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Finn van-
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Post Orienteering Education Issues
on: May 17, 2017, 23:25
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This is not the way education information should be shared, it's all well and good to say we having coaching courses - this needs information - not silence.

http://www.orienteering.ie/orienteering-education-resource

Paul Pruzina is a very good orienteer and it's a lovely picture, but quite frankly after over a year of silence I as a member of the association expect more before I sign up to become a certified coach.  And before anyone thinks that this post is personal, it's not.  The IOA executive and director of orienteering education have a resposibility to let the membership know how the new coaching system works, put up a timetable, useful information and let us members make informed decisions on whether we want to participate or not.

Here's an example of how it should be done:

http://www.xplorer.org.uk

https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/xplorerschools

And here's an example of some resources:

http://orienteering.org/resources/orienteering-litterature/

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Post Re: Orienteering Education Issues
on: May 18, 2017, 22:23
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To clarify my previous post I'd like to point out that when I was in the position of communications officer of the association I had many requests for materials to assist for people to try orienteering, a lot of these requests were either phone calls or via the facebook page as my phone number was on the site.  I constantly had to refer them to other national assocaitions as a decision was made to renew this resource.  I am not attacking anyone personally, what I am doing is asking that as a matter of urgency these materials become available from the IOA site as it makes the sport look ineffective if they're not there.  There's loads of great stuff happening, I'd be the first to say that the training materials that I have seen and the training that was done with younger juniors in Masseys Woods by Eoin Browne, Terry Lawless and other people was excellent, but it has to be nationwide for the sport to develop and it would be great to see these resources shared for other people at this point.  That's all.

Finn

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