Youth Chair: Clive Walters
Youth Secretary: Debra Milano Granito
Para-Athletics Chair: Steve Cuomo
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.
The 2021 USATF Youth Indoor Championships, originally scheduled for March 19-21 at the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex in Staten Island, New York, has been canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. USATF puts the health and well-being of its athletes, officials, and administrators at the forefront of our sport. USATF New York and the LOC felt that “it would not be responsible of us to encourage youth athletes to participate in non-essential travel outside of their associations to compete.”
* 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.
You can now upload verification documents through your membership profile in USATF Connect.
Verification Upload Tutorial
Join USATF to become a part our wonderful programs. Contact our youth chair, Clive Walters, to find a youth club near you.
USATF Long Island is always looking for volunteers if you would like to get involved with our youth program. 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. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.