The Competitive Season - Track 2016

We compete in the following types of meets:
What do we mean by the "competitive season?"  After all, in the middle school and developmental meets we compete against other teams and athletes.

We refer to the series of USA Track and Field (USATF) Junior Olympic meets as the competitive season.  There are prerequisites and qualifying standards (described below.)

In the competitive season the "pressure" increases a bit, but not too much.

Remember that athletes are not required to compete, though we encourage them to do so!

Notes
  • The USA Track and Field (USATF) Junior Olympic series has prerequisites and qualifying standards.
    • Our Development and Middle School Meets are separate from the USATF meets; there is no relationship between Developmental, Middle School and USATF.
  • Unless otherwise noted, the Alpha Crush team registration fee covers the cost of membership fees and meet entry fees (but not travel expenses, massages or snacks.)
  • Alpha Crush does all the administrative work regarding USATF memberships and meet entries.
  • Parents are responsible for:
  • The dates, locations and information about each meet can be found on each meet's information page on this web site.
Prerequisites

Age Verified USATF Membership
  • Age verification documents are due by Thursday, May 26, 10:00 pm.
The following meets require an age-verified USATF membership:
    • USATF Georgia Association Preliminary (Area A) Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
    • USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
    • USATF Region 4 Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
    • USATF National Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
          Qualifying Standards - Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships

          USATF Georgia Association Preliminary (Area A) Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
          • June 11
          • Requirement: USATF age-verified membership; no additional qualifying standards
          • Advancement: All Participants
          • Location: Marietta High School, 1171 Whitlock Ave NW, Marietta, GA 30064
          USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
          • June 23-26
          • Requirement: Participation in the Association Preliminary meet
          • Advancement: Top 12 individuals
          • Location: Lovejoy High School, 1587 McDonough Rd, Hampton, GA 30228
          USATF Region 4 Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
          • July 7-10
          • Requirement: Top 12 individuals from the Association Championship
          • Advancement: Top 5 individuals
          • Location: Spartanburg High School, 500 Dupre Dr., Spartanburg, SC 29307
          USATF National Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships
          • July 25-31
          • Requirement: Top 5 individuals from the Region Championship
          • Location: Sacramento, CA