2019 Wilson Award Winners

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Aidan Minto and Itzel Barbiere earn $1,000 Iain Wilson Character Through Competition Awards Philadelphia, PA — The Wilson Awards committee, in partnership with Orienteering USA, is pleased to announce the winners of the sixth annual Iain Wilson Character Through Competition Award. This award honors the memory of Iain Wilson by recognizing young athletes whose efforts […]

Youth Coaching Working Group

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Erin Schirm has convened a new Sport Development Group for OUSA. The team has held three meetings, and will continue meeting weekly in order to set the framework for the tasks we plan to take on. Other group members include Tori Campbell, Andrea Schneider, Ethan Childs, Bob Turbyfill, Mike Schuh, Greg Ahlswede and Barb Bryant.  […]

Development of a Third Grade Orienteering PE Curriculum

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by Barbara Bryant and Ethan Childs (Navigation Games) Graphical abstract of Lesson 1: Boundary, Gathering, and Direction-Giving This spring (2019), we will be piloting a four-lesson third-grade curriculum in seven Cambridge, MA, public schools.  Because many children struggle with map interpretation, the lessons build up slowly to map reading. We also bring in many aspects […]

2018 OUSA Competitive Award Winners Announced

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The annual OUSA Competitive Awards are given to top American orienteers in several categories for outstanding competitive performance over the course of the past year. The Awards Committee members are Susan Grandjean, Boris Granovskiy, Linda Kohn, Patrick Nuss, and Ken Walker Sr. This is the ninth year for these awards, and the fourth year that […]