“The Winning Eye” is an orienteering training book that will suit all levels from beginners and school children to experienced orienteers and high-level competitors.
In “The Winning Eye”, the author sets out his system, which he has named the Saint-Etienne Training Method. Constantly combining map reading with what Gueorgiou calls “piloting”, it is intended primarily for trainers, coaches, club organisers, school and PE teachers, as well as for orienteers who want to progress in competition.
Michel Gueorgiou also explains how to adapt his method for young children. All teachers, from kindergarten to high school, will find material for exercises to suit their working conditions.
The Winning Eye handbook sets out essential workouts based on more than 3000 training sessions, many of them in the form of simulations, a training concept that the author has always claimed as his own.
- Saint-Etienne Training Method
- Forest training
- Sprint: training, competition, simulation & tests
- Orienteering at school
- Ready for the Big Day
- The Coach’s role
About the author:
Michel Gueorgiou, PE teacher in college and high school, teacher-trainer and track & field coach, has always been interested in endurance sports.
After two victories in the “ SaintéLyon” overnight ultramarathon, he discovered competitive orienteering and was immediately enthusiastic about its possibilities for fun and education. This encounter would lead him to turn from athletics and triathlon to training an orienteering club, Nature Orientation Saint-Etienne, that would become one of the best in France.
His curiosity, his analytical mind, his constant need to optimise everything that can help his students progress, pushed him to develop the Saint-Etienne Training Method. The success of this method would lead him to occupy the position of national coach at Federation Française de Course d’Orientation from 1995 to 2004, organising both Pôle France in Saint-Étienne and the national team.
Their progress culminated in the first world title for Michel’s son Thierry Gueorgiou in 2003.
- The Winning Eye – How to Succeed in Map Reading
- Author: Michel Gueorgiou
- 2nd edition
- Publisher : Harvey Map Services Ltd
- Paperback 110 pages, full colour
- ISBN10: 2956496913