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Entry Information

You must be a 2002 USATF member to enter the Championships.  If you do not have a 2002 membership number, please complete a membership application first.  You must also be a U.S. citizen, be at least 14 years old on the day of competition but not turn 20 years old during 2002, and meet the qualifying standards.

The entry fee for the Championships is $10 per individual event and $10 for the multi-events (heptathlon/decathlon).  Late entries incur an additional $25 late fee per event.  All fees are non-transferable and non-refundable.

Download a printable entry form and send it in:

  • To enter the Championships, you will be required to provide your 2002 USATF membership number.  If you are not already a member, please join now.
  • All entries must be accompanied by a copy of a legal document (birth certificate or passport) in order to verify date of birth and citizenship. Please submit a copy of this document, as it will not be returned.
  • Entries must also be accompanied by a proof of performance (copy of official results, newspaper report, etc.) to show that you have met the qualifying standard.
  • By postal mail - All mailed entries must be received by 5:00 pm ET on Tuesday, June 11 (or received by 12:00 noon ET on Thursday, June 20 for late entries). Make certified checks or money orders payable to: "USA Track & Field." Mail the completed application and payment to:
         USA Junior National Championships
         USA Track & Field
         One RCA Dome, Suite 140
         Indianapolis, IN 46225

For complete entry information, download the full entry booklet.

Declaration Process

Once properly entered, you must complete the declaration process:

  • Each athlete must declare whether he/she will or will not compete in each event he/she has entered. Declarations for running/field events must be done by telephone 317-360-0006 on Monday - Tuesday, June 17 - 18, from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm ET. Fax and mail declarations will NOT be accepted. Information on declarations for multi-events will be e-mailed to registered athletes.
  • When making a declaration, please have all the following information available:
    • Athletes name
    • Athletes affiliation
    • Event(s) declaring
    • Event(s) scratching
    • Best qualifying mark for each event
    • When and where the mark was made, including meet name, meet director, facility, location & date
    • Phone number for call back questions
  • Athletes not declaring by 8:00 pm ET, Tuesday June 18th, will be scratched from the competition.
  • Petitions for late declaration will be accepted at the meet site through 12:00 noon ET on Thursday, June 20 and must be accompanied by a $25 late fee per event.
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