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Discussion: New training videos released

in: Orienteering; Training & Technique

Jan 13, 2019 7:06 PM # 
We have produced a series of eight “Get Up to Speed” videos, primarily to help teenagers develop the orienteering skills needed for more technical courses. This was enabled by a grant from Sport England, and executed by Sarah Brown with additional financial support from South London Orienteers.

The videos are presented by athletes from the GB Orienteering team and are filmed in different locations. Their aim is to help juniors deal with more technically demanding courses, but they can also be used by newcomers wanting to “get up to speed”. Each video focuses on a specific orienteering skill, and there's a trailer for the series here.

We are launching one video each week on each Friday during January and February. The first video features Charlotte Ward talking about orientating the map, and the second has Hector Haines demonstrating how to use the compass.

We hope these become a useful resource for anyone trying to promote our sport and develop skills, so please feel free to share or promote them as much as you want.

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Jan 13, 2019 7:41 PM # 
Thanks for all this work! The videos are really great and very useful especially for small developing clubs like ours on the Isle of Man.
Jan 13, 2019 8:09 PM # 
That’s great to hear Sandor, thanks!

I forgot to mention that there’s another video from Graham Gristwood about what happens in a race. The film covers the orienteering map, courses, controls, equipment and what to wear, and ends with Graham linking to the series of Skills Videos so that once beginners have the guide they can easily see explanations of techniques to help them improve.

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Jan 13, 2019 11:07 PM # 
The video under the link is unavailable :-(
Jan 14, 2019 1:17 PM # 
Fixed now. Thanks for flagging that.

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