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!
Specialized Event mini-clinic at Chabot College, Hayward – Saturday, 18 March
On Saturday, 18 March, Mission Valley TC and Chabot College is hosting specialized event Youth mini-clinic with Olympians and many elite athletes and coaches coordinating this learn-by-do opportunity.
Contact coach Lee Webb at [email protected], or 510.304-7172 for further information.
Click here for the 18 March event program: Chabot Olympian Mini-Clinic 2 – Event Booklet
Click here to register: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/MTc2MTE2
While you make your plans to attend the March 18 Clinic described above, enjoy this slideshow of the 2023 Feb. 18 and Feb. 25 Youth Clinics action!
Photos courtesy of Tori Busto and Lee Webb
$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 https://forms.gle/
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)
- 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.
- CLICK HERE for meeting minutes