Training philosophy inside of the teams
- Czech Republic: goal-driven activities, high intensity on less than 40 minutes, inner competition, tough training camps aiming to make the runners learn from the extremes, surprises in every training to make the runners become more flexible.
- Denmark: high intensity, many specific trainings and only a few “normal” trainings, focus on basic skills, focus on development more than results.
- Switzerland: high inner competition (partner trainings, relay trainings), specific trainings, monitoring of the technical skills, mental training.
- Denmark: very effective and free health care (physiotherapy, doctors, dietetician) for the best athletes of the junior team, close relationship between the trainer and the athletes.
- Finland: rising image of orienteering, strong orienteering culture and clubs tradition, high level of coaching knowledge and education.
- France: very effective orienteering centre based in St-Etienne (Pôle France), with organized health care, studies, orienteering trainings; the whole organization is taken in charge by the ministery, so that the national coach doesn’t need to focus on these matters.
- Norway: culture for elite orienteering, good map and terrain situation, strong clubs, encreasing amounts of trainers, good and quite stable economy.
- Sweden: orienteering high schools, strong clubs, maps and terrains situation, strong orienteering culture, coaching knowledge.
- Switzerland: rising image of orienteering and support, good regional teams, support by the military between junior age and elite class.
- Czech Republic: strong financial pressure as it isn’t an olympic sport, no link between the junior and the elite team, very low possibility to continue practising orienteering once the studies are finished (few part-time jobs), no systematic mental training, lack of personal coaches, low map quality.
- Denmark: weak clubs, small amount of orienteers.
- Finland: Finnish mentality (low respect towards the trainers), strong club traditions leading to a conflict between the goals of the clubs and the ones of the national team, too high map standard and too difficult orienteering, low amount of governmental support, big distances between coaches, athletes and trainings because of the country’s size.
- France: high difference of level between the members of the team, weak clubs, no culture for elite orienteering.
- Norway: lack of financed trainers, even though this number is now rising, still searching for a way to develop the talents from the age of 15 y.o., not enough fixed development structures.
- Sweden: possible spoiling of the young orienteers, thus decreasing their will to fight? Big number of pupils from orienteering high schools quitting orienteering before having reached a top level.
- Switzerland: difficulty of combining orienteering with apprenticeship, insufficiant coaching situation for the national junior team and the regional junior teams, not well educated enough personal coaches, the professional sportsmen have a low reputation in the society.
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