Sep. 20, 2009 - Seattle Parks and Rec


Youth PNA Meeting
September 20th, 2009 12:30pm
Sealth Community Center

IN ATTENDANCE - Asha Dean (SCAA), Doug Chandler, Char Engelhardt, Kenny
Emerick, Patti Petesch, Tracie Silva, Bob Langenbach (PNA); Holly &
Darryl Genest (FWTC); Tom Potter (SRC); Kwajalein Griffin, Vic Roberson
(RBTC), Leo Ahearn, Maria Laidler, Linda Sullivan, Debbie Phillips
(Cascade); Loretta & Terry Fritz (SKTC); Kim Brooks (SeaTown); Jim Neff
(Rain City); Helen Woodke (Flying AJs) and Frank Dauncey (Snohomish TC)

TREASURER'S REPORT - Char Engelhardt reported as of Sept 9, 2009,
the Youth PNA has 8,381 in checking; $16,158 in a CD; and $23,319 in a
money market.


Asha Dean, Holly Genest and Patti Petesch submitted a proposal to the
Youth Committee outlining three possible options in which to hold our
2010 youth developmental track season.

Option 1 - Seven meets scheduled and coordinated by the Youth Committe
(all clubs help at all meets).
Option 2 - Four meets and three Association Prelim meets coordinated by
the Youth Committee (all clubs help at all meets).
Option 3 - Continue to allow clubs to schedule individual meets as in
years' past.

After a lengthy discussion by the group, it was determined that we
would go with Option 3.

2010 TENTATIVE Youth Track Schedule
May 1 - Rainier Beach meet
May 8 - open
May 15 - open (Lowell Berry meet for Seattle clubs only)
May 22 - SCAA meet
May 29 - open (HS State track)
June 5 - Cascade's meet
June 12 - South Kitsap meet
June 19th - Flying AJ's meet
June 20th - J.O. combined events (bantam, midget, youth)
June 26 & 27 - J.O. Associations
July 3 - SeaTown meet
July 8-11 JO Regionals @ Seattle
July 17 - SeaTown meet
July 24 - Flying AJ's meet
July 27-Aug 1 - JO Nationals @ Sacramento, CA

Char Engelhardt reported that in 2010, the top 8 finishers at the
Association meet will advance to Regionals.

MEET SANCTIONS - Patti Petesch reminded those who intend to host a
track meet must get their meet(s) sanctioned by USATF.

background checks need to be completed every year. Procedures for the
background checks is available at Please
remember, if background checks are not processed for your coaches, your
USATF insurance will be void.


Remaining 2009 Youth Cross Country Schedule
Oct 17 - SCAA x-c meet @ Genessee Park
Oct 25 - Issaquah Gliders' meet @ Lake Sammamish State Park
Oct 31 - Rain City Flyers' meet @ Woodlnad Park
Nov 14 - JO Association, Woodland Park, Seattle (top 35 ind/top 3 teams
Nov 21 - JO Regionals, Spokane, Plantes Ferry Sports Field (top 20
ind/top 3 teams advance)
Dec 12 - JO Nationals, Reno, NV

2010 Youth Cross Country Junior Olympics Schedule
Nov 13 - JO Association, Seattle
Nov 20 - JO Regionals, hosted by the Oregon Association
2010 X-C JO Nationals, Hoover, Alabama (fly into Birmingham).

Char Engelhardt, our Regional Chair, reported that the JO Cross Country
fees were increased this year to $8 Association; $13 Regionals; $20
Nationals. Char also reported that at the Regional meet, the youth races
will be followed by the open/masters races.

USATF RISK MANAGEMENT - Patti Petesch shared with the Youth Committee
procedures that clubs should implement to help manage their exposure to

- Individual entry forms for Junior Olympic events can not be signed by
anyone other than the parent/guardian and/or the athlete. Coaches
cannot sign the forms.
- Club registration forms (that you receive from your members) and race
entry forms must be stored by the clubs for a minimum of 10 years after
the athlete turns 18.
- Clubs must inform athletes/parents/coaches of emergency evacuation
- Do not use inadequate equipment (to prevent injury).
- Meets must be sanctioned by USATF.
- Background screenings must be renewed yearly.

CONCUSSION LAW - Patti Petesch informed the Youth Committee that the
Zachery Lystedt Law was signed into law May 2009 in the State of
Washington. This law requires that additional steps be taken regarding
concussions in private non-profit youth athletic programs using school
district facilities. This bill requires training and documentation
which USATF-PNTF Member Clubs must adhere to.

- Coaches and administrators must be able to recognize a concussion and
how to act on it.
- On a yearly basis, a concussion and head injury information sheet
shall be signed by the youth athlete and athlete's parent/guardian
prior to practice or competition.
- All athletes suspected of suffering a concussion or brain injury will
be removed from practice or competition and not returned to play until
cleared in writing by a licensed health care provider trained in the
evaluation and management of concussions.

Remaining 2009 Meeting Schedule
Oct 14th - Youth Executive Board meeting
Nov 10th - Youth PNA meeting
December - no meeting

Holly Genest
Youth PNA Secretary