Youth Committee Members

Charles Muhammad
Chair
youth@georgia.usatf.org
Monica Ross
Vice President of Operations
monica30047@yahoo.com
Michael McCovery
Secretary
Ken Jones
Vice President of Administration


Recent News

Weekly USATF Georgia Youth Conference Calls

To help you stay informed, we will begin our weekly coaches conference calls on Wednesday, August 30. These calls will take place every Wednesday at 9:00 pm until the end of the cross country season.

What: USATF Georgia Youth Conference Calls
Who: Youth coaches, unattached youth athletes/parents, officials, etc.
When: Wednesday nights, beginning August 30, 9:00 pm
Where: Conference Call
 
Call-in number: 515-739-1015
Code: 640-393-55​0

June 15, 2017 - New USATF Racewalk Pit Lane

Please review the Pit Lane page [link] to learn more about the Pit Lane that will be implemented at the Association, Region, and  National Junior Olympic meets. If you have any questions, please contact the USATF Georgia Race Walk Chair, Jean Williams at racewalking@georgia.usatf.org

May 17, 2017 - USATF Coaches Registry and SafeSport List 

In order for coaches to be eligible for free entry (i.e. gate fee) into USATF Georgia meets they must be listed on the Coaches Registry.
  • USATF Coaches Registry and SafeSport List [link]
  • Coaches Registry - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) [link]

April 19, 2017 - Information on Waivers

Waivers, allowing athletes to advance from one qualifying meet to the next without competing, can be granted to athletes based on extenuating circumstances. We typically see waiver requests for meets that conflict with the SAT/ACT exam or for athletes with appropriate medical documentation citing an injury.
  • All waivers must be submitted to the Youth Committee for review and approval.
  • If approved, athletes are still required to register (athletic.net) for their events and pay for entries in the track meet.
  • If athletes are not registered online, they cannot be advanced to the next meet in the JO series.

2017 USATF Junior Olympic Youth Meets and Championships

Date Event Information
Indoor Track and Field
Feb 12
2017
USATF South Zone Youth Championships
JDL Fast Track - Winston Salem, North Carolina
link
Mar 10-12
2017
USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Nationals
​Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex - Staten Island, New York
link
Outdoor Track and Field
Jun 3
2017
USATF Georgia Association Preliminary (Area A) Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Carrollton High School - Carrollton, Georgia
Meet Info
Schedule
Jun 3
2017
USATF Georgia Association Preliminary (Area B) Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Discovery High School - Lawrenceville, Georgia 
Meet Info
Schedule
Jun 3
2017
USATF Georgia Association Preliminary (Area C) Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
Lovejoy High School - Hampton, Georgia
Meet Info
Schedule
Jun 22-25
2017
USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
Carrollton High School - Carrollton, Georgia
Meet Info
Schedule
Venue Map
Jun 26-27
2017
USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships
Benedictine University - Lisle, IL
Meet Info
Jul 6-9
2017
USATF Region 4 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
​​University of North Florida - Jacksonville, Florida
Meet Info
Jul 24-30
2017
USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
Rock Chalk Park, University of Kansas - Lawrence, Kansas
link
Cross Country
Sep 10
2017
USATF Georgia Association Cross Country Developmental Series
Marietta Track Club Hokum Karem XC Relay
Marietta High School
Register
Meet Info
Sep 16
2017
USATF Georgia Association Cross Country Developmental Series
Alpha Crush Running Club XC Meet
Milton High School
Register
Meet Info
Sep 30
2017
USATF Georgia Association Cross Country Developmental Series
Etowah Youth Track Club XC Meet
Boling Park - Canton, GA
Register
Meet Info
Oct 21
2017
USATF Georgia Association Cross Country Developmental Series
Carrollton Parks & Recreation XC Meet
Carrollton Elementary School
Register
Meet Info
Oct 28
2017
USATF Georgia Association Cross Country Developmental Series
Peachtree City Flash XC Meet
Inman Elementary School - Fayetteville, GA
Venue changed on October 11th.
Register
Meet Info
Nov 5
2017
USATF Georgia Association Cross Country Developmental Series
Jackrabbit Running Club XC Meet
Little Mulberry Park - Dacula, GA
Rescheduled on October 5th from October 8th due to weather.
Register
Meet Info
Nov 11
2017
USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
Heritage Christian Church - Fayetteville, GA
Register
Meet Info
Nov 18
2017
USATF Region 4 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
Heritage Christian Church - Fayetteville, GA
Register
Meet Info
Dec 9
2017
USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
Apalachee Regional Park - Tallahassee, Florida
Meet Info


2016 USATF Georgia Youth Travel Grant Recipients

Congratulations to the following clubs on receiving the $1,000 USATF Georgia youth travel grant for 2016:

  • Alpha Crush Running Club
  • Carrollton Track Team
  • D. C. Express Track Club, Inc
  • Drive Phase, Inc.
  • East Jackson
  • Marietta Track Club
  • Need 4 Speed Track Club
  • Sapphire - Ruff Riders Track Club
  • Throw1deep Club

Rules Focus - Cross Country

USATF Rule 305.3(c)

  • All members of the same club listed on the team declaration roster at the Association finals are eligible to compete on the club's team (minimum of 5, maximum of 8) in the next round of Qualifications up to and including the National Championships as long as the team qualifies. 
  • In order to declare a team, a club must enter a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 athletes by the entry deadline. 
  • The composition of the team at each round can change if you submit a change form at the registration at packet pickup at least 2 hours prior to the race and any athlete changed must be listed on the team declaration roster.
Note: The team declaration roster is comprised of the entries "made and paid" for the Association Championships on the Athletic.net web site. To be eligible to compete at the Region or National level, the athlete must be entered into the Association Championships, even if they do not compete at the meet.

USATF Rule 255 - APPAREL

  1. The jersey or singlet worn by the members of a team in cross country shall be basically identical for each member in color and style, and must be clearly visible throughout the race, i.e., worn as the outer garment if other apparel items are worn underneath by one or more team members. Because of the nature of cross country running, the preferences of individual athletes in certain weather situations will allow other apparel items to vary widely without penalty.
  2. Individuals not complying with paragraph 1 may be disqualified from scoring for a team.

Championship Meet Results


Rules Focus - Track & Field

New 2017 Specifications for 11-12 Girls and Boys Javelin

Aero Javelin – The shaft, tip and tail shall be made out of synthetic material. The grip may be made of synthetic material or wound with cord which is similar to that used on traditional javelins. The minimum weight shall be 450g. The diameter of the shaft shall be constant over the length of the shaft, not varying by more than ± 2mm from the nominal shaft diameter. The profiles of the head and tail are not specified.

Aero Javelin Specifications (All dimensions in mm):
  • Dimension Min Max Overall Length 1765 1785
  • Length of head * 140 160 Distance from Tip to CG ** 760 770
  • Diameter of shaft 20 28
  • Length of grip *** 115 120
  • Location of front of grip from tip 755 770
  • Length of tail 175 195
The maximum diameter of the head shall not exceed the nominal shaft diameter by more than 10 mm. The grip is not required to cover the CG. The maximum grip diameter shall not exceed the nominal shaft diameter by more than 8 mm.

Championship Meet Results


Forms / Documents / Links

  • USATF Georgia Youth Operating Procedures [link]
  • USATF Georgia Area Meet Bid Package [link]
  • National Youth Track Coaches Association [link]
  • Mark Springer Youth Travel Grant [link]
  • USATF Georgia Youth Travel Grant [link]