We are currently needing more club coaches to help at our regular training sessions. To qualify as a UKCC Level 1 coach you need to be able to complete Light Green courses at a certain standard and then attend a 3 day course (usually at the National Centre, Glenmore Lodge) which includes assessment.
The courses are intensive but very worthwhile and good fun.
Further details are available at
Maroc covers all cost of the course – in return for expecting qualified coaches to plan at least 2 training sessions a year for 2 years (mentoring and help is available).
If you are interested please check out the SOA site or speak to any of the existing club coaches.
27th Mar 13 Read more...
A reminder that the first week of the Be ACE (Become a Compass Expert) Wednesday evening training sessions starts this week (4th April). The first two weeks are in Dess Woods, with parking at Deeside Activity Park (grid ref NJ 567012). Registration will be open from 6:30pm and courses will close at 8:00pm. Please follow the signs/ tapes from the car park into the forest where we will meet / register / start and finish (~500m).
Adults note - these sessions are planned for your benefit too!
Fees adults £2, juniors £1
02nd Apr 12 Read more...
We will be running a series of 6 technical training sessions on Wed evenings from April 4th to May 9th. The sessions will be suitable for all standards from beginner to expert and will be aimed at both juniors and adults. The theme of the series is to Be ACE “Become A Compass Expert”.
23rd Mar 12 Read more...
Club members have been getting together over the holidays for some physical training.
28th Dec 11 Read more...
Last weekend, Maroc junior talent squad travelled across to Glen Urquhart for a full weekend of training. They worked hard and had lots of fun. Read on to find out more.
If you would like to join the junior talent squad in the future this is what you need to do:
(1) Be in age class M/W 16 or older
(2) Have reached a technical level where you are achieving consistently high performances on TD5 courses (green and above)
(3) Have demonstrated commitment to improve your orienteering
Contact one of the talent squad coaches (Jon, Sarah, Roger) if you would like to find out more.
05th Dec 11 Read more...
21st Oct 11 Read more...
Training for better technique is a great way to welcome spring and the clocks going forward. There is one more indoor session and two more Technical Talks then it’s all outdoors. Read more to see dates and locations.
19th Mar 11 Read more...
For the next 4 Wednesday evenings there is indoor training (circuits and other assorted fun) in Banchory Sports Hall and a talk by an expert in a subject related to sporting excellence. The first of these is on Wednesday 2nd March with Fraser Clyne (experienced internationl marathon runner) attending to talk on endurance running.
27th Feb 11 Read more...
Junior training at Dess on 9th January marked the launch of MAROCs new Junior Talent Squad.
09th Jan 11 Read more...
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