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Sat 20 Apr 9:00 am
Forest Orienteering and Navigation Skills Day
Smiths Creek Reserve, Campbelltown (meet at Waminda Reserve, Macquarie Av, Campbelltown.

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Sun 21 Apr 9:30 am
NOY2 - Redgum Ridges (Freemans Waterhole)
 Redgum Ridges. 1:10 000. 5m contours.

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Sun 21 Apr 11:00 am
Broken Bago Orienteering
Scout Hall, Tallwood Avenue, Wauchope.
Mon 22 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering Australia 2024 AGM
Online via Zoom.
Tue 23 Apr 7:30 pm
Orienteering NSW April Board Meeting

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Wed 24 Apr 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #1 Northbridge
corner of Sailors Bay Road and Kameruka Road (Bonds Corner), Northbridge

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Sun 28 Apr 9:30 am
Newcastle Pairs Relay Champs & Minor Event
The Range (South) 1:7500, Killingworth
Sun 28 Apr 10:00 am
Waggaroos - AWOC Interclub #1, 9 Mile Reserve

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Wed 1 May 6:30 pm
Newcastle Night Champs - Eleebana
Thomas H Halton Park. Revised by D. Orr 2024. 1:4000, 2 metre contours and 1:1000, 2 metre contours.
, Thomas H Halton Park, Eleebana
Sat 4 May 9:30 am
SOS Northside

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.