Orienteering Map Program for Schools and Non-Profit Youth Organizations

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Our goal is to make it easy for any school or non-profit youth-serving organization in the United States to get a standard orienteering map and isometric drawing made of their school or nearby park to help in teaching orienteering. OUSA will take information from mappers and schools, and match them up.

Youth Coaching Working Group

Erin Schirm has convened a new Sport Development Group for OUSA. The team has held three meetings, and will continue meeting weekly in order to set the framework for the tasks we plan to take on. Other group members include Tori Campbell, Andrea Schneider, Ethan Childs, Bob Turbyfill, Mike Schuh, Greg Ahlswede and Barb Bryant.  If you are interested in contributing to the work, please contact Erin at 845-364-1752.

Development of a Third Grade Orienteering PE Curriculum

Development of a Third Grade Orienteering PE Curriculum
by Barbara Bryant and Ethan Childs (Navigation Games)


Graphical abstract of Lesson 1: Boundary, Gathering, and Direction-Giving

2019 Texas Junior Orienteering Camp

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.

Youth Development and Coaching in Orienteering

The Future is Fun

by Erin Schirm, Junior Team Coach

Volunteers Needed for Youth Inititiaves and Coaching

In this message:

1 - Call for volunteers for SafeSport administration
2 - Call for volunteers to serve on a new youth coaching working group
3 - Invitation to a presentation on the American Development Model and youth coaching

World Orienteering Day 2018

Bring Orienteering to your part of the world on World Orienteering Day!

Join individuals and clubs around the country AND the world as they design activities during the week of May 23–29, 2018, to introduce the sport of orienteering to school children and adults.

2017 World Orienteering Day in Minnesota

World Orienteering Day

Camryn Franke, MNOC / NJROTC

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017, was World Orienteering Day. In Saint Paul, Minnesota, the Washington Technology Magnet School NJROTC Orienteering Team celebrated by introducing middle school and high school gym classes to the basics of orienteering; the students then ran a mile long beginner-level course on the school grounds, which includes the track, two softball fields, five tennis courts, and 25 acres of woods containing a steep hill and lots of trees.

World Orienteering Day Takes Off in the USA

World Orienteering Day is this Wednesday, May 24! Over 1600 events have been pre-registered around the world, with at least 27 happening in the United States.

2013 JWOC Tour in the Czech Republic

The Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) will be held in the Czech Republic in July 2013.  This year there will be a wonderful accompanying series of races that anyone is welcome to attend:  The JWOC Tour.