Youth Athletes

Today's youth athletes are tomorrow's champions! As the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport, track & field, long distance running, and race walking offer a variety of competitive and fitness opportunities. Youth competitions take place in 2-year age divisions, from 10 & under through 17-18.

Youth meets and races are often more than competition--they're also fun! And, regardless of whether young athletes achieve a personal best, win a medal, or earn a shot at international competition, they'll have the opportunity to make new friends--and a lifetime of memories!

USATF's largest youth program is the Junior Olympics, where nearly 70,000 youth athletes compete each year in the Track & Field and Cross Country championships.


Calendar | Results | Rankings courtesy of EliteYouth.com


2018 USATF Region 5 Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Champs.

Date: July 5 - July 8
Location: Olivet College, Olivet, MI

  • Application for Officials
  • Application for Volunteers
  • Officials and volunteers: You are invited to apply to officiate or volunteer at the 2018 USATF Region 5 Junior Olympic Outdoor Track & Field Championships being hosted by USATF Michigan at Olivet College.
  • Please submit this application no later than May 1, 2018.