techniques and how to coach them, plus an introduction to Strength and Conditioning, and shorter discussions of various coaching skills.  Various items from both sessions are now available for download.

08th Oct 13 Read more…

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SOA Activity Weekend 2013

Nearly 90 SOA members descended on Glenmore Lodge and enjoyed a variety of physical activities and learning opportunities, in magnificent surroundings and pleasant sunshine.  Many, many thanks to all who contributed their time, effort and expertise.  Results, handouts and feedback will be posted here as they become available - handouts…

30th Sep 13 Read more…

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List of Coaches

The following list contains those coaches that have consented to having their name included, there may be other coaches who have not.
A name appearing on the list below does not imply that the coach holds a licence (a licence, amongst other things, ensures the coach is covered by British Orienteering insurance).

22nd Mar 13 Read more…

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THE place to train

Providing the best terrain, maps and support possible for all your training, course and event needs, the National Orienteering Centre.

National Centre office hours

As you’d expect with a small office dedicated to orienteering, we don’t spend a lot of time actually in the office. There’s usually someone there for a while on Tuesdays and Thursdays, other days as well but less predictably. We respond as promptly as possible to e-mails and to messages left at the office or on the mobile number you’ll get if you call the office when no-one’s there.

Regular Orienteering Map Programme

Every month there are two areas that have controls hung in the forest that can be used for training.

Each map pack comprises a pre-printed map (on Pretex), control descriptions (pictorial) and an information sheet. More details…

Club/Squad Training

If you or your club would like to go training or you have a club weekend away coming up, why not get in touch and have your own tailor-made training break.

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