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Sat 28 May 9:30 am
SOS Newcastle 3 - Broadmeadow (World Maze Race event)
Hunter School of the Performing Arts (109 Lambton Rd, Broadmeadow NSW)

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Sat 28 May 9:30 am
SOS Northside - West Pymble (World Maze Race event)
Bicentennial Park, West Pymble (Prince Of Wales Dr, West Pymble NSW 2073). Meet in the centre of the park by the playground.

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Sat 28 May 9:30 am
SOS Hills District 3 - Rouse Hill (World Maze Race event)
Rouse Hill Public School (Clower Ave, Rouse Hill NSW)

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Sun 29 May 9:30 am
Central Coast Winter - Bateau Bay
EDSAAC Bateau Bay
Sun 29 May 9:30 am
2022 NOY3 - Pelaw Main
Mining Mystery 1:7500, Pelaw Main

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Sun 29 May 10:30 am
Highlands Forest Series #2
"Penrose State Forest", 1:10,000, minor updates 2022, Penrose State Forest, Kingsbury VC Rest Area on the Hume Motorway, 2km south of the Sutton Forest (Shell) Service area.

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Sat 4 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Hill District 4 - Baulkham Hills
Baulkham Hills High School  (419A Windsor Rd, Baulkham Hills, NSW)

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Sat 4 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Newcastle 4 - Lambton
Lambton High School (85 Womboin Rd, Lambton NSW)

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Sat 4 Jun 9:30 am
SOS Northside - Pymble (ultra format)
Robert Pymble Park, Pymble (Alma St, Pymble NSW 2073).

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Sat 4 Jun 2:00 pm
IKO - Stanwell Park
Stanwell Park (updated May 2022). Scale 1:7,500, contour interval 5m.

Protocol for Coaching First Time Orienteers

 

Actions

1. Sign

Wording? - First timer? do you need some help?

Sign to be made – A3 – laminated?? prominently displayed

2. Introduce self

Vest with identification?

3. Find out source of info about Orienteering

– ie how they knew to come, how much they do know

4. Introduce layout of Assembly area – Rego desk, functions, maps, key box

 

5. Take to tables, showing cards and control description area.

 

6. Direct to complete control card – personal info, numbers and descriptions in squares.

All adult newcomers must do a Very Easy or preferably an Easy course and be shadowed at first event. This introduces Admin procedures (payment, start time), event procedures ( punching, navigating, finshing) and provides an overview of the sport.

All newcomer children (U16) must do a Very Easy and be accompanied by an adult/guardian on first course.

7. Take to Registration and payment made

Registration Desk should note on card stub that it is a first timer (eg F/T) and who is accompanying (mentor). Purpose – follow up.

 Assist with completion of the OANSW Registration (Casual) form with explanation of reason.

8. Introduce map and features as shown.

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If not pre-marked maps then introduce transfer of course onto map. Allow them to do this but check it afterwards.

With map in hand, discuss tracks, clearings, watercourses, green, white or yellow area, scale, north lines and anything special as per control descriptions in relation to the map

9. Punching procedure

Show a flag and punch and demonstrate punching procedure.

Note Start and Finish markings, possible safety bearings and the importance of returning to the Finish.

10. Take to Start area. 

Discuss where to go (and why) for the first leg – what do you expect to see?Shadow for at least 1/2-3/4 of course, allowing them to take the lead out of each contol. Finish behind them!

11. Follow up.

Finish Official should have noted F/T and if possible chat about the course (if time allows) or Mentor should try to do so.

12. If there is an inclination for another course on that day – note wayfaring option. Very Easy and Easy may be easy, but it is a basis.

 

13. Follow up

If Mentor sees newcomer at future events, check on progress.