Pacific Association USATF


SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, 5 August for the 2017 HOKA OneOne Endurance-Cross Country Clinic
Click here for info

Coaches Committee News


Upcoming level 1 Schools:
Regional Level 1 Schools have been completed for 2017
The next Association level 1 will be Sat/Sun, 13/14 January, 2018 (MLK weekend).  Info to be posted in the fall.
Click here for a national calendar of upcoming schools

Level 2 School: 17-22 July at CSU Fullerton (SoCal) click here for information
(register quickly as this school will fill fast!)

SafeSport Training

USATF has joined the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to implement the SafeSport program. The goal of SafeSport is to provide a safe environment in our sport at all levels, but particularly for athletes who are ages 18 and under. The SafeSport program includes athlete protection policies, guidelines, codes of conduct, a background screening program, education and training, and a reporting process for any SafeSport concerns within our sport.
All Officials and Youth Club Coaches and Volunteers will need to complete the SafeSport Program. Youth Coaches must meet this requirements before your club’s membership will be approved and activated in the USATF system for 2016, and beyond. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE
SafeSport becomes a requirement of the Coaches Registry as of January 1, 2016.
Officials and coaches may complete the SafeSport training on line (allow 3 hours with exam questions interspersed).
To complete the USOC SafeSport Training course, click here.

Click here for link to Sports Hope Foundation which helps high school and community college student athletes find pathways to four year colleges and universities.

Click here for the current list of coaches who have cleared the NCSI background screen and SafeSport Training checks.

Click here for survey on high school/Youth coaches survey regarding USATF-Pacific services conducted by HS-Youth SubCommittee Chair Jennifer Oliver in Spring, 2016.

YTF Youth Race Walk Clinic/Officiating Info for 7/1 & 7/8 Meets

Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in Youth | 0 comments

There will be a clinic on race walking technique for the athletes this Saturday, July 1, starting at 8:00 a.m., an hour before the first race walk. We have folks coming from South Carolina (who were at the Junior and Open USATF Championships last weekend) to help with the clinic and with the Pit Lane, which will be used this coming Saturday and on July 8 at the Region 14 JOs. Please distribute the attached document about the Pit Lane. We’ll use it for both the 1500-meter and 3000-meter race walks. What it means is that if an athlete gets red cards from 3 judges, they have a 30-second penalty. If they then get an additional, 4th, red card from another judge, they are disqualified. This should mean fewer disqualifications. The Pit Lane will also be used at the National JOs.

We will combine girls and boys in the 1500-meter race, and we will combine girls and boys in the 3000-meter race. The race walkers need to have hip numbers on both the front and back of their shirts.

Beth and Jon Price will officiate the entire time at both the PA JOs and the Region 14 JOs. They will umpire as well as judge the race walks. They can also serve as Referees (recognizing that we can’t serve as a Referee regarding an umpire’s call that one of them would make – the other one could be the Referee in that case).

Jon Price
Race Walk Chair