Junior & Adult Training
To help novice and intermediate orienteers have a great experience, Barebones 2007 includes an adult and a junior training component. Each day instruction will be offered by our club's most experienced coaches and athletes to teach and reinforce relevant skills and techniques and to ensure everyone enjoys the challenges of forest orienteering.
The adult training program is organized by Marie-Catherine Bruno, not only one of Canada's top orienteers and several-time national team member, but also one of Canada's top coaches. On Friday evening and Saturday evening Marie-Catherine will host a one-hour session focused on proper preparation for the upcoming events. She will give reminders and tips about which navigation techniques will likely be most useful and help participants be ready to have great races the next day. Other experienced orienteers and coaches will be available for post-race discussions and analysis.
Junior Training activities include: making topo maps using play dough, making 3D models of a real map using play dough, symbols bing-O night and we're including horse riding as a Junior social activity (this to be confirmed by the YMCA - we need to make sure they have enough horses!). Juniors will plenty of opportunity to interact with coaches during breakfast and lunch. We are very pleased that Ted de St. Croix has told us he would be available for junior coaching activities. Ted is the National Team coach (both adult and junior teams) and recently ran the Junior Training Camp in SK. We will also have a guest orienteer from Switzerland who will be interacting with our Juniors. Lilian Knechtli was on the Swiss National Junior team in the past couple of years.
The Junior Training program is being run by Karin Gerritsen, Orienteering Calgary's junior program coordinator. If you are interested in more information about the camp or about Orienteering Calgary's junior program, please check the Junior Development page on www.orienteeringCalgary.ca/junior or contact Karin directly at firstname.lastname@example.org