CAROLINA ELITE TRACK & FIELD
The Carolina Elite Track & Field club is a 501c volunteer organization. We are members of the North Carolina Association of the USA Track and Field Organization (USATF). Carolina Elite provides the opportunity for youth track athletes of all ages (6 thru 18) and skill levels to train and compete in USATF track meets at the state, regional and national levels.
What are our objectives?
The Carolina Elite Track & FIeld Club is a private organization established in 2008 to promote the sports of track & field and have the following objectives:
To promote the sport of track and field while focusing on teaming, overall character, attitude and strengthening individuals both physically and spiritually.
To adhere to the objectives of the USA Track & Field, Inc (USATF).
Youth Age Divisions
Youth competitions typically take place in two-year age divisions. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability. The age divisions for competition year 2016 are as follows:
Age Division Year of Birth
- 8 & Under: 2009+*
- 9-10: 2007-2008
- 11-12: 2005-2006
- 13-14: 2003-2004
- 15-16: 2001-2002
- 17-18 1999-2000**
* Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the Young Men’s and Young Women’s divisions through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events.
* Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) “Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.