WorldCup relevant – Training package

Halden SK offers an open training package in the Easter holidays and in the run-up to the World Cup in Østfold 2023. As the previous years, Halden SK invites you to a number of challenging technical trainings in this year's Easter Package. This year, the training package consists of 8 different quality technical training sessions … Continue reading WorldCup relevant – Training package

The “ACE” system for Orienteering

In my time as a professional coach, I have been able to notice how a large number of orienteers (even at a high international level) have not internalized a structured system or method on how to do orienteering. Experience tells us that many of these athletes simply do orienteering "by feelings" without going through a … Continue reading The “ACE” system for Orienteering

HSK Academy project

In 2023 we started a new project in Halden SK called HSK Academy. This academy consists of a series of webinars (approximately one per month) where various speakers talk about specific topics related to high performance in orienteering. With this initiative, we provide our athletes with one more channel of information to receive knowledge and … Continue reading HSK Academy project

O-Duel training for the highest intensity

As the start of the season approaches, and the conditions in the forest gradually improve (although this winter does not seem ready to go away easily), it is a good time to start focusing on high-intensity technical training, so that the runner recovers and improves all his psychic-technical routines in situations close to the competition … Continue reading O-Duel training for the highest intensity

Creating an anticipated mental image

Creating an anticipated mental image of the zone of control is often a good method for achieving a precise and fluid attack on the flag. However, we must be sure that we correctly understand the topological structure of the area, which can sometimes be quite complex. In the example, a control where many runners made … Continue reading Creating an anticipated mental image

The learning phases

Mistakes are part of the learning process, and the appropriate approach to them with a positive attitude helps us to improve desirable behaviors until they become automatic. When, for example, we make frequent directional errors in the use of our compass, two options open up: 1) Negative thoughts that do not help us improve; or … Continue reading The learning phases

Hot to react against a mistake?

Making a mistake is always a difficult and stressful situation, especially when we are in a very decisive phase of the race (for example, last leg of Tiomila, leading by 30", pre-last control,... and you find the control but... It's not yours!) There are different ways to react to this situation, and both attitudes and … Continue reading Hot to react against a mistake?