Coaching events for school students - next training - Tues 2nd Nov

Canterbury Schools orienteering festival 2021

Tuesday 2 November 2021
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? The Canterbury School Orienteering Festival follows on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 November .
Entries for the festival have now closed. Sorry no late entries can be accepted due to running the event in  level 2 and allowing distancing.