AAU Athletics Program
AAU Athletics encompasses competitions in Track & Field, Cross Country, and Multi-Event. The AAU Athletics Program is comprised of eight age divisions (male and female combined). The athlete’s year of birth shall determine the age division that he/she will compete in.
For the year 2013, the following are the age divisions’ names and birth ranges
Also, for the track & field meet only, athletes born July 29, 1994 and later may also compete in the Young Men/Women division (this is not applicable in cross country).
Advancement up the ladder is by place.
Preliminary meets for the Junior Olympics are held at several sites around the region. These meets are open to all with no qualifying standards, and may have a limited schedule of events or limited age divisions. Their purpose is to provide opportunities for young athletes to compete.
Region I is made up of the following associations: New England, Connecticut, Adirondack (NY), Metropolitan (NY), Niagara and New Jersey. The location for the Region I meet is New Brunswick High School, New Brunswick, NJ.
The National Club Championship is held in the same age groupings, is open to all with no preliminary meets, but does have entry guidelines. The level of competition generally matches the JO meet.
Track & Field Advancement
The AAU Multi-events Program is directed toward developing progressive continuity for athletics while providing exposure to competitive multi-events. The Program encourages multi-events programs and events at all levels of competition: Association, Regional and National. The AAU Multi-events Program is conducted under current AAU Code guidelines and follows the competitive rules of the NGB, and as outlined in the 2013 AAU Athletics Handbook
The AAU Cross Country Program is directed toward developing progressive continuity for athletics while providing exposure to competitive cross-country. The Program encourages cross country programs and events at all levels of competition: Local, Association and National.
Cross Country Race Distances
Cross Country Advancement
Cross Country Events