Orienteering Training

Training for orienteering includes not only physical training as you would do to prepare for running, skiing, or mountain bike races, but also mental training so that you start to see the two-dimensional orienteering map in three dimensions.

This section of the website will include training tips and techniques that will help you improve your skill, and, as a consequence, your enjoyment of the sport.

If you are a club leader looking for a set of skill circuits to train beginner orienteers, Orienteering Coach Erin Schirm shared the circuits he used with high school students in spring 2014.

The world-wide orienteering community has collaborated on specific training on various topics and techniques, posted on the World of O website. See O-training.net for these development ideas to improve your skills.