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Juniors racing Summer 2017 - Track and Field

Want to take your running to the next level? Want to join a competitive, performance oriented youth team. Try USA Track & Field Junior Olympics (USATF JO)!

GMAA invites cross country runners to join and represent our club at some exciting races this fall. We will be focusing on the USATF Cross Country Junior Olympic meets that will be hosted later in November, with a National meet being held in December.

Green Mountain Athletic Association (GMAA) is developing a USATF Juniors running program. This summer we will focus on running events only with Sprints, Middle Distance and Distance Running, up to 3000m. The New England Meet will take place Saturday, 6/17/2017. The season could last up to 6 weeks concluding with the USATF JO National Meet in Lawrence, Kansas for those that qualify.

USA Track & Field's Junior Olympic program brings top talent together through a series of meets. At the conclusion of the regular season with your middle school, the next level is the New England Association Meet in Fitchburg, MA. This meet will have the top athletes from Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Massachusetts coming together to compete with each other to advance to the Regional Meet. The Regional Meet brings in more selective athletes from a larger pool to compete and qualify for USA Track & Field Junior Olympic Nationals!

GMAA will be providing an opportunity to join, train and compete with a local team. There will be guidance and organization about how to enter and become a part of the JO program as well as USATF Certified coaching and organized practices to keep athletes in shape for the post season. The overall goal is to have a competitive team that develops youth team training/racing and expose them to Regional and National level competition.

What is it?

The USATF Junior Olympic program is an age group competition program held in track & field and cross country. Competition is held in two year age groups, based on year of birth.

Age divisions are named for athlete Age as of December 31

Age Division Birth Range for 2017
8 and under Born 2009+
9-10 Born 2007-2008
11-12 Born 2005-2006
13-14 Born 2003-2004
15-16 Born 2001-2002
17-18 Born 1999-2000*

* For the 2017 track and field meet only, athletes born July 31, 1998 and later may compete in the Young Men/Women division (this is not applicable in cross country). Many other youth meets use this age group format for consistancy.


New England association meets are open to all youth in the states of Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.
Region I is composed of the following associations: New England, Connecticut, Maine, Adirondack (NY), New York (NY), and Long Island (NY). The Region I Championship site rotates among the associations. Youth may ONLY compete in their association of residency.
Green Mountain Athletic Association (GMAA) a Vermont USATF club, supports athletes participating in Junior Olympic events.

Tuesday, June 13 Registration due date for New England's First a USATF membership is required. For online membership - use this link - https://www.usatf.org/membership/application/index.asp. Please affiliate with GMAA during the membership process.
Age verification is required. Please send proof of age (birth certificate) to USATF-New England at office@usatfne.org or FAX 617-939-0992
Note: If the athlete was registered with a different club previously, an email can be sent to office@usatfne.org indicating the membership ID and club 079 - Green Mountain Athletic Association.
Please register with GMAA as a member.
GMAA will plan to register athletes using the registration site, athletic.net this year.
Saturday, June 17 New England Association MeetFitchburg, MATop 8 in each event advance to Regionals
July 6-9 Region I MeetFitchburg, MATop 5 in each event advance to Nationals
July 24-July 30 National Junior Olympics MeetNational Junior Olympics - Rock Chalk Park -Lawrence, KSNational Meet Website here

Questions:

Email juniors@gmaa.net with any questions.

Cross country 2016:

Details here.

Track 2016:

Details here.

Cross Country 2015:

Details here.

Track 2015:

Details here.

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