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The 2019 USATF U20 (Junior) Championships will serve as the selection event for the 2019 Pan American U20 Athletics Championships to be held in San Jose, Costa Rica, July 19-21.

For the U.S. Team to the 2019 Pan American U20 Championships, in each individual event, the two highest placing finishers at the 2019 USATF U20 Championships who elect to compete will be named to the Team. In addition, and for the men’s and women’s 4x100m and 4x400m relays, there will be two additional athletes selected for each relay team from among all place finishers at the 2019 USATF U20 Championships. For the complete (forthcoming) athlete selection procedures, please visit the Pan Am U20 Championships page via the 2019 Team USATF calendar.

Athletes eligible for selection to the team per the 2019 Pan Am U20 Championships selection procedures MUST complete Team Processing

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USA Track & Field has specific procedures to be followed by disabled athletes wishing to compete in able-bodied competitions against able-bodied Athletics athletes. Please note that the disabled athlete must first meet the eligibility requirements applicable to the relevant competition, including having achieved the required qualifying standard, if any. The disabled athlete is responsible for initiating the ADA Accommodation Request procedures sufficiently in advance to enable USATF to complete its review and decision-making process prior to the relevant competition. Please see the USATF "Policy & Procedures for Accommodation Requests Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act" for more information.


Athletes who participate in National Championships and Team USA competitions are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.

BE ALERT - Knowing your rights and responsibilities may save you from making a mistake that could jeopardize your athletic career. The use of ALL dietary supplements is "at the athlete's own risk of committing a doping violation." 

Visit the Supplement 411 website for more information on dietary supplements.

BE AWARE - Testing may take place at any time or after any round - preliminary, qualifying, or final - USADA typically selects place finishers and random athletes. Athletes must report immediately to the Doping Control Station after they are notified of being selected for testing and will be accompanied by a chaperone until they report to the station.

BE CLEAN - Checking to see if the medication you take is allowed could be the difference between passing your test and serving a doping ban. All athletes are responsible for checking the status of any prescription medications at the Global DRO or a quick call to USADA's Drug Reference Line™ (1-800-233-0393) and following-up with any necessary forms is all it takes to pass with flying colors.

BE INFORMED - Watching USADA's short testing video will familiarize you with the drug testing process. When making travel arrangements please allow enough time for drug testing at the end of your event. This will include providing a sample and processing paperwork.

The adjudication of anti-doping rule violations or refusals to test will be carried out by USADA. Athletes found to have committed a doping violation will be disciplined according to penalties specified by the World Anti-Doping Code and, if appropriate, applicable IAAF rules. Such penalties may result in a period of ineligibility as well as disqualification from the event.

BE AWARE. BE INFORMED. BE ALERT. BE CLEAN.

As you prepare for your upcoming competition, here are some resources that may save you from making a mistake that could jeopardize your athletic career:

USADA Doping Control Process
Global Drug Reference Online

Drug Reference Line™
1-800-233-0393

Other USADA Resources

The use of nutritional or dietary supplements is completely at the athlete's own risk - even if the supplement label says "approved" or "verified." USADA's drug reference resources DO NOT provide information about dietary supplements.


WEDNESDAY
By request only - must coordinate before June 14th. Please contact Robin Beamon - robin.beamon@usatf.org

ANSIN SPORTS COMPLEX WILL BE A CREDENTIALED FACILTY DURING PRACTICE HOURS.
ATHLETES AND COACHES MUST HAVE THEIR CREDENTIAL TO ENTER THE FACILITY.

THURSDAY, 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
  • Track Oval / 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Long Jump / 12:00 PM - 3 :00 PM
  • Shot Put / 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Hammer / 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Pole Vault / 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Discus / 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • High Jump / 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Triple Jump / 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Javelin / 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

FRIDAY, 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Track Oval / 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Long Jump / 8:00 AM - 12 :00 PM
  • Shot Put / 8:00 AM - 12 :00 PM
  • Hammer / 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Pole Vault / 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Discus / 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • High Jump / 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Triple Jump / 12:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Javelin / 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Please bring passports to National Team Processing!*

The 2019 USATF U20 Outdoor Championships will serve as the selection event for the 2019 Pan Am U20 Championships. All athletes are required to complete team processing in order to be eligible for selection to a 2019 USATF National Team. Those who fail to complete team processing during the timeframes listed below will forfeit their rank for selection to a USATF National Team for the 2019 season. For more information, please visit the 2019 Pan Am U20 Championships page.

Athletes should bring the following to team processing:

  • Travel and competition plans for the summer
  • Cell Phone
  • Valid U.S. passport*
  • Necessary information to complete forms (contact information for agents, coaches, etc.)

*Athletes must have a current passport good for at least six (6) months after the return date from the National Team event. Further, athletes MUST bring their passport or a copy of it when entering the team processing area. If the athlete does not have a valid passport, then the alternate will be offered the position.

Reminder: without exception, those not completing team processing will not be eligible for selection to the 2019 Pan Am U20 Championships team.
 
Team Sign-up Schedule
Athletes will be directed by a 2019 National Team staff member to the team processing area immediately after the final of their event. Athletes must report to the team processing area as soon as they finish competition.
 
Team Processing will be located at Sea Castle Elementary School located at 9600 Miramar Blvd, Miramar, FL 33205.

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The hours of operation will be as follows:

Day Morning Evening
Friday, June 21st 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 22nd 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM 1:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Sunday, June 23rd 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Personal Coaches
If the 2019 Pan Am U20 Championships local organizing committee makes available to Team USATF personal coach credentials, interested personal coaches should attend team processing with their athlete. Additionally, the personal coach MUST be a member of the USATF Coaches Registry in order for USATF to apply to the LOC on their behalf for credentialing. To be a member of the Coaches Registry, an individual must:

  1. Be a current member of USATF,
  2. Pass the USATF background screen
  3. Successfully complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport Training course
  4. Accept and adhere to the SafeSport Handbook
  5. List current coaching affiliation in the application process
  6. Fulfill Education Standard and submit verification application (effective January 2019)

Visit http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for---/Coaches.aspx for more information and for step-by-step instructions on being added to the Coaches Registry.


Entry Status Categories

  • Open - entry received but not yet in the verification process (all entries start in this category)
  • Qualified - mark has been verified and is accepted for entry into the championships.
  • Info Needed - entry requires additional information or required documents (e.g., DOB verification, citizenship, name of meet director) are missing
  • Accepted - used primarily during or following the declarations process to indicate a mark that is being accepted.
  • Not Qualified - mark not acceptable; reasons vary
  • Not Accepted - entry not accepted; reasons vary
  • Updated - mark has been updated/changed and must be re-verified

*Accepted - Athlete had not met the qualifying standard for an event. However, the Sport Committee will accept a non-qualified mark to fill the field only if there are an insufficient number of athletes entered who have met the qualifying standard for that event.  In this case, the committee will go down the list of entered and declared athletes (that have not met the qualifying standard) only as deep as is needed to fill the field.
 
Note: USATF Rule 11.3(b) concerning adding athletes to make a competitive field, and USATF Rule 8 concerning automatic qualifications, will be used.

Declaration Status Categories

  • Open - declaration not yet made (all entries start in this category)
  • Declared - athlete has declared his/her intent to compete
  • Pending - athlete has declared his/her intent to compete, but entry has an updated mark that must be verified or requires additional information (i.e..DOB verification)
  • Not Accepted - declaration not accepted; reasons vary
  • Scratched - athlete has declared his/her intent to not compete in the events(s) entered

Note: All Entrants should declare during the declaration period. This helps the seeding committee make decisions on “Accepting” marks that do not meet the qualifying standard for the purpose of filling the field for each event.


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 (Sarah.Austin@usatf.org).
  • 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 2019. 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 2019 USATF membership number, event, and championship name ("U20 Outdoor Championships") no later than June 10, 2019.
      • Scan and email copy as an attachment to: membership@usatf.org 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 2019 USATF membership
  2. Completed the entry process
  3.  Met the entry standard by the qualifying window noted for the event
  4. Completed the declaration process
  • Proof of qualifying performance, if requested, must be submitted to USATF no later than Monday, June 10, 2019.  Submittals received after this date will not be accepted. Please contact stats@usatf.org for verification procedures.
  • All athletes must be 2019 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 2019 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 Thursday, June 13, 2019. No club changes will be accepted after this date for the U20 Outdoor 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 U20 Outdoor 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.

Only 1/8th inch spikes are permitted during competition.


Declaration Window:
On-time: Wednesday, 6/12/19, from 12:01 a.m. to Thursday, 6/13/19 by 11:59 p.m. – $0
Late declaration petition ONLY: Friday, 6/14/19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – $80
Email: Ed Gorman ed.gorman@usatf.org

Steps to Declare for the USATF U20 Outdoor Track & Field Championships:

  1. Go to: Entry/Declaration Form
  2. Click the tab along the top of the entry form labeled "Manage My Registration" or “Declare”.
  3. On the login screen choose how you will log in (as an "Individual Registrant", as a "Representative/Coach", or as a "USATF Club Administrator/Coach").

If you are logging in as an "Individual Registrant":
  1. Select "Individual Registrant" in the drop-down menu on the login screen.
  2. Enter your e-mail address (the one that's part of your USATF member profile).
  3. Enter the registration password that you received in your confirmation e-mail from the entry system (it's located at the bottom of the e-mail under the heading "Managing Your Registration"). If you don't have your confirmation e-mail, you can reset your registration password by clicking the "forgot your password" link on the login screen and following the on-screen instructions.
  4. Click the "Login" button.
  5. You will now be presented with a menu of choices; click the link labeled "Declare for your events".
  6. On the next screen, select "declare" or "scratch" for each of your events.
  7. If you want to update your qualifying mark, click the linked labeled "click to edit" next to the information you want to update.
  8. After you've made all your changes, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Save" button to save the changes.

If you are logging in as a "Representative/Coach", you will need to:
  1. Select "Representative/Coach" in the drop-down menu on the login screen.
  2. Enter your e-mail address (the one you entered on the payment screen when you registered your athletes and the one at which you received the registration confirmation e-mail).
  3. Enter the registration password that you received in your confirmation e-mail from the entry system (it's located in the e-mail under the heading "Managing Your Registration"). If you don't have your confirmation e-mail, you can reset your registration password by clicking the "forgot your password" link on the login screen and following the on-screen instructions.
  4. Click the "Login" button.
  5. On the next screen, click the link labeled "Manage declarations" in the box on the right side of the screen.
  6. On the next screen, select the declaration category and/or event you want to view, and click the "Next" button.
  7. On the next screen, select "declare" or "scratch" for each of your athletes' events.
  8. If you want to update a qualifying mark, click the linked labeled "click to edit" next to the information you want to update.
  9. After you've made all your changes, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Save" button to save the changes.

If you are logging in as a "USATF Club Administrator/Coach", you will need to:
  1. Select "Representative/Coach" in the drop-down menu on the login screen.
  2. Enter your USATF club number.
  3. Enter your USATF membership number.
  4. Enter your USATF membership password. If you don't know your password, you can look it up at www.usatf.org/membership/help/number.asp
  5. Click the "Login" button.
  6. On the next screen, click the link labeled "Manage declarations" in the box on the right side of the screen.
  7. On the next screen, select the declaration category and/or event you want to view, and click the "Next" button.
  8. On the next screen, select "declare" or "scratch" for each of your athletes' events.
  9. If you want to update a qualifying mark, click the linked labeled "click to edit" next to the information you want to update.
  10. After you've made all your changes, scroll to the bottom of the form and click the "Save" button to save the changes.

The password that’s tied to an athlete’s USATF membership is no longer valid to log-in to complete an entry/registration or to log back in to update marks, affiliations, and credential information for an entry/registration.

After the entry/registration is completed a confirmation email will be sent to the email address on file under the athletes USATF membership profile. This email will contain the password to log back into the entry/registration to update (affiliations, credentials, marks).

The password is located under the heading "Managing Your Registration". This email confirmation with password is only sent to the email address that’s on file under the athlete USATF membership profile. Even though the entry system gives you the option to send a receipt/confirmation to an alternate email address, the password will only be sent to the email address on file under the athlete USATF membership. 


View the following steps on updating affiliations, marks, or credential information.

Updating affiliation:

  1. View/update affiliation (USATF Registered Club, Military Branch, Corporate Sponsor*, or University) under USATF membership profile before completing registration/entry.
  2. If the entry/registration was already completed before updating affiliation, log into the USATF membership profile with athlete USATF membership number and password associated with your membership. Then go to the affiliation area to view different affiliation options (i.e. USATF Registered Club, Military Branch, Corporate Sponsor*, or University).        
  3. Once it’s updated in the membership profile, then go back to entry/registration form and click on that tab that says “manage your registration”. Log in with email address (email on file under USATF membership profile at the time entry/registration was completed) and the password (that was provided in the confirmation email that was sent to that email address). Note that the password is NOT the password tied to accessing your USATF membership profile.
  4. *USATF members do not have the option to update corporate sponsors under the profile. These must be verified and updated by a national office representative in our membership department at membership@USATF.org.

    Updating Marks or credential information:
  1. Go to entry/registration form and click on tab that says “Manage your registration”.
  2. Log in with email address (email on file under USATF membership profile at the time entry/registration was completed) and the password (that was provided in the confirmation email that was sent to that email address). Note that the password is NOT the password tied to accessing your USATF membership profile.
  3. Then go the area you would like to update (i.e. marks, credentials (add-ons).
  4. Once all changes have been made, make sure you save changes before logging out of entry/registration.

Entry/Registration updates can be made up until close of entries: Monday, June 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.



Location: Ansin Sports Complex, 10801 Miramar Blvd, Miramar, FL 33025

Hours:
  • Thursday, June 20 / 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Friday, June 21 / 8:00am - 6:00pm
  • Saturday, June 22 / 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Sunday, June 23 / 9:00am - 1:00pm


Credential and Passes (RC, SP, WP)
Registered Coach “RC” and Warm-up Pass “WP” credentials, along with the  All-Session Ticket “TKT” are designed to allow an athlete’s coach and/or personal support access to the warm-up area, designated eating areas or practice track for the purpose of preparing for competition. Credentials and tickets are non-transferrable, and each support person will only be allowed to receive one credential or All-Session Ticket (TKT).

Credentials and All-Session Tickets can be obtained at Credentialing/Packet Pick Up on-site for the following events:

Athletes will have the following options for their support persons:

Each participating athlete may request one of the above options for his or her personal support by specifying the name of the individual designated to receive that option on his or her on-line registration (entry form). After the on-line registration closes, USATF will not accept any updates for registration via email. Athletes who still need to designate (add/update) coaches/athlete support names can complete this on-site. There will be a USATF verification station that can validate which option the coach/athlete support is eligible to receive.  

There is a fee for the second credential option, which is in addition to USATF membership fee and/or background screen fees, if applicable.
 
Price for 2nd Support Person: 
2019 USATF U20 Championships (Miramar , FL):

Each participating athlete may request one of the above options for his or her personal support by specifying the name of the individual designated to receive that option on his or her on-line registration (entry form). After the on-line registration closes, USATF will not accept any updates for registration via email. Athletes who still need to designate (add/update) coaches/athlete support names can complete this on-site. There will be a USATF verification station that can validate which option the coach/athlete support is eligible to receive.


Option details below: 
Individual must be 18 years of age or older to receive a credential or an All-Session Ticket as a support person.
 
RC - Registered Coach Credential (best option for coach)
All coaches designated to receive a “RC” credential must be a current (2019) member of USATF, be currently listed on USATF’s SafeSport Compliance List, and currently listed on the USATF Education Standard List (new requirement – effective January 1, 2019) prior to receiving a “RC” credential. Individuals must have completed and been approved (be listed on the USATF’s SafeSport Compliance List and Education Standard List) prior to their arrival in Miramar, FL. Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to receive an “RC” credential.  You will not have the option to sign up for the Coaches Registry on-site to obtain a coach credential. Please view the following link for more details on the USATF Coaches Registry: http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for---/Coaches.aspx

WP - Warm-up Pass Credential (best option for personal medical)
Personal support designated to receive a “WP” must be a current (2019) member of USATF and be currently listed on USATF's SafeSport Compliance List. Inclusion on the USATF SafeSport Compliance List requires individuals to submit an application at:
Coaches -  Coaches.aspx                                    
Officials - http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for---/-groups-officials-/Certification/Background-Screen.aspx
General Volunteers - http://www.usatf.org/About/SafeSport/Volunteer-Background-Screening.aspx
and will require the individual to:

You can renew or sign-up for a membership at the following link: http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx. Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to receive a “WP” credential. There is no stadium access with this credential.
 
TKT - All-Session Ticket (best option for family member or friend)
Personal support designated to receive a “TKT” must be a current (2019) member of USATF.  You can renew or sign-up for a membership at the following link: http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx. Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to receive an All-Session Ticket (TKT) “There is no warm-up or practice facility access with this option and seating is first-come, first-served and limited to the specified section.

Any unauthorized person in possession of a credential or event ticket and any unauthorized person in a restricted area (the athlete warm-up areas, or other restricted zones) will be immediately escorted from the facility, the credential or ticket(s) will be revoked, and the unauthorized person may be subject to discipline.

Credential Terms and Conditions can be found at https://www.usatf.org/Credentials.aspx.


Distribution process on-site:
The Championship is a controlled access event. Admission to all practice, warm-up and competition facilities, including the athlete shuttle, athlete lounge and athlete/athlete support seating may be restricted to those individuals with the appropriate credential. Those persons who are not on the USATF SafeSport Compliance List (including those support persons who receive an All-Session Ticket) will NOT be eligible to ride the athlete shuttle or sit in the athlete/athlete support designated seating. 
Athletes must be declared for their event in order to receive a credential. Credentials must be worn for admittance to any area other than public areas.

In addition, the athlete must have checked in at credentialing prior to support person’s arriving to receive their credential or All-Session Ticket. This ensures the athlete has made the necessary changes and/or validated the support person they want to receive this option. Athletes and support persons will be required to show a photo ID to pick up their credential or All-Session Ticket.


  • Individual must be 18 years of age or older to be listed as a support person.
  • Individual must be a current (2019) member of USA Track & Field.
  • Individual receiving the “RC” Registered Coach’s credential must also be a current (2019) member of USA Track & Field’s Coaches Registry Program, which effective January 1, 2019 includes completing an accepted Education Standard option. **View the Registered Coach section below for more information on the application process.
  • Individuals receiving the "WP" Warm-Up Pass credential must also be currently listed on USATF's SafeSport Compliance List.
    **View the Warm Up Pass section below for more information on the process for receiving this credential. 

RC - Registered Coach - coach of record (warm-up area and stadium only)
WP - Warm-up Pass (no stadium access; warm-up area access only)
TKT- All-Session Ticket (stadium seating access only; no warm-up area access)

$45 (3 Day Pass)

  1. Be a current USATF member
  2. Complete the SafeSport training course(s) to be SafeSport trained. https://safesport.org/
  3. Pass the USATF criminal background screen and complete the required acknowledgements through NCSI.
  • Athletes must appear as “qualified” or “accepted” and “declared” on the “Status of Entries” page of the USATF website in order to receive a credential.
  • All athlete support persons must be designated as athlete support persons by an athlete who is “qualified” or “accepted” and “declared” per the “Status of Entries” page.

Please ship poles to:
Ansin Sports Complex
Attn: Clarence “Reggie” Williams
10801 Miramar Blvd
Miramar, FL 33025


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