Are you a Thailand citizen, want to learn orienteering and be a part of the Thailand national orienteering team? Now you have a chance!
Thailand Orienteering Federation is starting an orienteering training programme, with the support of ORIEN.ASIA. Orienteering is a navigation sport played in forests and cities. It is a sport that trains both body and mind; it is also an important part of civil preparedness, wilderness survival, and national defence.
All citizens of Thailand are invited to learn orienteering and represent their country abroad; other interested people are also welcome to join the lectures.
The orienteering training programme of Thailand will start on 15 March, with a course of 8 lectures, mobile orienteering courses, and a chance to enter into elite training squad and represent Thailand abroad. For the time being, all lectures will take place online.
Thailand Orienteering Training Programme
The training programme will take place in two tracks:
- General training programme
- Advanced training programme
- Elite training programme
Beginner training programme
The beginner training programme (Stage 1 and 2 course) takes place over 8 lectures, with which you can learn the basics of orienteering.
Two classes will be offered online with 8 lectures, as well as practices and assessments on mobile phone.
The fee is 3000 baht (free for Thailand national team members). If you join the Thailand national team later, you will get a rebate of the beginner course fees.
Class 1 (starts 15 March) is now open for entry: https://met.run/e/thailand-orienteering-training-course-2021-1
The course is included in the Thailand national team training fee. Join now at orienthailand.com/team.
Timetable (subject to change):
|Module||Content||Date (2021, Class 1)
Time: Mondays 7-9pm
|Date (2021, Class 2)
Time: Mondays 7-9pm
|Free online introduction||1 March|
|Stage 1: From newbie to finisher|
|1||Orienteering basics||15 March||17 May|
|2-3||Basic navigation||Part 1: 22 March
Part 2: 29 March
|Part 1: 24 May
Part 2: 31 May
|4||Finishing an event||5 April||7 June|
|Evaluation – via mobile app|
|Stage 2: From amateur to professional|
|5-6||Advanced navigation||Part 1: 19 April
Part 2: 26 April
|Part 1: 21 June Part 2: 28 June|
|7||Physical & technical training||3 May||5 July|
|8||Getting international||10 May||12 July|
|Evaluation – via mobile app.
Members of Thailand squad and team continue elite training.
Advanced training programme
The advanced training programme (Stage 3 course) prepares orienteers for more advanced roles in the orienteering community, such as event organisation, coaching and administration, and advanced navigation techniques.
The course will start in October. Details coming soon.
Elite training programme
The elite training programme consists of the Thailand national orienteering team, open to all Thailand citizens.
At this moment, the programme will meet every Monday at 7pm online, when training progress will be followed up with all team members and training programme for the week will be given. Team members will train by themselves until it is safe enough to meet in person.
The full fee is 9 999 baht per month, plus costs for training camps, which will be reduced by potential sponsorship and funding. The cost includes the basic training programme.
There will be four training camps per year, and the chance to represent Thailand at international events, such as Asian Orienteering Championships and World Orienteering Championships.
Please register at orienthailand.com/team.
Sponsor Thailand orienteering
Thailand orienteering is undergoing rapid development, and needs your support.
As a sponsor you’ll get a tailor made training programme for your company/organisation. You’ll also get exposure for your products and services on merchandise and advertisement space on maps and banners.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!
(The featured photo was taken in Hong Kong in 2016. The Asian Junior and Youth Orienteering Championships will take place in Hong Kong in December 2021.)