Young Leaders Academy 2023

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

The scope of the Young Leaders Academy (YLA) is to enable young orienteers aged 16-25 to support their talent and support their competencies regarding developing orienteering (train-the-trainers), but it will also be an opportunity to network (connect worldwide).


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

Costs and Fees

More information regarding costs and fees will be published shortly.

Accommodation and food will be provided by the organizers. 


  • Age: 16 – 25
  • Ability to successfully finish a O-competition of your age class
  • Good english skills
  • Maximum of three participants per country


You should apply with a short video of one minute in English showing:

  • 30” your motivation (Why me in camp?)
  • 30” freestyle (What else is important?)

The video or a link to your video must be sent by e-mail to [email protected] including name, address and year of birth.

Application: Start October 1 till end of November 31

Selection by December 15 by delegates of GDC and delegates of organizer