Mar. 10, 2009 - Seattle Parks and Rec


Youth PNA Meeting
March 10th, 2009 7:00pm
Seattle Parks 'n Rec

IN ATTENDANCE - Asha Dean (SCAA), Kenny Emerick, Patti Petesch (PNA);
Holly & Darryl Genest (FWTC); Tom Potter (SRC); Kwajalein Griffin
(RBTC); Helen Woodke (Flying AJ's): Kim Brooks, Eric Metcalfe

MINUTES - Minutes of the February 10th meeting were approved.


TRACK - 2009 club registration deadline is April 30, 2009. Cost is
$50. Late fees for returning clubs will be $100, so the total for a
late renewal is $150.

2009 Tentative Youth Track Schedule
May 2 - Rainier Beach meet @ Rainier Beach High School
May 9 - Wings of Eagles meet @ Sealth
May 16 - L. Berry meet (Seattle clubs only)
May 30 - Cascade Striders meet @ Sammamish High School
June 5 & 6 - J.O. combined events (intermediate, young wo/men) @
Stevens High School
June 6 - SCAA Fred Dean Invite @ Sealth High School
June 13th - South Kitsap meet @ South Kitsap High School
June 20th - Flying AJ's Classic @ Sealth High School
June 21 - J.O. combined events (bantam, midget, youth) @ Yelm High
June 27 & 28 - J.O. Associations @ Sealth High School
July 9-12 - JO Regionals @ Willamette University, Salem, OR
July 18 - SeaTown meet @ Sealth High School
July 27-Aug 2 - JO Nationals @ N. Carolina A&T State University,
Greensboro, NC

2010 JO Track Nationals will be in Sacramento, CA


On time registration is $5 per event. Late registration is $10 per
event. Athletes must register at least two hours before the scheduled
time of their event.

Club assignments for the JO Association are as follows:
Long jump/triple jump - Cascade Striders
Long jump/triple jump - FWTC
High Jump - Rain City Flyers
Pole Vault - Rainier Beach
Javelin/turbo javelin - Flying AJs
Hurdles - SCAA
Hammer - Dwight Midles/Camas TC
Shot put - SeaTown
Multi Events (6/21) - Barron Park Striders
Announcer - Rainier Beach
Discus -
Awards -
Results (posting) -

Pass-through requirements for the JO Regional meet will be posted on
our website.

BACKGROUND CHECKS - must be completed by May 1st for coaches,
administrators, and anyone who spends alone-time with an athlete (i.e.
chaperones). The service that we're using is TClogiQ and it's available
online through the USATF website. There will be a cost of $8 per check,
but the Youth PNA will reimburse you/your club so hold on to your

Procedure for background check:
1) buy a USATF membership at
2) Go to to fill out the
background check.
3) Click "Criminal Background Check Program" (make sure your pop-up
screen blocker is off)
4) Click on "Begin Your Background Screen"

Once you're done, you will receive confirmation via email from TClogiQ
within 24 hrs and your name will be listed on the USATF website
which is also accessible from our PNTF website.

If you don't have access to a computer, or don't want to outlay the $
for the background check, Patti Petesch, our Youth Track Chair, will
make two nights available in which you can come down to Seattle Parks 'n
Rec to process the background checks. This will be by appointment only.
Patti can be reached at Patti.Petesch@Seattle.Gov


2009 X-C Junior Olympic schedule
Nov 14 - JO Association, Woodland Park, Seattle
Nov 21 - JO Regionals, Spokane, Plantes Ferry Sports Field
Dec 12 - JO Nationals, Reno, NV

2010 X-C Junior Olympic Nationals will be held in Hoover, Alabama (fly
into Birmingham).

OLD BUSINESS - Helen Woodke reported on having an informational booth
at the high school state track meet (May 29-30). The cost is $200 per
day which includeds four passes per day. Additionally, we could place a
$300 half-page ad in the HS State program. We would need volunteers
from all the clubs to cover a shift to be able to pull this off.

2009 Meeting Schedule
April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, Sept 8th, Nov10th
Oct/Sunday (exact date TBD) - annual meeting; 2010 planning
July, August and December - no meeting

Holly Genest
Youth PNA Secretary