Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field


Youth Cross Country, Track & Field, Race Walking

February 10, 2024 USATF Pacific Run, Jump and Throw Clinic (courtesy of USATF and Hershey) Slide Show
  • Introduction for the USATF Pacific's 2024 Run, Jump, Throw Clinic Slide Show

Today’s USATF Pacific youth athletes are tomorrow’s champions! USATF Pacific has the largest youth program Northern California, with nearly 4,000 young athletes competing each year. As the #1 youth participatory sport, every child competes alongside their peers in 2-year age divisions, from age 8 & younger up to 18. Everyone trains and competes – no one is left on a bench! Track & Field events take place in the spring and summer; Cross Country events are held in the Fall; Race Walking competitions are held year round. All offer a variety of both competitive and fitness opportunities, and they lead up to regional, national and even international competitions. Only USATF members may participate in USA Track & Field’s Junior Olympic program.

Success at the Junior Olympic level can led to college scholarships. Many of America’s top collegiate and post-collegiate athletes began their road to fame by competing in the USATF Junior Olympic programs. They include stars such as Amber and Ashton Purvis, Javid Best, Jordan Hasay and Olympians such as Jeremy Wariner, Allyson Felix, Sanya Richards, and Lauryn Williams.

JOIN USATF today and make your Olympic dreams come true!


Use the links listed onthe right side of this page for more Youth information.




USATF Youth “Journey to Gold” Scholarship Opportunity

USATF offers the “Journey To Gold Scholarship” in the amount of $5000.00 to be awarded to High School graduating Seniors who have committed to a college or university with the overall goal focused on achieving gold status in their academic and eventual professional life. The deadline for submitting applications for the 2024 grant is May 20, 2024. CLICK HERE for the 8 page application.

Older HS and College Freshmen – a Hayward Field Meet Opportunity: the 2024 USATF U2 Championships June 12-14, 2024

Registered Pacific Coaches Badges Available

2023 Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 Youth Clinics action Slide Show

Photos courtesy of Tori Busto and Lee Webb

  • Chabot College Mini Clinic, Feb. 18, 2023
    Chabot College Mini Clinic, Feb. 18, 2023

CLICK HERE for the Most Recent Safe Sport Instructions

Most Recent USATF Youth Policies

2022 National USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships: Results, Stories, Photos, News

Held July 25-31 at Sac State’s Hornet Stadium, Sacramento