Orienteering Development Model

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Did you know that Orienteering USA has a long-term development model to describe the development of orienteers over their lifetimes? From that first spark of interest to becoming a senior mentor, the Orienteering Development Model (ODM) describes the evolution of orienteers as athletes and specialists in the sport. First introduced in January 2020, the ODM […]

Puzzle Friday: Auburndale Park

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Happy Friday everyone! Today’s puzzle brings us another look at the December Map of the Month from the OUSA Youth Mapping Program – a mashup of the full Auburndale Park map along with photos shared with us by Channon Ames of the Newton Parks & Rec department. Some of the images were part of their […]

YMP Map of the Month – December 2020

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From inception to running programs in just two months – that is the whirlwind story of this month’s YMP Map of the Month – Auburndale Park in Newton, Massachusetts. Back in September Newton Parks Recreation Manager Channon Ames was investigating options for socially-distant, outdoor activities that could be offered by the city when she received […]

Winter Training Challenge

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Looking for that little bit of extra motivation for your winter training this season? Orienteering USA is excited to unveil a new peer-to-peer fundraising platform that will allow you to enlist family & friends to support your training and help advance orienteering by making donations on your behalf to Orienteering USA. We make it simple […]

2021 US Senior Team applications available

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Applications are now being accepted for the US National Foot-O Team for the 2021 season. Please note that valid Safesport certification is required to be named to the team. Orienteering USA covers the cost of Safesport training as a member benefit. Download the 2021 Senior National Team ApplicationDownload the 2021 Athlete Agreement Completed applications, including […]

SafeSport transitioning to new training platform

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In partnership with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, we are migrating our members’ SafeSport accounts to the Center’s new learning management system Absorb starting November 18th, 2020.  All new SafeSport training from that date on will be done at safesporttrained.org.  Your current account and records of SafeSport training have been moved to this new system, […]

2020 OUSA President’s Award(s)

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The Orienteering USA President’s Award, in contrast to the Silva & Golden Service Awards, which are both based on nominations from membership, is awarded by the OUSA President to person(s) the president deems have gone above and beyond to help the organization operate smoothly. This year’s award goes to 2 people, Victoria (Tori) Campbell of […]

2020 Golden Service Awards

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Each year Orienteering USA recognizes several individuals that have provided service to the sport of orienteering beyond the club level by playing key roles at National Events, organizing training camps and festivals, serving on boards or committees at the national level and more. This year we award the Golden Service Award to the following seven […]

2020 AGM Video Available

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Video from the 2020 OrienteeringUSA Annual General Meeting is now available for viewing on the OUSA YouTube Channel. The meeting has been divided into 10 segments corresponding to the meeting agenda. Supporting links and archival information can be found on the 2020 AGM web page.