We could all do with a bit of coaching to improve our orienteering skills, whether new to the sport or a seasoned veteran! We've now firmed up some dates for a new series of TAY coaching sessions, open to all club members.
Good luck to TAY juniors taking part in this weekend's Jamie Stevenson Trophy - Scotland's exciting junior inter-club event! Looking forward to hearing how you get on and seeing some action pics!
Junior coaching series
The East of Scotland Orienteering Association runs a series of coaching for juniors which are open to TAY junior members.
Scottish Orienteering runs "Teaching Orienteering" courses throughout the year at a variety of locations. See here for the latest schedule
Safeguarding in sport
The SOA is working closely with Children First who, among other things, support all sports in safeguarding children. Their message is a simple one and is summed up in a new video. Watch it here
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!
Date for your diary!
The annual Scottish junior inter-club competition will be held on Balkello Hill, near Dundee on Sunday 19 June. More details to follow but please note that there will also be a TAY Local event attached to this with courses for adults and juniors alike ... and hopefully a BBQ!
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.