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Teaching Basics of Orienteering

Date: (Sun.) May. 1, 2016
Location: San Francisco, CA
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Type: 10 AM-1 PM; How to present beginner clinics; Preregistration required


This clinic will cover teaching the basics of orienteering. Most of us know the basics, but imparting the basics to another person is a different matter. This clinic focuses on the basic steps and progressions for teaching beginners. It would be good for people who do beginner clinics, PE teachers, and anyone who wants to teach orienteering. Also, as we start putting on more training programs for our club, you may be asked to help with the juniors or explain an exercise​—​this would be a good stepping stone to doing that.


Golden Gate Park, by the west end of the Polo Field (Google map (,-122.4923043,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0))


Sunday, May 1, 2016 – 10 AM to 1 PM


$20 for BAOC members
$40 for non-members


10:00–10:30 – Developing the beginners' senses and processing their environment
10:30–11:15 – Developing the concept of map and spacial compass
11:15–11:30 – Break
11:30–12:15 – Introducing the basic orienteering skills for the beginner level
12:15–  1:00 – Design your own skill exercises and wrap-up


Preregistration is required. Online registration is available here ( (select "BAOC Spring Training 2016" and then select this clinic under "Race & Course Selection").


Please wear something you can move in, and bring a snack and water.