USATF Pacific

Junior Olympics Qualifying Procedure





Junior Olympics Eligibility Requirements

    • Athletes must be a member of USATF. CLICK HERE to sign up or renew.
    • Athletes must have their ages verified according to this USATF procedure. Plan well ahead of the youth qualifying meets to do this. Do not wait until the last minute!
    • Athletes must be at least 7 years of age or older by December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.
    • Athletes must compete in their own 2-year age group.
    • Athletes who are still eighteen (18) years of age through the final day of the National Junior Olympics Track & Field Championships shall be eligible to compete in the 17-18 year old division during that meet.


Qualifying Details

    • If the Pacific Association is hosting the National Junior Olympic Regional Track & Field Championships, the Regional JO TF Individuals Championships and the Regional JO Combined Events Championships are the only meets needed for PA youth to advance to the National JOs.
    • CLICK HERE for the current USATF Pacific Youth Track & Field Schedule. It includes the Junior Olympic Qualifying Meets’ dates and venues.
    • If the Pacific Association is NOT hosting the National Junior Olympic Championships, PA youths must advance to the Regional meet by qualifying at the USATF Pacific Championships with marks that place them in the top 8.
    • Youth must achieve a top 5 mark in their TF individual event(s) at the Regional Junior Olympic Track & Field Meet.
    • Youth must achieve a top 2 mark at the Regional Combined Junior Olympic Track & Field Meet in order to advance to the National JOs as long as the marks meet the Combined Events Standards.