Training & Support

Coaching Conferences

Find out all the latest information about the forthcoming conference and look back at resources from previous years. 

Coaching conferences provide an opportunity to learn and share best practice to support orienteers across the country.

The 2023 Conference, took place on Saturday 14th to Sunday 15th January at Bracknell, Berkshire.

Theme: Performance for the future

Information and support materials on the weekend presentations, active workshops and activities and be accessed on the links below: 


  • New Talent and Performance Pathway, Berine Dietzig & Tom Bray

The strategy, the make-up of the squads - Athletes and Coaches, how the clubs can support this new pathway. 

Presentation on New Talent & Performance Pathway

Presentation on How to Navigate and Coaching Tips

  • Strength for Orienteering, Hamish Willis

The power of Strength & Conditioning in building performance.

Presentation on Strength & Conditioning

  • Trail O, Graham Urquhart & David Jukes

Assessing the terrain skills for fast Orienteering.

TrailO Presentation 

TrailO Activity answers

  • Middle Distance Strategies, Techniques & Training, Matthew Vokes

Not just a shortened long distance race!

Presentation on MiddleO v LongO

  • Coaching Conundrums, Pete Maliphant

Solutions for great coaching.

PDF on Coaching Conundrums - Things that get in the way of coaching 

  • Orienteering Foundation Hilary Palmer

An all-round update on the great work of the Orienteering Foundation.

Presentation on Adult Coaching

PDF of presentation

Thank you to the conference organisers, Liz Yeadon (SARUM) and Fiona Clough (BKO). 


Past Conferences

Both 2019 and 2021 conferences were excellent in their own ways and helped to enhance the support out there for everyone.

The sessions and resources are still available and free to access. Follow the appropriate link below for all the information:

Coaching Conference 2021

Coaching Conference 2019