Online Resources

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Within each resource category, listings are roughly in order starting with those for beginners and progressing down to those more suited for advanced training and/or orienteers.

Very Useful Documents

Control Description Sheet - Our most requested sheet, fully explaining how to decipher a control (clue) sheet as presented symbolically on intermediate and advanced courses (beginner courses usually have the clues for the control locations shown in text form rather than symbolic).

Videos

Orienteering: The adventure sport for all - Introduction to what orienteering is about, from the British Orienteering Federation; 2 min, 2007, YouTube

Orienteering for Beginners - Very effective demonstration of how you do a beginner's orienteering course, made by an 11 year old; 2 min, 2006, YouTube

From Map to Compass - How to set a compass bearing between where you are and where you want to go; 1 min, 2009, YouTube

Orienteering Techniques: Handrails - 1st of 5 instructional videos showing fundamental navigation techniques, the others in this series being Aiming Off, Attack Points, Collecting Features, and Catching Features; ~4 min each, 2010, YouTube

Sprint Orienteering Tips - Demonstration of 3 Sprint orienteering tips; 4 min, 2007, YouTube

Follow me Tero - Perhaps the original of what are now many "Tero" (Thierry Gueorgiou) videos, all of which have show many advanced skills practiced by one of the sports greatest stars; for many more from or about Tero, search YouTube for "Gueorgiou"; 2 min, 2007, YouTube

Games

Map Symbols Quiz - online interactive quiz for learning or reviewing map symbols

Control Descriptions Quiz - online interactive quiz for learning or reviewing clue symbols

Catching Features - Orienteering in the virtual world; this game can be played in multiplayer mode or on your PC, and can use real terrains as well. ($)

Forums and Websites

Attackpoint - Event calendars, training logs, course splits and other very useful features can be freely used whether or not you participate in the collective kvetching that occasionally dominates discussion threads.

O-Training - A website specifically intended as a resource for orienteering technical training.