Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

2009 Pacific Association Youth Track & Field Championships Competition Guide

2009 Pacific Association

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
    • URL:  http://www.pausatf.org/data/2009/ytfPAC2009.html
    • Competition Date:  Saturday / Sunday, June 13-14
    • Location:  Santa Rosa High School
    • Deadline to Register:  Friday, June 5, 2009 @ 12 midnight
      • How to register:  Club Manager electronic file
      • Where to send Club Manager file:  Anthony Camargo @ [email protected]
    • Cost:  $6 per event, a relay counts as an event
      • Who to write money order to:  PA / USATF
      • Where to send money order:  Maura Kent, 1442 Deerfield Circle, Roseville, CA 95747
    • Who can compete:  only Pacific Association USATF members & clubs
  • Sub-Bantam Championships
    • URL:  http://www.pausatf.org/data/2009/ytfsubbantam.pdf
    • Competition Date:  Saturday, June 20
    • Location:  Granada High School, Livermore
    • Deadline to Register:  Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 12 midnight
      • How to register:  Paper registration available on PA website
      • Where to send paper registration:  Anthony Camargo @ [email protected] or to address below
    • Cost:  $8 per athlete
      • Who to write money order to:  PA / USATF
      • Where to send money order & paper registration form:  PA Sub-Bantam Championships; 278 Wistar Road, Oakland, CA  94603
    • 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 Championships
    • URL:  TBD
    • Competition Date:  Saturday / Sunday, June 20-21
    • Location:  Clovis East High School, Clovis
    • Deadline to Register:  TBD
      • How to register:  TBD
    • Cost:  $X per athlete
      • Who to write money order to:  TBD
      • Where to send money order:  TBD
    • 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 in Greensboro, NC
  • Pacific Association Junior Olympic Championships
    • URL:  http://www.pausatf.org/data/2009/ytfpajochamps09.pdf
    • Competition Date:  Friday / Saturday / Sunday, June 26-28
    • Location:  Granada High School, Livermore
    • Deadline to Register:  Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 12 midnight
      • How to register:  Club Manager software to register athletes electronically; also required to submit signed paper copy of Junior Olympic (JO) Individual Entry form (1 per athlete)
      • Where to send Club Manager file:  Anthony Camargo at [email protected]
    • Cost:  $6 per athlete; relay counts as an event; meet day registration incurs $20 late fee per event
      • Who to write money order to:  PA / USATF
      • Where to send money order, signed JO Individual Entry form and completed Relay Team Entry form:  Maria Castillo, 221 Waterview Terrace, Vallejo, CA  94591
    • 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 in Bakersfield, CA on July 10-12
  • Region 14 Junior Olympic Championships
    • URL:  TBD
    • Competition Date:  Friday / Saturday / Sunday, July 10-12
    • Location:  CSU Bakersfield and Liberty HS, Bakersfield
    • Deadline to Register:  June 26-28
      • How to register:  Must not leave the PA / JO meet on June 26-28 without paying advancement fees and updating JO Individual Entry form and turning into meet management
    • Cost:  $7 per event, relay counts as an event
      • Where to pay cash:  Stop at the Advancement Table and update your JO Individual Entry form and pay your advancement fees
    • Who can compete:  only Pacific Association USATF members who placed in the Top 8 finishers in the prior qualification meet on June 26-28
    • Who advances:  Top 3 finishers in each age group event will automatically advance to the USATF Junior Olympic Nationals in Greensboro, NC
  • USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
    • URL:  http://www.usatf.org/events/2009/USATFJuniorOlympicTFChampionships/
    • Competition Date:  Tuesday-Sunday, July 28 – August 2
    • Location:  Greensboro, North Carolina
    • Deadline to Register:  July 10-12
      • How to register:  Must not leave the Region 14 meet on July 10-12 without updating JO Individual Entry form and turning into meet management
    • Cost:  $8 per event, relay counts as an event
      • Where to pay cash:  The Pacific Association will pay the advancement fees for all PA athletes who qualify to the national meet
    • Who can compete:  only USATF youth athletes who qualified in their regional meets

How does Club Manager work?

  • To obtain the latest version of Club Manager please contact Anthony Camargo at [email protected].
    • Club 4-digit codes can be located on the PA/USATF website in the Youth drop down list at http://www.pausatf.org/data/YTF4_letter_codes.html.  If your club is not listed contact Anthony Camargo at [email protected]  for a 4-digit code for your club
    • All 4-digit codes should be in CAPS
    • All unattached athletes use “UNA” as their code
  • Load all youth athletes, their 2009 USATF numbers, birth date and their best times / marks
  • Create a Meet Manager file using the “Create Meet Manager File” button and save it using your club name or unattached athlete’s name
  • E-mail your saved “Meet Manager File” including the name of your club in the saved file name to Anthony Camargo at [email protected]
  • Entries received after the deadline will be assessed a $10.00 per event late fee
  • Meet entry changes the dayofthemeetare assessed a $20 per event late fee – changesmust be made by 7:00 am of the first dayofthemeet
    • NOTE:  This is not adding a new athlete to compete in the meet but changing the events the athlete plans to compete in
    • No changes will be accepted after this deadline

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

  • 3-part forms are available by going to the 2009 Youth Track & Field schedule at http://www.pausatf.org/data/2009/ytfcalendar.html and scrolling down to the June 26-28 meet section. This is the Pacific Association Junior Olympic (PA/JO) Championships.
  • Prior to the PA/JO, each athlete (club member or unattached) is required to have their JO advancement form validated by Tony Williams, Sr. (Youth Membership Chairperson). Validation is to ensure an athlete is competing in the correct age group and has a current 2009 USATF membership. The act of validation is a stamp that is placed on each form.
  • Tony is available at the followingmeetstovalidate your forms:
    • May 30:  Central Valley Roadrunners meet @ Modesto JC
    • June 6:  Distance Runners Carnival @ Granada HS, Livermore
    • June 13-14:  PAC meet @ Santa Rosa HS
  • 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 2009 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.