Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

Youth

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!


Latest Youth News

PA Assoc Officer election notification

Posted by on Feb 22, 2019 in Awards, Coach, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, elite athlete grants, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Ultra Running, uncategorized, Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

Pacific Association Officer Elections

The USATF Pacific Board of Directors nominations are open until Sunday, 24 March at 11:59pm.  The offices open for nomination are:

President
First Vice President
Second Vice President
Secretary
Treasurer

Nominees must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, a current member of the Association, and have attended at least four Board of Athletics meetings in the past three years before their nomination. If elected the members must also clear the SafeSport and NCSI background checks.

Nominees must have a nominator and a seconder who are current members of the BoA.

Nominations and seconds are currently being accepted by email at the association office: [email protected] (and please cc Secretary Stephanie Brown Trafton: [email protected]). Email nominations will close at 11:59pm on Sunday, 24 March.

Nominations will also be accepted from the floor during the March 19 Board of Athletics meeting.

Terms are for two years and begin June 1.

Committee Chair elections will take place after the Association officer elections are concluded in the spring.

For additional information on officer job descriptions and election process, refer to Articles 5 and 8 of the Association Bylaws.

PA 2019 SafeSport training opportunities

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Coach, coaching education, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, Officials News, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Road Racing News, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

SafeSport information and training details

In order to better protect all USATF members, all coaches (of any level), association or club officers, and officials must have completed SafeSport training in to serve in these USATF positions.

If you have already completed this training at any time, it is valid until Dec. 31, 2019.

You may take the 90min training online at: http://www.usatf.org/About/SafeSport/SafeSport-Training.aspx

The training is free, though must upload your current USATF membership number when registering and review questions are interspersed through the online training.

 

You may also attend one of these in-person 90min trainings which do not require you to take a test:

Sat, 12 January: 2:45-4:15pm at American River Officials Clinic

Sat, 2 February: 3:30-5:00pm at Athletic.net SuperClinic
(do not need to register for clinic to attend SafeSport training)

Sat, 9 February: 2:45-4:15pm at Logan HS (Union City) Officials Clinic which is part of the Willie Davenport Olympians Clinic

If you have any questions, contact Dave Shrock at [email protected]

YTF Youth Annual Track & Field Meeting Announcement – Sat, Oct. 20th

Posted by on Oct 16, 2018 in pausatf, Youth, Youth Coaches Corner Spotlight | 0 comments

The USATF_Pacific Association Youth Committee will host its annual Track & Field Planning meeting Saturday, October 20th at Palo Alto High School’s Small Gym from 10:00am-2:00pm. Palo Alto High School is located at 50 Embarcadero Road but the best access for the meeting location will be through the entrance off of  Churchill Ave. The Small Gym is located on the back side of the campus near the baseball field and swimming pool.

The meeting will review and set the schedule for the upcoming 2019 Youth Track & Field season.

 

PA Assoc Annual Meeting Announcement – Tues, 18 Sept.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2018 in Coach, coaching education, coaching education, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Officials, Officials News, PA Masters TF News, Pacific Association USATF Foundation, Para Athletics, pausatf, Race Walking, Road Racing, Track & Field, Ultra Running, Youth | 0 comments

The USATF_Pacific Association will host its annual meeting Tuesday, 18 September at the Foster City Recreation Department from 7:30-10:00pm. Foster City Recreation Center, (650 Shell Blvd., Foster City, 94404).
Primary tasks at the Annual Meeting are to approve the 2019 operating budget and approve sixteen delegates to the Columbus Annual Meeting.
Agenda and meeting information will be posted one week before the meeting at: https://www.pausatf.org/about/meetings/

YTF USATF Hershey JO TF PA Athletes Day by Day Results, Rankings, Photos!

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Youth | 0 comments

Check out 2018 Hershey Junior Olympic Championships PA athlete interviews!

 

USATF Hershey JO TF All Pacific Association athlete RESULTS LIST

 
Video interviews and daily USATF Pacific results lists and athlete rankings are produced by Andy Martin, ExclamatonServicesUSA.com.
 
 

Day 7: USATF Hershey JO TF Day 7 Athlete & Composite Results

On Day 7 there were Pacific Association 27 All American (top 10) marks, that included one 1st place, one 2nd place and one 3rd place marks.

Day 6: USATF Hershey JO TF Day 6 Athlete Results & Day 6 Athlete Rankings

Five first place marks, 3 second place marks, 1 third place mark; 18 top 10 (All-American) marks.

Day 5: USATF Hershey JO TF Day 5 Athlete Results & Day 6 Athlete Rankings

First place for Ishaan Singh (Menlo i Greyhounds Track) in the 15-16 boys 3000m (9:01.61); first place for Leilani McGee (East Palo Alto Greyhounds) 9-10 girls Shot Put (9.03m). Her sister Layla McGee won the 11-12 Girls Shot Put on Day 4.

Day 4: 25 advance from first rounds. Layla McGee (East Palo Alto Greyhounds) wins Girls 11/12 Shot Put (12.97m).

Day 3: 630 PA Youth Athletes compete (in the rain…!) 12 advance from 200 and 800m first rounds.


Day 2 Photos! courtesy of Michael Davidson, PA Youth Communications Rep

Menlo I Greyhounds Champion Relay Teams

Menlo I Greyhounds 4x800m Champions
17/18 Boys (7:43.75) and 15/16 Girls (9:23.89) 

3M 4x8 Relay, 2nd

3M – 2nd
11/12 Boys 4×8 Relay, (9:38.1)

Day 2: PA Youth Athletes tally 5 golds, 4 silver, 1 bronze, and 15 top 10 performances!

 


Day: 1 PA Youth Athletes tally 1 silver, 2 bronze and 16 top 10 performances!