Orienteering Training Course

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From Beginner to Intermediate Orienteering In Just Three Days! Bob Turbyfill's "Zero to Orange in Three Days" course is designed to take you from knowing nothing about orienteering to the skill level you'd need to compete on an orange (intermediate) level course. This course will be conducted by the highly qualified Michael Dickey who recently retired from the US Coast Guard.


21-22 September 2019 with day 3 on 29 September, and again in the Spring of 2020 (watch for future details).Unfortunately, we have had to cancel the Sept. course.


Zero to Orange Training Course


Loudoun High School, Leesburg, VA, Occoquan Regional Park, Lorton, Va, and Swanson Road Natural Area in Upper Marlboro, MD.


Advanced registration will be required. The limit for this course is 40 students first come first serve.


$45 dollars for Youth and $75 dollars for adults covers all three days and includes the book “Discovering Orienteering”.


Bob has brought a highly skilled team together to present the materials using a systematic approach to teaching and coaching orienteering. His in-depth and broad involvement and his intimate familiarity with the sport enabled his team of instructors to apply a common, worldwide language to understanding the sport, based on a logical and systematic progression. The skills and techniques development scheme makes good sense; is easily taught and understood; and has the potential to revolutionize the instruction of orienteering far beyond the borders of the USA.

In 2013, along with Chuck Ferguson, Bob co-authored a comprehensive guide to the sport entitled “Discovering Orienteering”, which was published in cooperation with Orienteering USA. The royalties from the sale of this book will benefit American orienteering for decades to come. His Team of qualified instructors are dedicated to raising the level of proficiency across the US, and we are grateful that they have volunteered to lead this.