Meet Information Date: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – July 6-9 Site: NC A&T State University Greensboro, NC 27411 Eligibility: Competitors must be 2017 USATF AGE VERIFIED members. The top five (5) Individuals and Relays will qualify for the USATF National JO Championships at the University. Of Kansas in Lawrence, KS. Age Div.: Age divisions are determined by year of birth, i.e., their age on Dec. 31, 2017. Age Division Year of Birth 8 & Under 2009 and after * 9 – 10 2007 – 2008 11 – 12 2005 – 2006 13 – 14 2003 – 2004 15 – 16 2001 – 2002 17 – 18 1999 – 2000 and 1998 if date of birth is after July 31, 2017 An athlete must compete in his/her age division only. *In order for an 8 & Under athlete to advance to the National Junior Olympics, he/she must turn seven by December 31, 2017 Entry Fees: Athletes participating in individual and Combined-Events must pay both entry fees. Individual $6.00 per each individual event Relays $24.00 per relay Combined-Events: Triathlon/Pentathlon $14.00 per individual Heptathlon/Decathlon $20.00 per individual Entry Process: Online Entry Registration: Entries can only be made on-line at will be used for the Junior Olympic Series beginning with the Association JO Championships. The entry deadline is Wednesday, June 28, 2017. Waivers Participants: ALL athletes who participate in the USATF Junior Olympic Program must complete the Participant Waiver & Release Form. This form is already integrated in the online entry system and can be completed electronically if athletes enter individually. For team entries, the form must be downloaded and completed manually. National Junior Olympics Athletes who compete in the Junior National Championships may be entered in the National Junior Olympic meet without having to compete in the Association or Regional meet provided they meet the Youth Athletics age limits. Acquisition and completion of the waiver and entry form to National meet can be acquired and turned in at the Junior Nationals. Entry fee into the National meet must accompany waiver/entry form. Representatives from the JO Nationals will be on site to receive these entries. Relays: Relays managed per Rule 302 (3) Protest: All protests must be filed at the protest table, within 30 minutes of the posting of the results of the event. A cash fee of $50 must be submitted when filing protest. The money will be returned if the protest is upheld. All coaches must abide by the USATF rules and any supplemental polices or risk disqualification of an athlete or their team. Awards: First through eight place finishers will receive USATF medals. Intent to Advance to Nationals: National qualifiers must declare on by midnight, TBD Facilities: Eight (8) lane, all weather track. Finish Lynx timing will be used. Concession stands open during meet. No tape decks, radios or glass containers allowed in the stadium. Tents may be placed in stands in designated areas only. Only ¼”, pyramid spikes or running flats will be allowed on the A&T’s track. No street shoes will be allowed on the track. Packet Pick-up: Clubs and individual athletes will be able to obtain their race related information at Packet Pick-up on Thursday, July 10, beginning at 7:30 AM and Friday thru Sunday, from 7:00AM to 6PM Gate Fees: Spectators: $5.00 per day: 4 Day Pass $15.00 Senior Citizens (55 & older) $4.00 per day; 4 Day Pass $12.00 Free USATF Member coaches who have completed 2017 USATF background screening, participating athletes, children (under 10). Warm up Area: Athletes may warm up on the designated field outside the track. Call of Events: Each competitor should report to the Clerk of Course on first call. In the case of field events, the competitor must report to the Field Judge in charge of the event. Track events take precedence over field events. Athletes must report to the Field Judge first and request permission to be excused to compete in a running event: If an athlete is not checked in and ready to move to the track by the final call, they will be scratched. Rules: 2017 USATF Youth Athletics Rules and any supplementary rules stated in this event announcement will be strictly adhered to. Rule 303 will be used to form heats and determine finalist for events requiring preliminaries. As determined by the Games Committee, in events where preliminaries are run and more than 48 athletes are entered, the top 8 times will advancement to the finals. Uniforms for the purpose of relays (Rule 302- 3{d}) All participant shall wear tops of the same color as well as shorts of a same color. No coaches allowed on the track or field event area except for injuries.