Association News

Homegoing Service for Fahim Minkah

Memorial Event and Ballon Release

Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 1:00pm Desoto Eagles Stadium 600 Eagle Drive Desoto, TX 75115


Monday, February 26, 2018 from 12pm to 6pm Tri-Four Funeral Home 3114 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215


Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10:00am Greater Bethlehem Baptist Church 7031 Forney Rd. Dallas, Texas 75227

Registration Now open for second USATF learn by Doing Clinic

Registration Now Open for second USATF Learn by Doing Clinic

What: Gain hands-on instruction from USATF Master Coaches at our Learn By Doing Clinic, a day of practicum on the field with teaching and demonstrations. Participants will learn how to coach specific techniques, drill progressions and coaching cues with error correction and video analysis.

USATF Southwestern Association New Sanction Pricing

Effective: November 1, 2016

Click here for printable fee table:

Application Late fees: Submit your sanction application at least 30 days in advance to avoid a late fee!!!!!!!

Applications Received 29 days – 16 days prior to event = 10% increase in the sanction fee Applications Received 15 days – 8 days prior to event = 25% increase in the sanction fee Applications Received 7 days - 4 days prior to event = 50% increase in the sanction fee Applications Received 3 days or less prior to event = 100% increase in the sanction fee

Late fees for Certificate of Insurance Requests:

Requests Received 7 days – 4 days prior to event = $25 fee

Requests Received 3 days or less prior to event = $50 fee

USATF will impose a 10% administrative fee on any refunds for cancelled sanctions.

The USATF National Fee for all sanctioned events that elect to waive USATF liability insurance will be 25% of the regular sanction fee, not to exceed a total charge of $1,000.

In addition to the changes noted above, USATF is committed to providing better resources to both our Associations and event directors to improve overall support for the sanction program. USATF will provide enhanced educational resources on best practices with regard to event management and with the assistance and collaboration of our partners in the field, USATF plans to create training courses for event directors in order to increase their knowledge on topics such as risk management, medical safety, security and event management. Look for those additional resource tools over the coming months.

Homegoing Services for Jerry Collins, USATF Official

Hello Members of USATF Southwestern Association

Homegoing Services for Jerry Collins, brother of David Collins this weekend.

Visitation will be at Evergreen Funeral Home all day on Friday, December 18, 2015, as there will not be a wake. The location is at 6449 Houston School Road, Dallas, TX 75241.

Home going Services: Saturday, December 19, 2015, will be held at the Southern Bible Institute at 7200 S. Hampton Rd. Dallas, Tx 75232 at 2:30 pm.

Entombment Services: Will be conducted at the DFW Cemetery on Monday, December 21, 2015. There will be a line up at the Evergreen Funderal Home at 8:00 am. for the processional for final services at the DFW National Cemetary, located at 2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75211.

Please email your condolences to and send flowers to Evergreen Funeral Home, 6449 Houston School Road, Dallas, TX 75241.

David would like to thank all of you for your condolences and has asked for privacy for himself and his family due to ongoing planning at this extremely emotional time.

UPDATE: REGION XII Junior Olympics are postponed today due to inclement weather.

Extensive Rain have postponed Region XII JO Meet today: July 7, 2015.

Coaches and athletes are required to check with Meet Management prior to leaving the facility or events. There will not be any waivers issued to the National Championships for athletes that do not compete at the Regional Meet.

2014 Southwestern Association J.O. Cross Country Championship

UPDATE for Immediate Release: OCT 22, 2014

Hello Fellow Members of USATF Junior Olympics

I would like to inform all of you that we are hosting our USATF Southwestern Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships on November 8, 2014 and will not be hosting a regional cross country championship until further notice. We will again this year, (2014), be at North Lakes Parks in Denton Texas same as last year.  As a matter of fact all rules are in effect the same as last year and are listed below