Athletes & Coaches
REPORTING FOR EVENTS
Coaches, parents, and athletes are fully responsible for athletes reporting to their events on time. This meet will be run on a rolling schedule. It is not the fault of the Meet Management if any athlete misses his/her event.
Personal electronics (iPod’s, cell phones, smart watches etc. are NOT permitted in the competition areas.)
NO EXCUSES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
There is no specific uniform required except as follows:
- In all events, competitors must wear clothing that is clean, designed and worn so as not to be objectionable.
- The clothing must be made of a material that is not transparent even if wet
- Bare midriffs are not If the uniform is of a two-piece design (top and bottom), the top must either be tucked into the waistband or cover the waistband when the athlete is standing erect. A one piece uniform must not allow for a bare midriff.
- Athlete’s tops must be of the same color front and back.
- All participating relay team members must wear jersey’s/tops of the same color, front and At Regional Qualifier and National Championships, all team participants shall wear shorts of the color, or, in the case of one piece uniforms, the bottoms of relay team uniforms should be of the same color.
- A competitor must wear footwear on both feet
- The competitors must not wear clothing that could impede the view of the judges, except in cross country, when the weather is cold.
Each athlete will be provided a Bib Number and wristband which are required for competition and admission. The replacement fee for lost/damaged bibs or wristbands is $10.00 each.
AAU Regional Qualifying Meet T-Shirts will be on sale.
Only 1/4” spikes are allowed. Needle type spikes are prohibited. Athletes will not be allowed to compete with spikes that do not comply.
First through Third place finishers in each division and event will be awarded AAU Medals. Fourth through Sixth place finishers will be awarded ribbons.
Medals may be picked up 30 minutes after the results have been posted at the Awards Table.
One (1) Award Pass will be given to Clubs with 30 athletes or less & Unattached Athletes. Two (2) Award Passes will be given to Clubs with 31 or more athletes. Only Individuals with these passes will be allowed in this area. We ask that you have the gender, age, events & places to assist us in expediting this process.
ADVANCEMENT TO AAU NATIONALS
The top Six (6) in Running Events, top (6) in Field Events & top (6) in Relays, and the top Four (4) in Multi Events division at the RQM Track & Field & Multi Event.
Meet qualify to advance directly to the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
Junior Olympic Games to be held at:
2719 Forrest Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Qualifiers for the 2023 AAU Junior Olympic Games in Des Moines, IA, You must declare and register for the meet online through www.coacho.com. Multi-Events Jul 29 – Jul 30 & T & F Competition Jul 29 -Aug 5, 2023.
Registration deadline is 11:59PM EST on July 18, 2023. Do not jeopardize your athlete’s chance of competing by not completing this step before the AAU Junior Olympic Games.
A certified trainer(s) will be on site all day , Thursday Friday, Saturday, & Sunday for treatment of injuries and First Aid.
ACCESS TO TRACK AND INFIELD
Only the Meet Director, meet workers, and competing athletes will be allowed on the field. Any unauthorized individuals on the track, or in the field, may result in a disqualification of their athlete or team or ejection of the unauthorized individual from the Meet.
*** THIS RULE WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
Athletes may warm-up outside of the Stadium. No warm-ups will be allowed on the track.
A Coaches’ meeting will be held on Friday @ 2 pm for Coaches & Parents of Unattached Athletes on the Infield.
Protests relating to matters which develop during the conduct of the meet must be made to the Referee in writing. Protests should be filed immediately; but, in any case, not more than 30 minutes after the results have been posted. A $75.00 cash deposit must accompany the protest. The Referee shall follow the current AAU Athletics Handbook and the current USATF Rulebook in rendering his/her decision. When the Referee renders a decision, there is still the right to appeal to the Jury of Appeals. The decision of the Jury of Appeals is final.
IF THE PROTEST IS DENIED, THE CASH DEPOSIT IS FORFEITED.
All Shot Put and Discus implements to be used in competition will be either pooled from the competitors or provided by Meet Management.
All meet implements must be checked in at the implement check-in area one hour prior to the start of competition for the specific throwing events. See Below regarding competition starting @ 8am. All implements will be checked and certified. Those implements that fail the inspection, will be impounded until the conclusion of that specific throwing event. Any implements arriving @ the inspection area after the one-hour deadline will not be allowed in competition. Current USATF guidelines will be used for inspection of implements.
Implementations Inspection Hours:
If an athlete is scheduled to compete @ 8am the next day, the equipment must be checked in on the previous day. No Exceptions.
Wednesday 900am – 600pm
Thursday 700am – 400pm
Friday 700am – 500pm
Saturday 700am – 400pm
Sunday 700am – 1230pm
MULTI EVENT ELIGIBILITY & EVENTS
Decathlon: 17-18Men & 15-16 Boys
100M Dash, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 400M, 110M Hurdles, Discus, Pole Vault, Javelin, 1500M Run
Heptathlon: 17-18Women & 15-16 Girls
100M Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, 200M, Long Jump, Javelin, 800M
Pentathlon: 11 year Girls, 12 year Girls
80M Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, Long Jump, 800M Run
Pentathlon: 11 year Boys, 12 year Boys
80M Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 1500M Run
Pentathlon: 13 year Girls, 14 year Girls
100M Hurdles, High Jump, Shot Put, Long Jump, 800M Run
Pentathlon: 13 year Boys, 14 year Boys
100M Hurdles, Long Jump, Shot Put, High Jump, 1500M Run
Triathlon: 9 year Boys, 10 year Boys
Shot Put, High Jump, 400M
Triathlon: 9 year Girls, 10 year Girls
Shot Put, High Jump, 200M Dash
The AAU National Office is happy to announce to its members, FREE Coaches Education for all AAU Non-Athletes. This exciting program is MANDATORY for all AAU Non-Athletes and will be administered by Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). Please visit www.aausports.org and click on “Join Now” to enter and take the MANDATORY AAU/PCA coaches educational course. Membership may be revoked from non-athletes who do not complete the course prior to competition.
Except in combined events, any competitor(s) responsible for the false start shall be disqualified. For 8U, 9 years, 10 years, 11 years, 12 years, 13 years and 14 years age divisions, no penalty shall be imposed for the first false start but the starter shall disqualify the offender for the second false start. False starts are called on individuals, not the field. In the 15-16 years, 17-18 years the athlete shall be disqualified upon the first false start.