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Fri 1 Oct 8:00 am
Newcastle October-November Street Events
Sun 3 Oct 10:00 am
Waggaroos Local
Pomingalarna

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Wed 6 Oct 6:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 1 Jesmond Park

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Wed 6 Oct 7:00 am
Newcastle Map Ride Event 2 Myall Road

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Sun 10 Oct 10:00 am
NTOC - Kooringle
Bundarra Road, west of Armidale
Sat 16 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 1
TBA

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Sun 17 Oct 10:00 am
Interclub #6 - Waggaroos (New Date)
Wolfram
Sat 23 Oct 9:30 am
SOS Term 4 Event 2
TBA

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Sat 23 Oct 11:30 am
NSW State League #8 (New date)
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

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Sun 24 Oct 9:30 am
NSW State League #9 (New Date)
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.

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.