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Event information: General Training Day - Para Wirra NP

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ORIENTEERING SA TRAINING DAY
PARA WIRRA NORTH 15 SEPTEMBER 2019

OVERVIEW
Introduction
On Sunday 15 September 2019 Orienteering SA will conduct a carnival of training in the northern part of the Para Wirra Conservation Park. It will be based at Gawler View in the northern part of the Park.

The area is a mix of open native forest and thicker vegetation. There are numerous gullies and spurs as well as many tracks. A bituminised road runs roughly north to south along the ridge lead to Gawler View which is ideal for relocating if lost

Aims of the Training
The Aims of the Training are:
• Raise the standard of orienteering in SA.
• To introduce members of the public and ensure they enjoy the experience.
• Conduct the following as formal training:
o Basic Rules, Skills and Techniques Training.
o Registered Teachers Level 0 Orienteering Coach Training.
o Moderate course Skills and Techniques Training.

ACTIVITIES
Activities and Courses
The following Activities and Courses will be available:


Basic Rules, Skills and Techniques Training. See Note 2.

Registered Teachers Level 0 Orienteering Coach Training.
See Note 3.

Moderate course Skills and Techniques Training.
See Note 4.

General Training

Course 4. Very Easy course. 1.2 km
Primarily for basic training

Course 5. Practice Easy course. 1.8 km 10 m climb Primarily for the initial phase of moderate training & last phase of teacher training

Course 6. Easy course. 2.4 km 30m climb

Course 7. Practice Moderate course. 2.5 km 50 m climb Primarily for the final phase of moderate training

Course 8.. Moderate Course. 3.7 km 70 m climb

Course 9. Medium length Hard course 4.2 km 100 m climb

Course 10. Contour Only Course 2.0 km 40 m climb
Map only shows control circles, contour lines and north lines.

Course 11. Distance & Direction course.
DYO course using the permanent course control markers.
Blank map with only north lines and control circles.

Course 12. Control Flow exercise.
Electronic punching.

Notes:
1. Coaches. The training will be conducted by qualified and experienced coaches..
2. Basic Rules, Skills and Techniques. Formal training of about 15 minutes as sufficient numbers justify and cover:
• Basic Skills.
• Easy Orienteering Course Rules, Skills & Techniques.
• Relocation or Actin if Lost.
• Using the Sun and Fist for Direction.
Then a Very Easy Course followed by a debriefing. If willing they could then attempt the Practice Easy Course.

No need to nominate prior to 11 September June.

3. Registered Teachers Level 0 Coach. The training start at 9.30 am and finish 1.00 pm and include Serial 1 followed by Serial 4, then Using the Magnetic Compass to Orientate the Map & then Serial 6.

Registered teachers need to nominate by dusk Wednesday 11 September 2019. See below for details.


4. Moderate Course Skills and Techniques. The outline program and timings:
• 9.30-9.40 – Briefings on the program for the day and safety; Issue compasses.
• 9.40-10.10 – Practice Easy orienteering course to assess entry standards.
• 10.10-11.10 –
o Introduction to the magnetic compass and Using the magnetic compass for Direction.
o Using the Sun and Fist and Sun and Analog watch for Direction.
o Revision on Judging Distance and then Measuring Distance with Pacing.
• 11.10-11.30 – Shape of ground and Discussion of Moderate course techniques Lesson Notes 2.0 Moderate Course Techniques.
• 11.30-12.45 Practice Moderate course.
• 12.45-1.00 - Summary of the day and future training and Collect compasses.

Orienteers wishing to participate in the training need to nominate by dusk Wednesday 11 September 2019. See below for details. Nominees must be 9 or over on 31 December 2019 and must have completed three Easy courses prior to 2 June 2019

5. General Training. The General Training will be per above with orienteers able to do as many courses as they like for the one entry fee of $10.00 providing that they return to the Finish by course closure of 1.00 pm.

Orienteering in Cold, Wet and Windy Weather
There will be a display board covering this very important safety topic.

Wild Flowers
The wild flower season is upon us and there are numerous wild flowers in bloom or nearly in bloom in the Park. Orienteers are requested to avoid damage to the wild flowers.

CONDUCT AND NOMINATIONS
Nominations for the Registered Teachers Level 0 Coach and Moderate Course Skills and Techniques Training
Nominations are to reach the Training Manager Orienteering SA via email training@sa.orienteering.asn.au
(by dusk Wednesday 11 September 2019) and include:
Name.
Gender.
Age at 31 Dec 2019.
Contact email, phone number including mobile.
If under 18; parent or guardian name and contact details per above.

General Training – Number of Courses
Orienteers able to do as many courses as they like for the one entry fee of $10.00 providing that they return to the Finish by course closure of 1.00 pm.

Start Times and Course Closure Time
Start times for the Registered Teachers and Moderate Techniques training will be at 9.30 am.

For the Basic Rules, Skills and Techniques and General Training start times will be from 9.30 to 11.30 am with Course Closure of 1.00 pm.

Maps
Maps will be the Para Wirra North 1:10,000.

Controls and Control Punching
Controls close to Gawler View and the remainder of the Easy course will be plate controls and the others hanging flags. It will be manual punching on control cards except for the Control Flow exercise.

Directions
Take roads that lead to One Tree Hill then head east to the main road where there are signs to Para Wirra Conservation Park on Humbug Scrub Road. Signs will be at the entrance and then follow the Park’s signs to Gawler View.

Fees
Training Fees Training Fees for all of the training is $10.00 per orienteer regardless of age. Extra maps will be $2.00 each.

Park Entry Fees The Park Entry Fee is included in the Training Fee. Do NOT attempt to pay on entry to the Park (on line).

Loan Compasses
There will be a very limited number of loan compasses available and the nominees for the Registered Teachers and Moderate Techniques training will have first priority.

Leg Cover
Leg cover to prevent scratches is recommended for all courses less the Very Easy, Practice Easy and Easy.

COORDINATION
Questions and queries on the training should be addressed to the Training Manager Orienteering SA; Adrian Craig; on
8263 4784 or training@sa.orienteering.asn.au

General information
Event General Training Day - Para Wirra NP
Organiser Orienteering SA
State Orienteering SA
Status created
Date Sunday 15 September 2019 at 9:30 CST
Event form individual
Event classification Local event
Race distance middle
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://www.sa.orienteering.asn.au/
Contact phone number 82634784
Contact email
Event director Adrian Craig

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