Junior and Adult Training Programs
2017 Training Events
, OUSA Junior National Coach, is planning the following training events:
- Sat., Mar 25 – Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond
- Sat., Apr 1 – McLaren Park, San Francisco
- Sat., Apr 22 – Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland
- Sat., May 6 – Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond
- Sat., May 20 – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco
- Sun., Jun 11 – Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline, San Leandro
These events, which will be independent of each other, will cover a variety of orienteering skills. Details will be announced on the BayONet and/or Training mailing lists. The events normally require a minimum participation (and the number of maps needs to be known), so be sure to respond with your interest a few days before the event. There is a nominal fee to cover the cost of the map.
January 6, 2016 Posting to Training List (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BAOCT/)
So, after the board meeting it was decided that we would hold off on an official training program until the fall. So I am cutting back on what I originally proposed. I looked at all the weekends where there was no local meet, and scheduled a training.
Saturday, January 9th (this weekend): I will set training at Diablo Valley College and Paso Nogal Park. Since its the new year, we will focus on the basics of campus and woods sprints. Plan to meet at 1 PM, train for 60–90 minutes at Diablo, then meet a Paso Nogal around 3 PM for 30–45 min of training. I will need help putting out and picking up ribbons. Here are GPS coordinates for both of the meeting locations:
- Diablo Valley College
- 321 Golf Club Rd
- Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
- 37.970494, -122.069400
- Paso Nogal Park
- Paso Nogal Rd at Strayhorn Rd
- Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
- 37.967048, -122.088980
Please email me by Friday, January 8th, if you are interested in coming, so I can print maps. Please bring $3 for maps, and your own map case. Also, if you're interested in getting food after training, let me know—we will make a decision there, but something to consider. Thanks!
Saturday, January 23rd, Tilden Park: I will design the training. Again, we will meet at 1 PM. Details to come.
Feb 13th: This is tentative. I know most of us are thinking of going to Vancouver Sprint Camp. So if there is someone who is definitely not going, and wants to organize training, let me know. Otherwise stay posted on this date.
Sunday, March 6th: Training at Briones Park. It would be great if someone could design this.
Sunday, March 13th: Training at Shell Ridge. If anyone is up for setting this, that would be great! Details to come.
(Note: A focus for these two weekends will be preparing for the SML Championships. Also, they are on Sunday, because I may use the Saturdays for clinics.)
Saturday, March 26th: DeAnza College Sprint training. If someone wants to set this, that would be great! Details to come.
So, if you have questions, or think there are better locations for training, let me know. If you're willing to design a training, let me know. Looking forward to another fun year.
December 22, 2015 Posting to BayONet (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/baoc/)
I am excited to announce that we will be working towards having an official Junior Training Program and an Adult Training Program starting this fall. I am looking for people who are interested in working on this project with me who are willing to help with some of the work. If you want to be part of the group that develops this and helps to put it on in some capacity, let me know.
The plan is to start advertising this in the summer for the fall season. The goal of this is to provide current members and new members the opportunities to get better at the sport, understand the skills and how they can be used effectively. The focus of these programs is also to bring the club together on a social level more often without being under racing or working conditions. Again, please let me know if you are interested in working on this with me.
To get the ball rolling, I will be putting on six clinics this winter and spring with a focus on basic skills. I have planned most of them in conjunction with local events, but I would like some feedback from people on this. Will this be too much in conflict with the event, or will it work well? Here is the tentative schedule.
- Beginners Clinic #1
Teaching beginners orienteering, at the Presidio event on Jan 31st. This clinic will run from 1–3 PM. Please run your race before the clinic.
- Beginners Clinic #2
Teaching beginners orienteering, at the Feb 27th Berkeley event, with a focus on physical development for kids. Again the clinic will run from 1–3 PM. Please run before the clinic if you are going to race.
- Beginners Clinic #3
Teaching beginners orienteering, with a focus on helping kids apply both physical and basic technical skills at the SML Championships, Saturday, March 19th from 2–4 PM.
- Course Setting #1
Designing the beginner courses and easy trainings. April 17th at the Point Pinol event; 1–3 PM; again, run first. (Editor's Note: The Point Pinole event has been rescheduled to November, so plans for this clinic will need to be changed.)
- Course Setting #2
Designing the intermediate course and trainings. May 7th at the Indian Valley event, 1–3 PM. Run first
- Course Setting #3
Designing advanced courses and fun events. June 12th at Pacheco State Park, 9 AM – 2 PM. Please note that I am thinking about making this a training weekend, with a relay race on Saturday and maybe a Night O Saturday night.
So, any feedback would be great. Please note I have not contacted any event directors for these events. I wanted to get feedback first before I move forward. If you have input please let me know.
This spring we will be continuing Junior gatherings at local events. Please look for a message on this soon.
Also, we continue informal training. I will be posting on the training group about this. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope everyone is well and enjoying the holidays.