Information category: Coaching


SOA & FVO appoint new Club Development Officer

Chris Smithard

Chris Smithard is the new Forth Valley Club Development Officer

The SOA is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Smithard as Club Development Officer with Forth Valley Orienteering Club.

17th Mar 17   Read more...


Regular Orienteering Map Programme

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ROMP controls will be coming in from Uath Lochans on Monday 27 February so this week and weekend is the last opportunity to take advantage of this great facility.  Capercaillie restrictions apply from the 1 March, and a new Agreement will be published.  

21st Feb 17   Read more...


Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, 15-17 September 2017

Bookings are now open for the Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, at Glenmore Lodge from the afternoon of Friday 15th to late afternoon Sunday 17th September. For members of SOA clubs the charge for fully residential attendance (2 nights’ B&B, Saturday evening meal, daytime lunches & refreshments, all O-related sessions) will be £100 per person, with rebates of up to 50% for volunteers who lead a session.

19th Feb 17   Read more...


National Centre course schedule

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LATEST ITEMS:  NEW DATES:  Event Safety Workshop 25 May at Dunblane;  UKCC Level 1 30 September - 1 October;  also COACHING FOUNDATION Saturday 10 June, in Nairn - now taking bookings. VERY few places left on adults' TD4/5 coaching weekend, 17 & 18 June.  

11th Jan 17   Read more...


British Orienteering Coaching Conference

Upcoming biennial national conference, 14-15th January 2017 in Crewe. Open to any orienteering coaches or orienteers who are interested in coaching. 

15th Nov 16   Read more...


Information and resources for coaches

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This page is intended to provide coaches with a single point of access to a variety of information, templates and resources for different aspects of their coaching activity.   Updated 13 May with link to useful items about nutrition and the Jamaican junior athletics setup, 5 April to provide link to British Orienteering guidance on use by coaches of social media, 6 January 2017 to provide new CPD template to be used from 2017 onwards, and 11 January to add article about psychological characteristics and talent in young orienteers.

25th Oct 16   Read more...


Coach CPD Days for 2016

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Book now for four exciting Coach CPD (Continuous Personal Development) days, 23 April, 25 June, 3 September and 24 September.  We are opening these sessions to coaches of other sports, to get a broad scope of discussion.

18th Mar 16   Read more...


Child Protection and the PVG Scheme

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The Scottish Orienteering Association is fully committed to safeguarding the welfare of all children in its care.  This page provides up-to-date and background information and links to various sources of relevant information.  Updated June 2016 to correct link to Policy PDF agreed January 2015.

09th Mar 16   Read more...


Older items

Orienteering Techniques by Gareth Bryan-Jones… 07th Jan 16

Funding for UKCC courses… 15th Dec 15

Coaching Foundation course… 13th Dec 15

Elite orienteering development… 25th Aug 15

Orienteering using QR codes… 04th May 15

Coach CPD Days for 2015… 20th Dec 14

Condes for course planning… 29th Sep 14

Coach CPD Days for 2014… 16th Sep 14

Why do we need coach licensing?… 19th Mar 14

SOA Activity Weekend 2013… 30th Sep 13

Tutor Update day 16 February 2013… 12th Sep 12

Coach Activity Days… 24th Feb 12

Badge schemes… 26th Nov 10

SOA Coaching Conference 2010… 26th Apr 10

Materials for Junior Incentive Scheme… 02nd Sep 08