Information category: Resources
The next deadline for applications to the SOA Club Development Fund is 1st October 2016. Applications should be submitted during September 2016. The application process is undergoing review; the form is unlikely to change significantly, but detail of who to send it to will change!
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.
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...
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.
Various sources of funding are still available for club development projects. In addition to SOA development funding, sportscotland offer links to funding that might be appropriate to orienteering club projects.
Channel 4 & Open University collaboration
Authored by one of the world’s most successful athletes, Michael Johnson looks at how sports science has changed immeasurably in the last 20 years. Exploring how those changes have impacted on the world of sport, and what role it plays in creating exceptional athletes.
You will be able to learn a lot from watching the programmes and the material on the OU website - as an elite athlete or as a participation orienteer.
Areas covered updated Oct 2015
Through an agreement with sportscotland (and the Scottish Government) there is now further availability of LiDAR data (Phase 2) for orienteering development purposes only. This data set supplements the Phase 1 data which has been widely used by orienteering clubs in Scotland.
QR codes appear in adverts and information leaflets, and are most often used as a quick way to get to a particular web page. You install a QR code scanner on your smartphone, then scan the code with the camera’s phone! Scarily simple, or just plain scary to those of us who remember punch-cards for both orienteering and computing.
There are now a few phone apps that allow you to use these QR codes for orienteering, thereby opening up all manner of opportunities with very little effort, and making the sport instantly more attractive to the many people who love their electronic gizmos.