Pacific Association USATF

Pacific Association Youth Track & Field Championships

PA Youth Track & Field Championships

Competition Guide

Here is a checklist to assist you with competing in summer PA/USATF championship youth track and field meets.

  • Pacific Association (PA) Youth Championships
    • This meet is not a qualifier meet for the Junior Olympics
    • Who can compete: Only Pacific Association USATF members & clubs
  • Sub-Bantam Championships
    • Who can compete: any athlete who turns 8 years old or younger in 2009; do not have to be member of Pacific Association or USATF
  • Region 14 Multis (Pentathlon, Decathlon, Heptathlon) Championships
    • Who can compete: Only Pacific Association and Central California Association USATF members & clubs
    • Who advances: Top 2 finishers in each age group event will automatically advance to the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals
  • Pacific Association Junior Olympic Championships
    • Who can compete: Only Pacific Association USATF members & clubs
    • Who advances: Top 8 finishers in each age group event will automatically advance to the Region 14 Junior Olympic meet.
  • Region 14 Junior Olympic Championships
    • Who can compete: only Pacific Association USATF members who placed in the Top 8 finishers in the prior qualification meet.
    • Who advances: Top 3 finishers in each age group event will automatically advance to the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals.
  • USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
    • Who can compete: only USATF youth athletes who qualified in their regional meets.

How does Club Manager work?

How do the Junior Olympic (JO) Individual Entry Forms work?

  • 3-part forms are available by going to the Youth Track & Field schedule
  • Prior to the PA/JO, each athlete (club member or unattached) is required to have their JO advancement form validated by the Youth Membership Chairperson. Validation is to ensure an athlete is competing in the correct age group and has a current year of USATF membership. The act of validation is a stamp that is placed on each form.
  • Forms must be mailed in with your registration money order. They cannot be submitted the day of the meet when you pick up your club packet

Packet Pick-up for a Championship Meet

  • When you arrive at packet pick-up remember to bring your PA Youth Committee binder which contains a copy of proof of birth documents sorted in alphabetical order by athlete’s last name (not sorted by age division). It is always recommended that you have one extra copy of each proof of birth in case the Youth Membership Chair does not have it on file.
  • Check the PA/USATF website (http://www.pausatf.org/data/members.php) to verify your proof of birth for each athlete. If their name does not show up, you will need to provide a copy of their proof of birth to Tony Williams. The website is updated weekly. Please do not send any proof of birth to the main PA office in Folsom two weeks prior to the JO’s.
  • Be ready to produce verification of the current year’s USATF membership numbers for each youth athlete. Check http://www.pausatf.org/indexclubsa.php to verify that your athletes are listed under your team. Unattached athletes can find their membership number listed in the unattached roster. Print your roster and bring with you to packet pick-up.