Help Us Grow The Club!

Thanks to the funding awarded to us by SCOA, we now have the opportunity to offer free training courses for SOC members who would like to learn to help others. We are hoping to increase the number of Juniors in the club and by taking part in one of these courses you would be taking the first step to seeing the club grow.

The first course on offer is the Introduction to Coaching course which is a short course consisting of 2 x3 hour workshops or 1 x 5 hr workshop in the locality. The course will give you the confidence to start coaching juniors and newcomers to understand the basics of orienteering. Hopefully, it will also be an opportunity to get to know other SOC members and have fun in a relaxed environment. In order to run this course, we would ideally need a minimum of four participants.

If you are interested in doing this course as soon as Covid allows or for further information, please contact juniors [at] socweb.org.

The second course on offer is the Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Orienteering. This course is for those who have helped out with coaching already and are willing to make more of a time commitment to learning coaching techniques that take the junior orienteer past the beginner stage.

The attached document gives further details of the course. If you are interested in applying for this course or would like further details, please contact juniors [at] socweb.org. There is one place on this course on offer. As someone who completed this course, I can vouch for the fact that it is very enjoyable and once you get to the practical coaching stage, there is nothing better than seeing your fellow orienteers learn and improve their orienteering techniques!

 

 

Entries for QECP on 3rd April are now open!

To enter you will need to grab the passcode from the Members Area.

Event Information and Entry

SOC members have priority entry until Friday 26th March. After that entries will be invited from local friends and family. If any SOC member knows someone who would like like an invitation please send an email to the organiser giving their details (including email address).

Opportunity for Budding Organiser(s) at QECP

Our club chairman, Julian, is organising the QECP event on 3rd April and would like to share his experience with anybody who has thought about trying their hand at organising a small event but has yet to commit themselves.

The club is grateful to have a number of experienced organisers who regularly step in to take on the task but we need to increase that number so that the load can be shared more evenly.

This is an excellent opportunity to participate in the sport in a new, rewarding capacity so please give the offer some consideration and contact Julian if you are in the position to take up the offer.