Tag: coaching

Young Leader’s training continues

Another group of Young Coach Assistants has just completed their training, this time at Glenmore Lodge.  The weather, which had threatened to be absolutely foul, was kind to us and, although we started off indoors by mapping the bar area whilst the snow melted, we soon moved outside to deliver practical coaching exercises.

Peer feedback after an exercise.
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Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad (ScotJOS) Sprints into 2023

ScotJOS and Talent Scotland had their 1st training camp of 2023 last weekend. The camp was based in Livingston with its multitude of underpasses, alleyways and complex housing estates providing the ideal location for a Sprint orienteering camp. 

On your marks Photo credit: Judith Bell
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Help your club develop – become a coach!

A personal testament by Matthew Clark of KFO

I signed up to learn about coaching to help my local club, Kingdom of Fife Orienteers, to assist newcomers at events. Nothing more than that was intended.

I started with Coaching Foundation which covers how different people learn new skills, and the sort of things involved in coaching.

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Coaching Foundation – Blended learning ( Additional course)

An initial course for orienteers who are interested in coaching.  This course will give you the foundations and get you on the pathway to becoming a coach.  This delivery was scheduled for ELO but there are spaces for additional learners.  You would need to arrange you own practical session but would receive support from your tutors/club to do so.

Run mostly online, with a practical club supported element, this course will be held over 4 sessions. Sessions 1,2 & 4 online 1.5 hrs,  session 3  club based practical session. Dates for the 3 online sessions are 21 Mar, 28th Mar, 25 Apr.  Practical session by negotiation with club mentor.

This is a pre-requisite for the Level 1 coaching course.


People with knowledge of orienteering, who are interested in trying their hand at coaching; also useful for qualified coaches in need of a refresher.


A series of online sessions plus practical club based home learning over one month period  – total 6 hours contact time.


Not assessed


£50 per person (non-members £75)




Discussion around how to teach/coach orienteering, practical exercises.


Competent orienteers at least at TD3; age 16+


This course is a pre-requisite for the Level 1 Coach course; you might apply to go straight to Level 2 after this course.


Book online through the Google form  or contact Suzanne Robins-Bird with any questions

ScotJos January Camp

A January training camp in Perthshire seemed like a great idea, but this turned into a camp of many plans…..

Photo Credit: Fiona Eades
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Coaching Courses 2022

Despite the constraints of lockdown and Covid restrictions a lot of coach education happened in 2021. Having spent a much of the last 18 months adapting coaching courses to online and blended delivery, we have decided to keep this format for 2022 for the foreseeable future. The provisional coaching course calendar for 2022 is as follows:

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