Coaching Course Survey Announcement

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Are you interested in becoming a certified orienteering coach, or are you looking for some formal technical orienteering training? Members of OUSA’s Youth Coaching Working Group have been transitioning the workshop content from the Level 1 Coaching Certification Course and Zero to Orange into an online, blended education model. As we prepare our proposal to […]

New EventReg Administrator: Videlin Aleksiev

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Orienteering USA welcomes Videlin Aleksiev from the Quantico Orienteering Club as its new EventReg Administrator. In his new role with OUSA, Videlin will serve as the primary club contact for the Event Register system and will work closely with registrars to facilitate using the system for their events.  He began orienteering as a youth in […]

OUSA Board of Directors – Call for Nominations

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This fall, Orienteering USA will hold it’s Annual General Meeting (AGM). At that meeting, there will be voting for at least three openings on the OUSA Board of Directors. The term of office for a Board member is three years. To be considered, you must have been a member of the Federation for at least […]

SARS-COV2 Recommendations – DRAFT for review

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Orienteering USA’s SARS-COV2 Task Force is currently developing recommendations for holding events at both the local and national level in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic.  The Task Force recently released a DRAFT document for comments.   Comments from the orienteering community can be made directly on the document for others to see.  The Board will […]

2020 JWOC Team Announced

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The JWOC selection committee is excited to announce the athletes who have been chosen to compete in the 2020 Junior World Championships. We realize that the world situation with COVID 19 means that the champs may or may not happen and that the timing may be sub-optimal for athletes especially who live in the US […]

OUSA SARS-COV2 Task Force

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Orienteering USA is setting up a task force to formulate national recommendations for how to minimize the risk of SARS-COV2 transmission during local and National Ranking Events.  The task force will be chaired by OUSA VPs Joseph Huberman and Jon Torrance.  Any OUSA member with significant experience organizing orienteering events can serve on the committee […]

OUSA Youth Mapping Program

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Hello OUSA clubs & affiliates, The Youth Mapping Program (YMP) Committee would like to call your attention to this relatively new national outreach grant program to help match mappers with schools and other youth nonprofit organizations who want to create small sized maps for orienteering teaching purposes. This is an excellent twofold way to grow […]

Updated OUSA Abuse and Misconduct Policy

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The federal SafeSport Act of 2017 requires organizations that participate in interstate or international amateur athletic competitions and whose membership includes any adult who is in regular contact with an amateur athlete who is a minor, to have a policy on abuse and misconduct. In a virtual meeting on June 1st, the Orienteering USA board […]

DIY Orienteering in the Coronavirus Era

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While we may not be getting back to our regular orienteering schedules as soon as we might prefer, many clubs have developed an array of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) orienteering options in compliance with gradual relaxing of restrictions on travel and small group activities, especially outdoors. Here at OrienteeringUSA, we have also noticed an uptick in inquiries […]

EventReg Administrator Wanted

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Orienteering USA seeks a part-time at-home contractor to serve as the EventRegister Administrator. Duties to include: Serve as the primary interface to OUSA clubs for Event Register Assist event registrars with their events, as needed Serve as primary manager for Github team developing Event Register code Make minor bug fixes as necessary Work closely with […]