U.S. Junior Orienteering Team

National Junior Program (including JNT ♦ JDT)

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News and Resources for Junior Orienteers

> Apply to be part of the National Junior Program (NJP)

> Resources for Junior Athletes to engage at the National level


November 2018

Applications are being accepted now for next year's National Junior Program. Read more....

May 2018

Support the National Junior Program by participating in this spring and summer's Control Challenge! Read more on Attackpoint...

March 2018

U.S. Junior Team to JWOC 2018 has been announced! Congrats to all members of the team, and run strong in Hungary! Read more...

Update on and clarification of the intent of the Junior Development and National Team Programs.

February 2018

The Junior Team Executive Steering Committee voted unanimously to recommend the appointment of current JTESC member, Andrea Schneider, to the position of Junior Team Administrator (JTA).

The action was intended to fill the long vacant JTA position that is defined in the OUSA rules (G.2.2.b), as well as resolve the annual issue of the JTA seat on the JWOC Selection Committee.

Thank you for your service, Andrea!

January 2018

  • View the selection criteria for determining the U.S. 2018 JWOC Team
  • The 2018 Junior National Team has been announced. Congratulations to all athletes! ...Read more

November 2017

  • Applications are being accepted for the 2018 National Junior Program. All applicants who meet the basic requirements will be accepted to the Development Team. JDT members meeting JNT performance criteria will be given the option of joining the National Team. There is no limit to the number of athletes named to the JNT as in past years

October 2017

  • ​Congratulations to Greg Ahlswede (DVOA), new Junior Development Coach. ...read more

August 2017

  • Junior Development Coach sought: The Junior National Program is expanding! After five years of development under head coach Erin Schirm, the Junior National Program is in need of a Junior Development Coach to supplement the activities of the head coach to broaden the Junior National Program and help improve results. Primary responsibilities will include the organization and execution of training camps, recruiting for the program at National Events, and support for athletes already on the team. This is a part-time salaried position. Find out more

July 2017

May 2017

  • Congratulations to the Team selected to represent the U.S. at JWOC 2017!

February 2017

  • Junior National Team has been selected. Congratulations to all athletes ...Read more

January 2017


December 2016

September 2016

  • Congratulations to Team USA for retaining the Future Champions Cup, won at the NAOC 2016 events in Hanover, New Hampshire.

April 2016

February 2016

  • Colin Beverage (QOC) and Dylan Poe (OCIN) added to Junior National Team
  • JTESC has a new Chair and new member
  • JWOC Trials will be held at the West Point National Meet, April 23-24. Pre-register on the Event Register site!

January 2016


August 2015

June 2015

February 24, 2015

January 9, 2015

For news prior to 2015, see the Junior News Archive


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Junior Team Executive Steering Committee (JTESC)

JTESC Members:

Non-voting Members:

--JTESC list updated 19 November 2018

Use this contact form to send feedback to the JTESC. You can submit anonymous comments, or if you would like a response, include your name and contact information.

Fund Raising for the U.S. Junior Team

  • Junior Fundraiser T-Shirt QuiltCurrent fund raising efforts involve selling food at A-meets to hungry orienteers. All Juniors and their families, in fact anyone interested in supporting the effort, are encouraged to volunteer at the Junior Concession Fund Raisers. Please contact Barb Bryant if you are interested in helping.
  • Silent Auctions are often conducted at one of the spring A-meets (sometimes the West Point A-meet in late April or early May). Donations of all kinds of items, from crafts to usable household items to coupons for free meet entry, are welcome and appreciated. Watch for announcements of future Silent Auctions on the USOFClubnet mail list and on Attackpoint.
  • In 2006 and 2007, we raffled tickets to win a T-shirt quilt similar to the one pictured at right. Funds raised benefit the Junior Team. The winners of those quilts were Suzanne Armstrong and Donna Fluegel. Anyone interested in coordinating similar projects can contact Orienteering USA to find out how Janet Porter organized them.