LAOC California Outdoor Orienteering League (COOL)
2012-2013 Results Last updated 3/1/2013
COOL courses for Schabarum
The Schabarum event will be the finals for the 2012-2013 COOL League. Courses will be fast and furious to keep you on your toes. The Beginner course will count for Primary and Intermediate, Intermediate course will count for JV, the Advanced course will count for Varsity.
Notes on Scoring and Awards
Many COOL members have been participating at differing levels from event to event. At the end of the season when awards are presented, each COOL member will receive an award based on their results in the category in which they competed most often.
Orienteering -- the sport of cross-country navigation
The Los Angeles Orienteering Club California Outdoor Orienteering League (LAOC COOL) invites you and your friends to try orienteering - the sport of cross-country navigation that tests both mind and body. Orienteers use a map and compass to run or walk through the woods while navigating a preset course to find specific locations/controls. Experience the exhilaration of racing through the woods, leaping over boulders, and climbing up hills. You decide the best way to get to each control location.
Can’t read a map? Don’t worry. Instruction is available at every meet. In addition, we offer events you can use for practice before and during the season, which are included in the schedule.
Anyone currently enrolled in a home, elementary, middle, junior, or senior high school in California is eligible to participate. Compete for your school or for any other organized youth group.
A compass is strongly recommended and a whistle is required. You can rent a compass and one free whistle will be provided. Wear clothing that is comfortable to run in. Full leg covering and shoes with good traction (trail running or soccer shoes) are recommended. You may want to bring a change of clothes for after the race.
A SPORTident (SI) electronic punch card is required. It is provided as part of the season pass fee or rented on the day of meet. The SI punch card electronically records each control you visit and when you visit it. Epunch allows you to see your “split” time to each control after you download at the finish. Results calculations are fast and accurate. Replacement cost for a lost or damage SI punch card is $40.
Each entry from a school or group competes separately for points. The co-ed team score is based on the finish place of entries. The best five scores from each school make up the team score for each event.
Primary Male 6th grade and under - White
Primary Female 6th grade and under - White
Open White 7th to 12th grade - White
Intermediate Male 9th grade and under - Yellow
Intermediate Female 9th grade and under - Yellow
Open Yellow 10th to 12th grade - Yellow
Jr Varsity Male 12th grade and under - Orange
Jr Varsity Female 12th grade and under - Orange
Varsity Male 12th grade and under - Green
Varsity Female 12th grade and under - Brown (if available, otherwise Green)
Scoring is based on your place on the course compared to any other COOL entries that day. For gaining points toward the overall group award, there is an advantage to running in your age class or higher. Points are divided by the number of people running together as a team. Participants who run as individuals will earn the most points:
- Class: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, …
Varsity, JV, Intermediate, or Primary: 50, 47, 45, 43, 41, 40, 39, …, 20.
Open White or Yellow: 40, 37, 35, 33, 31, 30, 29, …, 20.
For places beyond 6th the points will go down one point for each place. The lowest score you can earn for succesful completion of your course is 20 points. DNF will score 1 point for each correct control punched.
How do I register?
You may register for Youth League at any time during the season. Registration Form is now available. There will be a $10 fee to register for the Youth League. This fee will cover the cost of League awards and also gets each participant a membership in LAOC.
Registration form requires a parent or guardian signature. Be sure to print it out in advance and get the appropriate signatures before bringing it to an event.
Forms received by the date of the Vasquez Rocks event will count for the entire season. Any forms received after that will only receive points for events after the form is received.
The following events will count for league scoring:
October 14 Camp Scherman
November 4 Vasquez Rocks
December 2 Echo Park Urban O
January 13 Griffith Park, Mineral Wells
February 9-10 Annual Youth Meet OR Valentine Meet
April 14 Lake Balboa
May 19 Schabarum Regional Park -- LAOC COOL Final Championships