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Eligibility Requirements

In addition to correctly entering the meet and having equaled or bettered the qualifying standard(s) during the stated qualifying periods, the following criteria must also be met:

  • Only citizens of the United States who are eligible to represent the United States in all levels of international competition under USATF and IAAF Rules, and who have met the published entry standards as stated elsewhere in this document are eligible to compete in these Championships.

  • Athletes who have questions concerning their citizenship, including dual citizens, should contact USATF's Legal Affairs Manager, Sarah Austin (

  • Date of Birth (DOB) and/or Citizenship Verification

    • Athletes must be at least 14 years old on the day of competition but not turn 20 years old at any time in 2017. All entries must be accompanied by a copy of a legal document (passport or birth certificate) in order to verify date of birth and citizenship. If you have a valid passport at the time of entry, please use a copy of the information page of your passport as verification of citizenship and birth date. These copies will not be returned.
      You must Scan or FAX a copy of your passport or birth certificate, along with your 2017 USATF Membership number, event, and championship name ("USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships")  no later than June 15, 2017.

      • Scan and email copy as an attachment to: or,

      • Fax to USATF National Office at 1-800-833-1466 (with specific event details).

  • Athletes may enter an event(s) even if they have not met the qualifying standard for that event(s). However, athletes will not be permitted to compete unless they have:

  1. A 2017 USATF membership

  2. Completed the entry process

  3.  Met the entry standard by Sunday, June 18, 2017.

  4. Completed the declaration process

  • Proof of qualifying performance, if requested, must be submitted to USATF no later than 5:00pm ET, Thursday, June 15, 2017.  Submittals received after this date will not be accepted. Please contact for verification procedures.

  • All athletes must be 2017 members of USATF in good standing. USATF memberships may be purchased online or through your local Association office.

  • Athletes must be bona fide members of a 2017 USATF club in order to represent a club. An athlete's current club affiliation can be viewed in his/her membership profile and as part of the online entry process. Athletes wishing to change club affiliations can make such a request through their local Association (note that this request must be made by the athlete--see Regulation 4 in the USATF Governance Manual). All club affiliations must be finalized by close of declarations on Sunday, June 18th. No club changes will be accepted after this date for the USATF Junior Championships.

  • In addition to a club affiliation, athletes are able to represent one corporate sponsor. This corporate sponsor must be a registered USATF Corporate Member and be part of the athlete's membership profile. Corporate Membership applications can be obtained by sending an e-mail to membership@usatf.orgAll sponsor affiliations must be finalized by close of declarations. No sponsor changes will be accepted after this date for the USATF Junior Championships.

  • Athletes wishing to represent a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States must be registered with the Membership Committee of their local USATF Association.


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