Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

Para Athletics

Steven Toyoji Para Athlete

San Francisco’s Steven Toyoji took second in the men’s 1,500 51/52 class race at the 2014 U.S. Paralympics Track and Field National Championships at College of San Mateo, Sunday June 22.
Photo courtesy of the Eric Sun/Special to The S.F. Examiner


 

The Pacific Association’s Para Athletics Committee was established in 2012. Prior to 2012, this Committee was referred to as the Disabled Athletes Committee and chaired for many years by Charlie Sheppard. In 2014, under the leadership of the current Chair George Rehmet, and Charlie Sheppard, this committee was responsible for bringing the U.S. Paralympics Track & Field Championships to the Pacific Association.

Para Athletes compete in Track & Field Paralympic events, which include track sprints and distance events, field events of throwing and jumping, and the marathon. Learn more by visiting the Track & Field page of Team USA.
 

 

PA/USATF Para Athletics Committee News

PA Assoc Annual Meeting Announcement – Tues, 18 Sept.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Youth | 0 comments

The USATF_Pacific Association will host its annual meeting Tuesday, 18 September at the Foster City Recreation Department from 7:30-10:00pm. Foster City Recreation Center, (650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, 94404).
Primary tasks at the Annual Meeting are to approve the 2019 operating budget and approve sixteen delegates to the Columbus Annual Meeting.
Agenda and meeting information will be posted one week before the meeting at: https://www.pausatf.org/about/meetings/

OFF George Kleeman funeral details for Monday, 30 April

Posted by on Apr 26, 2018 in Coach, Masters LDR, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

In Remembrance of George Kleeman

Full biography of George’s life and contributions

Monday, 30 April:
Christ the King Catholic Church
199 Brandon Rd, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (google maps link)

9:30-10:00am – viewing
10:00 – Mass
Immediate following: Reception with buffet lunch and open mic

Zio Fraedo’s Restaurant
(walking distance from church)
611 Gregory Lane, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 (google maps link)

Private burial following

 

Remembrance donation:

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please consider making a donation to the George Kleeman Officials Training Fund. This fund is a part of the Pacific Association Foundation, a not for profit 501(c)(3) organization.

Click on this link for an electronic donation via PayPal.

Or mail cash and check donations to:
Pacific Association Foundation
George Kleeman Officials Training Fund
120 Ponderosa Ct.
Folsom, CA 95630

The Pacific Association Foundation was established as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to assist members of the Pacific Association with funding for programs to develop Olympic-caliber athletes and to support vital regional youth programs, coaching education, officials’ clinics, and more.

Click here for more information

PARA Paralympic-Eligible Athletes Coaching Clinic for Coaches and Athletes – Fri, 25 March – Folsom HS 

Posted by on Feb 29, 2016 in Coach, Para Athletics | 0 comments

Learn More Below

Paralympic-Eligible Athletes Coaching Clinic for Coaches and Athletes – Fri, 25 March – Folsom HS

Dear Coach,
 
In support of the recently announced Inclusive Sports program by the California Interscholastic Federation, join U.S. Paralympics and U.S. Paralympic Track & Field National Team coaches for a training and educational afternoon at Folsom High School. The session will cover training modifications and best practices for Paralympic-eligible track & field athletes including wheelchair racing, Para-ambulatory racing, seated and Para-ambulatory throws and practical instruction for coaches and athletes.
 
Those who are invited to attend are Paralympic-eligible athletes, high school, middle school and college coaches, USATF officials and coaches, physicians, therapists and any others interested in Paralympic track & field.
 
Date/Time: Friday, March 25; 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Please arrive 30 minutes prior for check-in)
Location: Folsom High School, 1655 Iron Point Rd, Folsom, CA 95630
Hosted by: U.S. Paralympics, U.S. Paralympic Track & Field, Folsom High School T&F Team
 
Please view this informational flyer for registration and additional details or CLICK HERE to register.
 
Thank you,

Dan Schwieder, MS, CTRS
Manager, Paralympic Community Partnerships
United States Olympic Committee
1 Olympic Plaza
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
719-866-2034[o]  719-238-5139[m] 

PA Assoc Committee chair and officer nominations deadline is Sunday, 19 July

Posted by on Jun 20, 2015 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Officials, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Youth | 0 comments

Reminder:
Pacific Association Committee Chair and Officers nominations are now open until Sunday, 19 July at 11:59pm.
Please consider stepping up and either nominate yourself or have someone nominate you for a position in a committee that most interests you to further the success of our Association and it’s programs!

Click here for positions open for election and nomination procedures: 2015 Pacific Association Committee Nomination-Election information 2015 Pacific Association Committee nomination-election announcement

PLEASE CONSIDER GETTING INVOLVED TO FURTHER IMPROVE OUR ASSOCIATION!

P-AT Site for Visually Impaired Runners & Sighted Guides.

Posted by on Apr 13, 2015 in Cross Country, Masters LDR, Para Athletics, Road Racing | 0 comments

United in Stride Site Unites Guided Runners with Visually Impaired Runners

Overview

United in Stride was founded in 2015 by the Massachusetts Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (MABVI) as a tool to unite runners who are blind or visually impaired with sighted guides across North America. The goal of this resource is to ease the challenge of finding sighted guides close to home, or when traveling to another part of the country for vacation or a race. United in Stride believes that a robust, interactive sighted guide database will create more opportunities for the next generation of visually impaired runners. One can sign up as a sighted guide or a visually impaired runner.

Sign up at: www.unitedinstride.com .

P-AT Wheel Chair events in USATF Pacific Open T&F Championships.

Posted by on Apr 12, 2015 in Para Athletics, Track & Field | 0 comments

Wheel Chair events in USATF Pacific Open T&F Championships

 

Overview

 

The PAUSATF will host the 100m, 400m, and 1500m wheelchair events in the USATF Pacific Open T&F Championships on Sunday June 14, 2015. Athletes with other disability categories will be considered. Please contact the Para Athletics Chair for more information.