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.
Learn what goes into planning good courses - and improve your own orienteering at the same time!
We're delighted to offer club members the chance to take part in an evening's workshop this autumn on course planning. Find out more about how attending our course planning workshop will also benefit your own orienteering!
Some great opportunities coming up at the National Centre
The National Centre for orienteering, based at Glenmore Lodge, Aviemore is running some adult beginner/improver coaching days and weekends in September - as well as at Christmas!
A reminder about our four-week block of Family Coaching Sessions, starting Thursday 27 August. Full details on the events page
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity try out the sport and gain the skills and confidence to tackle your first organised orienteering event.
Please book by 31 July.
Tayside Orienteers had a packed programme last weekend, with two coaching events taking place in Perth, and a change in focus from the recent series of competitive Scottish league events.
A new Club Development Officer and Level 2 Club Coach!
A couple of great developments for the club to report this weekend—firstly, Mel Nicoll has been appointed as Club Development Officer, a role that will see her work on a number of projects to develop orienteering in the Tayside area over the next year and a half.
Also, after several months' practical and theory work, club coach Moira Laws passed her Level 2 Coach assessment. This qualification means that Moira can now deliver more advanced coaching sessions up to Technical Difficult 5, which allows her to offer coaching for seniors as well as juniors.
Congratulations to Mel and Moira on their achievements, and we look forward to working with them in the coming year!