Youth Cross Country, Track & Field, Race Walking
Important, Recent USATF Youth Policy Changes
- CLICK HERE for Extensive Updates on USATF Youth Championships COACHES Credentialing Policy Program (Revised 2-2021)
- Youth BIRTH CERTIFICATE Policy Changes (Revised 11-2020)
- USATF Date of Birth Verification Policy Document showing changes, which includes: “all birth certificates must be uploaded at the National Website no later than FIVE days prior to the meet deadline.”
- View the complete USATF Birth Certificate Policy Change
- For assistance and questions, call 317-261-0500.
Today’s USATF Pacific youth athletes are tomorrow’s champions! 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.
The Pacific Association is the largest youth program Northern California, with nearly 4,000 young athletes competing each year. 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!
Daily USATF JO News Posts with USATF Pacific Champions
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Latest Youth News
Happy National Student-Athlete Day is April 6! USATF celebrates all our student-athletes who work as hard in school as they do in competition. Keep it up!
All positions for the Pacific Association Youth Committee positions are currently open for nominations. If you or are interested in serving on the the Youth Committee or would like to nominate someone you think feel would be a good candidate for an office please contact the Carl Bryant at [email protected] or 209-765-9840.
The 2021 Track & Field schedule has been updated. All meets are tentative pending updates from the national office for qualification guidelines and clearance from local counties due to potential COVID-19 restrictions.
Mt. Sac and the LA’84 Foundation are offering 23 free short virtual coaching sessions on a variety of topics from 16 March-8 April.
Click here for more information: https://runmtsac.com/education/
USATF Abuse Prevention Systems Webinar with Gregory Love
In a continuing effort to create a safe and healthy environment for our participants, USATF invites you to a unique opportunity to hear from one of the nation’s leaders in abuse prevention training and risk management. Gregory Love is hosting a live seminar for ALL USATF member that will educate USATF members on effective, efficient, and inexpensive tools you can use to reduce the risk of sexual abuse in your programs on Tuesday, January 12 at 8:30pm ET. You don’t want to miss it. REGISTER HERE!
(Note: once you click this link, you will be directed to a Philadelphia Insurance event page, Next to “Event Status: not started” you will see a link to register. A confirmation email will be sent to the email address you used to register.)
Become a USATF Level 1 Coach at Home!
USATF has begun the delivery of online Level 1 Schools via Zoom in real-time across a four-day schedule. The Pacific Level 1 School will be 29 Jan-1 Feb and taught by veteran Pacific coaches Dave Shrock-Ken Grace and April Smith in addition to SoCal coach Chris Richardson.
USATF Date of Birth Verification Policy Document showing changes, which includes: “all birth certs must be uploaded at the National Website no later than FIVE days prior to the meet deadline.”
USATF Pacific Youth Page with this information.
For assistance and questions, call 317-261-0500.