Youth PNA Meeting
January 12th, 2010 7pm
Seattle Parks 'n Rec Center
IN ATTENDANCE - Asha Dean (SCAA), Char Engelhardt, Kenny Emerick, Patti
Petesch, ; Holly & Darryl Genest (FWTC); Tom Potter (SRC); Linda
Sullivan (Cascade); Corey Battin and Jim Neff (Rain City) and Kwajalein
MINUTES - Minutes of the November 10, 2009, meeting were approved.
TREASURER'S REPORT - Char Engelhardt reported as of 12/31/09, the
Youth PNA has $5613 in checking; $16,157 in a CD; and $23,319 in a money
CLUB REGISTRATION - Deadline for club registration is April 30th.
Returning clubs who register after May 1st will have to pay a $50 late
BACKGROUND CHECKS - Background checks must be completed every year for
all personnel who have 1-on-1 contact with the athletes. Procedures for
the background checks is available at http://www.pntf.org/youth/.
Please remember, if background checks are not processed for your
coaches, your USATF insurance will be void.
2010 TENTATIVE Youth Track Schedule
May 1 - Rainier Beach meet
May 8 - Wings of Eagles
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
2011 JO Nationals - Wichita, Kansas
CHANGES FOR JUNIOR OLYMPICS
JO Advancement - eight (8) athletes will advance from the Association
meet to the Regional meet. Advancement from the Regional meet to
Nationals is unchanged (remains at 3).
Sub-bantams (age 7/8) - At the USATF National Meeting, a motion was
passed to add sub-bantams to the Junior Olympic competition for both
track and cross country effective in 2011.. In cross country they will
run a 2k. In track they will be limited to the following events: 100m,
200m, 400m, 1500m, 4x1, 4x4, long jump and shot put (2kg). The athlete
MUST be at least age 7 by the start of the JO National meet. Our
Association is considering adding a few sub-bantams events at the JO
Association and Regional meets this summer (but no relays), but only
after Char Engelhardt speaks to the Inland Empire and Oregon
Regional seeding - the top finishers from each Association meet (PNA,
IE, OR) will be seeded in the same heat at Regionals, regardless of
Drug testing - Random drug testing will now be administered at the JO
National meets for Youth B/G age groups in addition to Intermediate B/G
and Young M/W. Midget B/G could possibly be randomly tested as well.
Athletes drug clearance forms must be submitted prior to JO competition.
The JO Track National committee is considering adding a road race on
the final day of competition (Sunday), in which the race would finish on
the track. More details to come.
MEET SANCTIONS - Patti Petesch reminded those who intend to host a
track meet must get their meet(s) sanctioned by USATF.
CONCUSSION LAW - Clubs will need to educate their staff on the new
concussion law before the first practice, otherwise your school/field
may not clear you to use their facility. (A video for
coaches/administrators/board members will become available soon.) Patti
Petesch will be working on a concussion law statement that all clubs
need to add to their club registration forms. Both the parent and the
athlete must sign the form. And clubs who are hosting a track meet must
also incorporate a concussion law form with their meet registrations.
RISK MANAGEMENT - To reduce their risk/exposure, clubs must retain
athletes' registration forms until the athlete turn age 21. This also
pertains to meet registration forms as well.
YOUTH CONTRIBUTOR OF THE YEAR AWARD -Nominees for the 2009 Youth
Contributors of the Year: Asha Dean, Darryl Genest, Darryl & Holly
Genest, Ed Veiring and Joanne Hartman. The Youth award will be
presented at the Annual PNA awards banquet on February 6th at the
Embassy Suites, Tukwila.
OFFICIALS TRAINING - The next track 'n field officials training will
be Saturday, Feb 6th. Cost is $25. A motion was passed that the Youth
PNA will cover the cost of one attendee from each club.
CROSS COUNTRY - Darryl Genest reported that the numbers were down:
1882 in 2009 (Reno); 2200 in 2008 (Virginia); and 1980 in 2007 (Kansas).
There were some great performances for the PNA with 19 runners earning
the honors of All-American (top 25)!
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)
2011 X-C JO Nationals, Myrtle Beach, SC
Remaining 2010 Youth PNA Meeting Schedule - (meetings are held at
Seattle Parks 'n Rec at 7pm unless otherwise noted)
February 9th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
March 9th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
April 13th - full Youth PNA committee meeting
May 11th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
June 8th - full Youth PNA committee meeting
July 6th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
August 10th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
September 14 - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
September 26th - annual PNA meeting; 2011 Youth planning meeting
October 12th - Youth Executive Board meeting
November 9th - full Youth PNA committee meeting
December 14th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
Holly Genest, Youth PNA Secretary