SOGO Level 3 (Teens)
SOGO Level 3 is our most advanced training program, designed for kids who have previous experience orienteering. Completion of a season or more of Level 2 is recommended, but not mandatory. Most of our Level 3 athletes fall between 12 and 17 years old.
Athletes meet once per week to build and hone their navigation abilities, technical terrain running skills, and physical fitness. We train on different maps (both urban and forested) within the city, potentially with an occasional trip to a forest map outside the city. Level 3's are challenged more extensively through exciting advanced maps, personal goal-setting and achievements, and by attending running and orienteering races throughout the season (local or further afield). Level 3 coaches are formally trained in orienteering coaching and include experienced veteran and national level elite orienteers.
L3 in Fall of 2022 will be a somewhat different format. We'll be meeting once per week on Wednesday evenings. The first 5 weeks (Aug 31 - Sep 28) will be held in conjunction with FWOC's Wednesday evening events, where L3 coaches will work closely with L3 participants as they participate in the L3 event. The coaches will conduct a 30 min teaching session before the race and review their performance after the race – the L3s will run the race on their own or in pairs.The last five weeks will be L3 specific activities in various city parks (locations tbd).
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 Level 3 program or would like to know if the program is right for your young athlete, please email our Level 3 Head Coach.
The purpose of training is to tighten up the slack, toughen the body, and polish the spirit.
– Morihei Ueshiba