Pacific Assocation of USA Track and Field

Youth

Youth Cross Country, Track & Field, Race Walking


Important, Recent USATF 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) 

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!

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Latest Youth News

TF, MTF, YTF Tamalpa Summer All Comers Meets

Posted by on Jun 3, 2021 in Coach, Cross Country, Masters LDR, Masters News, Masters T&F, Officials, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Basic Info

  • Cost: Free to all, but you must sign a waiver.
  • PLEASE be advised that the Tamalpa Track Workouts and Track Meets will require that all participants have been vaccinated for COVID-19 or have had a negative COVID-19 Test within 7 days of OUR workouts or races to participate in the workout or race.
  • Location: San Rafael High School
  • Cost: Free to all, but you must sign a waiver.
  • Start Time: Warmups start at 6:00 PM, First event (1-Mile) starts at 6:30 PM
  • End Time: Final event starts at approximately 7:30 PM
  • Evens: 1 Mile, 400M, 800M, 200M, 100M, (2 Mile or 3K) & 5K
  • 2 Mile (or 3K) & 5K are run concurrently

Contact: Meet Director: Frank Ruona Email: [email protected] ph# (415) 760-8992

Event Dates & Times

  1. May Track Meet              Tuesday, 5/18/21            7:00 PM Start              One Mile; 400M; 800M; 200M; 100M; Two Mile; 5000M 
  2. June Track Meet              Tuesday, 6/15/21            6:30 PM Start              One Mile; 400M; 800M; 200M; 100M; 3000M; 5000M                            
  3. July Track Meet               Tuesday, 7/13/21            6:30 PM Start              One Mile; 400M; 800M; 200M; 100M; Two Mile; 5000M                            
  4. August Track Meet          Tuesday, 8/17/21            6:30 PM Start              One Mile; 400M; 800M; 200M; 100M; 3000M; 5000M                            
  5. September Track Meet  Tuesday, 9/14/21            6:30 PM Start              One Mile; 400M; 800M; 200M; 100M; Two Mile; 5000M     
PA Important Youth Championships Update *THURSDAY 5/13* @7pm

Posted by on May 11, 2021 in Youth | 0 comments

Thursday 5/13 at 7:00pm there will be an update regarding the status of the youth championships meet scheduled for this summer. Each club should have received an invite to this meeting. If you have any additional questions contact the Youth Committee Chair Carl Bryant ([email protected]) or youth communications ([email protected])

PA leadership nominations open for all association committees

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Coach, Cross Country, Masters LDR, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

Nominations for all Pacific Assoc committees are  open until Tuesday May 18th when they will close at the end of the BoA meeting.
Please consider serving on one of these committees: Men’s Track & Field, Women’s Track & Field, Master’s Track & Field, Men’s Long Distance Running, Women’s Long Distance Running, Master’s Long Distance Running, Race Walking, Youth Athletics, Officials, Coaches

Send an email with your nomination (or self-nomination) and a seconder to Stephanie Trafton ([email protected]) AND the Executive Director ([email protected]).

Thank you for considering stepping up to a leadership role in our association!

COACHES Level 2 School dates announced

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Coach, pausatf, Youth | 0 comments

This summer’s Level 2 school will once again be offered via zoom from 19-23 July.

All interested coaches are strongly encouraged to register well before the 11 June deadline as spots in all event groups fill fast. For information, with school registration form at the bottom:  https://www.usatf.org/programs/coaches/level-2-information

YTF Youth Committee Nominations Are Open

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in 2019-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships, pausatf, Youth | 0 comments

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.

YTF 2021 Track & Field Schedule Update

Posted by on Mar 29, 2021 in 2019-usatf-national-junior-olympic-track-field-championships, Youth | 0 comments

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.

PA Assoc Officer nominations now open

Posted by on Feb 17, 2021 in Coach, Cross Country, Elite Athlete, Masters LDR, Mtn-Ultra-Trail Running, pausatf, Road Racing, Track & Field, Youth | 0 comments

2021-2022 USATF Pacific Officer Elections

Now Open Until 16 March

 

This is an election year for all elected officer positions on the Board of Directors. Below you will find relevant info on the upcoming elections. Please consider being a part of the governing body to get us back to running, jumping an throwing again!

Positions open for nomination: President, First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary

Eligibility and Nominations: Click Here refer to Article 5(c)

·        Nominations made electronically must be send to the Association Director at [email protected] (pleasecc [email protected]) with the candidate name, officer position, and names of the nominator and a seconder from the Board of Athletics.

Timeline for Officer Elections:

·        January 19 – Nominations open during the January Board of Athletics meeting. Nominations can be

·        March 16 – Nominations close during the March Board of athletics meeting. (Nominations can be made during meeting)

·        March 18 – One-page candidate statements will be accepted until 11:59PM. Email to [email protected].

·        March 19 -VOTING OPEN: If there are contested positions, ballots will be emailed to voting members.

·        April 18 – VOTING CLOSED: ballots will be accepted until 11:59PM on April 18

·        June 1 – Two year term begins

Duties of Officers: Click Here Refer to Article 6

·        President:

·        Preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and the Board of Athletics,

·        Be a non-voting ex officio member of all committees,

·        Oversee, at the direction of the Board of Athletics, the affairs of this Association and appoint interim chairpersons for committees that do not have procedures for replacing open chair positions or for non-functioning committees.

·        First Vice-President:

·        Be a non-voting ex officio member of all committees,

·        Also perform the duties of the President in the case of disability of the President until a successor is named,

·        Assume such roles as assigned by the President.

·        Second Vice-President:

·        Be a non-voting ex officio member of all committees,

·        Also perform the duties of the President in the case of disability of the President and First Vice-President until a successor is named,

·        Mentor committee chairs,

·        Insure consistency of operating procedures for the Association and its committees,

·        Oversee the operation of the Association website.

·        Assume such roles as assigned by the President.

·        Treasurer:

·        Keep or cause to be kept a correct and complete record of accounts, showing accurately at all times the financial status of this Association.

·        Be responsible for the accounting and security of all funds, notes, securities, and other assets of this Association.

·        Deposit or cause to be deposited all funds of this Association, with such depositories as the Board of Athletics shall designate.

·        Furnish at meetings of the Board of Athletics, or whenever requested, a statement of the financial condition of this Association.

·        Report at least quarterly to the Board of Athletics the current status of the account of each sport committee.

·        Prepare, or cause to be prepared, an annual budget to include the anticipated income and expenses of this Association, and submit such budget to the Board of Athletics at or prior to the first meeting in the fall (usually the September meeting).

·        Be responsible for having the approved budget posted on the Association website.

·        Perform, or cause to be performed, an audit of the financial records of this Association when directed by the Board of Athletics.

·        Review and confirm the accuracy of financial reports generated by the office under the direction of the Executive Director.

·        File, or cause to be filed, annual tax returns.

·        Be responsible for the appointment of and be a member of the Financial and Audit Committee.

·        Secretary:

·        Keep or cause to be kept all records of this Association, and all minutes of meetings of this Association, Board of Directors, and Board of Athletics;

·        Have the unapproved minutes of all meetings, except any closed portion, posted on the Pacific Association website within thirty days of such meetings. The approved minutes will be reposted within thirty days of their approval if there are any changes at the next meeting of the Board of Athletics.

·        In conjunction with the office, keep the current list of the members of the Board of Athletics and the Board of Directors, who they represent, and when their terms of office expire and have them posted on the Association website.

·        Oversee the committee elections as defined in Article 5(l).

Thanks,
Stephanie Trafton
[email protected]