Jan. 18, 2011 - Seattle Parks and Rec


IN ATTENDANCE - Asha Dean (SCAA), Kenny Emerick, Patti Petesch, Char
Engelhardt (PNA), Holly Genest (FWTC); Tom Potter; Patrick Carter
(SCAA); Linda Sullivan, Jim Lilly (Cascade); Jim Neff (Rain City
Flyers); April Joseph (Seattle Speed); Helen Woodke (Flying AJ's)

TREASURER'S REPORT - Char Engelhardt reported as of 12/31/10, the
Youth PNA has $7822.79 in checking; $16,157 in a CD; and $23,322 in a
money market.

MINUTES - minutes of the November 9, 2010, meeting were approved.

CROSS COUNTRY - Holly Genest reported that both the JO Association and
Regional meets were very well attended by the 14 and younger age group
but the 15 + age groups were substantially down from years past. Jim
Neff reported on JO National meet: well run; great weather and the PNA
brought home 13 medals, with Oiselle and Whidbey Island Running Club
placing extremely well, bringing home third place (youth girls) and
second place (midget girls) trophies, respectively.

2012 JO Cross Country Nationals will be held in Alberquerque, New


Club Registration - 2011 club registrations are due by April 30th.
Registration forms are available online at

Send your completed form, along with a $50 check, to Tracy Silva, our
membership chair.

Track Sub-Committee
Patti reported that a track sub-committee has been formed to help
improve the summer track meets. Those teams participating on the task
force: Flying AJ's, SCAA, Speed Unlimited, Cascade Striders and FWTC.
Recommendations of the task force will be presented at the March 8th
Youth PNA meeting.

2011 Junior Olympics Track Schedule

June 25 & 26 - JO Association meet, Seattle, WA
July 7-10 JO Regionals meet, Spokane, WA
July 26-31, 2011 JO Nationals, Wichita, Kansas

2012 JO Track & Field Nationals will be held in Baltimore, Maryland.
2012 Youth Athletics Nationals will be held in Arlington, TX.

JO Registration
Registration for the Junior Olympic meet this year will be 100% online.
(We had a trial run with the JO Cross Country series and it went very
smoothly.) Athletes must have a current USATF membership, and have
their age verified, before registering for the JO Association meet.


Ken Emerick reported on the new rule changes for youth as passed at the
national convention:

Sub-bantams will be allowed at all JO meets, including Nationals. The
athlete must be age 7, or turning 7 by the end of the year. Sub-bantams
will be limited to the following events: 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m,
4x100, shot put, long jump and turbo javelin (300 grams).

Young men will no longer run at 5k during track. They will run the

The top 5 finishers at the Junior Olympic Regional meets will advance
to Junior Olympic Nationals.

For the multi-events, the top 2 finishers and any athlete who meets the
qualifying standards at the Junior Olympic Regional meet, will advance
to Junior Olympic Nationals.

Background Checks - Background checks must be completed every year
before club practice begins for all personnel who have 1-on-1 contact
with the athletes. We will be using TCLogic again this year.

Concussion Law - Just a reminder that new athletes/parents must sign
off on the concussion law.

Officials Training Class - will be offered February 5th. Please
encourage your coaches, parents and former athletes to consider becoming
a certified official. The PNA wouldn't be able to host such great
meets without the help and knowledge of our amazing group of officials.

New Business - Asha Dean was selected as the Assistant Team Manager for
the USATF Youth World Team.

The following were nominated for Youth Contributor of the Year: Joanne
Hartman of Issaquah Gliders; Rob Thomas of Ken Xtreme Speed; April
Joseph of Speed Unlimited; Ed Viering of PNA Officials; and Mick Holt of
PNA Officials.

Remaining 2011 Youth PNA Meeting Schedule - meetings are held at
Seattle Parks 'n Rec at 7pm unless otherwise noted
Tues, March 8th - FULL Youth PNA committee meeting
Tues, April 12th - FULL Youth PNA committee meeting
Tues, May 10th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
Tues, June 14th - FULL Youth PNA committee meeting
Tues, July 12th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
Tues, Aug 9th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
Tues, Sept 13th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting
Sunday, September 25th - annual planning meeting - FULL Youth PNA
committee meeting
Tues, Oct 11th - Youth Executive Board meeting
Tues, Nov 8th - FULL Youth PNA committee meeting
Tues, December 13th - Youth PNA Executive Board meeting

Holly Genest
Youth PNA Secretary

Youth PNA Officer Elections - Asha Dean, Chair; Char Engelhardt,
Treasurer; Patti Petesch, Track Chair; Darryl Genest, Cross Country
Chair; Holly Genest, Secretary.