SafeSport Training for Coaches


To maintain Coaching status, all currently certified coaches are now required to view the SafeSport 90-minute video training, complete with quizzes, covering the topics of bullying, hazing, harassment and physical, sexual and emotional abuse in sport. Deadline: July 1, 2014.

Strategic Plan Review -- Your Comments Welcome

The Strategic Planning Committee has published a draft proposal to guide the way that Orienteering USA should move forward in the next few years. As a work-in-progress, improvements can and will be made to the plan, and we request the help of the U.S. orienteering community.

Our hope is that the Plan is made final by late summer 2014 so that the Board can adopt it at their Fall Board meeting, and align the budget with the Strategic Plan. We are looking for comments, ideas, and contributions to make the Plan a useful roadmap.

O Kansas Members win Sunflower State Games Adventure Race

Orienteer Kansas team members Sandy Beverly, Fletcher Hamel and Michael Eglinski won the elite division at the Sunflower State Games Adventure Race at Milford Lake State Park, on Saturday, July 13, 2013.

Beverly, Hamel and Eglinski, all Lawrence residents, completed the course in 3 hours and 49 minutes. During the competition, they biked, navigated and canoed to various checkpoints throughout the park.

Membership Number Scheme Revision

UPDATE: You can now log in to the Membership Database and find your membership number and update your address, email, or other information, renew your membership, etc.

IOF Publication Features U.S. Orienteers

In the latest issue of Inside Orienteering, the IOF's news publication produced six times a year, U.S. orienteers are featured in two articles.

Summary report of responses to the 2011-12 Volunteer Survey

Orienteering USA conducted a survey of orienteering clubs and their leaders to determine how they encourage volunteers to help promote orienteering in their area. Clubs around the country should find this document a useful guide.

Volunteer Questionnaire summary report (pdf)

Peter Goodwin
President, Orienteering USA


IOF Guidelines for WREs updated for 2012

The International Orienteering Federation has issued updated guideslines for world ranking events, available on their website.


Orienteering USA E-Newsletter

The first three issues of the Orienteering USA e-newsletter are linked below.

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OUSA Progress Report / Oh Kentucky!

As many of you know , for the past 18 months, Orienteering USA has been developing a partnership between the state of Kentucky, Orienteering Louisville, Orienteering Cincinnati and OUSA.

On Columbus day weekend we began to see the true results of those efforts in the form of a new state-funded permanent orienteering course at Taylorsville Lake State Park. In addition, Kentucky, OLOU and OUSA worked together to promote National Orienteering Day (held a few weeks later to accomodate club scheudule) which drew a record 209 participants ... 39% over projection.

Request for Proposal -- U.S. Orienteering Team Uniforms

Request for Proposal (link to PDF)

October 3, 2011

TO:        Orienteering Uniform Manufacturers & Suppliers
FROM:    Glen Schorr, Executive Director
RE:    Team Uniforms Request for Proposal, U.S. National Team Program

To the Orienteering Uniform Manufacturers & Suppliers,