Orienteering Australia

Event information: Introduction to Orienteering Part 1(Moderate Courses) Wadmore Park A Training Event

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Over two half days; 27 May and 3 June 2018; Orienteering SA will conduct an Introduction to Orienteering (Moderate courses) course of instruction at Wadmore Park, Athelstone and the Kuitpo Forest Headquarters respectively.

The training will be conducted in two parts with the first part being conducted in conjunction with the Intro to Orienteering (Very Easy courses) on 27 May and the second part being conducted in conjunction with the Orienteering SA Training Day at the Kuitpo Forest HQ on 3 June 2018.

It is essential to have completed the first training session before the second..

The training is open to both children and adults with the following nomination criteria:
• Minimum age is 9 years as at 31 Dec 2018.
• Must have completed three easy standard orienteering courses previously’.

The training for the days will be conducted by qualified orienteering coaches in native and pine forests with a number of gullies and spurs.

The Aims of the training are for those attending to complete a Moderate standard orienteering course and enjoy our sport.

An outline of the Training is:
The outline for the day is:
• 9.30-9.45 – Briefings on the program for the day and safety; Allocation to Squads and Issue compasses.
• 9.45-10.15 - Easy orienteering course (1.2 km).
• 10.15-11.00 - Introduction to the magnetic compass and Using the magnetic compass for direction and Measuring distance with pacing..
• 11.00-11.20 – Shape of ground and Discussion of Moderate course techniques.
• 11.20-11.55 - Short Moderate course (1.8 km).
• 11.55-12.00 - Summary of the day and future training and Collect compasses.
• 12.00-12.15 - Collection by parents

9.30 a.m. to 12 noon. Practice magnetic compass bearings and then completion of a Moderate standard orienteering course and a debriefing by the coaches.

As you can see they are pretty active mornings and it should be good fun.

Nominations and Costs
Please send your nominations to the Training Manager; Adrian Craig at training@sa.orienteering.asn.au by dusk Wednesday 23 May 2018.

Nominations should include:
Participants’ name, age at 31 Dec 2018 and gender.
Parent or adult participant’s name and contact telephone numbers.

The cost for the training is $10.00 for each of the mornings regardless of age. Please pay in cash for each morning at the Intro to Orienteering Registration on arrival.

Permission Form
All participants will need to have completed a Permission Form per below before participating in the training. Please hand in the completed form at our Registration on arrival.

Meet at our Registration between 9.00 and 9.30 am on both mornings and make payment of $10.00 in cash per child or adult and hand in the Permission Form (one each).

What to Bring
Please bring:

1. Orienteering clothing and equipment including:
a. Long pants and hat.
b. Rain proof clothing if the forecast is bad.
c. Sun protection.
d. Shoes should have some grip on the sole.
e. An orienteering magnetic compass if you own one. If you do not we will have loan compasses.
2. Drinking water (at least 2 litres) and food for the duration of the training. The water in the tanks is not suitable for drinking.

Direction Signs, Car parking and Toilets
Direction signs:
For 27May signs will be on Maryvale Road, Athelstone at the Foxfield Oval.
For 3 June signs at the Kuitpo Forest Headquarters on Brookman Road (Route B34) also known as the Meadows to Willunga Hill road.

There will be car parking and toilets at both venues.

Contact Numbers on the Days
On 27 May and 3 June my mobile number will be 0459 291 945. The mobile phone is not normally turned on.

Questions and Queries
If you have any questions or queries on the Training please ring me on 8263 4784 or email per above.
Adrian Craig
Training Manager Orienteering SA

General information
Event Introduction to Orienteering Part 1(Moderate Courses) Wadmore Park A Training Event
Organiser Orienteering SA
State Orienteering SA
Status created
Date Sunday 27 May 2018 at 9:30 - 12:00 CST
Event form individual
Event classification Local event
Race distance long
Time of event day
Discipline FootO
Punching system manual punching
Class information
Classes The event has no classes.
Contact details and main officials
Website https://sa.orienteering.asn.au/
Contact phone number 8263 4784
Contact email
Event director Adrian Craig

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