SOGO Navigators (for Teens)
(formerly called Level 3)
SOGO Navigators is our orienteering program for teenagers aged 12-17.
In Spring 2024, we'll have two streams in our SOGO Navigators program:
Hawks: designed for teens 12-17 who are new to orienteering
Eagles: designed for teens 12-17 who have previous experience orienteering / adventure running
Athletes meet once per week to build and hone their navigation abilities, technical terrain running skills, physical fitness, and have fun socializing with other teens. We train on different maps (both urban and forested) within the city.
SOGO Navigator coaches have a great deal of orienteering experience and include experienced veteran and national level elite orienteers.
For Spring 2024, SOGO Navigators will be meeting once per week on Wednesday evenings in conjunction with Foothills Orienteering Club's Wednesday evening events, where SOGO coaches will work closely with SOGO Navigators as they participate in the event.
Note that the Spring Wed eve event schedule isn't published yet. The events will be at different parks in Calgary each week.
There will be ample coaching and the participants will run the race on their own or in groups depending on their experience level.
Athletes who are particularly driven may also start to take on a leadership role at SOGO, developing new skills in organization, collaboration and leadership.
If you would like more information about the SOGO Navigators program or would like to know if the program is right for your teenage athlete, please email [email protected].
Registration closing date is Friday, April 26 at 11:59pm.
Limited registration will be available from April 27-May 10th for an additional $30 fee and any missed session will not be prorated*. Please email [email protected] if you want to register for SOGO Adventure Running after April 27th.
*We understand that there are a variety of reasons for registering late. We would love for your child to participate in SOGO. We are adding the extra fee because it is time consuming for us to add kids to our class rosters and processes which we set up right before and during the start of the sessions.
The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.
– Morihei Ueshiba