Young Leaders Academy 2023 | International Orienteering Federation

July 1-8, 2023, Veneto, ITALY – during “Five Days Italy”

The aim of the Young Leaders Academy (YLA) is to enable young career counselors aged 16-25 to nurture their talent and support their career development skills (train-the-trainers), but this will also be an opportunity to network (connect in the world).


  1. During the day: Competitions: Competition assistance before or after your own competition
  2. Late afternoon: Clinics that help improve your personal orienteering, organizational and coaching skills
  3. After dinner: You work on your individual project to develop and promote orienteering in your home country. These projects are exchanged and discussed

Costs and fees

Further information regarding costs and fees will be released shortly.

Accommodation and catering will be provided by the organizers. You will take turns cooking in small groups for all participants.


  • Age: 16 – 25
  • Ability to successfully complete an O competition in your age class
  • Fluent English
  • Maximum of three participants per country


You must apply with a short one-minute video in English showing:

  • 20″ your motivation (Why me at camp?)
  • 20” project (What is my project?)
  • 20″ freestyle (What else matters?).

The compressed video or the link to your video should be emailed to [email protected] including name, address and year of birth.

Application: from October 1 to the end of November 31

Selection before December 15 by GDC delegates and organizer delegates

Dino J. Dotson