Entries that have been categorised as Coaches
Maroc organises regular training sessions for all club members. The sessions involve technical exercises designed to practice different skills and techniques required in orienteering. Participants are allocated to a small group according to their age and experience with each group led by a qualified coach.
The club has quite a large pool of coaches, but is always looking for more people interested in being trained. Current coaches are listed below.
Sarah Dunn is a UKCC Level 3 qualified coach. She is also a qualified coach education tutor. Sarah has worked with athletes at all levels from complete novices in schools to elite athletes competing at an international level. She particularly enjoys leading sessions with Maroc's Talent Squad of 15-18 year olds. Sarah also leads a primary age after-school club in Aboyne on a regular basis.
Jon Musgrave is a BOF Level 5 qualified coach as well as a qualified tutor and assessor for UKCC courses. Jon started coaching back in the stone age (c 1987) and has coached all levels from the British team at the World Championships to adult and junior beginners. Jon enjoys planning and leading TD5 training in technical areas. He has gained most pleasure from coaching on the original NEDS (now SEDS) programme which was aimed at preparing young potential team members for WOC 1999. He also enjoys supporting the Maroc Talent Squad.
Trevor qualified as a 1st4sport and BOF Level 2 coach in 2007, which is now considered to be equivalent to UKCC Level 1. Trevor has coached with Maroc at all levels since then and has occasionally helped with coaching Scotjos. In addition to coaching at any level, Trevor is keen to support new coaches in delivering training sessions.
Roger Coombs is a UKCC Level 1 qualified coach. Roger has been coaching for many years, starting with involvement through his own three, now grown-up, children, who each reached junior international standard. He also spent many years assisting with the Scottish Junior Orienteering Squad. Roger also coaches with Aboyne Academy’s Run Club. His main interest now is in helping at a TD4 and TD5 level and in promoting a love of off-road running of all types in Scotland.
Nick Collins is a UKCC Level 1 qualified coach. He has been helping out with orienteering coaching since 2016 and brings some cross-disciplinary experience from teaching canoeing, kayaking and climbing in the past. Nick is happy to help in any role but has recently been working with the TD3 and TD4 squads.
Sue is a UKCC level 1 orienteering coach. As a parent of teenage children, Sue is enthusiastic about the many benefits of orienteering to young people, and is keen to provide opportunites for more children to take part. She currently coaches up to TD3 (orange) standard, enjoying giving newcomers the skills to complete their first course.
Scott Reynolds is a UKCC level 1 qualified coach. Scott was motivated to become qualified as a coach to support juniors at early development stages to allow more experienced coaches to concentrate on older juniors as they progress through TD4 and into TD5. Scott enjoys engaging with the junior orienteers as they are very focused and want to have the dialog about how they did. As a parent he recognises the value that orienteering has in helping children build confidence in themselves. Scott likes to help with coaching when able but still wants to receive orienteering training to help himself improve also!
Ben Preece has done a Foundation coaching course in orienteering and enjoys teaching beginners and up to light green standard. Ben has also been the Managing Coach with Aboyne Academy's 'after school’ RunClub for 7 years. His main interest in coaching is to pass on his experience and love of running, the outdoors and nature.
Nicky has taken a Coaching Foundation course in 2017, and helps out with the younger beginners. She became involved with helping out at Maroc as a parent. Her own orienteering experience is mainly an enjoyable walk with the dog around the easier courses!