Summary of International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015

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When listening to the participants at the International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015 in Austria, it is clear that a lot of focus is on one hand to build a development environment where young athletes can develop towards elite level – and on the other hand to build an elite environment which helps elite athletes get World Champions. Representatives of ...

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France: New training approach – New challenges

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Instead of following the successful approach of Thierry Gueorgiou, Francois Gonon and Philippe Adamski which has brought France a lot of success throughout the years, the “new” generation of French runners use a somewhat different approach according to French coach Charly Boichut at the International Orienteering  Coach Conference in Faak am See, Austria this is not ...

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Czech Republic: Hard work with limited resources

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– In total we produce around 90 days of team activity each year, Czech Head Coach Radek Novotny says. – As the clubs are weak and we have no state funded training centers, the national team must take many of the functions clubs and training centers have in other countries, ...

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Mental training: Central part of the Swiss success story

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The Swiss approach to mental training was one of the main topics when Swiss Junior National Team coach Beat Okle presented how Switzerland organizes their elite activities within orienteering at the International Orienteering Coach Conference in Faak am See, Austria. The recommended training for a Swiss orienteer from youth until young ...

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Finland: A new golden generation

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– Our juniors have been improving the last few years, a new golden Finnish generation may be coming up, an optimistic Petteri Kähäri, sport director of the Finnish Orienteering Federation, said when presenting Finland’s approach to elite orienteering at the International Orienteering Coach Conference in Faak am See, Austria. It may ...

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Insight into Denmark’s road to 4 x GOLD at WOC 2015

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– For us it is all about winning at the World Orienteering Championships and at the European Championships – everything else is training, head coach of the Danish national team Lars Lindstrøm explained at the International Orienteering Coach Conference in Faak am See, Austria. Just having returned from the World ...

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Updates from International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015

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Here updates will be posted from the International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015 during the three days the conference lasts. From Monday August 24th until Wednesday August 26th representatives of seven of the leading orienteering nations – Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland – will gather in southern Austria ...

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International Orienteering Coaches Conference 2015

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From Monday until Wednesday representatives of seven of the leading orienteering nations – Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland – will gather in southern Austria to talk about how elite orienteering is developed in their country.  The last conference of this type in 2009 was covered on Ultimate Orienteering ...

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