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USATF Athletes Associations Report 


Dear Fellow Athletes,

I hope you all are enjoying your summer whether you are resting or training. I would like to recruit more active members to assist in the growth or our Athletes Committee and inform you of some current programs.

The main initiatives that the Athletes Committee will be working on are:

  • Increasing athlete involvement (attend committee meetings, clinics, youth and community outreach)
  • Providing more resources for athletes (massage, nutrition support, sports psychology, discounts on training gear and apparel, financial support)

I would love the opportunity to share a dialog and strategize to reach these goals with more athletes. If you have ideas on how we can accomplish these tasks or more ideas of focus, I would love to hear from you.

I had the opportunity to attend USATF's Associations Workshop with other PAUSATF Officials this past weekend in Sacramento. This workshop is for USATF Association officials from around the country to participate in a series of classes to aid in the betterment of our services. It is a great opportunity for Pacific Association officials to network with other association members as well as share ideas and questions for USATF experts and leave with answers.

Among the topics we discussed are marketing strategies, Grand Prix, risk management, member outreach, branding, and insurance. If you would like to know more about any of the above topics, I would gladly share.

Some information highlighted at the workshop:


Run Jump Throw

USA Track & Field and Hershey teamed up to create Run Jump Throw (RJT), a hands-on learning program that gets kids excited about physical activity by introducing them to the basic running, jumping and throwing skills through track and field.

Anyone can organize an RJT event, it equips you with tools to organize an event. RJT offers a selection of twenty learning stations for organizers to choose from, including dynamic warm-up, running form and technique, standing broad jump, softball throw and one-legged hop. The program culminates with a non-competitive track meet where kids can apply new skills and celebrate their achievements.


USATF Rewards

Last year, USATF launched an awards program that allows fans to earn points for prizes to engage fans. Join the program and start earning prizes. 

Safe Sport Program

By the end of 2014, USATF will fully implement Safe Sport, a program geared toward providing a safe environment for athletes to train and compete. Safe Sport teaches participants in the sport to recognize, reduce, and respond to misconduct. 

University of Phoenix Partnership

The University of Phoenix will be the Official Education Partner. This new partnership will allow for elite athletes and USATF's constituents to receive tuition reductions and scholarships. 

            I hope to see you at our next Board of Athletics Meeting. September 16th in Foster City, come represent for the Athletes!

Living to train and training to win!!!

Jeré Summers


Athlete Chair and Olympic Hopeful

(619) 777-8820


Upcoming PA/USATF Meetings


PAUSATF September Board of Athletics Meeting

Foster City, Ca

September 16th, 2014


PAUSATF November Board of Athletics Meeting

Sacramento, Ca

November 18th, 2014


USATF Annual Meeting

Anaheim, Ca

December 2-5, 2014



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