Participants will be divided into nine (9) age divisions for boys and nine (9) age divisions for girls. YEAR OF BIRTH determines the division in which the athlete must compete. Competing in the wrong division is grounds for immediate disqualification.
NOTE: Athletes who are eighteen (18) years of age through the final day of the AAU Jr. Olympic Games National Championship shall be eligible to compete in the 17 – 18 Years.
AAU Track & Field AGE DIVISIONS:
All age divisions are determined by Year of Birth
8 and Under 2013 & (After (Relay)
9 Years old Born 2012 (Relay only 9&10)
10 Years old Born 2011 (Relay only 9&10)
11 Years old Born 2010 (Relay only 11&12)
12 Years old Born 2009 (Relay only 11&12)
13 Years old Born 2008 (Relay only 13&14)
14 Years old Born 2007 (Relay only 13&14)
15-16 Years olds Born 2005 & 2006 (all events)
17-18 Years olds Born 2003 & 2004 (all events)
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PROOF OF AGE
Proof of age may be required at District Qualifier, Regional Qualifier, and National Championship events and whenever required and/or challenged.
Acceptable forms of age verification include:
- Original birth certificate
- A notarized original birth certificate from the appropriate issuing authority
- A US Military Government Identification Card
- A valid (not expired) passport
- A valid US driver’s license
NOTE: Other forms of documentation, including, but not limited to, letters from public or private schools and/or city and state Parks & Rec Departments are not acceptable.
U8, 9 years, 10 years, 11 years, and 12 years: Maximum of 3 events
13 years, 14 years, 15-16 years, 17-18 years: Maximum of 4 events
NOTE: Any athlete who participates in more than his/ her age division’s prescribed maximum number of events will be disqualified from this meet and WILL NOT be allowed to advance to the National meet in ANY events.
Participation of relay teams will be limited to those clubs which hold a current (2021) valid club membership in the AAU. Relay teams consist of four (4) members and may list up to four (4) alternates. All Relay Team members must be registered participants in the Meet.
Relays are conducted in the U8, 10 years, 12 years, 14 years, 15-16 years and 17-18 years divisions ONLY. The 9 years divisions may run in the 10 years divisions, the 11 years divisions may run in the 12 years divisions, and the 13 years divisions may run in the 14 years divisions only in the relays.
NOTE: Each entry in a relay is considered one of each of these athlete’s individual entries and counts toward the maximum number of events allowed.