Meet - USATF Georgia Association Area A Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Preliminaries - June 5, 2010

USATF Meet Entries

The USATF/Coach O online meet registration data can be found here.

Payment and Entries submitted to USATF on May 31, 5:30pm

Event Limits - Very Important

Event limits include track, field and relay.  Therefore, Event Total = Track Events + Field Events + Relay Events.

Sub-Bantam, Bantam, and Midgets can enter 3 events.

Youth, Intermediate, and Young Men/Women can enter 4 events.

Also:
  • A relay is counted as an event.
  • A field event is counted as an event.
  • A track event is counted as an event.
  • Combined Events (Triathlon, Pentathlon, Heptathlon, Decathlon) do not count as one of your events.

Extremely Important Note

Entry into the USATF Junior Olympic championship series requires an age-verified USATF membership.

Note: Age verifications closed on Sunday, May 30, at midnight.  No new age-verifications can be made at this time.

The SPIRIT track club will handle all paperwork and entry fees for this championship series.

However, the age verification process requires that the athlete's date of birth be verified by the USATF Georgia Association officials before an entry can be made into the meet.

Therefore, it is imperative that parents provide a (legible) birth certificate for the athletes wanting to participate.
  • Electronic (scanned) images of the birth certificate can be sent to Coach Matthew at the email address team@SpiritTrackClub.org.  
  • Paper copies can be given to Coach Twela or Coach Matthew.
The deadline to submit these birth certificates to the coaches listed above is Thursday, May 20.

The deadline to submit meet entries (see form below) is Friday, May 21.

Note: Some athletes may have an age-verified USATF membership from prior years of competition.  The Spirit coaching staff will (if possible) renew the expired membership, precluding the need for age "re-verification." 

Don't be confused!

There are two series of meets discussed on the USATF GA Association web site:
  1. USATF Junior Olympics series
    • June 5 Area A qualifier meet at Carrollton High School
    • June 17-20 Georgia Association Meet at Westlake High School
  2. USATF Georgia Development Association Meet, June 6 at Westlake High School 
    • Purpose: Allow athletes an opportunity to gain skill and knowledge on these specific events prior to the Association Championships.  Event Officials and Professional Athletes on hand to assist and guide athletes in these events.
    • This is a practice meet; Spirit will not participate in this meet.

View meet entries submitted via the form below.

The Georgia Association of USA Track and Field will hold three Area Preliminary Meets on June 5th, 2010.

Details about the USATF Junior Olympic meets can be found on the USATF GA Association web site.  
  • Spirit Parents, don't be confused by some of the details in the above document, as the club handles the athlete registration via CoachO and fees for our participating athletes.
  • USATF Jr Olympic Georgia Association Meet information
  • USATF Georgia Association Youth news
Athletes on teams must participate in the county of the team’s address and unattached athletes participate in Area of the County they live.  The SPIRIT Alpharetta YMCA track club is part of AREA A, North Fulton County.
  • NORTHWEST AREA A - Includes the following Counties: Bartow, Carroll, Catoosa, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Dade, Dawson, Douglas, Fannin, Floyd, Forsyth, North Fulton (North of I-20), Gilmer, Gordon, Haralson, Lumpkin, Murray, Paulding, Pickens, Polk, Towns, Union, Walker, and Whitfield
Area A meet location:
Grisham Stadium
106 Trojan Drive
Carrollton, GA 30117


ADVANCEMENT thru the USATF Junior Olympics

AREA PRELIMINARY (June 5) to ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS (June 17-20)
  • All Athletes who compete at the USATF GA Area Meets will advance to the Association Championships.
  • All athletes must be DECLARED on the online data entry system by the deadline to advance to the Association
    • Spirit Coaches will do the online data entry
    • Spirit Parents must tell us if eligible athletes will be advancing
    • All Athletes who are not declared on by the deadline will not be entered into the Association Championships
  • All results will be posted on http://www.usatfga.org/Youth.html
GEORGIA ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS (June 27-20) to REGION 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS (July 8-11)
  • Top 5 individuals and Top 5 Relay Teams qualify
  • If an eligible athlete in the Top 5 does NOT DECLARE by the deadline then the next eligible athlete (outside of the top 5) can move up.
  • We will then move up the next place athletes in successive order with the seventh place finisher having the highest priority. Only the seventh through eighth place finishers will qualify for move up. An athlete will not be advanced based on ranking from a qualifying round.
REGION 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS (July 8-11) to USATF NATIONAL JUNIOR OLYMPICS CHAMPIONSHIPS (July 27-Aug 1)
  • Top 3 Individuals per event/age group qualify
  • Top 3 Relay team qualifies
  • Top 2 Combined Events in each age group qualify, 3rd Place can advance if they make the qualifying standards as posted on the http://www.usatf.org website
  • If an Athlete in the TOP 3 Places does not declare within the 24hr deadline then an Athlete can move up provided he/she meets the qualifying standards
  • DECLARATIONS/REGISTRATIONS must be completed by the deadline.  Athlete Fees will be paid online when declaring. 
    • All CLUBS/ATHLETES who advance to the National Junior Olympic Championships online will be reimbursed their online registration fees at the National Championships in Sacramento, California.
    • Spirit Coaches will handle registrations.
USATF Georgia Association contact information.

Competitor event limits:
  • Sub-Bantam, Bantam and Midget divisions may enter a maximum of three events. 
    • A Sub-Bantam (8 & Under) competitor may participate in either the Bantam division or the Sub-Bantam division but not both. The Sub-Bantam age-group will advance to Region. The Sub-Bantam group will not advance past the region meet. In order to advance to the national meet, competitors who are less than nine years old must enter the Bantam age group at the preliminary level.
  • Youth, Intermediate, and Young Men's/Young Women's divisions may enter a maximum of four events.  
These limitations include relays, but not combined events (e.g. decathlon, heptathlon, pentathlon, triathlon). Entry in a relay, either as a primary or an alternate member, will be considered an entry for the purpose of this rule.  A relay is counted as an event. Combined Events do not count as one of your events.

These Events will not be contested at the Area Meets.  However, the athlete must enter the event in the area preliminary meet and will be given a "bye" to subsequent competition:
  • Combined(Multi) Events
  • Pole Vault
  • Discus Throw
  • High Jump
  • Triple Jump
  • Javelin Throw(600/800g)
  • Hammer Throw
  • Steeplechase
  • 200/400 Hurdles
  • 1500/3000 Race Walks
  • 3000/5000 Meter Run
  • 4 x 800 Meter Relay

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