Orienteering Literature

The literature and materials on this page are organised by language according to the below list and further divided into the following categories: ‘Starting orienteering’, ‘Schools and orienteering’, ‘Coaching and training’, ‘Map making’, ‘Course planning, event organising and controlling’, ‘Club development’ and ‘Other’.

English
Danish
Estonian
Finnish
French
German
Hrvatski (Croatian)
Italian
Norwegian
Portuguese
Spanish

 

ENGLISH

 
   
British Orienteering Schools Library British Orienteering
A number of documents are available in the Coaching Library on the following topics: coaching, schools, mapping, events, club development.
Note: The documents are not available for reproduction, alteration or resale without the prior written permission of British Orienteering.
Starting orienteering & coaching and training
 
Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) Guide Orienteering Canada
Free download
Hardcopies can be purchased here.
   

DANISH

 
Coaching and training
 

Talentets udvikling
(Developing talent)
Danish Orienteering Federation
Free for download
Book cover
Hard copies can be purchased from the Danish Orienteering Federation: dof@do-f.dk
Den personlige træner -
et fantastisk arbedje!
(Personal trainer – a fantastic job)
Danish Orienteering Federation
Free download
 

ESTONIAN

 
Starting Orienteering
 
Orienteerumisest iseõppijatele
(Orienteering for self learners)
Overview of contents
Website: www.tak-soft.com/oraamat/index.php
Author: Tarmo Klaar
For purchase
   

FINNISH

 
Starting orienteering
 
Suunnistus – metsästä elämyksiä
(Orienteering – Adventures from Forest)
Finnish Orienteering Federation
The publication covers the following topics: orienteering in a nutshell, developing orienteering skills, motion orienteer’s physical training, orienteering and health, orienteering events in Finland and abroad.
Authors: Miika Hernelahti, Jani Lakanen, and Vappu Savolainen
For purchase: Please contact the Finnish Orienteering Federation office at info@suunnistusliitto.fi
Price: EUR 35
 Coaching and training
 
Suunnistustaito
(The skill of orienteering)
The three broader subjects in this book include: basic skills, operational management and performance control. For a more detailed description, please click here.

Price: EUR 22 + delivery costs
Orders by email.

   

FRENCH

 
Starting orienteering
 
It’sCool – Themenhefte/ Cahiers du théme/ Quaderni di materia
(Theme Booklets)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Folder (available in three different languages) with booklets for the following topics: aerial view and map, objects and symbols, distance and scales, directions and compass, countour lines, orienteering in the woods.
For purchase
Schools and youth orienteering
 
Einführung ins Kart Lesen/
Initiation á la lecture de la carte

(Introduction to Map Reading)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Easy exercises for introduction of orienteering in schools.
Free download
Related excercises
It’sCool – Spiele und Testfragen/ Jeux et tests de connaissance/ Giochi e test
(Games and Tests)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Games like memory and domino with map symbols and test questions.
For purchase
   

GERMAN

 
Starting orienteering
 
It’sCool – Themenhefte/ Cahiers du théme/ Quaderni di materia
(Theme Booklets)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Folder (available in three different languages) with booklets for the following topics: aerial view and map, objects and symbols, distance and scales, directions and compass, countour lines, orienteering in the woods.
For purchase
Schools and youth orienteering
 
Einführung ins Kart Lesen/
Initiation á la lecture de la carte
(Introduction to Map Reading)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Easy exercises for introduction of orienteering in schools.
Free download
Related excercises
It’sCool – Spiele und Testfragen/ Jeux et tests de connaissance/ Giochi e test
(Games and Tests)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Games like memory and domino with map symbols and test questions.
For purchase
Coaching and training
 

Orientierungslauf-Training
(Training)
German Orienteering Federation
The publication covers the following topics: requirement profile of orienteering (physical, psychological, o-techniques and o-tactics), orienteering training (training basics, training methods for technical, tactic, physical and psychological field), planning and performance of training (many photos and map samples), o-competition (preparation, performance, analysis), coaching, and medical aspects.
Available for purchase from bookstores:
ISBN 978-3-89899-381-4
Publisher: Meyer and Meyer, Aachen, Germany
Price: EUR 18.95
Course planning, event organisation and controlling
 
Bahnlegerhandbuch
(Course Planner’s Handbook)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Content: Course planning in general (without relay).
For purchase.
ISBN: 978-3-033-02100-6
Einfache OL-Bahnen
(Simple Orienteering Courses)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Content: Planning of beginner’s courses.
For purchase.
   

HRVATSKI (Croatian)

 
Starting orienteering
 

Orijentacija
(Orienteering)
Croatian Orienteering Federation
The booklet gives basic information on orienteering, compass usage, maps, basic techniques and orienteering tactics. You can find out how to use Sport Ident, or basic control card, and learn about orienteering equipment and all orienteering disciplines.
The purpose of the booklet is to give basic information to all newcomers in the sport of orienteering on orienteering schools. The booklet also serves as an information source for experienced orienteers.
Authors: Ivana Gobec, Damir Gobec.
The booklet can be purchased from orienteering club OK Vihor : vihor@vihor.hr .
   

ITALIAN

 
Starting orienteering
 
It’sCool – Themenhefte/ Cahiers du théme/ Quaderni di materia
(Theme Booklets)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Folder (available in three different languages) with booklets for the following topics: aerial view and map, objects and symbols, distance and scales, directions and compass, countour lines, orienteering in the woods.
For purchase
Schools and youth orienteering
 
It’sCool – Spiele und Testfragen/ Jeux et tests de connaissance/ Giochi e test
(Games and Tests)
Swiss Orienteering Federation
Games like memory and domino with map symbols and test questions.
For purchase
   

NORWEGIAN

 
Starting orienteering
 

For elever
(For students)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Free download course in orienteering in Norwegian.
Rekrutthefte: Wilt,
Vackert og Rått
(Beginners pamphlet:
Wild, Beautiful and Awesome)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
For sale in sets of ten.
Schools and youth orienteering
 
Youth activity planning Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Plenty of examples of how to organize activities for children and youngsters in orienteering clubs. Free download.
Coaching and training
 
Development from beginner to elite runner Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Systematic development from beginner to elite runner, written by Bjørnar Valstad. Approved by the Norwegian Olympic Committee. Free download.
Ideas for technical training at every level Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Compiled by Bernt O. Myrvold. Should be used together with “Orienteringsteknisk trening”. Free download.
Technical training sessions Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Several examples of technical training sessions. Free download.

Klubbtrening
(Club training)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
How to organize club training. The challenge of coaching groups at different levels.
For sale.

Orienteringsteknisk trening
(Technical training)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Based on Hasselstrand development ladder.
For sale.

Treningsplanlegging
(Training Planning)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
For sale.
Utholdenhet
- trening som gir resultater
(Stamina – training
that gives results)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
For sale.

Veivalg
(Route Choice)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Based on Eystein Weltzien’s master’s thesis and one of the definitive works on running speed at different surfaces.
For sale.
Map making
 

Kartboka
(Mapping manual)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Kartboka. All the steps in the map making process.
For sale.
Course planning, event organisation and controlling
 

Løyperleggerboka
(Course planning manual)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Separate chapters on the different distances, Covering the easier courses in detail.
For sale.

Bedre løyper for de yngre
(Better courses for the young)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
For sale.
Examples and information Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Information on orienteering club activities: planning, marketing, document models etc. Free download.
Other
 

Orienteringsidretten i Norge gjennom 90 år
(Orienteering in Norway through 90 years)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
The definitive work on orienteering in Norway in 1896-1986.
For sale.

Orienteringsidrett og naturmiljø
(Orienteering and the environment)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
A comprehensive work on the impact of orienteering on wild life, with particular emphasis on hunter’s game.
For sale.

Presisjonsorientering,
Pre-O

(TrailO)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Introduction to trail orienteering.
For sale.

Orientering for alle
(Orienteering for all)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
Covers many different forms of disabilities.
For sale.

Mor-o-teknisk trening
(Fun orienteering)
Norwegian Orienteering Federation
A number of untraditional and fun forms of orienteering.
For sale.
   

PORTUGUESE

 
Course planning, event organisation and controlling
 

O percurso de orientação
(The orienteering course)
Brazilian Orienteering Confederation
In a sport language this publication describes basic principles of orienteering courses, defining the role and responsibility of course planner, establishing stages to course planning, explaining international specification to control sites and proposing a model of levels of difficulty to all classes.
For purchase. Please contact Mr José Otavio Franco Dornelles, President of the Brazilian Orienteering Confederation: jodornelles@uol.com.br
   

SPANISH

 
Coaching and training
 
El entrenamientodel corredor de orientacíon Spanish Orienteering Federation
A book on training, techniques, tactics, methodology, planning and psychiological training.
For purchase. Please contact Mr. Jesus De Miguel, Secretary General at the Spanish Orienteering Federation:
secretaria@fedo.org
Especificaciones internacionales para la elaboracíon de mapas de orientacíon
(International standards
for orienteering maps)
Spanish Orienteering Federation
For purchase. Please contact Mr. Jesus De Miguel, Secretary General at the Spanish Orienteering Federation:
secretaria@fedo.org
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