Information category: Training


Bookings now open for Junior Coaching Weekend in March 2018

Also seeking a couple more qualified and enthusiastic coaches!

Join a Junior Open Coaching Weekend on 17-18th March 2018 at Templars Park Campsite in Maryculter, Deeside. The weekend will combine high-quality coaching with the chance for juniors to socialise with others of a similar standard from other clubs. Places are available on a first-come, first served basis for 24 M/W 14s and M/W16s (age class at time of booking) who are not currently in ScotJOS. Book online by 24th Nov. 

03rd Nov 17   Read more...


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   Read more...


National Centre course schedule

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LATEST ITEMS:  Event Safety Workshop 12 December in Edinburgh; Improvers' Coaching Weekend 24-25 February;  Introducing Orienteering dates for 2018 added; Grade B Controllers March 2018.

02nd Aug 17   Read more...


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...


Regular Orienteering Map Programme

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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.  

21st Feb 17   Read more...


Controllers Training Course

Saturday 19 November

Would you be interested in improving your orienteering skills and technical knowledge?
Would you consider becoming an event controller now, or at some time in the future?

A Grade C Controllers' Course is being held in Inverness on Saturday 19 November.

01st Oct 16   Read more...


Summer orienteering at Glenmore Lodge

Glenmore map, Credit:SOA

Orienteering courses are available around Glenmore Lodge for summer training. 20 control markers are at various locations and printed maps are available from Glenmore Lodge reception.

22nd Jul 16   Read more...


Orienteering Techniques by Gareth Bryan-Jones

The 2015 edition of this extremely popular and informative booklet is now available.

07th Jan 16   Read more...


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