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 […]

Vote for 2018 Orienteer of the Year Awards!

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Voting is now open for 2018 OUSA Competitive Awards. The Competitive Award Program’s goals are to recognize and reward outstanding competitive accomplishments by U.S. orienteers at the end of every year. The awards: Orienteer of the Year is awarded to the best USA orienteer in 2018, based on results at national and international events. Junior Orienteer […]

World Orienteering Day 2019

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World Orienteering Day 2019 is May 15-21.  Will your club “Be Part of Something Bigger”? Has your club scheduled its events yet?  School calendars are quickly filling up with activities for May, so you will want to contact your local schools to set a date for an event.  While WOD emphasizes events for school children, […]

2019 U.S. National Orienteering Team Announced

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We are excited to announce the U.S. National Orienteering Team members for 2019: Elite: Greg Ahlswede, Giacomo Barbone, Eric Bone, Tori Borish, Alison Crocker, Morten Jørgensen, Jordan Laughlin, Anton Salmenkyla Performance: Alison Campbell, Will Enger, Sydney Fisher Development: Brigitte Bordelon, Siri Christopherson, Tyra Christopherson, Martin Heir, Michael Laraia, Asne Tromborg According to OUSA Rules of […]

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. […]

Volunteers Needed for Youth Inititiaves and Coaching

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In this message: 1 – Call for volunteers for SafeSport administration2 – Call for volunteers to serve on a new youth coaching working group3 – Invitation to a presentation on the American Development Model and youth coaching Call for SafeSport volunteers OUSA is seeking Compliance Officers and Administrators for its Safe Sport program. We would like to have more than […]

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 […]