Information category: Resources


Event Safety Tutors

Event Safety Workshops are delivered locally by tutors approved by British Orienteering and registered with SOA.  As with controllers, there is often significant benefit from having input from an experienced person in a different club, and most tutors are happy to travel to where they're wanted.

19th Apr 17   Read more...


Start Clocks

Start clock display

The SOA has five sets of clocks that can be used at race starts or finish to show race time. These clocks are designed to be a “Turn on and Go” system for an event start. Description updated April 2017.

17th Apr 17   Read more...


What does your club look like online?

SOA website

Information and guidance for clubs, by Regional Development Officer Rona Lindsay

10th Feb 17   Read more...


Information sources for Event Officials

SOA logo

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.

01st Jan 17   Read more...


Information and resources for coaches

SOA Coach logo

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...


Orienteering, more than just running

18th Sep 16


Orienteering links

A list of orienteering related links. If you think you should be on the list contact us.

08th Aug 16   Read more...


Updated Course Planning Guidance

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. 

06th Jul 16   Read more...


Older items

Start and Finish planning reminders… 17th Jun 16

Good Practice Guide to Orienteering and the Environment… 18th Apr 16

Child Protection and the PVG Scheme… 09th Mar 16

List of Controllers… 09th Feb 16

Funding Opportunities… 07th Jan 16

LiDAR data available… 23rd Oct 15

Orienteering using QR codes… 04th May 15

Condes for course planning… 29th Sep 14

Map Printing Service… 01st Jan 14

Electronic resources… 20th Sep 13

Materials for Junior Incentive Scheme… 02nd Sep 08

Certificate Templates… 02nd Sep 08

Major event Rescue Plan… 24th Jan 06