2018 Southwestern Association Junior Olympic Championship

AGE DIVISIONS & ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:

Age Divisions
8 & under (born 2010 +) 9 - 10 (born 2008-2009) 11 - 12 (born 2006-2007) 13 - 14 (born 2004-2005) 15 - 16 (born 2002-2003) 17 - 18 (born 2001-2000)

  • athletes born in 1999 are also eligible if they do not turn 19 on or before 7/31/2018

Individuals: Only U.S. citizens, aliens living in the United States and foreign exchange students are eligible to compete in these Championships. See the USATF Rules for more information and exceptions. A competitor must compete in his/her age division only. There will be no "moving up" in any events, including relays. Competitors in the 8 & Under, 9 - 10 and 11 - 12 age divisions may compete in a maximum of three (3) events, including relays. Competitors in the 13 - 14, 15 - 16 and 17 - 18 age divisions may compete in a maximum of four (4) events, including relays. Combined events are not included in the event count. All athletes must be 2016 members of USATF in good standing.

Relay Teams: Only registered 2016 USATF member clubs may enter a relay team(s). All athletes representing the club must be affiliated with and members of that club as part of their USATF membership. Visit www.usatf.org/membership.

ENTRY PROCESS:

Individual Entries: $8.00 per event Relay Entries: $32.00 per relay team Decathlon/Heptathlon: $18.00 per event Triathlon/Pentathlon: $12.00 per event

Club Administrators and Unattached Athletes should register online at athletic.net by June 18 at 11:59 pm, CST. Late entries will not be allowed. Online registration opens June 6, 2018. All entries must be done online by the close of registration. Accuracy of data entered is the responsibility of each club and/or athlete. Please validate data within Athletic.net for accuracy prior to submitting entry. An instructional video on the online registration process may be accessed by visiting, http://cs.athletic.net/blog/b/athletic/archive/2016/01/18/getting-started-athletic-net-tutorials.aspx

Valid 2018 USATF Membership and Proof of Birth is required for participation. Before registration, please ensure that the membership chair has received (via text, email or fax) a copy of the athlete’s Proof of Birth (copy of birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, driver’s license or U.S. government identification). See Rule 300.1 (i) for further explanation.

Membership Chair:  Lesia Dunn
Fax: 214-465-2561
Lesia.dunn@gmail.com
 214-704-6893

WAIVER: All athletes who participate in the USATF Junior Olympic Program must complete the Junior Olympic Participant Waiver and Release form. This form is already integrated in the online entry system and can be completed electronically; it can also be obtained via your association. All forms must be submitted at the first round of the Junior Olympic series.

AWARDS: USATF Junior Olympic medals will be awarded to the top three (3) individuals and the top three (3) relay teams in each event of each age division.

ADVANCEMENTS: The top 8 individuals and relay teams in each event of each age division will advance to the USATF Region 12 Championships to be held on July 10-14, 2018 at University of Texas at San Antonio in San Antonio, TX. Advancements must be completed by declaring at Athletic.net by July 2, 2018 at 9 pm CST. Declaration will open within 48 hours after end of the 2018 Association Championships.

The National Junior Olympic Championships will be held from Monday, July 23rd to Sunday, July29th in Greensboro, NC. The top 5 athletes at the Region 12 Championships will qualify for the National Championships, in combined events the top 2 athletes will qualify. Information is available at: http://www.usatf.org/groups/Youth/programs/JuniorOlympics/TF.asp

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY JUNE 21, 2018

RUNNING EVENTS

9:00 3000m 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals

12:00 noon 4X100 Relay 8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B Prelims
4X800 Relay 11-12G, 11-12B Finals
80 MH 11-12G, 11-12B Prelims
100m 8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B Prelims
400m 8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B Prelims
200m 8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B Prelims
4x400m relay 8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10B, 9-10G, 11-12G, 11-12G Prelims

FIELD EVENTS

8:30 AM Discus 13-14B, 15-16B, 17-18M Prelims-Finals
Shot Put 15-16G, 17-18W Prelims-Finals
Long Jump 13-14G, 15-16G, 17-18W Prelims-Finals
High Jump 13-14B, 13-14G Prelims-Finals

9:00 am Pole Vault 17-18W, 15-16G, 13-14G Prelims-Finals

10:00 am Discus 13-14G, 15-16G, 17-18W Prelims-Finals Shot Put 15-16B, 17-18M Prelims-Finals Long Jump 13-14B, 15-16B, 17-18M Prelims-Finals
High Jump 15-16G, 15-16B Prelims-Finals

12:00 pm Shot Put 13-14G Prelims-Finals
Triple Jump 13-14B, 15-16B, 17-18M Prelims-Finals
High Jump 17-18W, 17-18M Prelims-Finals

2:00 pm Shot Put 13-14B Prelims-Finals Triple Jump 13-14G, 15-16G, 17-18W Prelims-Finals

The multi’s, javelin, hammer and steeplechase will not be contested at this meet, however, in order to advance an athlete must enter the Association Championship to advance to the Region 12 Championships.

FRIDAY June 22, 2018

RUNNING EVENTS

9:00 am 3000m run 11-12G, 11-12B Finals 3000 RW 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals
1500 RW 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B Finals

12:00 pm 4x100 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Prelims
4x800 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals
100mh 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 17-18W Prelims
110mh 15-16B, 17-18M Prelims
100m 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Prelims
400m 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Prelims
200mh 13-14G, 13-14B Prelims
400mh 15-16G, 17-18W, 15-16B, 17-18M Prelims
200m 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Prelims
4x400 relays 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Prelims

FIELD EVENTS

9:00 am Pole Vault 13-14B, 15-16B, 17-18M Prelims-Finals

FIELD EVENTS (8 & Under, 9-10, 11-12)

9:00 am Discus 11-12G, 11-12B Prelims-Finals

10: am High Jump 9-10G, 11-12G Prelims-Finals Shot Put 8 & under B, 9-10B, 11-12B Prelims-Finals
Long Jump 8 & under G, 9-10G Prelims-Finals

12:00 pm High Jump 9-10B, 11-12B Prelims-Finals
Shot Put 8 & under G, 9-10G, 11-12G Prelims-Finals
Long Jump 11-12G, 11-12B Prelims-Finals

2:00 pm Long Jump 8 & under B, 9-10B Prelims-Finals
Turbo Javelin 8 & under G&B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B Prelims-Finals

SATURDAY JUNE 23, 2018

8:30 am    4x100 relay        8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B             Finals
        800m            8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B    Finals  
        80 mh            11-12G, 11-12B                             Finals  
        100m            8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B    Finals  
        400m            8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B    Finals  
        200m            8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B    Finals  
        1500m            8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B    Finals 
        4x400m relay        8 & under G, 8 & under B, 9-10G, 9-10B, 11-12G, 11-12B    Finals

12:30 PM Introduction of Officials and National Anthem

1:00 pm
4x100m relay 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals
800m 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals 100mh 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 17-18W Finals
110mh 15-16B, 17-18M Finals
100m 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals
400m 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals
200mh 13-14G, 13-14B Finals
400mh 15-16G, 17-18W, 15-16B, 17-18M Finals
200m 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals
1500m 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals
4x400m relay 13-14G, 13-14B, 15-16G, 15-16B, 17-18W, 17-18M Finals

PACKET PICKUP WIL BE ON THURSDAY MORNING AT 7:00 AM AT GATE IN FRONT OF THE STADIUM.

IMPLEMENT WEIGH-IN: To be determined

EVENT CHECK-IN: There will be separate check-in areas for Running and Field events. Athletes must check in at these designated areas 45 minutes prior to the event's scheduled starting time. All athletes will be required to remain in the designated warm-up areas after checking in.

COMPETITION BIB NUMBERS: All competitors must wear their assigned bib numbers during competition and on the front on their jerseys only. The bib numbers should match the competition number on the Team Entry Printout. Please make sure your athlete is wearing the correct number. All athletes wear bibs and wrist bands to compete. If an athlete loses the bib number, a replacement can be purchased for a fee of $8.00. Bibs and wrist bands must be purchased at the ticket booth each day.

EVENT RESULTS: During competition, event results will be posted near the press box and on the ground level near the entrance and online. Posted results are for everyone’s observation. PLEASE DO NOT REMOVE POSTED RESULTS. In addition, event results will be posted at swusatf.org.

PROTESTS: Protest fees are $100.00 (CASH ONLY, NO EXCEPTIONS) and must be submitted to the meet referee at once and not later than 30 minutes after the publication, (Rule 146.2). Only violations of the current USATF Rules of Competition may be protested. The protest should be written on the “Protest Form” with the proper USATF rule sited. Fees and completed protest forms must be turned in at the ticket booth. The protest fee will be refunded if the protest is upheld.

ALL USATF RULES IN EFFECT

CONDUCT: ZERO TOLERANCE FOR MISCONDUCT FOR ATHLETES, COACHES, AND SPECTATORS, THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS.

GATE ADMISSION FEES: $8.00 per person. Children 5 and under are free. Wristbands must be worn at all times to enter facility. All coaches with a current USATF membership and clearance through the USATF Background Check and Safesport will be given a coach’s wristband and admitted free, meaning your name will appear on the coach’s registry list.

EVENT SCHEDULING CONFLICTS: When athletes are in more than 1 event at the same time, they must check in at each event, obtain permission to be excused by the Head Event Official from one event, and return to any event before the conclusion of all preliminary or final attempts, whichever the case may be. See the Youth Section of the USATF rulebook, Page 182, Rule 302.5 (p,q,r). It is very important that you advise the Head Official overseeing events in which you may have a potential schedule conflict, particularly conflicts with throwing events due to the distance of the Throws Area from the main track facility.

RESTRICTED AREAS: Coaches and spectators will not be allowed on the track, the infield or in the clerking area.

HYDRATION: Spectators please make sure to stay hydrated make sure your athletes are drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated. In the competition areas there will be continuous hydration in all event areas.

TENTS & LARGE UMRELLAS: Tents and large umbrellas are allowed in the upper outer rows of the stands only. Tents are not allowed in front of the press box. You will not be allowed to set up your tent or large umbrella in front of someone else’s tent or large umbrella. Tents may be left overnight at your own risk.

WAIVERS: Athletes requesting waivers into the Region 12 Championships must enter the association championships as the first level even though they will not compete in the meet. It is to ensure they will be moved into the Region 12 Championship. All waiver request must be received by email prior to final day of registration to move into the region 12 championships.

Even though all athletes are to go online to register for the 2018 USATF Southwestern Association Junior Olympic T & F Championships, there will be online payments, to athletics.net at time of registration. PLEASE BRING YOUR RECEIPTS of Entry FROM ATHLETIC.NET WITH YOU.

DIRECTIONS: Please use your GPS

PARKING: FREE

CONTACT:
Name: Toni Nichols Phone Number: 214-803-9633 E-mail: tnichols70@sbcglobal.net

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