Information category: Coaching


National Centre course schedule

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LATEST ITEMS: Event Safety Workshop Forres 15 December;  also now taking bookings for Coaching Foundation course 11 March, UKCC L1 29-30 April and L2 25-26 March 2017.   

17th Nov 16   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 25 October to include excellent cards to promote post-session discussion.   Along with maps of mazes, these are available under "Resources for sessions".

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...


Orienteering Techniques by Gareth Bryan-Jones

The 2015 edition of this extremely popular and informative booklet is now available.

07th Jan 16   Read more...


Regular Orienteering Map Programme

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ROMP is intended as a training facility for individuals or clubs who would like to take the opportunity to orienteer on some of Scotland’s finest terrain.
There are currently no controls out.

22nd Dec 15


Funding for UKCC courses

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Online applications

Generous subsidies are available from sportscotland for UKCC coach education courses, to members of SOA clubs.  Applications must now be made online.

15th Dec 15   Read more...


Older items

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