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Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.
  • The competition will be conducted in six age divisions as follows:
8 & Under born 2005 +*
9-10 born 2003 - 2004
11-12 born 2001 - 2002
13-14 born 1999 - 2000
15-16 born 1997 - 1998
17-18 born 1995 - 1996**
*Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) “Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.”

** Athletes born in 1994 are also eligible if they do not turn 19 on or before 7/28/2013.

  • 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 divisions may compete in a maximum of three events, including relays. Competitors in the 13-14, 15-16, and 17-18 divisions may compete in a maximum of four events, including relays. Combined events are not included in the event count.
  • All athletes must be 2013 members of USATF in good standing. USATF memberships may be purchased online or through your local Association.
  • All clubs must be 2013 USATF member organizations.
  • All relay team members must be members of the same club, which must also be registered with the club's local USATF Association for 2013.

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