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 Open-Masters TF Championships postponed

Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Coach, coaching education, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Officials, Officials News, Para Athletics, pausatf, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Due to the current COVID 19 Pandemic and resulting uncertainty and consideration for the safety and health of membership, the Open and Master’s T&F Champs scheduled for 31 May at College of San Mateo has been postponed, with a new date yet to be determined.

The Open and Master’s T&F Chairs will work to offer some type of competition opportunities when local health authorities determine it is safe to do so, and the safety and health of our membership in no way would be compromised.

 

 

PA You’re invited! – Tues, 17 Sept. Assoc Annual Meeting details

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019 in Awards, Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Masters News, Officials, Officials News, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

USATF Pacific Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 @ 7:30PM

All Pacific Association members are invited to join us at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 17 September from 7:30-10:00pm.
Site: Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404
 
Teleconference Option: We are offering a call-in and web conferencing option for those who wish to participate remotely. More information on how to access this service will be available prior to the meeting in an email and posted to the PAUSATF website in the Meeting Page.
Initial agenda items:
  1. Review of proposed 2020 committee budgets with comments/amendments before approval
  2. Selection of association delegates for 2019 USATF Annual Meeting in Reno (refer to Association Operating Procedures item 6 for requirements)
  3. Recap of past events including Association T&F Championships, etc.
  4. Future Association events
For full agenda, previous meeting minutes, committee reports, and additional information click on the Meeting Page. Items will be added closer to the meeting date.
Thank you all for contributing to our sports of USATF!
PA You’re invited! – Tues, 17 Sept. Assoc Annual Meeting details

Posted by on Sep 7, 2019 in Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Forms, legacy, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

USATF Pacific Annual Meeting

Tuesday, 17 September, 2019 @ 7:30PM

All Pacific Association members are invited to join us at the Annual Meeting on Tuesday, 17 September from 7:30-10:00pm.
Site: Foster City Recreation Center, 650 Shell Blvd. Foster City, CA 94404
 
Teleconference Option: We are offering a call-in and web conferencing option for those who wish to participate remotely. More information on how to access this service will be available prior to the meeting in an email and posted to the PAUSATF website in the Meeting Page.
Initial agenda items:
  1. Review of proposed 2020 committee budgets with comments/amendments before approval
  2. Selection of association delegates for 2019 USATF Annual Meeting in Reno (refer to Association Operating Procedures item 6 for requirements)
  3. Recap of past events including Association T&F Championships, etc.
  4. Future Association events
For full agenda, previous meeting minutes, committee reports, and additional information click on the Meeting Page. Items will be added closer to the meeting date.
Thank you all for contributing to our sports of USATF!
PA PA Strategic Plan 2017-2020 (Revised 6.14.19) – Check it out!

Posted by on Jun 15, 2019 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters News, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Para Athletics, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

CLICK HERE to view USATF Pacific’s Strategic Plan (Revised June 14, 2019).

This document is updated with information from the March 19, 2019 Board of Athletics meeting, where the ongoing Strategic Plan was discussed and conclusions were achieved, under the guidance of the Strategic Plan Coordinator, Mark Winitz. The primary emphasis for this Olympiad is “membership growth”. There are five planning areas:

  • Administration and Governance
  • Athlete Development and Competition
  • Communications
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Resources and Education/Training

At the meeting, after breakout sessions for each planning area, the leader of each session gave a report to all the meeting’s attendees, answered questions, and accepted additional input.

Following the meeting, the leaders of each of the planning areas updated their planning area’s strategic plan and submitted the information to Mark Winitz, who then compiled all five of the planning areas’ information into this document. USATF Pacific’s Strategic Plan is a very useful document to show how PA Committees join forces to set goals for the USATF Pacific’s future. Review this document to understand how USATF Pacific plans to move forward as we approach the 2020 Olympics. If you have questions or suggestions, direct them to the “responsible party(ies)” listed for each planning area.

PA Statements for Contested Positions on PA Youth & Coaches Committees (rev. 1 June); post includes ballot details.

Posted by on Jun 1, 2019 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters T&F, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Para Athletics, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Board of Athletics members: Watch for an email arriving May 25 with the ballot for candidate voting.
Elections for these positions will take place from 25 May-26 June, with results announced before 30 June. Details below:

  1. June 26 at midnight is the deadline for ballots to be returned.
  2. Send ballots to [email protected]
  3. Email addresses that have opted out of Constant Contact will not receive the ballot. Please contact Secretary Stephanie Trafton if you think you have not received a ballot in error. Those in the Coaches Committee and Youth Committee (eligible clubs with SafeSport, 3+ athletes, etc.) and other eligible voters will receive a ballot for only the contested positions in their committee.

Direct questions to USATF Pacific Secretary, Stephanie Trafton.

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, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, 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/