Information category: Resources
This page provides links to various sources of information and guidance for event organisers, planners and controllers. The page itself and several of the documents listed are being reviewed in 2017; all constructive comments appreciated.
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 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.
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.