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2008 PA/USATF Youth Committee Coach’s Meeting Mnutes

USA Track and
Field Coaches Meeting

11, 2008

The meeting was called to order
at 10:08 AM by Joanne Slaton-Camargo.Attendees included:

Paul Heglar Reno Tahoe Athletics,
Rosevelt Kent Roseville Express, Adrian Ban Roseville Express, Mark
Morrison Roseville Express, Laura Morrison Roseville Express, Maura
Kent Roseville Express, Melissa Arnold Roseville Express, Silvia Harvel
Roseville Express, Thomas Vincent Athenian Athletics, Arno Brewer Mission
Valley, Tamica Tobar CA Track Club, Carl Bryant Central Valley Roadrunners,
Lee Webb Mission Valley , Keri Jones Langford EPA Greyhounds, Lloyd
Stephenson P.A. Treas, James Moore Flying Jaguars, Kyle Whitmore Flying
Jaguars, Charles Sheppard, Sylvia Jones EPA Greyhounds, Chris Holloman
Reno-Tahoe Athletics, Darrell Hampton Acorn/ Oscar Bailey TC, Nadine
Davis EOYDC, David Lawrence Jr. Pacific United TC, Will Pittman 3M Track
Club, Robert Stone Umoja TC, Deborah Sample Hampton Phillips Classic,
Katina Umpierre Stockton Starz, Lewis Pugh B Sharp TC, Lawanda
Young B Sharp TC, Pope Powell Mission Valley, Yuko Hayjoshi MacCanDo
TC, Eric Stuart EPA Greyhounds, Jerry Pfeiffer Breakens Track, Tony
Williams TWTC, Jeanetta Aldridge Phenom Elite TC, Nola Turnage 100 Black
Wings, Sam Burns Hilltop Speed TC, Curtis Reed Hilltop Speed TC, Domenic
Pacini Hilltop Speed TC, Derek Sample Classic Track Club, Alexander
Hill LSI TC, Chioke Robinson ISC International TC, Bob Shor Santa Rosa
Exp., Maria Castillo EOYDC, Charles Jardins Unattached.

Background checks to renew
membership can start as early as Nov1 to renew and the latest by February
28, 2009.

Coaches would like to find
another program besides Club Manager. We gave them the pros of
having Club Manager which were: You can manage your club plus
enter in meets. A suggestion was made to take a survey of other meets
and see their programs and see if they are easier to use.

It was also mentioned that
there is a problem with officials coaching while their kids are on the
field a suggestion was made that they have someone to cover for them
while they watch their kids and then return to their post. It is not
a USATF rule to have coaches on the field but the discretion of the
meet director. It was also suggested that we create a coaches
box and or passes for coaches to be able to come on the field but that
suggestion was out voted. Rule 144 No coaches on the field.

If a team was to be able to
get 5 plus people to want to become officials they will come out to
what ever the area is and give the test to become a certified official.

Coaches also made the statement
that at some track meet their athletes misses some of their events,
we let them know that is the responsibility of the coach the parent
and the athlete.

Feedback on the binders was
done by the coaches plus additional information was given out to be
added to the binders.

No longer will we be deleting
athletes at the track meet to reduce prices.

Birth Certificate can go to
Tony or Hika until further arrangements has been made.

Volunteers hours for track
meet will be cut down Maria and Debra are working on how long and how
many people it will take to complete each job function.

ROTC group will help with the
PAC Track Meet.

Exhibition events can be held
at a track meet by the discretion of the meet director.

USATF cannot control what a
team does with their funds once they are disbursed to that team.

USATF cannot do anything about
a team that takes a spot and then compete AAU.

Going by the by laws alcomers
meets will not be hosted by our website there is a website that list
all the alcomers meets.

If a meet is geographically
close then voting will be held.

Voting was held for the track
season for 2009, results are as follows:

March 14, 2009 Pacific United
14 votes B Sharp TC 12 votes

March 21, 2009 CA Track Club
9 votes ISC/LSI 18 votes

March 28, 2009 Stockton Starz
10 votes EPA Greyhounds 16 votes

April 11, 2009 CA Track Club
22 votes Norcal Pacesetters 3 Votes

May 16