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2020 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships

Meet Information can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.usatf.org/events/2020/2020-usatf-youth-outdoor-championships 

 

WELCOME TO MIRAMAR

The 2020 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships will be held at the Ansin Sports Complex in Miramar, Florida.

Many athletes from throughout the United States are expected to converge in Miramar for the USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships. Entry for this championship is open to all eligible athletes.  Competition takes place in six (6) two-year age divisions, with athletes falling between the ages of 7 and 18.

With a seating capacity of approximately 5000 the Ansin Sports Complex is an ideal sporting facility and will prove to be a premier host for this year’s Championship competition.

America’s next generation of track and field stars will be competing throughout the summer and will take center stage at the national championships in Miramar.  USATF and event host, the City of Miramar in beautiful sunny South Florida, hope you will join in the excitement!


TICKET INFORMATION

Form of payment will be cash only:


Daily Admission

7-Day

Adults

$15

$50

Children Age 7-12

$8

$25

Children Age 6 & under

Free

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Tickets will be provided in the form of wristbands, which will allow access in and out of the stadium. Everyone over the age of 6 will require a wristband or a credential to enter into the Ansin Sports Complex. Any passing or sharing of wristbands is prohibited, and the wristband will be forfeited without refund.

There will be no refunds or replacement wristbands issued. If your wristband is lost or detached, you will need to purchase a new wristband.

In order to obtain a Coaches Credential for the USATF Youth National Outdoor Championships you must meet the requirements below.


Coaches Credential Requirements: 

  • Education Standard must be completed no later than June 15, 2020
  • Coach must be listed on the Youth Club profile in addition to the USATF Coaches Registry list.
  • Background screening and SafeSport compliance will be verified by listing on Youth Club profile.

 Coach Credential Allocation Information

  • Three (3) credentials per Club (Coach must be listed on profile as “coach”.
  • For those clubs with 100 or more athletes entered into the event, the Coaches Credential allocation will be one (1) additional credential per ten (10) athletes after the initial three (3). The maximum allocation of credentials will be ten (10).
  • Coach wristbands/credentials are non-transferable and replacement will be at the full cost of remaining daily admission.
  • In order to receive credentials proper ID must be shown.


FACILITY INFORMATION

 Stadium and Box Office Hours 

The Ansin Sports Complex and the Stadium Box Office will open to the public daily at 6:30 a.m. The Box Office will close at the start of the last event each day, and the stadium will close at the conclusion of each day’s practice session (90 minutes after the conclusion of the final event on the track).

The stadium will open on Sunday, June 21st for an open practice session from 9am – 6 pm and on Monday, June 22nd from 9am – 4pm. Prohibited items include glass bottles, alcohol, grills or portable cooking units, pets/animals and weapons. The Ansin Sports Complex is a non-smoking area.

Coolers are permitted, but all bags, coolers, tents and other items brought into the Ansin Sports Complex are subject to search by security or other designated personnel.


TENTS / TEAM AREAS/UMBRELLAS

Due to the lack of shade on the warm-up field/ team camp area, it is strongly suggested that teams bring tents.

To ensure the safety of spectators and athletes alike, tents are allowed in the designated Tent City area which is located across from the north side of the track in the practice track area.  No tents will be allowed on the entire perimeter of the track. NO EXCEPTIONS.

Tents are NOT allowed in the northside bleachers (covered) but will be allowed in the top three (3) rows of the southside bleachers.  There shall be no obstruction of walkways including standing at the bleacher fences.

Tent frames may be left up, but all canopies must be removed at the end of competition day. Tents with canopies left overnight will be removed. Tents may only be set-up or retrieved during hours that the stadium is open to the public...EVENT STAFF WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE TO RETRIEVE YOUR TENT AFTER HOURS.

 Personal size umbrellas will be allowed in the stands, as long as they do not block the view of other spectators. No umbrellas, regardless of size, will be allowed in the seats located in front of the press box. Sport/golf umbrellas and large umbrellas are allowed on 3rd level of the southside bleachers ONLY..


Team coolers are subject to search by security personnel.

Items Not Allowed inside the stadium:

  • Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Glass or metal containers
  • Weapons, fireworks, explosives or munitions
  • Laser pointers
  • Gum on the track or the infield
  • Pets
  • Skates, skateboards or roller blades
  • Grills or other portable cooking units

Bus and RV parking is available in the over-flow parking area. Electrical and water connections for RV use are not available. NO OVERNIGHT PARKING WITHIN THE FACILITY.  Vehicles will be towed after hours.


 Lost and Found 

In the event that you lose an item, please report it to the Lost and Found located in the packet pickup area.


Facility Entrance Gates 

The entry access to the Ansin Sports Complex will be from Miramar Boulevard.  Parking in the main street is prohibited and vehicles will be ticketed/towed.

Fan Expo

The 2020 USATF National Youth Championships Expo Area will be located inside the facility in a designated area.


Awards 

The 2020 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championships Awards Area will be located  across from the north side of the track adjacent to the Warm-Up Area.

ATHLETE ENTRY INFORMATION

Entry Information

Athlete Event

Entry Fee

Individual Event

$10

Relays

$40

Decathlon / Heptathlon

$26

Triathlon / Pentathlon

$22


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, by visiting usatf.org/About/Competition-Rules.aspx.

The competition will be conducted in six age divisions as follows:

8 & under born 2012 and later*

13-14   born 2006 and 2007

9-10 born 2010 and 2011

15-16   born 2004 and 2005

11-12 born 2008 and 2009

17-18   born 2002 and 2003**

*Per USATF Competition Rule 300.1 (c), athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year in order to compete in the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.

** Per USATF Competition Rule 300.1 (d), Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division.

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 2020 members of USATF in good standing. USATF memberships may be purchased online by visiting USAT.org or through your local Association Office.

All clubs must be 2020 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 2020 and must wear tops and bottoms of the same color.

*All entries into the National Championships must be completed online at https://www.athletic.net. Entries cannot be accepted by any other method. Onsite changes/additions must be completed by 3 p.m. EST at least one day prior to the event. 


Packet Pick-up Schedule

Sunday


Monday

June 22

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday

June 23

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday

June 24

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday

June 25

7:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday

June 26

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday

June 27

7:00 am-2:00 pm

Sunday

June 28

7:00 am-2:00 pm

 

Photographer

The official meet photographer will be available to take competition and awards ceremony photographs. Information on ordering and purchasing photos will be available in the Expo Area.


Merchandise

Championship apparel will be available on-site. The merchandise will be available on-site throughout the entire event.


Event Check-In

Athletes must check in the Clerk Area 45 minutes prior to the event’s scheduled starting time. All athletes will be required to remain in the designated warm-up areas after check-in.

Calls WILL NOT be made for track or field events. Athletes and coaches will be responsible for ensuring they are at check-in prior to the time deadline.

 

Warm-up Area

The warm-up track and the tent city area, will be available for athlete use during competition hours. There will be no warm-up facilities for field events. Parents/Coaches will not be allowed to access the warm- up/check-in location.

   

Athlete/Parent Reunification

Athletes in the 8 * Under and 9-10 age divisions will be held by officials following their events to be re-unified with their parent or guardian. Parent/Guardians should meet their athletes immediately following their events. Athletes in running events on the track and jumping events in the main stadium should be met in the recovery area near the finish line.

Re-unification is done by recognition and confirmation from the athlete to the event official. Any concerns or special circumstances related to re-unification should be addressed to Meet Management prior to the athlete checking-in for their event.

Athletes in the 11-12 and older age divisions will be allowed to leave the competition area without additional supervision.


Implements

Meet management will provide all implements for running and throwing events (batons, blocks, shot, hammer, discus, javelin) with the exception of pole vault. Participants must use the implements provided for competition. Personal implements on the track and in the Throwing events will not be allowed.

 

SPIKES

Participants in the high jump and javelin may use spikes up to 9mm in length (pyramid spikes only; no needles or Christmas trees).

The maximum spike length allowed for running events and field events is listed below.

  • 1/4” pyramid
  • Christmas tree spikes are not allowed.

*spikes will be available for purchase

 SPIKES


Practice Times

The competition facilities will be available for evening practice for up to 90 minutes after the last contested event, between the dates of Tuesday, June 23rd  to Saturday, June 27th. Start times for evening practice are contingent upon the last scheduled event of the daily competition. If the daily schedule runs longer than scheduled, coaches and parents understand that they CANNOT use the facility while competition is being held. Meet Management reserves the right to revoke practice facility privileges as deemed necessary.  Coaches and parents are responsible for ensuring that all trash is cleaned up.  There will be no Pole Vault, Javelin, Hammer, Shot Put or Discus practice accommodations within the venue.  These practices require supervision by a Certified Official and cannot be guaranteed.


Starting Heights – SUBJECT TO REVISION

The starting heights for the high jump and the pole vault are listed in the chart below. Incremental increases shall be 5 cm in the high jump and 15 cm in the pole vault.

High Jump

Age Division

Metric

Imperial

Age Division

Metric

Imperial

9 – 10 Girls

1.00m

3’ 3”

9 – 10 Boys

1.00m

3’ 3”

11 – 12 Girls

1.20m

3’ 11”

11 – 12 Boys

1.20m

3’ 11”

13 – 14 Girls

1.30m

4’ 3”

13 – 14 Boys

1.45m

4’ 9”

15 – 16 Girls

1.35m

4’ 5”

15 – 16 Boys

1.60m

5’ 3”

17 – 18 Women

1.45m

4’ 9”

17 – 18 Men

1.70m

5’ 7”





Pole Vault

Age Division

Metric

Imperial

Age Division

Metric

Imperial

13 – 14 Girls

2.05m

6’ 9”

13 – 14 Boys

2.55m

8’ 4 1/2”

15 – 16 Girls

2.25m

7’ 4 1/2”

15 – 16 Boys

3.30m

10’ 11”

17 – 18 Women

2.65m

8’ 8”

17 – 18 Men

3.85m

12’ 7 1/2”


Pole Vault

Refer to USATF Rule 302.5(n). All competitors must provide their own vaulting poles. Participants in the Pole Vault competition will be weighed; all poles will be inspected for manufacturers’ pole ratings and the maximum top hand hold position as determined by the manufacturer. The competitors’ weights must be at or below the manufacturers’ pole ratings. NO EXCEPTIONS. Poles will be impounded at the time of inspection, at the warm-up area for the event. Meet management will not be responsible for any pole that is shipped to or impounded at the meet without a hard-protective case.

Athletes may ship vaulting poles directly to Hodges Stadium. Contact Ervin Lewis via email (e.lewis@unf.edu) before you send shipments to:

Ansin Sports Complex
10801 Miramar Blvd
Miramar, FL 33025
Attn: Reggie Williams
954.602.4990

*Shipping Note: In order to ensure that the poles can be located for the competition, the container must be clearly labeled with the athlete’s name, age, gender and event day. 

Shipments should be scheduled to arrive no earlier than Monday, June 22, 2020.

There will NOT be poles available to rent on-site. 

The weigh-in and pole inspection room is located under the bleachers on the northside of the stadium.


Date

Times

Monday, June 22

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 23

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wednesday, June 24

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Thursday, June 25

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Friday, June 26

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Saturday, June 27

7:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, June 28

7:00 am – 9:00 am


 

Protests

Protests relating to matters that develop during the conduct of the competition must be made to the Protest Referee at once and not later than 30 minutes after a result has been announced. This time period will be strictly enforced. There will be a $100 cash submission fee required to file a protest. This fee will be refunded only if the protest is upheld. Only violations of the 2020 USATF Rules of Competition may be protested.


Judgment calls made by meet officials cannot be protested. Protests that do not meet the above criteria will not be accepted. Please note USATF Rule 119. 4(a), (c) when considering the use of video/photo footage for protests.


Coaches Boxes

Coaches boxes, where provided, will be accessible with coaches credentials. Only coaches with approved background checks who have been issued coaches credentials will be allowed in the designated coaches box. Video recording must be done outside of these designated areas.

Electronic equipment including cell phones, cameras, video, and tables are prohibited in the coaches box. Video recording must be done outside of these designated areas. 


Awards

National Championship Medals will be awarded for first through eighth place in each event. Team Awards will be provided for the top 3 teams in each age division for both girls and boys.


Awards Presentations

Earning a national medal is an amazing accomplishment! As such, USATF and the organizing committee will recognize all award recipients in a formal ceremony (up to 90 minutes after the conclusion of each event). We encourage athletes, parents and coaches to schedule their return flights to accommodate the ceremonies.


Medals will not be distributed in advance of an event ceremony. Instructions for requesting a medal to be mailed will be provided onsite.


Lost and Found

The lost and found area will be located in Packet Pickup

  

Medical Services

Athlete and spectator medical services will be provided. Medical personnel will be located in the Medical Tent.

 

ADA Accommodations

USA Track & Field has specific procedures to be followed by disabled athletes wishing to compete in able-bodied competitions against able-bodied Athletics athletes. Please note that the disabled athlete must first meet the eligibility requirements applicable to the relevant competition, including having achieved the required qualifying standard, if any.

The disabled athlete is responsible for initiating the ADA Accommodation Request procedures sufficiently in advance to enable USATF to complete its review and decision-making process prior to the relevant competition. Please see the USATF “Policy & Procedures for Accommodation Requests Pursuant to the American with Disabilities Act” for more information at www.usatf.org.


Weather

Miramar’s gorgeous climate means you can enjoy outdoor activities all year round. With an average of 221 sunny days per year, Miramar truly lives up to Florida’s nickname of “The Sunshine State.”

In the summer, the average high temperature climbs into the low 90s and lows are in the mid 70s.

In the event of inclement weather or a disaster of any kind, as it is determined by the LOC Security Liaison, USATF National Office Security and Staff and the City of Miramar Police Department personnel, an agreed upon plan has been established should it be necessary to evacuate the Ansin Sports Complex:

All athletes/coaches/trainers will be evacuated through the team entrance gate to their team buses/transportation or other designated areas that will be announced and posted on-site.

All meet and championship officials will also be directed to the track administration office.  All fans/patrons will be directed to their vehicles.

The City of Miramar Lightning Policy:

Lightning and storm activity will be monitored.by the Thorguard Lightning Detection System and City of Miramar evacuation policies and procedures will be adhered to at all times. 

 PARKING

  • Team and spectator parking will be available on-site at the Ansin Sports Complex and adjacent school parking lot. There will be no charge for on-site spectator parking.
  • Officials, media, and Staff parking will be available on-site.
  •  Disability parking is available on-site.


AGE GROUPS/BIRTH YEARS:

AGE, GROUP & BIRTHS

TRACK AND FIELD EVENTS

DIVISIONS

Hotel Information -  

Hotels will be handled by National Travel Systems (NTS) and the link will be available the week of March 24, 2020.  Participants are encouraged to use the provided link to reserve hotel accommodations.  This will guarantee the best rates.

THE 2020 USATF NATIONAL YOUTH OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS EVENT 
SCHEDULE WILL BE  AVAILABLE THE WEEK OF MARCH 24, 2020

The above information is subject to change without notice. Visit USATF.ORG for any and all updates.