Youth Committee Members

Lamar Grant
Monica Ross
Vice President of Operations
LeShonda Jones
Ken Jones
Vice President of Administration

2020 Cross Country Coaches/Clubs Weekly Conference Calls

In preparation for the 2020 USATFGA Youth Cross Country Developmental and Championship seasons, we will resume our weekly conference calls. Email reminders are sent each week. If you are not receiving these emails, contact Lamar Grant.

When: Wednesday's, 9pm ET
Conference Line: 515-604-9094
Conference Code: 640-393-550#

2018 and 2019 USATF Youth National Champions

Click this link to verify we have captured all the national champions from the meets below. Athletes will be recognized and awarded at the 2020 USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Championships on 6/21/2020. 
  • 2019 Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships
  • 2019 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships
  • 2018 Hershey National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships
  • 2018 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships

2020 USATF Georgia Youth Winter Meeting

See the agenda, reports, and photos from the 2020 USATF Georgia Youth Winter Meeting held February 8 in Douglasville, GA.
  • [Link]  to agenda, reports, and photos from meeting
In 2020, USATF Georgia will host both our Association Championships as well as the Region 4 Championships. With the National Junior Olympics being held in Jacksonville, FL, our Region meet will only consist of athletes from Georgia and South Carolina.

Meet Schedule and Meet Results

Age Verification

USATF Coaches Registry and SafeSport List

This list represents members of USATF who have fulfilled one of the below requirements:
  • Met all requirements of the registered coach program which includes an extensive background screen and completion of USOC SafeSport course.
  • Passed a comprehensive background screen pertinent to their role within USATF (youth coach, official, youth administrator) and completed the USOC SafeSport course.
  • Coaches Registry - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) [link]

Information on Waivers

Waivers allowing athletes to advance through the Junior Olympic qualifying process are granted under extreme circumstances and are issued at the discretion of the Youth Executive Committee. Waivers may be considered for the following:
  • SAT/ACT Testing
  • Death of immediate family member, or
  • A valid academic obligation
  • New Balance Invitational (Emerging Elite/Championship divisions only)
Injuries or medical excuses are not eligible for waiver consideration.

All waivers require supporting documentation and must be submitted to the Youth Executive Committee prior to the meet entry deadline using THIS FORM.
  • If waiver is approved, athletes are still required to register ( for their events and pay for entries in the meet for which they are requesting a waiver.
  • If athletes are not registered online in and meet fees are not paid, athletes cannot be advanced to the next round in the Junior Olympic series.

Rules Focus

On this page you will find USATF Competition Rules for Cross Country and Track & Field that the Youth Committee feels you as coaches and athletes should be aware of.

Forms / Documents / Links

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