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Coaching

Opportunities for coaching and training are available for orienteers of all ages and abilities.
We'll advise dates, locations and training session over the year in Enews and here on the website.
These sessions are free for members.

Late Summer Training Sessions

Do you want to keep fit as we move through sprint events and into the bush season?

OWA coaches have some activities planned for you starting this week.

Please note:
1. The locations will change from week to week.
2. Please try to get to the advertised parking/meeting spot as close as possible to 5.30pm as we intend to start at 5.45pm.
3. We will try to have coaching and training activities suitable for all ages, abilities and fitness levels.

Sessions are
Thursday 18 February:  Meet at the parking lot next to the skate park in Carine Open Space.  Sarah will be focusing on warm up routines
Thursday 25 February: Meet at the parking lot on the east side of Jackadder Lake, Woodlands.  Jan will be leading the session on traffic lights and map simplification.
Friday 5 March: Meet at the car park at Zamia Cafe, Kings Park.  Andries will be focusing on route choice.
Friday 12 March:  Meet on the west side of Cliff Sadlier Park, Woolnough St, Daglish. Carol will be focusing be on map memory.
Friday 19 March: Meet  at the south of Perry Lakes (details in Eventor and Enews).  Rachel's focus for this session will be O intervals.

If you have any queries, please contact  Jan Fletcher.
We hope you'll come along!

Regular training in 2021

During the year OWA provides area based programs to make training accessible on a regular basis to all our members, from juniors to veterans. You don’t have to be aspiring to make a state team to enjoy getting fitter, improving navigation skills, and the camaraderie of a group with common goals.

Other activities will be advertised in our weekly Enews. So make sure you are signed up to receive it.

Orienteers wanting to improve their fitness are welcome to join the group that runs regularly on Tuesday afternoons at 5.30pm. The meeting point is the rotunda on Hale Oval in Kings Park and people of similar ability usually run together.

Individual Coaching

OWA has qualified coaches who are happy to help members with programs specifically tailored to needs. 

You could be a new member who wants to learn basic navigational skills or an experienced orienteer wanting to peak for a specific event or carnival.

To take advantage of this opportunity contact your club convenor to be put in touch with an appropriate coach.

Activities for Specific Groups

Throughout the year training and coaching activities are arranged for specific groups, eg elite orienteers, junior orienteers, women.

The popular Junior Camp is held mid-year.

Orienteering for Beginners

Coming up are 2 sessions for those looking for an introduction to orienteering. 
These will be held at Whiteman Park on:
Saturday 27 February; or
Saturday 17 April

Details in Eventor and Facebook. 
Book your free place through Facebook/Eventbrite rather than Eventor.

Need Additional Information?

If you want additional information about any of the activities mentioned above, or have any questions about coaching and or training, please contact the OWA Coaching Convenor.

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