USATF Membership

Some meets require athletes to be a member of USATF (USA Track & Field). Youth membership costs $30 for one year.

A membership can be obtained by going to the USATF Website HERE.

  • Under club information, enter the club number (07-0340) for our club (Westfield Area Y Flyers). This will allow us to enter the youth athlete in meets.


USATF Age Divisions

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. USATF age divisions are based on the age the athlete will turn in the year 2020 (not necessarily their current age). The age divisions for competition year 2023 are as follows:

Age Division for
2023 Season
of Birth
7-8 2015-2016*
9-10 2013-2014
11-12 2011-2012
13-14 2009-2010
15-16 2007-2008
17-18 2005-2006**

* 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.”
** Per USATF Rule 300.1(d) "Athletes who are still eighteen (18) years of age through the final day of the National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships shall be eligible to compete in the 17-18 year old division through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events."