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Eligibility Requirements

  • Only U.S. citizens, aliens living in the United States, and foreign exchange students are eligible to compete in these Championships. See the USATF Rules for more information and exceptions.
  • The competition will be conducted in six age divisions as follows:
Sub-Bantam born 2004 +*
Bantam born  2002 - 2003
Midget born 2000 - 2001
Youth born 1998 - 1999
Intermediate born 1996 - 1997
Young Men/Women born 1994 - 1995**
*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 born in 1993 are also eligible if they do not turn 19 on or before 7/29/2012.

  • A competitor must compete in his/her age division only. There will be no "moving up" in any events, including relays. Competitors in the Sub-Bantam, Bantam and Midget divisions may compete in a maximum of three events, including relays. Competitors in the Youth, Intermediate, and Young divisions may compete in a maximum of four events, including relays. Combined events are not included in the event count.
  • All athletes must be 2012 members of USATF in good standing. USATF memberships may be purchased online, through your local Association Office, or by calling the USATF National Office at 317-713-4665.
  • All clubs must be 2012 USATF member organizations.
  • All relay team members must be members of the same club, which must also be registered with the club's local USATF Association for 2012.

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