Block of four coaching sessions for club members
We are delighted to announce the dates for our next block of coaching sessions, starting Saturday 20 August. These dates have been chosen specifically to fit around TAY and SOA orienteering events.
Coaching session focuses on contours
Sunday's coaching session at Dalguise (session #3 in a four-session block) was well-received. We focused on contours and included a novel tattie contour competition this week and finished with a "place and chase" exercise - which required very close attention to the map!
Bookings now open for the 2016 Volunteers’ Weekend, Glenmore Lodge 13-15 May.
We're looking at organising a club away weekend in the Aviemore area for members this coming September - to include top-quality coaching activities for all levels and a generally sociable time! See email of 15 Jan or contact
Weekend sessions for Improvers!
Some exciting news to start off our club orienteering in 2016! Following our successful Family Coaching sessions last Autumn, we have been busy planning more coaching for TAY members. We now have dates for a four-week block - Saturday 19 March, Saturday 16 April, Sunday 1 May and Saturday 7 May.
February and April, near Perth
The Scottish Orienteering Association's one-day Coaching Foundation course is for experienced orienteers who are members an SOA club. The course will be running near Perth on Sat 13 Feb and Sat 2 April - very handy for any TAY members who are interested in taking their first steps into coaching. If places are available, qualified coaches may attend this course as a refresher. Further details on the SOA website here
Some great courses coming up in the New Year c/o the Scottish Orienteering Association, including a one day Coaching Foundation course. Ideal if you want to find out if coaching is for you and you want to start helping out alongside licensed coaches but also great for improving your own skills! Courses will take place on 13 February and 2 April. Club members who've been on the course would be happy to talk to you about their experience. Free to members. Email TAY's Club Development Officer
Latest course dates and details from the Scottish Orienteering Association
Whether a club member or working within schools, scouts or other youth groups the Scottish Orienteering Assocation runs a programme of regular courses for those wanting to teach or coach orienteering.
The third session in our block of family coaching took place this evening in the grounds of the Hilton Hotel Dunkeld, an area with a complex path network. Well done to everyone for staying focused and in touch with the map!
Second in our block of family coaching
The second of our family coaching sessions took place yesterday on St Magdalene's Hill. Thanks to everyone who turned up so enthusiastic to learn and to club volunteers who helped with marshalling and coaching.