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Discussion: Nice run

in: hansolo; hansolo > 2014-10-26

Oct 26, 2014 8:14 PM # 
cmpbllv:
LTC (ret) Bob Turbyfill teaches the double-sweep in the Level 1 coaching course. If the team is still doing Orienteering Winter Weekend, we'd come out and hold the coaching course to certify cadets again...just like teaching, coaching is a great way to improve your skills. Ditto for mapping and course setting. I keep meaning to talk to you all about holding a coaching clinic at A meets, but getting the whole family through courses and back on the road home has proven distracting!

Nice run today. - and over the past few meets. Are you JWOC eligible this year?
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Oct 28, 2014 12:02 AM # 
hansolo:
Not any more, unfortunately. My next targets will be WUOC 2016 and WOC 2016.

We greatly appreciate the training done by LTC (ret) Turbyfill. As a future team OTTO, I especially benefit from coaching training and clinics of that nature!
Oct 30, 2014 12:37 AM # 
cmpbllv:
Well, we all get old! Those are good targets, though. Perhaps also CISM 2016, depending on the timing?

I think the end of his time as an M20 was when we just moved Jordan up to Blue on non-championship courses when we weren't trying to come back with medals...we also took him and Mike Norris to Team Trials to get a feel for what that was like. It was a few years before Jordan had the consistency to challenge for (and make) the team, but I think going to those races as practice is important.

My husband was an OTTO...used to copy maps by hand during linguistics class, much to my amusement. I had no idea what orienteering was back in those days! Perfect job for O training, though.

Who should we talk to about OWW - John Hensley Williams? With COL Hendricks gone, we've lost touch with the officer side of the team.
Oct 31, 2014 2:15 AM # 
hansolo:
Sure, John.Williams@usma.edu or James.O'Keefe@usma.edu (our CIC) should be able to get you in contact with MAJ Malcomb, our current OIC.

CISM 2016, cannot say I know much about that! Right now we are just prepping for QOC's Long Day's Night, a definite ultralong challenge!

OTTO tasks are certainly less complicated nowadays, but I still find it time-consuming!

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