Information category: Coaching

Regular Orienteering Map Programme (ROMP)

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The "summer" ROMPs (seasonal orienteering courses) have now been removed from Loch Vaa and Glenmore Lodge area.  It is proposed that a "winter" ROMP is established from the middle of December through to the end of March - details to be determined.  Thank you to everyone who made use of the opportunity to train in some fine terrain and scenery.

17th Oct 18

National Centre course schedule

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New date for Event Safety Course, Edinburgh , November 24th

Taking bookings for Coaching Foundation Course, Stirling, December 7/9th

Taking bookings for Level 1 Coach, Deeside, December 15-16

Introucing Orienteering course, Perth, now rescheduled for Jan 201th 2019

13th Apr 18  

Volunteers’ Activity Weekend, 15-17 September 2017

Final details have been sent

Final details and joining instructions for the Volunteers' Weekend have now been e-mailed to all registered participants.  We're all looking forward to an enjoyable weekend of learning and socialising!

05th Sep 17  

Coach Training Opportunities in Scotland

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.

15th Jun 17  

SOA & FVO appoint new Club Development Officer

Chris Smithard

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.

17th Mar 17  

Information and resources for coaches

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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 23 March 2018 to update some external links and generally tidy stuff up.

25th Oct 16  

Coach CPD Days for 2016

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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.

18th Mar 16  

Child Protection and the PVG Scheme

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**From the 10th-17th December should you require any support with a Child Protection matter please contact **


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.  Fiona Keir is Lead Child Protection Officer for the SOA and can be contacted .

09th Mar 16  

Older items

Orienteering Techniques by Gareth Bryan-Jones… 07th Jan 16

Funding for UKCC courses… 15th Dec 15

Coaching Foundation course… 13th Dec 15

Elite orienteering development… 25th Aug 15

Orienteering using QR codes… 04th May 15

Coach CPD Days for 2015… 20th Dec 14

Condes for course planning… 29th Sep 14

Coach CPD Days for 2014… 16th Sep 14

Why do we need coach licensing?… 19th Mar 14

SOA Activity Weekend 2013… 30th Sep 13

Tutor Update day 16 February 2013… 12th Sep 12

Coach Activity Days… 24th Feb 12

Badge schemes… 26th Nov 10

Materials for Junior Incentive Scheme… 02nd Sep 08