SO Club Coaching

SO Club Coaching

Last Updated: Mon 3 Oct 2022

We currently aim to run monthly coaching sessions which are aimed at juniors of all abilities. If you are brand new to orienteering then these sessions can be a great way to get started and meet other juniors and parents. We also provide excellent coaching for juniors and adults looking to improve their skills on any level of course. Karen Ashworth provides training for primary school aged children and Rob Lines provides training for anyone of secondary school age or above, who can run at least run an orange on their own.

Coaching sessions start at 10am and precede a club orienteering race, so you can test out your new skills on a course. The training aims to be finished by 11am and starts are kept open a little later for those attending coaching.

There’s no additional fee to pay on top of the main event, and as always our friendly bunch of coaches will have plenty of tips and techniques to pass on. Please let Anna Chapman know if you would like to attend.

Coaching Dates 2022/23

  • 8th October, 2022: Rewell Quarry
  • 12th November, 2022: Cowdray & Greentrees
  • 10th December, 2022: Inholmes Wood
  • 7th January, 2023: Washington Common


We also offer one-to-one shadowing for juniors who are just starting to run courses on their own and can potentially offer this to newer adult members. Please let Tim Hulley know if you would like to attend.

Online Coaching

Online coaching or 'armchair orienteering', can help improve your technical skills. Alter the time limit on the exercises to make them more challenging. These exercises on the Octavian Droobers website will only work on non-touchscreen devices.

  1. Contour Training
  2. Map Rotation Training
  3. Map Symbol Training
  4. Memory Training
  5. Control Description Training
Club coaching session

Club coaching session