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Sat Training: Course Setting to Improve Your Orienteering Skills
  • Topic created by bobburg on Tue Sep 5, 2017 at 1:29 am
    Bob Burg (bobburg)
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    Hi everyone.  Since we don't have a listing of Sat trainings. I would like to entice everyone to consider what I will be offering at Hickory Run on Sat for more advanced (even intermediate) attendees......

    DESIGNING GREAT COURSES to IMPROVE YOUR ORIENTEERING
    From Armchair Design to Field Checking Refinements - Instructor: Bob Burg

    Besides being challenging fun for the course setter and invaluable to all orienteers attending events, course setting also dramatically improves your orienteering skills from map navigating to route choice strategy.  Bob will lead the group in the morning through the experiential application of what goes into designing good courses on paper, as we "arm-chair" an Orange and/or Brown course(s).

    Then in the afternoon, we will redesign the course(s) according to what we find out in the field.  In the process you will experience what it's like to always know exactly where you are on the map and in the process not only improve your orienteering skills, but also transform good initial courses into great courses.

    __ Upgrade your orienteering by thinking and exploring terrain like a course setter.
    __ Read maps more precisely without the help of flags to confirm where you are.
    __ Relatively new course setter or just considering it?
         Want to improve your skills or get ready to take the leap? Cool

    If any of this intrigues you, this is a Saturday training to consider.  Please reply to this post (or email me at bburg at comcast dot net) to let me know if you are interested, so that I can print sufficient hardcopies and class notes to cover everyone.  Thank you.

    Bob Burg has designed courses for the past 14 years (including multiple "A" Events) working closely the first 4-5 years with legendary Eric Weyman (because we both had a passion for it) until it was obviously no longer needed. Since then, Bob has come to love designing courses perhaps even more than competing on courses or the zen practice involved in creating and revising our wonderful orienteering maps.

     


  • Reply by Len on Sat Sep 9, 2017 at 8:31 pm
    Len Policelli (Len)
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    would have loved to participate in this but was unable to attend. 
  • Reply by kathyu on Sun Sep 10, 2017 at 7:31 pm
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    Agreed, i would really like to have attended. I think a look into the thinking of the course setter would help me improve a little. Maybe a rerun some day?
  • Reply by BRycharski on Sun Sep 10, 2017 at 8:38 pm
    Bob Rycharski (BRycharski)
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    Hi Bob, I was working saturday but really would have attended this couse setting exercise, was not reading the e board as close as I should have.  Is there anything I can do to "Bribe" you to somehow post one power point or an ocad shapshot and example of a course setting execise,  showng the original course and then how you changed the control to match what is found by either the class or the vetter (you) in the field.  think about it.  Please.
  • Reply by kathyu on Mon Sep 11, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    Kathy Urban (kathyu)
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    hhmm, did anyone video the presentation?  a good idea for the future.
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