Youth Athletics

Tim Eng, Brian Walker, Kevin VanVorst, John Putnam & Chris Putnam at 2015 USATF JO Champs

Youth Chair: Sheryl Hall
Youth Vice-Chair: Harry Penny  

Welcome to USATF-Long Island Youth Athletics. Here you can learn most of what you need to know in order to participate in Youth Track & Field on Long Island. Today's youth athletes are tomorrow's champions! As the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport, track & field, long distance running, and race walking offer a variety of competitive and fitness opportunities. Track & Field is truly a “sport for life”, and the future of our sport is in our youth.

2016 Youth Age Groups
Divisions are based on year of birth not age of child!
7/8 yrs 2008 + *
9/10 yrs 2006-2007
11/12 yrs 2004-2005
13/14 yrs 2002-2003
15/16 yrs 2000-2001
17/18 yrs 1998-1999 **

* Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) "Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships."

** Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events.

Date of Birth must be verified to compete in Junior Olympics and other National Championships.
To verify the Date of Birth please 
upload a copy of the Birth Certificate or Passport.

Youth Events & Specifications

Join USATF Long Island to become a part our wonderful programs. Find a club that either specializes in youth or at least welcomes them. The club section has contact information and links. We will also keep you informed of National Youth Programs.

If you would like to get involved, USATF-LI is always looking for volunteers.
Please contact Sheryl Hall

If you are interested in starting your own youth club on Long Island please register with USATF Long Island. If you are having trouble registering your club or getting on the club management page, please check out these tutorials.

All Youth Club Coaches and Volunteers will need to pass an annual Background Check AND complete the 90-minute SafeSport Course before your club's membership will be approved and activated in the USATF system for 2016, and beyond. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.

List of Cleared Coaches


Feb. 21 - USATF Northeast Zone Youth Championships - Ocean Breeze, Staten Island
Mar. 11-13 - USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships - Ocean Breeze, Staten Island


Feb. 7 - USATFLI Youth Indoor Association Championships - SCC 
Jan. 17 USATFLI Indoor Track Series Meet #3 - SCC
Jan. 2 - USATFLI Indoor Track Series Meet #2 - SCC
Dec. 27 - USATFLI Indoor Track Series Meet #1 - SCC
Nov. 22 - USATF Region 1 JO XC Championships - Long Island Results
Nov. 7 - USATF Long Island Youth XC Champs & JO Qualifier - Team Scores
Oct. 25 - Youth 2K Challenge
Oct. 11 - Bellmore PAL XC Invitational
July 27-Aug. 2 - USATF National JO Championships - LI Athletes 
July 29 - Summer Series #5 - Glen Cove HS
July 22 - Summer Series #4 - Valley Stream North HS
July 15 - Summer Series #3 - Huntington HS
July 9-12  - USA Region 1 JO Champs - LI Boys Results / LI Girls Results
July 8 - Summer Series #2 - Hauppauge HS
July 1 - Summer Series #1 - Northport HS
June 13 - USATF- LI Youth Championships & JO Qualifer 
April 19 - Bellmore PA L Spring Opener - Mepham High School

Youth Records (updated 9/3/15)

Indoor Boys Indoor Girls Outdoor Boys Outdoor Girls

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