Youth Athletics

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

Youth Chair: Sheryl Hall
Youth Vice-Chair: Clive Walters    

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.

2015 Youth Age Groups
Divisions are based on year of birth not age of child!
7/8 yrs 2007 + *
9/10 yrs 2005-2006
11/12 yrs 2003-2004
13/14 yrs 2001-2002
15/16 yrs 1999-2000
17/18 yrs 1997-1998 **

* 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 or Clive Walters   

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 submit to a Background Check each year, and be approved prior to the acceptance of the club’s application. Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for Background Checks to be completed. We urge you to work well in advance of any Meet Registration Deadlines in order for this process to complete. There will be no exceptions to this rule. To start your Background Check, please click here.

List of Cleared Coaches


Dec. 12 - USATF National Junior Olympic XC Championships - Albuquerque, NM


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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