Entries that have been categorised as Coaching
Fresh from his winter down under, Ewan Musgrave is organising a series of Wednesday evening technical training sessions leading up to the JK. Further details will be advertised nearer the time, but they are aimed at anyone at light green standard and above. The first one will be on Wednesday 15th March.
Learn New Skills, Have Fun Exploring: Come and join us.
Sunday 18th September - Bellwood, Aboyne. Beginner’s and near beginner’s training session.
Sunday 2nd October - Crathes Castle & Estate. Colour coded event. All welcome and help available.
Sunday 6th November - Corsedarder, Ballogie. Training session for beginners upwards.
Sunday 13th November – Birsemore, Aboyne. Colour coded event. All welcome and help available.
Sunday 18th December - Dess Wood, Kincardine O'Neil. Fun Christmas session and social for all the family
Welcome Back! - Scottish Orienteering Association.
SOA have published their guidance on permitted activities and events for orienteering in Scotland with immediate effect. Following the First Minister’s statement on Tuesday we are delighted to see the easing of our ‘Stay At Home’ restrictions to permit the return of organised sport.
On the last Sunday before Christmas we are putting on a members-only score event type training session at Glen O Dee, Banchory. This will be a fun festive-themed caper aimed at our younger members and anyone else with good short-term memory! How many controls can you visit within a set time? And how many of these controls can you remember when you get back to base??! Bonus points will be awarded for fancy dress and for festive jokes that make the coaches laugh. We will meet at Burnett Park pavilion at 10.30 and walk together to the start, returning around 12pm. Maps will be provided and dibbers not required. Parking available by the tennis courts. Cost £3 adults and £1.50 children by donation to Maroc account. Any questions contact the organiser – .
We are limited to 30 participants so sign up here early to avoid disappointment.
The training courses at Shooting Greens are now available to have a go at in your own time. Tapes will be out in the forest until next Tuesday, 29th Sep.
Print off your own course map from the selection here.
For any club members who wish to continue with some personal training over the coming months, Maroc is making some maps with courses available online.
Maroc will be organising a block of 4 introductory orienteering sessions for families after the summer holidays. Full coaching will be provided and there will be an opportunity for both children and adults to have a go. Although targeted at family participation the sessions will also be suitable for adults without children.
The first session is on Sun 26th August at Balfour Woods near Aboyne, with subsequent sessions on 2nd Sep at Murray and Haughton Parks, Alford; 9th Sep at Tillyfourie, Alford and 16th Sep at Pannanich, Ballater. Full details and an application form are here.
Maroc Talent Squad aims to inspire our top juniors to develop their orienteering skills and train harder in order to improve their results.
MTS members for 2018 are: Joe Wright, Felix Wilson, Eilidh Campbell, Kirsty Campbell, Alistair Chapman, John Getliff, Luke Graham, Matthew Gooch, Amber Graham
If you would like to be selected for the squad in the future, read on to see what you have to do:
Maroc will be organising a block of 4 introductory orienteering sessions for families in the New Year. Full coaching will be provided and there will be an opportunity for both children and adults to have a go.
The first session is on Sun 14th January at Tilquhillie near Banchory, with subsequent sessions on 21st Jan at Potarch, Aboyne; 28th Jan at Cambus o' May, Banchory and 4th Feb at Bennachie, Inverurie. Full details and an application form are here.
An Affa Fine Weekend
Maroc Talent Squad recently spent a long weekend training near Tomintoul. They all worked hard, but had lots of fun along the way. At the end of the camp they put together this report of the weekend.
Special thanks to the Orienteering Foundation for help in supporting the costs of this camp.