Information category: Resources
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".
A list of orienteering related links. If you think you should be on the list contact us.
For many years, Graham Nilsen’s “Course Planning” document has been considered a prime source of guidance on the practicalities of planning orienteering courses. Although many of the principles remain valid, much of the detail has become obsolete in the 20+ years since it was written. I have therefore re-written it (with Mr Nilsen’s blessing), and the updated document is now available for download.
Although aimed at planners and controllers the rules and guidelines about what happens at the start and finish should be of interest to competitors too.
The SOA has produced a Good Practice Guide to Orienteering and the Environment in Scotland. The document is written for orienteers, and is intended to assist in securing access to land for events, particularly where there are concerns about nature conservation.
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.
List of SOA controllers sorted by club, including their home town.
At the foot of this web page, there are links to download the SOA application forms for appointment to Grade C controller, and to upgrade to Grade B controller. (Please use the Word doc in preference to the pdf, if you can.)
Grade B controllers who are interested to upgrade to Grade A should contact the SOA Controllers' Co-ordinator, Rob Hickling, who can advise you on the process for applying to British Orienteering.