Track & Field and Cross-Country Bulletin for Feb 28, 2014

by Joy Kamani

New Balance Nationals Indoors - March 14-16

The New Balance Track & Field Center, The Armory, NY

New National Champions will emerge in just two weeks?

Registration Deadline- regular registration closes Monday, March 3 at midnight PST.  You can log back into your account at any time until late registration closes to make modifications or corrections to your entry.  Remember- registration is not final until you have paid your entry fees. 

Backpack Guarantee- February 24th was the deadline to guarantee your backpack.  From now until registration ends, we will prioritize based on time of entry.  While we anticipate that everyone in the Championship and Emerging Elite divisions will get one register early to ensure you're closer to the top of the line.

Web Streaming- Yes, events from the meet will be streamed again this year.  And, in addition to the New Balance Facebook Page, you can also see it on  This year, our field events will get special attention!  We'll have all of the links and details on our meet website and facebook page before the meet. 

The Road to NBNi- We've got to new super athlete bloggers who are telling their stories of preparation for NBNi.  Enter the minds of Obafemi Animashaun from Union Catholic HS in New Jersey, Lena Giger of Highland HS in Illinois and Harrison Williams of Memphis U. HS in Tennessee.  You may find their experiences, hopes and fears are much like yours.


We're working with our partners at New Balance to bring you even more exciting features and experiences this year so stay tuned, keep updated by Liking our FaceBook page and follow us on Twitter

March NSAF Select Meets

The NSAF supports several national calibre meets around the country during both the indoor and outdoor seasons. We assist with travel grants to athletes generally selected by the meet directors who may, for example, want to highlight a particular event such as the mile or hurdles. 

Select Meets slated for March are the Chandler Rotary Invitational in Phoeniz, AZ, March 21-22, Mobile Challenge of Champions, April 4-5, Arcadia Invitational, Arcadia, CA, April 10-12, Taco Bell Classic, Columbia, SC, April 11-12, New York Relays, NY, NY, and the Great Southwest Classic, Albuquerque, NM, June 5-7. The NSAF will also provide meet previews, full coverage, interviews, photo galleries and more on our website and social media. 

NSAF Performance Clinics

The Second Annual Cedric Walker Performance Clinic returns to Rochester, New York on March 22nd for a full packed learn-by-doing two-session agenda.  We'll cover  efficient warm-up techniques, high jump, triple jump, hurdles and the throws.  And, we've lined up a cast of expert clinicians who understand coaching high school athletes.  Get full information and register!

2014 Tony Wells Development Grant Recipients.

The 2014 recipients have been selected and notified. In addition to the grants supplied by the NSAF recipients are also receiving a 25% discount on equipment orders from our partners at  UCS. A full list of recipients is published on ur NSAF web site.  

Applications for the Cedric Walker Development Grants are now open and   will be awarded in the Fall. Please read the grant requirements carefully before submitting your application and bear in mind that these are development grants and not travel grants.

World Youth Olympics - America's Team Trials

Trials for this initially confusing event will be held in Miramar, Florida (near Miami) April 4-5, 2014.  The Games themselves will be held in Nanjing, China on August 20-26, 2014, and athletes born in 1997 or 1998 are eligible.  

Jim Spier answers the questions of how the selection process will work  right here. The NSAF will be providing travel grants to selected athletes to compete for spots on America's Team and we will provide full meet coverage of both the trials and the Olympics from China.

CARIFTA Games is the ultimate high school/junior age competition in the Caribbean.  This year's edition will be in Martinique April 18-24, and, the NSAF will again partner with CARIFTA organizers to to provide a special CARIFTA Meet Package for US college & university coaches.  The package includes admission each day to the stadium, warmup area and athlete and coaching seating area. The credential will also provide access to bus transportation on the official bus loop (Track/Hotel Valmenière) and daily Start Lists in addition to special drastically reduced rates at the meet headquarters hotel which is within walking distance of the stadium.

Registration for the credential is only $65.00.  For coaches not able to travel until Sunday April 23rd there is the possibility of a charter flight from St. Marteen to Martinique.  Details on the registration site.   


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