Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field


Youth Cross Country, Track & Field, Race Walking

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!

Recent Updates & News

  • Important Youth Coaches Meeting, at Pinole Valley High School on Oct. 7th, 10 am to 2pm. Contact Deborah Sample for more information.
  • 2023 Youth Cross Country Schedule is Posted! Check it out by clicking the XC Schedule graphic in the right side column and save the dates!


Registered Pacific Coaches Badges Available

  • Through a grant obtained from the National Association Committee and the efforts of LaDonna Aubert working to design and create these badges, you may be eligible to obtain a Registered Pacific Coaches Badge to wear at all events to better protect our athletes and to control access to competition areas. To be eligible for this badge you must be 3-step compliant: 1) 2023 membership, 2) current SafeSport, 3) NCSI current background check, 4) color photograph loaded onto your Connect 80 membership profile.
  • Once you have this information and uploaded your photo, please complete the short application at:
  • Badges are distributed at larger youth meets. For further information, contact LaDonna Aubert


Enjoy this slideshow of the 2023 Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 Youth Clinics action!

Photos courtesy of Tori Busto and Lee Webb

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


$100.00 reimbursement for Level 1 School Completion

The Pacific Board of Athletics and Youth Committee is providing $100.00 reimbursement for any PA Youth club coach who attends a Level 1 School from 1 Jan’22 to 31 Dec’23.

Eligibility: Coaches must be 1) 3 step compliant at time of Level 1 completion, and at time of reimbursement request, 2) coaches must be actively coaching with an accredited USATF Pacific Youth Club, 3) Coaches must complete google docs reimbursement form, 4) Provide Level 1 certificate of completion within this timeframe.

If you are eligible go to obtain your reimbursement!

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

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

Previous Youth Committee Meeting Minutes

Youth Spring General Meeting meeting minutes – February 11, 2023

Youth Fall General Meeting minutes – October, 2022

Youth Spring General Meeting meeting minutes – February 24, 2022

Youth Fall General Meeting meeting minutes – Oct 9, 2021

CLICK HERE for updated Safe Sport Instructions (9/20/22)

Important, 2020-21 Youth Policy Changes

  • CLICK HERE for Pacific Association Coaches Badge info and application
  • CLICK HERE for Extensive Updates on USATF Youth Championships COACHES Credentialing Policy Program (Revised 2-2021)
  • Youth BIRTH CERTIFICATE Policy Changes (Revised 11-2020) 
  • CLICK HERE for meeting minutes