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!
2008 + *
* 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
UPCOMING YOUTH EVENTS
Youth Records (updated 9/3/15)
Youth Results Archive Youth News Photo Gallery