Occassional thoughts about orienteering

Thursday, November 07, 2002

Orienteering and basketball


In a comment on yesterday's post, Eric wrote:

This emphasis on speed, through, and out of controls, is only for those who have mastered the prerequisite skill of finding controls. It is foolish to work on saving seconds after the control when minutes are still being lost before the control.

I think Eric is right.

Eric's comment reminded me of a bit of Tex Winter's principles of sound basketball offense:

Basketball is a full court game, end to end play. Skills must be learned at fast-break pace. Know the optimum speed and work to increase it. Transition basketball starts on defense. Look to run!

Practicing orienteering is a chance to learn to know the optimum speed and work to increase it.

posted by Michael | 7:56 PM


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