2020 Junior Team Applications

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Information about and applications for applying to the National Junior Program (Junior National Team and Junior Development Team) are now posted on the Junior Team page. Note that applications for the Junior National Team are due December 15, 2019. Development Team applications are accepted throughout the year.

National Junior Program Update

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At the end of 2019, Junior National Coach Erin Schirm, and Junior Development Coach Greg Ahlswede, are both stepping down from their coaching roles in the National Junior Program (NJP) to get back to working on their respective career paths. They are not stepping away from coaching altogether, or from being part of the Orienteering […]

2019 Orienteering in Europe with Keegan Harkavy

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My summer officially began with the Boston Sprint Camp which was held the first weekend of June. This was the first time since the April team trials where I could see some of the Junior National Team members and it was super fun to spend time with them, both racing and socializing. The races themselves […]

2019 Orienteering in Europe with Bridget Hall

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In 2018, I set the goal of being selected to represent the U.S. at the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC). A year of steady training, both physical and technical, led to good runs at the Junior Nationals in April; and, thanks to a generous grant from NEOC, I was on my way to Denmark! When […]

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 […]

2019 Texas Junior Orienteering Camp

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Looking to take your junior orienteering skills to the next level? TJOC is your summer break destination. This intensive 6-day skills-based orienteering training camp is specifically designed for 13–19-year-old orienteers with orange-level course skills and above. NTOA again hosts this year’s training camp from June 2–7, 2019, and all training, lodging, and meals take place […]

Youth Development and Coaching in Orienteering

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The Future is Fun by Erin Schirm, Junior Team Coach I recently attended the 2018 U.S. Olympic Committee American Development Model (ADM) and Youth Sports Symposium in Colorado Springs withBarb Bryant [current VP-Youth Initiatives]. The conference brought together a mix of people ranging from youth sports initiative leaders, to people heading up national sports governing organizations. […]

2019 U.S. Junior National Orienteering Team Announced

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The JTESC and the coaches of the Junior National Program, Erin Schirm and Greg Ahlswede, are happy to announce the members of the National Junior Program’s Development Team and National Team. Please join us in welcoming the following athletes to our group for 2019:  Junior Development Team (JDT): Itzel Barbiere, SOAR Jolie Barga, COC Anna […]