The US Junior Development Team (JDT) is a group made up of juniors, of all ability levels, who enjoy orienteering. Anyone under the age of 21 is welcome to join. The goal of the JDT is give all its members opportunities to learn more about orienteering, get more orienteering practice and training, to help the orienteering community at a local level, and to get to know other juniors all around the country.
JDT members will be connected with coaches, mentors and other juniors in their local area. Team members choose their own goals, such as taking their orienteering skills to the next level, helpingtheir local club, or bringing more friends to events.
Orienteering USA (OUSA) is committed to supporting juniors in reaching their goals. In return we ask that JDT members also be OUSA members. If you are not already a member, please go to Membership and join as a Student (not “Junior”) member.
Please feel free to contact Coach Erin Schirm, BAOC (erin_schirm [at] orienteeringusa [dot] org) or Steering Committee Chair Bill Langton, SLOC (bill.langton [at] gmail [dot] com), at any time with questions.
Athletes interested in the Junior National Team (JNT) should apply to the National Junior Program. Applicants who are interested but have not yet met the standards for the JNT will be placed on the Development Team. There is no limit to the number of athletes named to the JNT.
updated 21 Dec 2016