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

 

Age Division

Birth Range

Sub-Bantam

Born 2007 and later

Bantam

Born 2005-2006

Midget

Born 2003-2004

Youth

Born 2001-2002

Intermediate

Born 1999-2000

Young Men/Women

Born 1997-1998

 

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

 

Association to Regional:

Top 8 individuals in each event, and top 3 relays

Regional to National:

Top 5 individuals in each event, and top 3 relays

 

Track & Field Events

 

 2015 

June ??

USATF-NY – Icahn Stadium, Randall's Island, NY

June ## - June ##

Youth Outdoor Track and Field Championships, ????????????, ??

July 5 - 7

Region 1 Junior Olympics Championships - ???????????????, ??

July 22 - 28

National Junior Olympics Track and Field Championships - ???, ??

 

Cross Country Race Distances

 

Sub-Bantam

2000 meters

Bantam and Midget

3000 meters

Youth

4000 meters

Intermediate and Young M/W

5000 meters

 

Cross Country Advancement

 

Association to Regional:

Top 5 teams and other individuals in the top 30

Regional to National

Top 5 teams and other individuals in the top 30

 

Cross Country Events

 

 2014 

November, 8

USATF-NY – Van Cortlandt Park, NY

November, 23

Region 1 – Augusta, ME

December, 13

National Championships - Myrtle Beach, SC