Coaching Conference Summary
The annual British Orienteering Federation coaching conference wrapped up in early February after a fully diverse offering of workshops and sessions
Overview of BOF Coaching Conference and SOA contributions
The annual BOF coaching conference wrapped up in early February after a fully diverse offering of workshops and sessions. The attendance well surpassed expectations with 850 total registrations, 718 live views, 69 UK clubs represented, and total number of 10 sessions. WOW! Nicely done BOF and SOA. Of the 10 sessions delivered, SOA’s contribution included:
- Introduction to Strength and Conditioning – Zoe Harding
- COVID-19 and Coaching – Tim and Helen O’Donoghue
- Safety for Coaching – Tim and Helen O’Donoghue
- Additional Support Needs in Orienteering Coaching – Sarah Dunn and panel
- What is a Coach? – Denise Martin and panel
- Remote Terrain Workshop lead by Iain Embrey
Link to sessions online here, review and enjoy https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/coachingconference2021
Each session uniquely identified the diversity of issues and elements within coaching. Having a wide breadth of panelist increased the depth of the sessions and the contributions from the attendees gave additional value.
Peter Brooke and Hilary Palmer did a stellar job pulling this first virtual coaching conference together. And our team at SOA including the incredible efforts from our volunteer members gave a huge stimulus and vibrancy to the conference.
Thank you, panelist, and staff,Sarah, Fran, Zoe H, Tim, Helen, Mark N, Jon M, Suzanne R-B, Kirsten S, Hilary Q, Iain E, David R, Lynne W, Jen Mc, Helen E, Fiona, and all supporting people. We do great things when we come together.
Denise Martin CVO for SOA