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Latest News: Regional Combined Events venue will be held at Chabot College, Hayward.
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
The USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships is one of the most visible youth athletic development programs in the world. Many of today’s Olympic stars began their track and field careers competing in this event.
On July 22 – July 28, more than 7,000 young athletes will converge on Sacramento for a chance to be that next Olympic star. Help us cheer them on!
- Volunteer opportunities include competition and field event support, expo & awards staffing, hospitality, parking and information booth attendants, and more…
- Location: Sac State University, Hornet Stadium
- Volunteer t-shirt, backpack, and USATF hat will be provided. FREE parking!
- To register, visit, http://saceventcrew.com/, then log in and begin choosing your volunteer assignment and shift time. It’s that easy!
- Questions? Contact Danielle Ferroni, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, 916.808.7781 DIRECT, 916.849.4995 MOBILE
Calling all PA youth track & field athletes! This year the National JOs are being held in your back yard – at Sacramento State’s Hornet Field, home of National Track & Field Championships, U.S. Track & Field Trials, and NCAA Championship meets.
This is an awesome opportunity to qualify and compete, since you only have to compete in one meet to qualify, and because you don’t have to travel long distance to get to the Nationals.
Plan to achieve your qualifying mark at the Region 16 Track & Field Championship meet, July 5-7 at Modesto JC, or for Combined Event athletes at the Region 16 Championships on July 13-14 at Chabot College, Hayward.
To learn much more and view the most up to date news, visit the USATF Pacific’s LOC page: https://www.pausatf.org/youth/2019-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships/.
CLICK HERE to view USATF Pacific’s Strategic Plan (Revised June 14, 2019).
This document is updated with information from the March 19, 2019 Board of Athletics meeting, where the ongoing Strategic Plan was discussed and conclusions were achieved, under the guidance of the Strategic Plan Coordinator, Mark Winitz. The primary emphasis for this Olympiad is “membership growth”. There are five planning areas:
- Administration and Governance
- Athlete Development and Competition
- Marketing and Promotions
- Resources and Education/Training
At the meeting, after breakout sessions for each planning area, the leader of each session gave a report to all the meeting’s attendees, answered questions, and accepted additional input.
Following the meeting, the leaders of each of the planning areas updated their planning area’s strategic plan and submitted the information to Mark Winitz, who then compiled all five of the planning areas’ information into this document. USATF Pacific’s Strategic Plan is a very useful document to show how PA Committees join forces to set goals for the USATF Pacific’s future. Review this document to understand how USATF Pacific plans to move forward as we approach the 2020 Olympics. If you have questions or suggestions, direct them to the “responsible party(ies)” listed for each planning area.
The 14th Annual High School Hammer Championships will be coming to San Joaquin Delta College on June 15th. Additional details can be found by clicking here or contact Ken McClain directly.
► PA Statements for Contested Positions on PA Youth & Coaches Committees (rev. 1 June); post includes ballot details.
Board of Athletics members: Watch for an email arriving May 25 with the ballot for candidate voting.
Elections for these positions will take place from 25 May-26 June, with results announced before 30 June. Details below:
- June 26 at midnight is the deadline for ballots to be returned.
- Send ballots to [email protected]
- Email addresses that have opted out of Constant Contact will not receive the ballot. Please contact Secretary Stephanie Trafton if you think you have not received a ballot in error. Those in the Coaches Committee and Youth Committee (eligible clubs with SafeSport, 3+ athletes, etc.) and other eligible voters will receive a ballot for only the contested positions in their committee.
Direct questions to USATF Pacific Secretary, Stephanie Trafton.
2019 Pacific Association Committee Election Results
Thanks to all these members who have stepped up to represent and serve our Association!
New Committee Chairs assume their roles 1 July for two year terms
Athletes Committee Chair: Kendall Spencer
Women’s Track and Field Chair: Carl Rose
Men’s Track and Field Chair: Fred Baer
Master’s Track and Field Chair: Joseph Ols
Long Distance Division:
Women’s Chair: Angie Longworth
Men’s Chair; Andy Crawford
Masters: Allan Stanbridge
Cross Country Chair: Don Porteous
Race Walk Chair: Jon Price
Chair: Phil Leake
Vice Chair: John Shirey
Secretary: John Lilygren
At Large Board Members: John Murray and Joe VanZant
BoA Representatives: Bob Thompson, Jim Hume, Jim Manha, Charles Murphy
Chair: Carl Bryant
Vice Chair: *ELECTION: Joanne Camargo, Ken Hunter, Juliet Kelley
Secretary: Sylvia Jones
Treasurer: Duane Wolterstorff
Track and Field: Debra Sample
Cross Country: Cris Houston
Race Walk: Beth Price
Multi Events: Lee Webb
High School Rep: Jerry Craft
Officials Rep: Don Harding
Communications: Michael Davidson
Records: *ELECTION: Evangela Dixon, Greg Neuman
Chair: Dave Shrock
Youth-High School Rep: *ELECTION: Cris Houston, Debra Sample
Open-Collegiate Rep: John Rembao
Coaching Education: Dave Shrock
*= Elections will be held for a 30 day period in the Youth and Coaches Committees from 26 May until 26 June with results published 28 June.
2019 Mark Springer Travel Grants
The 2019 USATF Mark Springer Travel Grant application is now open. Funds are awarded for travel expenses associated with the USATF Youth and National Junior Olympic Championships, in an effort to allow young athletes the opportunity to compete amongst the best in our sport.
The grant award is up to $750.00 and must be used as a part of your club’s participation in one of the Following 2019 USATF National Championship events:
USATF Youth Outdoor Championship
USATF Hershey National J.O Track & Field Championships
USATF National J.O Cross Country Championships
Application Deadline is May 6, 2019
For program history and complete grant provisions, visit: http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for—/Clubs/Benefits/Travel-Grants.aspx
History of the Grant Named after the former USATF Director of Grass Roots Programs & Planning and originator of the program, the Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant Program offers travel assistance grants to eligible youth clubs across the country.
Notification of Awards
Clubs being awarded the 2019 Mark Springer Travel Grant will be notified on June 3, 2019.
We wish every USATF member club the best in 2019 and look forward to seeing you at our Youth and Junior Olympic Championships!