Youth Athletics

demetrius bennett(edit).jpgYouth Chair - Demetrius Bennett
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2015 USATF Niagara Junior Olympic Cross Country is warming up. 
This year Niagara also hosts the Region 2 meet, as we did in 2012.  Both meets will be held at Black Creek Park, near Rochester, NY as we did in 2012. The courses will be the same for both meets, and the same we did in 2012. Are you seeing a theme?  The reason for this, we will also be holding the Open Championships after the Region 2 Championships (as we did in 2012) and need 6 distances with a common start and finish. We were very happy with the courses in 2012 and received some nice feedback from the other Associations.

November 8th- Niagara Association Championships
Black Creek Park google maps link for directions
9:00am Packet pickup at Woodside Lodge and course walk
10:00am 7/8yo (all)- 2km race
10:20am 9/10yo (all)- 3km race
10:40am 11/12yo (all)- 3km race
11:00am 13/14yo (all)- 4km race
11:20am 15-18yo (all)- 5km race
11:50am Awards ceremony for all Woodside Lodge

Information sheet for Association Championships
Facebook Event

November 22nd- Region 2 Championships
Black Creek Park google maps link for directions
 7:50am Packet pickup at Woodside Lodge

 8:00am Course tours begin
 9:00am 7/8yo (boys)- 
2km race
 9:05am 7/8yo (girls)- 2km race
 9:25am 9/10yo (boys)- 3km race
 9:30am 9/10yo (girls)- 3km race 
 9:50am 11/12yo (boys)- 3km race
 9:55am 11/12yo (girls)- 3km race
10:10am 13/14yo (boys)- 4km race
10:15am 13/14yo (girls)- 4km race
10:40am 15-18yo (boys)- 5km race
10:45am 15-18yo (girls)- 5km race
11:00am Awards ceremony for all 7-12yo at Woodside Lodge
12:00pm Awards ceremony for 13-18yo at Woodside Lodge

11:00am Open Women- 6km race
11:40am Open Men- 8km race
Facebook event for both Region 2 and Open Championships

The USATF Niagara Junior Olympics Association Track and Field Championships held Saturday, June 27th at Penfield High School.

Thank you to everyone who came to Penfield and braved the rain. We will plan for better weather in 2016!

Championships Program

USATF Niagara
is proud to host the 2015 USATF Northeast Youth Zone Championships at Houghton College February 21 and 22, 2015. USATF youth members are invited from Region 1 and Region 2 to compete in this qualifying meet for the USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Track and Field Championships held March 13-15, 2015 at Prince George's County Sports and Learning Complex in Landover, Maryland. Youth will travel from Maine to Pennsylvania to qualify for the National Championships at the brand new Kerr-Pegula Athletic Complex at Houghton College.

For information pertaining to the 2015 USATF Northeast Youth Zone Meet 

Results for the 2014 USATF Niagara Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships.

November 9th, USATF Niagara Junior Olympics Cross Country Championships Information Flyer Available HERE!

Region 2 Championships will be held at Shank Park, in Hershey, PA on November 23rd. *FLYER*

Online Registration for those who qualified for Region 2 Championships in Hershey, Pennsylvania


2014 USATF  Junior Olympic Track and Field National Championships being held in Humble, Texas July 21 through 27.
Full Meet Results

Compiled results for USATF Niagara youth ONLY

Congratulations to Samantha Watson of the Rochester Running Rebels earning 2nd place in the 15/16 800m and 3rd place in the 400m at Nationals!
Hope Pietrocarlo of the Chautauqua Striders earns 5th place in the 17/18 3000m run at Nationals!
Joshua Odell of the Chautauqua Striders earns 5th place in the 17/18 2000m Steeplechase at Nationals!

Results for Region 2 is Available 

2014 USATF Niagara Association Junior Olympic Championships
Sunday, June 22nd at Penfield High School, near Rochester, NY
Full Meet Results HERE
Photos by Ron Kalasinskas
Thank you to everyone who traveled to Penfield to compete this year. We hope you had an enjoyable meet and competition. Good luck to everyone advancing to Region 2 in New Jersey!
2014 Niagara Junior Olympic Track & Field Flyer
2014 Niagara Junior Olympic Facebook Event

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Past Junior Olympic Events by Year







USATF Niagara Youth Planning Calendar

Event      2015 2016 2017
USATF Youth Indoor Track & Field Championships  March 13-15, Landover, MD  March 11-13, Staten Island, NYC  
Niagara Association JO Track & Field Championships June 27, Penfield HS    
Youth Athletics National Championships June 30 - July 5, Lisle, IL    
Region 2 JO Track & Field Championships  July 9th - 12th, Three Rivers (Slippery Rock University) July Mid-Atlantic July Niagara
USATF National JO Track & Field Championships July 27 - Aug 2, Jacksonville, FL July 25 - 31, Sacramento, CA  
Niagara Association JO Cross Country Championships Nov 8th, Black Creek Park, Chili, NY    
Region 2 JO Cross Country Championships Nov 22nd, Black Creek Park, Chili, NY    
USATF National JO Cross Country Championships December 12th, Alberquerque, NM    

USATF Youth Programs

USATF provides classroom activities for elementary students.

GoNoodle classroom brain breaks

Better grades, better students

95% of teachers we asked said using GoNoodle improved academic performance. True story

There’s a short brain break activity for every part of the day.

Calm the classroom or energize your students depending on the time of day.

Win with Integrity

On the non-competitive side, USATF's "Win With Integrity" program showcases star athletes speaking with local schools about the importance of fitness, a healthy lifestyle, living with integrity--including a drug-free life--and setting goals. "Win With Integrity" has been enthusiastically embraced by USATF athletes and the students to whom they speak. Watch for "Win With Integrity" in your area!

background_ck_logo.pngUSATF  Coaches Background Screening
All coaches and volunteers working with youth athletes are required to have a background check.  USA Track & Field will use TC LociQ for all background checks.  This is the only format of background check accepted.  Anyone with a completed background check for their job must still have one performed by TC LogiQ .

View a list of current coaches and volunteers in good standing at our Member Clubs page.
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usada_testalertcard.pngUSATF DRUG TESTING at Youth Nationals & Junior Olympics
The USATF Youth Committee voted to begin drug testing this year at the Youth National & Junior Olympic Meets. The committee is being proactive by taking this step and setting up a testing program . Last year was an introduction year with the athletes watching a video showing the drug testing process and procedures. This year the drug testing will begin. Testing will be done on the Intermediate and Young Men/Women age divisions and will NOT be restricted to medal winners. Athlete selection for testing will be random by competitor number.

Contact Us

David Reinhardt
Association President
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