Discussion: OUSA Senior Team members and other Elite orienteers.
in: Orienteering; General;
One of the items that goes really well at silent auctions is the donation of an hour of your time to share your advance orienteering skills and knowledge with our orienteers. There are a lot of juniors and adults that would really like to spent an hour with you to discuss a problem they have be having or to get suggestions on how to bring their orienteering up a notch or two.
So please consider donating an hour of your time to work with someone else on their orienteering skills ( this doesn't have to happen at West Point; it can be any time that works for the two of you) by contacting Donna Fluegel at email@example.com
Thank you for sharing to support the Junior JWOC team.
Sign me up. I'd prefer to do it at West Point.
Thank you Alex. Did you contact Donna Fluegel or should I?
Sorry, I should read more carefully! I'll send her an email.
I am not an elite but I would be happy to spend and hour with some one. West point would be best for me.
So Erin you want to donate a hour of your time to work with someone at West Point for the Junior Silent Auction. Great! Thank you.
IMO, some of this training time should be specifically for juniors -- so adults don't try to out bid kids (again).
Or, outbid the kids, then donate to a kid.
Erin--you aren't an elite?? Well, we must live in blessed times. Some people are going to be very lucky.
Bidding against others (like kid's moms who are bidding for them) helps to raise more money - it gets the value up. And Charlie is right - you can always donate the training time to the kid if they don't win the bidding.
Even better: Outbidding other adults and then donating the training to a worthy junior.
J-man, in defense of Erin. He prefers to work with and train the juniors than compete himself. He was in charge of the training for the 2012 Blue Mtn. Training camp. He was all ready to go and had to totally redo everything on friday of the camp because the camp was going to be ran out of Neil Dobbs house not the trail lodge which the county double booked and pushed us out. He did an excellent job and there are other exciting things in the works for Erin and the USA juniors, we just are not quite ready to announce it yet.
Also if you think back to Erin's HS days he was apart of the awesome IS team with John Fredrickson and Mike Sandstrom for a couple of years and Erin also went to JWOC one of the years. So it is not like he does not know what it means to be elite, he just is not interested in being elite. He loves teaching it and we definitely need more people like that to help keep our sport growing among our young people.
Thank you Erin, Alex, Zan and Ali so far for donating your time to work with an other orienteer to increase their skills.
Also J-man there are two DVOA boys going to JWOC this year that could use some elite training and they both will be a WP to bid on your donated time if you see fit to do it.????
I think j-man was expressing incredulity that Erin claims to not be an elite when he obviously is.
I agree with you Ian just busting on Clem and I hope that he realizes that as well. Also hoping I could push him to donate his time. How about you Ian????
...he [Erin] just is not interested in being elite.
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