Information category: Coaching
Session schedule now published
We are now publishing the "near final" schedule for the Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, which will be held at Glenmore Lodge from the afternoon of Friday 15th to late afternoon Sunday 17th September. This schedule has been adjusted slightly from the previous version, to accommodate as many people's wishes as possible.
A few places are still available, but we recommend that you move fast to avoid disappointment!
For members of SOA clubs the charge for fully residential attendance (2 nights’ B&B, Saturday evening meal, daytime lunches & refreshments, all O-related sessions) will be £100 per person, with rebates of up to 50% for volunteers who lead a session.
LATEST ITEMS: UKCC Level 1 30 September - 1 October course now FULL.
Event Safety Workshops added, 6 and 20 September, also places available on Coaching Foundation course in Musselburgh on 19 August.
A recent e-mail from British Orienteering described the new coach education offerings south of the border. In Scotland we will retain THREE levels of assessed coach qualification.
Chris Smithard is the new Forth Valley Club Development Officer
The SOA is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Smithard as Club Development Officer with Forth Valley Orienteering Club.
ROMP controls will be coming in from Uath Lochans on Monday 27 February so this week and weekend is the last opportunity to take advantage of this great facility. Capercaillie restrictions apply from the 1 March, and a new Agreement will be published.
Upcoming biennial national conference, 14-15th January 2017 in Crewe. Open to any orienteering coaches or orienteers who are interested in coaching.
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.
Book now for four exciting Coach CPD (Continuous Personal Development) days, 23 April, 25 June, 3 September and 24 September. We are opening these sessions to coaches of other sports, to get a broad scope of discussion.