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 through Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 11:59 pm CT.
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.
2011 USATF National Junior Olympics
To get started in the USATF Junior Olympic Track & Field Program click here.