General Information

This season (2018) the club will be holding weekly orienteering training sessions with the aim of providing a convenient mid-week session to get out onto a map and practice navigation and socialise with your fellow orienteers. The training sessions will be held mostly on maps which are close to Newcastle to make it convenient for people to attend after work or school. The sessions will be informal, with no punches or times recorded. A $2 donation is asked for to help pay for map printing and other expenses. The sessions are aimed at moderate and hard level orienteers.The sessions will begin at 6:00pm, with a briefing at 5:45. Ideally participants will arrive slightly before the briefing. The 6:00pm start time means that these sessions will be in the dark, so you will require a head torch! There are over 20 training sessions planned over the season, so if you plan on attending these sessions it may be worth investing in a strong head torch.

All interested members should join the coaching group facebook page, as this will be the primary means of organising the group.  

Call for volunteers

If you would like to participate in our weekly training sessions we would very much appreciate if you could sign up to put out controls at some point during the season. The controls are very small reflectors which are very easy to carry in large numbers. Additionally, the control sites will be grouped fairly closely to make putting out controls easy and quick.

Control collecting will be done by the group of people who participate in the training, so that we can quickly get controls in and get home. This means that the only task expected of a volunteer is to put out controls. The training sessions will be planned by Steve Craig or Rob Bennett and the all controls map can be picked up along with the controls.

Meeting locations will be posted closer to the training sessions


Archived Coaching Materials

 The Coaching Page is a series of articles written several years ago. Well worth the read.