Coaching Association of Canada

Orienteering Map Treasure

Stage of Activity 

All 

Equipment

Maps
Pens
“Great Athlete” words

Time

10 - 20 minutes

Number of People

2+ 

How it Works

Print off a map of the area around your facility (e.g. use Google Maps)
Place marks at 5 to 8 different locations around the facility.
At each place you marked on the map, post a word that tells athletes a “secret to becoming a great athlete”.
Give athletes a map, paper, and pen. On “GO” they have a designated time to try and read the map and find all the “secrets to becoming a great athlete”.

Applications

Aerobic endurance, teamwork, problem solving, map reading

Modifications

For younger athletes, the coach may travel with the group to complete the challenge as a team.