USATF Niagara is proud to bring you the East & West CC Series, with Junior Olympic age groups and distances designed to prepare youth athletes for the Association Championships on November 9th held at Pirozzolo Park in Elmira, New York. All information available HERE
There is still one race to go in the East & West CC Series held at Pirozzolo Park in Elmira, October 26th. The courses run will be exactly the same as those run at the Junior Olympic Championships on November 9th. This is a great opportunity for your youth athletes to get a race on the Championships course. Sign up today, online only, HERE
*UPDATE* Region 2 Championships will be held at Shank Park, in Hershey, PA on November 23rd. *FLYER*
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!
2014 Region 2 Junior Olympic Qualifier Flyer in New Jersey
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
2014 USATF Northeast Zone Meet
Saturday February 22 - 6:00pm
All Age Divisions - Race Walk; 400M; 3000M; Shot Put; High Jump; Pole Vault
Sunday February 23
All remaining events will take place on Sunday.
USATF National Youth Indoor Championship
March 7 thru 9
Top six (6) athletes in each event/age division (7/8 thru 13/14) at the Northeast Zone Championship will advance to the USATF National Youth Indoor Championship in Landover, MD.
High school athletes (15/16 & 17/18) may enter the USATF National Youth Indoor Championship without having to compete and qualify at the Zone Championship.
National Indoor Championship Online Registration for High School Athletes
High school age athletes may participate in this event as unattached, club team members or school team members in individual events. However you must check with your high school association to determine if you may participate.
All High School athletes that participate must have a 2014 USATF membership number. High School Team Names do not have to be a registered Club of USATF.
Athletes between the ages of 15-18 who compete on a USATF Club must be a member of that club's roster in order to compete on any of that club's relays.
Past Junior Olympic Events by Year
USATF Niagara Youth Planning Calendar
|Niagara Association JO Track & Field Championships||June 23rd, Hilton||June 22nd, Penfield HS||TBA|
|Youth Athletics National Championships||June 25th - 30th, St. Louis,||June 24th - 29th, Bloomington, IN||June 30 - July 5|
|Region 2 JO Track & Field Championships||July 11th - 14th, Niagara Association in Jamestown, NY||July 10th - 13th, New Jersey||July 9th - 12th, Three Rivers|
|USATF National JO Track & Field Championships||July 22nd - 28th, Greensboro, NC||July 21st - 27th, Houston, TX||July 27 - Aug 2, Jacksonville, FL|
|Niagara Association JO Cross Country Championships||Sunday, Nov 10th, Rothfuss Park, Penfield||Sunday, Nov 9th, Pirozzolo Park, Elmira||Nov 8th, TBA|
|Region 2 JO Cross Country Championships||Nov 24th, Coopers Lake Campground Slippery Rock, PA||Nov 23rd, Shank Park, Hershey, PA||Nov 22nd, Niagara|
|USATF National JO Cross Country Championships||December 14th - San Antonio, TX||December 13th, Myrtle Beach, SC||December 12th, West|
USATF Youth Programs
USATF provides classroom activities for elementary students.
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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!
USATF 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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USATF 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.