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Junior and Adult Training Programs

2017 Training Sessions

, OUSA Junior National Coach, is planning the following training sessions:

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  
Sat., Sept 16 – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco  
Sat., Sept 23 – Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley (date changed, was 30th)
Sat., Oct 7    – McLaren Park, San Francisco  
Sat., Oct 14  – Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, Richmond – CANCELED DUE TO AIR QUALITY
Sat., Oct 21  – Lands End, Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco
Sat., Oct 28  – Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland – CANCELED (see here (
Sat., Nov 4   – Golden Gate Park, San Francisco  
Sat., Nov 11  – Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley

These sessions, 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 sessions 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 session. There is a nominal fee to cover the cost of the map.

More sessions could be added later, so check back here from time to time.

January 6, 2016 Posting to Training List (

Hi All,

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 (

Hi All,

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.

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.