Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

2014 USATF Outdoor Open Track & Field Championships

Relive the 2014 USATF Outdoor Track & Field Championships!

Presented by The Pacific Association/USATF and the Sacramento Sports Commission



Updated July 8, 2014

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 PA Competitions and Practices after COVID 19

Posted by on Mar 30, 2020 in pausatf | 0 comments

From PA’s Dave Shrock: “I have been in discussion with Dr. Robert Chapman (USATF Associate Director of Sports Science and Medicine & COVID19 Chair), and this is the official USATF verbiage as of now.”


Can clubs conduct practices?

Each association, club coach and local organizer should consult their local health authorities for guidance. A top priority now is health, wellness, and proper behaviors to avoid infection and its spread as we are still within the ‘crisis’ phase of this situation. 

For specific guidelines for athletes and coaches who choose to continue training refer to: 


When can we begin to host events?

As the health and safety of all membership are the top priorities now, return to competition is unknown at this time, and the process by which competitions will be deemed safe, (from a public health perspective) to move forward is going to be multi-faceted, and will take time — but it is being discussed by key medical and scientific experts, in consultation with the CDC, USOPC, and multiple other professional sports organizations.

The USATF COVID-19 Taskforce and leadership are assessing event schedules with ramifications frequently.

YTF Free Online Youth Nutrition Seminar

Posted by on Mar 25, 2020 in Coach, coaching education, Youth | 0 comments

Live Nutrition Web Session – Thursday March 26th at 11AM ET

USATF New England  is hosting Laura Morretti (MS, RD, CSSD, LDN) and Nicole Farnwworth, Clinical Nutrition Specialist both with the Sports Medicine Division of Boston Children’s Hospital for a talk on nutrition in sports.  This session is focused on the needs of youth athletes  (middle school and up) and  is meant for their consumption and participation.  Parents, and coaches are welcome to learn. Youth athletes are managing the collective demands of training, growth, and learning.  Awareness of their  nutritional needs and the signs to look for when they are under-fueled is the goal of his session. Laura and Nicole will touch on the “athlete’s plate”, Relative Energy Deficiency in Sports (RED-S), fueling before and after  races and practice (what and when), hydration, and the unique development window that exists from 10 to 20 years old. The session will be a combination of presentation, interaction and will end with a Q&A session. It will last about 50 minutes.
We will accommodate as many as we can. Please RSVP using this form and a link to the Zoom session will be sent prior to the session.

More about our speaker and the topic

International Olympics Committee Consensus Statement on RED-S (Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport)

Nicole Farnsworth, MS, RD, LDN, CPT

Nicole Farnsworth is a Dietitian with the Division of Sports Medicine and Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is additionally a NASM-certified personal trainer and the consulting sports dietitian for Wheaton College. Nicole received her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition at Columbia University’s Institute of Human Nutrition and completed her dietetic internship at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center.She has a special interest in working with athletes with low energy availability, disordered eating, and eating disorders. Nicole was a varsity track and field athlete at Harvard University, competing in the pentathlon and heptathlon.

Laura Moretti Reece MS, RD, CSSD, LDN

Laura completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition and Didactic Program in Clinical Dietetics at New York University’s Steinhardt School. She completed her dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian including intensive training at the Weill Cornell Medical Center inpatient eating disorder treatment program. Laura is a Board Certified Sports Dietitian (CSSD) specializing in sports performance based nutrition as well as treating low energy availability, disordered eating, and eating disorders in athletes. After spending six years as the Primary Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Therapist at Appleman Nutrition and Columbus Park Collaborative in New York City,  Laura moved to Boston to take on her current role as Dietitian in the Division of Sports Medicine and the Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Laura is the co-chair for the Sport and Exercise Special Interest Group of the International Academy of Eating Disorders, an instructor at the Institute for Rowing Leadership, and the consulting dietitian for the Boston Ballet Company and Schools.  She is an active member of the Collegiate and Professional Sports Dietitian Association, The International Academy of Eating Disorders, Sports/Cardiovascular/Wellness Dietetic Practice Group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American College of Sports Medicine. Laura is also an avid skier,  competitive triathlete, and a Boston Marathon Qualifier and Finisher.

Instagram: @lauramoretti.rd Twitter: @LMorettiRD

PA USATF Sanctions Coronavirus Response 5/20

Posted by on Mar 20, 2020 in pausatf | 0 comments

Sanctions Coronavirus Response


These are challenging times!  As we all navigate the momentous impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives and the lives of our loved ones, we are also faced with the reality that it has impacted the sports world (and our sport) significantly. USATF wants to assure you that we take the  health, safety, and well-being of our sanctioned event organizers and sanctioned event participants seriously. We are monitoring the situation related to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 very closely.

USATF is following guidance issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For those still hosting sanctioned events, USATF’s COVID-19 Working Group of medical and scientific professionals have established guidance for minimum standards you should strongly consider. Additionally, to protect the safety of your participants, you should follow any guidelines or restrictions issued by your local municipalities, which may be more stringent. Please see the following suggested safety precautions issued by the CDC for mass gathering events.  Please know, USATF supports you, our sanctioned event organizers, as you make difficult decisions about the future of your events based on guidance from local authorities and government agencies, but we strongly urge you to err on the side of participant safety.

As closures and gathering bans become more common due to COVID-19, we want to do all that we can to support our sanctioned event organizers. If you need to postpone your event, please email [email protected]. We will work with you to reschedule your event, as necessary.

If it becomes necessary for you to cancel your event entirely, please see the following link where you can log into your event management page using your event ID and password. Once in your event management page, you can submit a request for a cancellation refund by clicking on “Cancel Event”.

During these unprecedented times, USATF is electing to waive any administrative fees associated with cancelling a sanction, and instead refund 100% of the amount paid for sanctions cancelled due to the novel coronavirus COVID-19.  Refunds will be processed in due course, which usually takes approximately 30 – 45 days following submission of a cancellation request.

We will continue to monitor developments and adjust where necessary, and we will work to keep you as informed as possible during these times. We’re committed to supporting our constituents, partners and the running community during this challenging time. Please email [email protected] with any questions relating to your event sanction.