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Orienteering using QR codes

QR codes appear in adverts and information leaflets, and are most often used as a quick way to get to a particular web page.  You install a QR code scanner on your smartphone, then scan the code with the camera’s phone!  Scarily simple, or just plain scary to those of us who remember punch-cards for both orienteering and computing. 
There are now a few phone apps that allow you to use these QR codes for orienteering, thereby opening up all manner of opportunities with very little effort, and making the sport instantly more attractive to the many people who love their electronic gizmos.

04th May 15 Read more…

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Regular Orienteering Map Programme

ROMP is currently taking a break, though controls are out at Glenmore for modest technical challenge.

28th Dec 14 Read more…

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Coaching Consultancy Opportunities

British Orienteering wishes to identify Consultants or Consultancies to provide coaching and support for athletes within the talent and performance development programme.
Please find below links to coaching consultancy opportunities below.
Physical Conditioning Coach
Development Coach
Technical Talent Coach
Performance Coach

07th Nov 14 Read more…

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National Centre course schedule

LATEST ITEMS:  Inspired by WOC?  Come to one of our beginners/intermediates coaching weekends in September!  UKCC courses and Coach CPD for 2016 now in the calendar.

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.  Agenda for the last date - 7th December - is now available.

16th Sep 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 from Lynne Walker’s “Mental” session and the Organiser’s Workshop now added, with apologies for delay.

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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Tutor Update day 16 February 2013

All tutors of UKCC and Teaching Orienteering courses in Scotland are invited to an update day on Saturday 16 February 2013.

12th Sep 12 Read more…

Older items

Coach Activity Days… 24th Feb 12

Dynamic stretching explained… 09th Jan 12

Funding for UKCC Level 1 - Frequently Asked Questions… 01st May 11

Information and resources for coaches… 17th Feb 11

Coaching Updates for 2011… 13th Feb 11

Badge schemes… 26th Nov 10

SOA Coaching Conference 2010… 26th Apr 10

Finnish coach for Edinburgh University… 22nd Dec 09

Scottish 6 Days, 2011 Oban… 19th Aug 09

What’s different about Sprint… 16th Mar 09

Materials for Junior Incentive Scheme… 02nd Sep 08

Jason Inman wins Coach of the Year Award… 20th Nov 07

Training Facilities… 29th Jun 07

Training resources… 29th Jun 07

Personal Performance Day… 03rd Mar 07

Beginners guide video… 03rd Jan 07

Coach Education Day, Sat 9th December… 10th Dec 06

Orienteering Techniques by Gareth Bryan-Jones… 29th Jun 06

Local training event… 13th Jun 05


Visit the National Orienteering Centre pages for more information.


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