USATF Junior Olympics Program
The USATF Junior Olympic program is an age group competition program held in track & field and cross-country. Competition is held in two-year age groups, based on year of birth.
For the year 2015, the following are the age divisions’ names and birth ranges
Also, for the track & field meet only, athletes born July 29, 1996 and later may also compete in the Young Men/Women division (this is not applicable in cross country). Many other youth meets use this age group format for their meets to maintain consistency.
Advancement up the ladder is by place.
Preliminary meets 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 1 is made up of the following associations: New England, Connecticut, Maine, Adirondack (NY), USATF-NY (NY), and Long Island (NY). Locations for the Region 1 meet rotates among the associations, with the current rotation noted below.
The National Youth Athletics Meet is held in the same age groupings, is open to all with no preliminary meets, but does have entry standards or guidelines. The level of competition generally matches the JO meet.
Track & Field Advancement
Track & Field Events
Cross Country Race Distances
Cross Country Advancement
Cross Country Events