Take the ultimate endurance challenge! Adventure Racing is the complete guide to the skills, equipment, strategies, navigation, and nutrition used by the top adventure racers around the globe. Start with the right gear to perform your best - even in desert, rainforest, and subzero environments. Then learn the skills for trekking, mountain biking, canoeing and kayaking, and mountaineering. Insights on team strategy, use of support crews, map reading, and magnetic deviation will keep you on track. And the right fuel for changing conditions, medical know-how, and survival skills will keep you in the race. Profiles and stories from the top races and adventure racers provide a taste of the exciting challenges of the sport. They'll inspire you to test yourself time and again in the most addictive team endurance sport on the planet.
From the Publishers: Discovering Orienteering: Skills, Techniques, and Activities offers a systematic approach to learning, teaching, and coaching orienteering. Readers learn a handful of easy-to-remember skills, techniques, and processes that are reinforced through more than 60 ready-to-use activities. Presented in a lesson plan format, these activities assist educators in applying the benefits of orienteering across the curriculum.
A 50 page book with lots of diagrams, full of games and instruction for teachers for pre-school, elementary and secondary school students. Originally published in 1996, it was updated and reprinted in 2011.
Orienteering Canada recently produced these beautiful books introducing their new Long Term Athlete Development plan. Not only do these books look great on a bookshelf but they are also chalk full of very helpful information for coaches, athletes, parents, club administrators, and everyone in between. There are pdf versions of the LTAD Guide downloadable href=http://www.orienteering.ca/resources/long-term-athlete-development/ here, but let's be honest, that won't look nearly as good on sports bookshelf and it's important to show these things off right?
126 pages full of pictures, maps and good reading. This book, published in 2010, includes an introduction to orienteering, basic and advanced skills and techniques, orienteering tactics, preparation for a race, performance analysis, creating a training plan, and more.
The O-Store has created a series of Reference Guides for orienteers, adventure racers, coaches, teachers, cadets groups, school groups, junior programs and just about everyone. The Control Descriptions Reference Guide is two full pages - one sheet, double sided - of control descriptions and instructions on how to interpret them. The Orienteering Map Legend and Sprint Orienteering Map Legend Reference Guides show you all the features you will find on an orienteering map and tells you how to interpret them. The Orienteering Course and Basic Instructions Reference Guides show an orienteering course with pointers to get through it successfully, and give you a set of guidelines for getting started in orienteering. Purchase a complete set of 3 in full colour on waterproof paper or laminated for more durability. Also available for href=https://www.o-store.ca/Page-Articles_15.aspx download compliments of the O-Store.
A novel from New Zealand, by Lindsay Wood. First published 2010. High school is hell. Corey is overweight and shy, so no wonder he spends all his spare time playing Counter-Strike on the computer. When his mum gives him an ultimatum - join a school sports team or broadband will be cancelled - he's horrified to find that she means it. Realizing that for once he's not going to get his own way, Corey looks for the easiest sports option. Orienteering he reads, can be 'like a stroll in the park'. But when Corey joins the orienteering team, he finds out the hard way that more than strolling is required. Alone in the back of beyond, he is forced to fall back on his own resources if he doesn't want to totally humiliate himself in front of the others. And then he remembers Counter-Strike. Will the fat boy have what it take to become a cunning runner and survive against the odds?