Track & Field and Cross-Country Bulletin for Jun 07, 2015

by Joy Kamani

Count Down to New Balance Nationals Outdoors

June 19-21, 2015

North Carolina A&T University, Greensboro, NC


Regular Registration Deadline June 8th

Two weeks and counting down!  The June 1st meet souvenir deadline has passed.  If you did not complete your registration by June 1st you are not guaranteed to receive the souvenir and will be placed on a list with priority based on entry date and time.   Please read all information on our NBNO Information Page carefully.  Other websites may carry similar information but may not be up to date.

Welcome Eastbay  Eastbay joins us as our Presenting Sponsor this year.  We are delighted to have them on board with us.  Be sure to stop by their fun activities at the meet and pick up your discount coupon. 

Who's Coming to Throw Down?  Make your homepage.  Each week our Steve Underwood has been profiling athletes you'll see at NBNO.  Check it out and see who we're talking about this week. .

New Required Waiver   If you already registered you should have noticed the new required Waiver.  It must be printed, signed by a parent or legal guardian and brought to packet pick-up.  We cannot release your competition package and souvenir bag without it.  Coaches with more than 4 athletes may get them signed and email them to   Get the Waiver and instructions.

New Javelin Event- We've added a new event this year for young aspiring javelin throwers.  The Junior High Javelin is scheduled for Friday morning and is being included in support of our Project Javelin Gold..  

Coaches Hospitality- We're all set to host you in the chancellor's Suite in the A&T Press Box Thursday - Sunday from 11am - 2pm.  Light refreshments will be served and you can unwind, cool off and watch the meet from the inside.  We have limited space so only 20 coaches will be allowed at any given time.  Admittance is by special invitation which our staff will be distributing at the meet.  Coaches will also have to sign in and out.  Looking forward to seeing you there.  The Coaches Hospitality is being generously sponsored by USA Track and Field.


NBNO Special Events


Javelin and Shot Put Clinics-

Back by popular demand.  The Javelin Clinic with Jeff Gorski and Barry Krammes will be held Saturday June 20th at 3:30pm on the outside javelin runway area. It is FREE and anyone with interest in the javelin may attend.  Jeff and Barry are the lead coaches for the NSAF's Project Javelin Gold, our elite development javelin program. 

The UCS Shot Put Clinic is scheduled for Saturday morning June 20th at 9:30 at the shot put area.  Shelton Harrison's hands-on presentation is always packed so get there early.  He will also be giving away two shot puts provided by our friends at UCS.


NBNO is the Selection Meet for ChicagoLand Throwers

NBNO will be our primary qualifier for selection of Team NSAF for ChicagoLand Throwers.  We will select the top two (male and female) in each throwing event at the meet for full sponsorship to the ChicagoLand Throwers at  North Central College in Naperville, Illinois on July 10-11th.  We will select a third athlete in each discipline (male and female) on an at-large basis.  The 24 athletes will be invited at NBNO and will be required to make their decision to accept at that time.  Team NSAF will be fully funded by the NSAF through its  Performance Clinics and Select Meet programs.  Chicagoland Throwers is unique in that it offers our team a chance not just to compete in the same meet as Olympians and other elites, but WITH them.. Learn more here.


Fastest Kid in Guilford County

Elementary kids in the Guilford County area will once again contset for Fastest Kid honors in the 100 meters.  Some of our past winners have gone on to excell in high school!  The event has changed slightly this year.  There will be no preliminaries on Friday.  The race will be run as a timed final on Saturday morning at 10:55.   Registration closes on Wednesday, June 17th at 5:00 pm  Please review the registration procedure.  Athletes must report to the front of the stadium no later than an hour before the race. Registration is FREE.  Special thanks to the local Greensboro Y for their help this year.


College Recruiting Simplified 

Over the past several years NBNO parents, athletes and coaches seeking guidance on the collegiate recruiting process have beneffited from the expertise of the  National Collegiate Scouting Association (NCSA).  NCSA is the Official Scouting Organization and Provider of Recruiting Services of the New Balance Nationals. One of their lead recruiting coaches will be at NBNO to present their popular "College Recruiting Simplified" seminars for parents, coaches and athletes.  There will be several each day held in the Chancellor's Suite of the A&T Pressbox at the track.  The full schedule is available here. Each session is limited to 20 participants so get there early to sign-up.


Coach-to Coach-Building Your Program for Sustained Success

David Emeott was so well received last year that we brought him back.  Join David in the Chancellor's Suite in the press box on Saturday from 2-3pm as he talks about "How to Build A Sustainable Track and Field Program."  David has over 20 years of coaching experience and has been the head coach at East Kentwood High School in Michigan for the past 10 years.



Team NSAF Heads to Cuba- Early Wednesday morning our Team NSAF of 28 athletes along with coaches, managers and medical staff will be heading to Havana, Cuba for the Caribbean Scholastic Invitational.  To say we are excited is an understatement!  We have assembled an incredible team of mostly high school juniors from around the country for this ground-breaking experience.  To see why we're doing it and who's on the team read Steve Underwoods insightful articles.  The actual competition will run Friday and Saturday and we'll keep you updated on our Facebook Page with videos and photos.  


Introducing American JavFest

Friday-Sunday, July 24-26, 2015 will be a very special weekend in East Stroudsburg, PA for all things “javelin” and an exciting step forward for our mission of Project Javelin Gold. What's that mission?  Answer- to spread the knowledge of coaching and training for this very technical event across the nation and to assist inthe development of future Olympic podium throwers.  American JavFest will be a totally unique event that allows athletes, coaches and fans of the sport to be fully engaged educationally, socially and competitively.  If you throw the javelin, coach the javeling or want to do either -this is where you want to be July 24-26.  Full details at the American JavFest site.


NSAF Development Grants

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.



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