The Junior Olympic program is a progressional series of meets consisting of preliminary, Association, Regional, and National meets. Athletes are required to enter online at the first level of competition, as advancement is based upon performance (i.e., an athlete cannot directly submit an entry form for the Regional competition; he/she must have competed and advanced at the Association meet). Athletes must meet certain eligibility requirements to compete.
Online Declarations for the National Championships will be open June 10, 2012 through Friday, July 13, 2012 at 11:59 pm ET.
Click here to declare an athlete into competition for the 2012 USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships!
Qualifying from Association Championships to Regional Championships
Per USATF Rule 305.1(d): "An Association is allocated, by agreement with other Associations in its Region, a certain number of athletes and relay teams from the Association level to the Regional level through the Association Championships."
Qualifying from Regional Championships to the National Championships
Track & field shall advance five individuals and five relay teams from each Regional Championship to the National Championship. These shall be the top five finishers in each event. The combined events shall advance the top two placed individuals and any others who meet a performance standard at the Regional Championship.
Athletes who qualify based on the performance standard MUST declare their intent to compete by completing the registration process for the National Championships online.
Entry for the National Championships must be submitted online -- entries cannot be accepted by any other method. NO on-site entry changes will be allowed.
2012 USATF National Junior Olympics Waiver Form
Athletes who compete in the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships or IAAF World Youth Championships may be entered in the National Junior Olympic meet without having to compete in the Association or Regional meet provided that they meet the Youth Athletics age limits. Acquisition of the waiver and completion of the entry to the National meet must be made prior to the Regional meet. Please contact your regional coordinator to obtain this form.
To get started in the USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Program click here
National Junior Olympic Waiver