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Wed 5 Oct 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #1 Pyrmont
Pyrmont, Pirrama Park Kiosk

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Sat 8 Oct 2:00 pm
Wollongong - Cordeaux Heights
Cordeaux Heights 1:7,500, Sheargold Park (Derribong Drive) Cordeaux Heights

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Sun 9 Oct 9:30 am
MetrO League Final
Galston Recreation Reserve, 412 Galston Road, Galston.

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Sun 9 Oct 10:00 am
Goldseekers 2022 Bush #8 - TBC

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Wed 12 Oct 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #2 Wentworth Park
Wentworth Park, Glebe (outside grandstand).

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Wed 12 Oct 5:00 pm
2022/2023 Newcastle Summer Series Warmup - Cardiff South
Cardiff South.
Sat 15 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 #1
TBC.

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Sun 16 Oct 11:00 am
Hastings Port Macquarie Orienteering - Lake Cathie
Jonathon Dickson Reserve, Lake Cathie.

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Wed 19 Oct 4:30 pm
2022/23 Sydney Summer Series #3 Bantry Bay
Burnt Bridge, Bantry Bay Reserve

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Wed 19 Oct 5:00 pm
2022/2023 Newcastle Summer Series #1 - Macquarie Hills
Macquarie Hills.

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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 Schedule 2022 - 2026

 

Xmas 5days Fun 

Event Series

NSW State League

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