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


Date of Birth Verification Upload
Any documents uploaded after Friday at 1:45pm will not be verified until the office opens on Monday


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 uploada copy of the athlete's 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.

IMPORTANT
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


Upcoming Youth Events
July 6 - USATF Long Island Summer Series #1 - Valley Stream North HS
July 8 - Amityville Sports Hall of Fame Track Invite - Amityville HS
July 13 - USATF Long Island Summer Series #2 - Huntington HS
July 7-10 - USATF Region 1 Junior Olympic Championships - Albany, NY
July 20 - USATF Long Island Summer Series #3 - Northport HS
July 27 - USATF Long Island Summer Series #4
July 27-31 - USATF National Junior Olympic Championships - Sacramento, CA
Youth Results
June 19 - USATF Long Island Assoc. Champ & JO Qualifier - Great Neck North MS
Apr. 17 - USATF Long Island Spring Opener - Mepham HS
Mar. 11-13 - USATF Hershey Youth Indoor Championships - Ocean Breeze
Feb. 21 - USATF Northeast Zone Youth Championships - Ocean Breeze
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

Youth Records (updated 6/27/16)