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Youth Chair: Clive Walters | Youth Vice-Chair: Bridget McCann
Youth Secretary: Debra Milano Granito | Para-Athletics Chair: Steve Cuomo

** Message From Youth Chair Regarding Coronavirus **

2019 Track and Field Youth Athletes of the Year

Youth Male Track: Jaden Small
Youth Male Field: Jabari Higgins
Youth Female Track: Rhianna Miller
Youth Female Field: Madison Mastronardi-Granito

Date of Birth Verification - You can now upload verification documents through your membership profile in USATF Connect 
Verification Upload Tutorial

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.

2020 Youth Age Groups
Divisions are based on year of birth not age of child!
7/8 yrs 2012 + *
9/10 yrs 2010-2011
11/12 yrs 2008-2009
13/14 yrs 2006-2007
15/16 yrs 2004-2005
17/18 yrs 2002-2003 **

* 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 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 Clive Walters

If you are interested in starting your own youth club on Long Island please register with USATF Long Island. 

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 2020 and beyond. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.

Upcoming Youth Events
- The 2020 USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field National, Regional & Association programs have been cancelled  
- The 2020 USATF Hershey National Youth Outdoor Championships have been cancelled.  
Youth Results
Feb. 29 - USATF Long Island O/M Champs
Jan. 12 - USATF Long Island Youth Indoor Championships
Nov. 24 - USATF Region 1 JO XC Champs
Nov. 17 - USATF Long Island Youth XC Championships
Oct. 6 - USATF Long Island / Bellmore PAL XC Invitational

Youth Records