Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Using O-training and O-competitions in an Effective Way: First free webinar

How to level up your skills in Orienteering? Thousands of athletes compete almost every week, spend hundreds of hours O-training without success. What's wrong?? You will get the answers from my free webinar "Using O-training and O-competitions in an Effective Way" (4th December, 12:00 GMT):

  1. Navigational skills in Orienteering: basic, intermediate, advanced.
  2. How to choose and implement way: An algorithm
  3. How to use your compass in an effective way?
  4. Rules of an effective O-training.
  5. Review of some useful tools (QuickRoute, WinSplits, 2DRerun, etc.) 
  6. How to use O-competitions in an effective way 

The link to the webinar is here:

Access code: 593950

The topic of this first free Webinar for coaches and athletes was chosen based on your interests. Athletes and coaches from 28 countries have participated in the survey. Preliminary results (15 most interesting topics among 76) are here:

So, the next topic for the webinar in January is going to be "Diagnostics and Prevention of Overtraining". But as for further topics you have an opportunity to participate in the survey and choose what is more interesting for you. The link to the survey is here: 

For the moment the number of webinar participants is limited to up 100. If you can not join the webinar through the link above then the limit number of participants reached. Please, make a few Euro donations and I will get an advanced Zoom subscription for 500 participants (also, donations help me to organize more free webinars). The Paypal link is here:

Many thanks in advance!

P.S. Just remind some background information about a lecturer:

  • Vinogradov Mike
  • Main coach (Halden Skiklubb, Norway, 2011-2012). During this period my athletes won Tiomila (men and women), Jukola, Venla, 25Manna relays.
  • Russian National coach (2010-2013; 2016-2017).
  • Personal coach of Vinogradova Galina (RUS, 2005 to present), Novikov Valentin (RUS, 2011-2015), Julia Novikova (RUS, 2011-2014), Mattias Karlsson (SWE, 2012), Ida Marie Næss Bjørgul (NOR, 2011-2012), Olga Shipilova-Vinogradova (RUS, 2013-2014), Vendula Haldin (CZE, 2011-2013), and many other national and international athletes. Athletes I was coaching won 12 medals from world championships and World Games.
  • Expert (Innovation center of Russian Olympic Committee, 2014-2019)
  • Lead Expert (Moscow Center of Advanced Sport Technologies, Moscow sports department, 2014-2020)
  • R&D director (Zihi Inc., USA, Wisconsin, 2021 to present)
  • Invited lecturer (International Olympic University, Russia, 2016 to present)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Computer Science in Sport (2019 to present)
  • WMOC prize winner (Hungary 2021, Sprint)


  1. Hi, cool webinar. Possible to record if the limit of participants is reached? Best, gernot

    1. I'll try, but you know that live participation is always better (you have an opportunity to ask questions, discuss stuff, and so on). By the way, Gernot, have you looked at the survey topics?

  2. It would be better in the evening. 12 GMT is midday and it is more difficult to conciliate (e.g. I have a competition at that time). Anyway, to record it is an alternative solution.

    1. You know that for Japan and Hong Kong and the Siberian part of Russia it is almost impossible to move webinar time for the later. Unfortunately, it is really tricky to find time suitable for every country. But you may ask your National Federation about webinar specially for your country with nice time and particular topics.

  3. I would like to see it recorded also. That day we have a competition in Spain an will not be able to attend.
    Many thanks anyway

    1. I will record the video and try to upload to some free channel. But, please, ask your National Federation about webinars specially for your country with nice day, time and your favorite topics. This is really hard to find day and time suitable for dozens countries.

  4. I have another commitment that day so it would be good to have a recording to view later

    1. well, the point is to have all people online together. A webinar is different from a YouTube video. Let's discuss more suitable days/times.

  5. Joining others in their comments - recording this session would help many, including me. I’m in PST and this is just too early.