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 […]

OUSA Safety Recommendations for Do-It-Yourself Orienteering Events

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With physical distancing necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19, orienteering clubs are turning to Do-It-Yourself events as one way to continue to provide orienteering for their members and the public. Orienteering USA wants to make sure that such events are handled in a safe manner to protect our members and our organization’s liability. A […]

WOC 2020 (Denmark) moved to Summer 2022

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Due to continuing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the World Orienteering Championships originally scheduled for July (and optimistically bumped to October) have been postponed to Summer of 2022 – late June/early July time frame. Exact dates will be announced in coordination with World Games and other international events. Read the full release.

New USA Junior National Coach announced!

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The USA Junior Team Executive Steering Committee (JTESC) is excited to welcome and introduce to you our new Junior National Coach, Oskar Andrén!  Oskar is a 25 year-old Swedish elite orienteer, with some impressive results, and continuing ambitions for his own orienteering career.  He is currently living in Trondheim, Norway, where he is studying Science […]

FootO Event Advisor clinic in the US is postponed

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The postponement of the North America Orienteering Championship 2020 means that the associated IOF FootO Event Advisers Clinic, which was scheduled for the 28 July, will also not happen this year. The clinic might be organised next year, in conjunction with NAOC 2021, but no confirmation on this can be made before dates for NAOC […]

Senior Team Announces New Coach

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The US Senior Team has recently named elite Estonian orienteer Lauri Sild as their new head coach.  Lauri comes to this role with a strong background in coaching and exercise science as well as an impressive record of performances on the world stage both at JWOC & WOC.  He runs for Koovee and was a […]