I'm reaching out to you all for help! When I'm teaching orienteering to middle school (11-14) kids, I have shown a bunch of videos. These are kids who may never go to a meet, but I want them to see that it is a "real sport" ... but also that it is something that kids do, that the woods are so cool, that maps are so cool, and that it is fun!
There was one video I loved, and in spite of too many hours of searching today, I can't find it. It was, I think, done by a group at a training camp, in Europe. There was fantastic terrain - a small piece of map with what looked like 100s of small depressions. Then you saw two coaches standing in the forest looking around, a bit confused. Then suddenly kids pop up out of holes run to different ones, and 'disappear' again. It happens a few times. Later I think there was a scene of frolicking in a swamp, but that might have been a different one. This video would be at least 2 or 3 years old, but might be considerably older.
If you know this one, and can post a link, thank you!!!!
Well there's a training that's new to me. :-)
I know exactly what you mean, can see the video in my head, but there is nothing that stands out enough for a search. Thought it was eastern European, might be wrong, though.
I don't remember seeing the one you mention, but it sounds great and I'll add it to the list on the OUSA site if someone finds it.
In the meantime, I really like "Orienteering: more than just running" which is the video you can find linked at the top left of the OUSA home page
(showing high school aged competitors...a boy and a girl, starting off on a track. The girl veers off into the woods to do an O course while the boy goes 'round and 'round and 'round on the track).
Another video that I've been trying to find was one of a bunch of juniors in Norway (I think), running to a control while waist deep in a marsh. I thought I had saved the link, but can't find it anywhere.
There's a GoPro video from Døpeløpe 2016
on YouTube. That the one?
That looks like a fun orienteering for juniors. Practice Scandinavian marsh running (in an extreme form).
That's not the one that I was thinking of, but it looks like a lot of fun!
JimBaker it's a great event that the youth in our club put on every year. All the controls are in wet features and the map is made up of manipulated or hand drawn fragments. I did it one year (thrilling the young organizers who had previously dismissed me as old and boring) and my upper body was destroyed by the end of it. Pulling yourself out of all those marshes is hard work!
I can imagine...even running through Scandinavian marshes was work, even when I was younger. Maybe one of our youth training camps can have such a race someday. A good way to make fun out of pushing hard through difficult terrain.
P.Stromme: this one
maybe (also from Døpeløpe)?
Yes, that's the one! Thank you.
I know this doesn't help find the one in question, but This one
is a pretty decent promo video. Hoping somebody else can find the one Khall asked about.
Hoping somebody can still answer Khall's original request - that one sounds interesting.
Sorry I can't help Kristin but, I really thought the first part of BorisGr's broadcast of Tiomila youth relay could be pretty inspiring. It's obvious that they are just kids, some looking quite young and boys and girls mixed---and, there are a lot of kids.
This link might work
Probably should be edited to make it more of a promotional video but, it is the real thing.
I thought the youth relay coverage was very good, as far as I watched. Would have been even better if I'd known some of the kids. Oh to have such numbers!
I FOUND IT!!!!
Thanks for all the new ideas, too.
The video is YouTube O-Lessons in Trentino
I have no idea why it took so long to find, it even has "holes" in the description, yet searches didn't find it. Ah well. Enjoy!
Kristin I think I know why you couldn't find the Trentino video. The internet mis-filed it under "submissions on ISOM201X"
That map, with ALL the depressions...Stefano showed it to us!
khall---You might be able to contact the group and get a good copy (if you're very lucky), or have them repost it at a higher resolution. The holes scene is awesome.
When I told him about seeing a similar forest outside Frankfurt I was told by my dad who flew some of those missions in Northern Europe in World War ll that some bomber crews would intentionally discharge their loads in to forests and fields rather than in to the civilian targets they had been ordered to hit. Many others followed their orders.
So many of the videos suggested seem to me to just show lots of people running seemingly aimlessly around the forest to 'inspirational' music
I always like this Thierry Geougiou 'follow me' video:
It combines the map with the running - really captures the essentials of the sport at the highest level.
And it has 'inspirational' music.
I was watching one of Tove recently - and loving that she looked at her map about a thousand times. When I'm showing beginners, I don't mind some of the fun ones, but agree with robplow in lots of the videos, they are clearly not really orienteering. Good to mix in some reality, and point out the difference to beginners watching.
There is space for both. After watching one with 4 boys who tricked and tripped each other throughout (great acting and characters, great humor, poor example of good sportsmanship), another orienteer commented, "What was the point of that?" Well, duh, it kept four 12 year old boys occupied for hours and hours!