2014 USATF South Zone Youth Indoor T&F Championships

C:\Users\MarilynT\Pictures\Youth Programs_Vert Logo (2) (2).jpgC:\Users\MarilynT\Pictures\Youth Programs_Vert Logo (2) (2).jpg2014 USATF SOUTH ZONE
                                                                 BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA
                                                  2331 Bessemer Road Birmingham, Alabama 35208
                                                            HOSTED BY ALABAMA USATF
Eligibility:     Open to any USATF registered athlete in the South Zone that falls within the age divisions listed below. The number of events an athlete may enter is based on USATF Youth Competition Rule limits; three events for 8 & Under Division thru11-12 Division and four events for 13-14 Division thru17-18 Division.  Athletes must be registered as 2014 members with USATF prior to participating. For membership information, go to (www.usatf.org/membership/application/). Birth verification must be submitted prior to online registration for the event.  Please submit proof of birth (The form of proof shall be a copy of a birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, driver’s license, or United States government identification.) to your Association Membership Chair. You can find your membership chair on your local Association website.  It will be helpful to write your membership number on your proof of birth prior to submitting.
Relay Teams:            To participate on a relay, all athletes must be current members of the same participating Club. All clubs must be a current 2014 member, in ‘good standing’ with USATF.  All athletes must be in the same age group of each club to compete (No move-ups). High School Division for Relays will apply to National Indoor Meet only. USATF relay dress code applies.
Age Division:            Age divisions are determined by year of birth as of Dec. 31, 2014.
                        8 & Under Division- 2006 & after (Must be 7 by 12/31/13 to compete in National Meet.)
                        9-10 Division- 2004 – 2005
                        11-12 Division- 2002 – 2003  
                        13- 14 Division- 2000 – 2001
                        15-16 Division- 1998 – 1999
                        17 – 18 Division- 1996 – 1997 and 1995 if date of birth is after July 27, 2014
                        An athlete must compete in his/her age division only.
Entry Info:     Entry fee is $8.00 per event - $32.00 per relay. Entries can only be made on-line at www.usatfregistration.com.   Registration deadline is February 13, at 11:59 PM. EST
Sanction:       USATF
Awards:          USATF Indoor Zonal Medals, 1--6th place.
Rules:             In accordance with 2014 Competition Rule Book.
Equipment:    Athletes must use the starting blocks and batons provided by the meet. Throwers can provide their own implements that must be certified prior to use.

Facilities:      Crossplex is a 200m flat/hydraulic banked Mondo track. The field event areas consist of two pole vault runways, two long/triple jump runways, a single throws area and one high jump apron. The oval contains six 42” lanes on oval, eight 42” lanes on sprint straightaway.  Additionally, there is a 100m warm‐up straightaway with Mondo surface inside facility.  (Finish Lynx timing).  Concession stands open during meet. No tape decks, radios or glass containers allowed in the facility.  Spikes are Limited to 1/4 inch pyramid, No Pin spikes or Christmas Tree spikes.. This will be strictly enforced. Athletes will not be allowed to run with longer spikes. No Food or Beverage Allowed in the facility.  You can bring in a water bottle to use during the meet. 
Location:        2331 Bessemer Road;  Birmingham, Alabama 35208
                         (205) 279-8900
Directions:    Directions to :
Take Exit 123 from Interstate 20/59 South. Take a left and go to the 4th stoplight and take a right on Bessemer Road. It is approximately 2 miles on the left.
Parking:         $3.00 per car- Fee is being negotiated.
Packet Pick   
Up:                  Packets can be picked up at the Drury Inn on February 15 from 6:00 to 8:00PM. Team packets will be available at facility after 7:30 a.m.; coaches meeting at 8:30 a.m.
Meet Director: Mary Birdwell/Jim Pugh 205-862-2477 or trakbird2@bellsouth.net 
Zonal Rep: Inez Finch Ph: 770-977-1850 Email: Inezfinch@aol.com
Host Hotel:    Drury Inn    Lakeshore Drive-160 Sate Farm Parkway   See info Below
Spectators Fee:         $5.00
Seniors 60 years and older is $4.00
Anyone 6 years and younger is free
                                    Coaches with valid USATF Memberships & Background Screening is free 
8 & Under Division/9-10 Division/11-12 Division/13-14 Division must compete in the Zonal Meets in order to qualify for the National Youth Indoor Track & Field Championship. The top six in each event/division will be eligible to compete in the USATF Youth National Indoor Championships March 7-9, 2014 at Prince George’s Sports and Learning Complex, Landover, Maryland.  15-16 Division/17-18 Division/ High School Division can compete in this national competition without competing in the qualifying zonal meet.  Unique to this competition is combined relays for15-16 Division and17-18 Division (High School Division and Club Division).  This means that athletes age 15-18 can run on the same relay team for Clubs and a separate Relay for High School Division (All four members must be from the same High School).  Relays for 8 & Under Division, 9-10 Division, 11-12 Division, and13-14 Division are not combined.  Please go to www.usatf.org  for additional information. Please Note: The National Championship begins on Friday.

The first Running Event starts at 9:00 AM and will continue as a rolling schedule as listed below:
ORDER OF EVENTS                                        FIELD EVENTS
Event                           Ages
3000M Run                (11-18)                                                            Shot Put          All ages
55 Hurdle (SEMI)       (11-18)   Top 8 times to Final                        Long Jump      All ages         
55M (SEMI)               All ages Top 8 times to Final             High Jump      (9-18)
      400M (Finals)             All ages                                               Triple Jump     (13-18)          
1500M                        All ages                                               Polevault          (13-18)          
4 x 200 Relay              All ages                                              
55 Hurdle (Finals)       (11-18)
55M (Finals)               All ages
800M (Finals)             All ages                                  
200M (Finals)             All ages
1500M                        Race Walk (Finals) (ages 9-12)
3000 M                       Race Walk (Finals) (13-18)
4 x 400 Relay              All ages
FIELD EVENTS: All competitors in the Long jump, Triple jump and Shot put will be given three attempts with the top eight advancing to the finals.
Order of field events:
Shot Put          8 & Under Division, 9-10 Division, 11-12 Division, 13-14 Division, 15-16 Division,
                        17-18 Division (Girls followed by Boys)
Long Jump      17-18 Division, 15-16 Division, 13-14 Division, 11-12 Division, 9-10 Division,
                        8 & Under Division
High Jump      9-10 Division, 11-12 Division, 13-14 Division, 15-16 Division, 17-18 Division
Triple Jump    13-14 Division, 15-16 Division, 17-18 Division  
(Will follow the conclusion of LJ)
Polevault         15-16 Division, 13-14 Division, 17-18 Division (Girls followed by Boys)
Only competing athletes and officials will be permitted on the track or infield area, except for medical emergencies
CHECK-IN: Two calls will be made for each event. Athletes in running events must report to the clerk of course, ready to compete. Field event athletes must report directly to their event.  When an athlete is competing in a running event and a field event simultaneously, the athlete must check in at both events, tell the head referee that he/she is also running and must report back to the field event within three minutes of completion of their running event.

Associations in South Zone:

North Carolina
South Carolina
South Texas Southern
Tennessee Virginia
West Texas

Please Note:  2014- Potomac Valley is the host Association for the National Indoor Youth Championship; therefore, they will host their own Zonal Meet.  Athletes in Potomac Valley will not participate in the South Zone meet.  Please go to http://www.usatf.org/assoc/pva/ for meet information for the Potomac Valley Host Zone.
Hotel Rate Comments Cutoff Contact
Drury Inn Lakeshore Drive
(Host Hotel)
160 State Farm Parkway
Birmingham, Alabama
$89.00 King Deluxe Suites, 2 Queen Suites,
Complimentary Quickstart Breakfast - Belgian waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits& gravy, sausage & more. 5:30-7:00 pm each night food, popcorn &Soda
Crossplex– 7 miles
Feb 1 Reservations
Sandra Reyburn
Additional Hotels-  More Hotels will be posted soon.
Be sure to ask for the USATF South Zone group rate
Rates do not include applicable sales and occupancy taxes.