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2018 USATF
Para Youth Championships (YC):

USATF has decided not to support a Para Athlete Youth Championship in 2018.  This is very disheartening to ATFUSA who, with the Para Committee of USATF, has worked for 10 years to allow Para Athletes to complete at a true National Youth Championship and not be treated as a non competitive event squeezed into the able bodied youth championships or JO's because they were pressured to do so.

We had made great strides to open the eyes of the USATF associations that Para Athletes are welcome at all USATF youth events and we could offer these athletes a path to real Regional, National, International and Paralympic competitions.

We will continue to try to work with USATF on the event side to convince them that Para Athletes are just as much a full member of USATF as their ambulatory athletes and therefore should have the same opportunities.

To this end, we will embrace any USATF PARA athlete  wishing to come to the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals in Fort Wayne, Ind, this July.  

With the exception that we will not be giving out USATF Para Youth Championship Age Group Medals, we will classify all athletes and they will be fully integrated into the Age Group/Class Junior Nationals competition. 

Rules to Apply:

AGE GROUPS: U11, U14, U16, U18, U20, U23

ENTRY & REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS For Junior Nationals:

  1. USATF Junior Non-Classed Athlete Members will enter the competition by meeting the Ambulatory or Wheelchair Non-Classed Age Group Division Standard (go to the Meet Results tab  or the USATF Para Standards Tab and look up the standards).

  2. Classed Athletes will enter the competition by meeting the Ambulatory or Wheelchair Age Group/class Standards (go to the Meet Results tab  or the Standards Tab and look up the standards).

  3. Athletes must fill in and submit POP form(s) showing the events completed in and the Results attained.  Have these forms with you at your meets so the proper signatures can be attained.

  4. Signing up via the on-line Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals registration page (check here in early April for the On-Line registration hyperlink).

  5. The Fees for registering for Junior Nationals are $50.00 for a full 2018 membership to Adaptive Sports USA and a $50.00 fee for Track and or a $50.00 fee for Field.  This/these Track and/or Field Fee(s) allow the athlete to enter as many Track or Field Events as they wish.  
    EX: To compete in Track - $100.00 ($50 for Membership and $50, Junior Nationals, any or all Track events).  For both Track and Field - $150.00.  These fees allow the athlete to participate in all  non fee programs during the week. 

  6. The track events for Junior Nationals include the 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m, 3000m, 5000m (the 800, 1500m, 3000m, & 5000m events are for the most part  U11 events). 
    The Reg package will show all eligible events by age group and classification. 

  7. The Field events include Shot Put, Discus, Javelin, Long Jump, Triple Jump and High Jump.  Again the Reg. package will show all eligible events by Age Group and Classification.

CLASSIFICATION:

All athletes must be classified to enter the competition.  Those USATF non-classed athletes will be required to come to the meet early to be classified.  USATF Athletes will then compete in their  Sex, Age Group, Class events.  Check the Registration package for classification time slot information.

AWARDS:

All athletes are competing in the Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals and are eligible to win awards for 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their Age Group/Class Division.