The Athletics Program comprises nine age divisions determined by the Athlete's year of birth:

*Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age in the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.

**Athletes who are eighteen (18) years of age through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships shall be eligible to compete in the 17-18 Years age division.

Competition Rules

Event Limitations

In Track & Field, a competitor in the 8-under, 9-10 Years, 11-12 Years Divisions may enter a maximum of three (3) events.

Competitors in the 13-14 Years, 15-16 Years and 17-18 Years Divisions may enter a maximum of four (4) events.

These event limitations include relays but do not include multi-events.  Entry in a relay, either as a principal or an alternate member will be considered an entry for purpose of this rule.

Age Division / Year of Birth

8 & Under (previously Sub-bantam)  - 2009+*
9 - 10 (previously Bantam)  - 2007-2008
11 - 12 (previously Midget) -  2005-2006
13 - 14 (previously Youth) -  2003-2004
15 - 16 (previously Intermediate) - 2001-2002
17 - 18 (previously Young) - 1999-2000**