Information category: Coaching
LATEST ITEMS: Dates for Teaching Orienteering courses in Spring 2017 now available. Coach CPD on 3 September will be at Creag Vinean near Dunkeld; bookings open for Coaching Foundation course 16 September near Perth, and UKCC L2 8-9 & 29 October near Perth. For most courses there is now a specific on-line booking form.
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. Document describing New Zealand's Coaching Philosophy added 5 April 2016 - essential reading for all coaches! Also new material for mazes added 28 April; cones grids coming soon...
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.
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.
The 2015 edition of this extremely popular and informative booklet is now available.
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.
Generous subsidies are available from sportscotland for UKCC coach education courses, to members of SOA clubs. Applications must now be made online.
Two courses in 2016
Now entering its third year, the Coaching Foundation course continues to attract interest. One or two more courses are planned for 2016 - on 19 September and possible one other date in October at Glenmore Lodge. This course was designed specifically for experienced orienteers who want to dip their toes into the waters of coaching.