Coaching events for school students: From Monday 18th Oct
- Various parks and reserves around Christchurch
- Event Type:
- Coaching and training practise
Coaching and practise is offered to all school-aged children at all levels from 4-5pm on various afternoons over the weeks leading up to the Canterbury schools orienteering festival. Navigation and map reading practise for beginners with hands-on training. There will be some teaching points and guiding of trainees on what to look for and what to remember for most of the sessions. Booking required for maps at least two days before the session (see the 'register your numbers' form link below), then just turn up with your running shoes and a compass.
Each training session will vary, it is run by volunteers and each will have something different to offer. There will be many different things to go over, so it will not have the same format every session. It may involve a walk around looking at features, a discussion at the start and sometimes a set course to run.
What do you need to bring? Wear comfortable shoes, bring a compass, and some small change for maps/ coaching costs. Bring your own Sport i-dent if you have one, otherwise we do lend them out for some training events (not all will use them) . A Sport i-dent is a microchip that you place on your finger to 'punch' the controls you reach on an orienteering course.
Pre-festival coaching and training events from 4pm:
Mon 18 Oct | Old School Reserve Mt Pleasant | Meet Scout Hall Carpark
Wed 20 Oct | Kirkwood Intermediate | Kirkwood Avenue entrance
Tue 26 Oct | Halswell Quarry | Finlay’s Picnic Area at the end of the main road into the park
Wed 27 Oct | Barnett Park | End of the car park near the field
Mon 1 Nov | Heathcote Domain | Meet by Cricket pavilion
Tue 2 Nov | Hansen Park / Rudolf Steiner School | Playground in Hansen Park
Download a flyer with all the training dates to share with your school students [pdf- 195KB] 2.2-Schools-orienteering-training-flyer-Oct-2021.pdf
Timing: All events between 4-5pm
Cost: After school training is $2 per child for a printed map each - make sure your school has booked a group for maps ( see the register your numbers link below) .
Register your numbers: At least a day ahead register your training (two days ahead if the training session is on a Monday) to guarantee your maps HERE
Want to do more? Don't forget to secure your place at the Canterbury School Orienteering Festival by registering HERE
Entries will close for the festival on Friday 29 October 2021. Sorry no late entries can be accepted.