Invitation to the IOF Foot Orienteering Event Advisers Clinic in Eksjö, Sweden, 24-25 July 2009

Posted on | April 21, 2009 | Category: News

This Event Advisers’ Clinic is organised for the education and recruitment of new IOF licensed Foot Orienteering Event Advisers. National orienteering federations are asked to identify and enter suitable candidates.

Organiser: IOF Rules Commission

Date&time: Friday 24 July 2009 16:00-20:00, Saturday 25 July 2009 08:00-17:00

Clinic site: Eksjö “University”, Sweden

Course objectives and requirements: The main objective of this IOF Event Advisers’ Clinic is to prepare participants to be licensed IOF Foot-O Event Advisers.

The requirements for licensing are:
1. Be an active foot orienteer.
2. Have competed in countries other than your own.
3. Have successfully controlled major national events in the last 3 years.
4. Be competent to communicate with IOF and the organising Federation (mainly in English).
5. Have attended, and have been an active participant in an IOF Event Advisers Clinic.
6. Be familiar with the IOF Rules and other relevant publications
7. Be recognised as a top standard controller/event adviser and endorsed as suitable by your Federation.

Course content:
• Understanding of the task of an IOF Event Adviser
• Deeper understanding of the nature of orienteering and each format of foot-O (long, middle, sprint, relay)
• Understanding of the IOF rules and requirements for international competition
The course will include a short field exercise in course controlling

Accommodation &meals:
Alternative 1: Youth hostel (price for one night) (400 metres from the Clinic site)
235 SEK for two persons in a room
200 SEK for three to four persons in a room
Own linen, otherwise 100 SEK extra
Breakfast: Make your own at the youth hostel or 60 SEK at Eksjö hotel.

Alternative 2: Eksjö Hotel (price for one night) (600 metres from the Clinic site)
745 SEK for one person in a room
495 SEK per person for two persons in a room
415 SEK per person for three persons in a room
Breakfast: Included

Alternative 3: Own arrangements (O-Ringen competitors may already have accommodation booked for the Friday night) (O-Ringen camping site about 1800 metres from the Clinic site)

Dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday are included in the Clinic entry fee.

Travel: Eksjö can be reached by train in about 3 hours from Stockholm or Gothenburg.

Material: The following IOF publications will be used at the Clinic:

• IOF Foot-O Competition Rules
• International Specification for Orienteering Maps, ISOM
• International Specification for Sprint Orienteering Maps, ISSOM
• IOF Control descriptions
• The Leibnitz Convention
• IOF guidelines for WRE, WMOC and JWOC

The material is available at the IOF website and should be read through beforehand.

Course leader: David Rosen (Chair IOF Rules Commission)

Guest Speaker: Mats Troeng (Swedish elite orienteer).

Language: English

Deadline for entries: 1 June 2009

Entry&enquiries: Please send your entry (see the form below) by e-mail to TomasYngström: tomas.yngstrom(at)
Please send any enquiries to the same address.

Note the requirement for endorsement by the federation. It is generally best if the delegate sends the form to the federation who endorse it and send it to Tomas Yngström.

The entry fee is 500 SEK. This should be paid on arrival or in advance. An invoice can be sent if required.

Entry form for the IOF Foot-O Event Advisers Clinic in Sweden

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