The 24-member U.S. national standing team has been training hard to build both the physical power for off-trail running, and the mental ability to read a map, plan a route, and navigate under intense pressure in unfamiliar terrain. Help us achieve our goal of racing against the top land navigators in the world.
The total cost of the trip is $48,000 for 16 athletes to train and compete at the 2014 Junior World Championships. The juniors and their families are paying for the plane tickets. We want to raise enough to pay for the costs of competition and subsidize the housing. To supplement this Indiegogo campaign, the juniors have been selling food at national meets, working paid jobs, and are asking local running and outdoor stores for sponsorships.
Selection criteria for team selection for the 2014 JWOC Team posted. Juniors interested in being on next year's team should review the requirements. [updated October 9, 2013]
Committee Chair: Guy Olsen (guypolsen [at] aol [dot] com)
Junior Team Administrator: Barb Bryant (junior_admin [at] orienteeringusa [dot] org)
Junior Team Coach: Erin Schirm (emschirm [at] syr [dot] edu)
New!Use this contact form to send feedback to the JTESC. You can submit anonymous comments, or if you would like a response, include your name and contact information.
RoadID is a personalized identification product that can be used by an athlete while training and competing. In the case of accident or medical emergency, it can provide valuable information to medical personnel. RoadID offers a measure of safety that athletes, their family and coaches will appreciate.
Purchases can be made through a link on the Orienteering USA website or with an order form that is being supplied to clubs and A meets. A part of each purchase will be used to fund programs for Juniors like the summer trips to participate in international orienteering meets and other efforts like the junior development team.
To produce a commission for Orienteering USA, an order must be placed:
Check out the styles of personalized identification offered by Road ID by using the link above, or on the O Vendors page. Order one for yourself and every athlete in your family. Show your RoadID to your friends, classmates, and teammates, and give them the Orienteering USA URL (www.orienteeringusa.org) so their order will go through the link. Every single order (including other products available on the RoadID website) will yield financial support for junior programs.
The Road ID promotion is an outgrowth of an idea to sell merchandise that would provide a dedicated stream of income for junior orienteering. We didn't get very far due to the challenges of designing, stocking and shipping merchandise. Other hurdles were a lack of money to invest in inventory and the manpower to do the requisite financial accounting. The RoadID arrangement requires only that Orienteering USA promote the product.