I hope this email finds you all healthy and well.
Every year for decades, USATF Southern California looks forward to the track season and providing an opportunity for kids to not only showcase their talent but also inspire them to chase their dreams. We approached the 2020 track season with the same excitement and anticipation. But given the concerns around COVID-19, we’ve been forced to make an extremely difficult decision to cancel all remaining USATF So Cal meets for the 2020 season after USATF Hershey National JO Track & Field Championships was canceled earlier this week.
This decision did not come lightly and was a tough call to make. We explored every avenue possible to salvage the season, but with no access to facilities for practices and or meets and our desire to make the health and safety of all of our athletes, families and supporters a priority – this was the only plausible outcome.
For those interested there is one remaining track meet in Southern California; the California State Games, slated to start July 17th in San Diego. A link to the website is below. Meet organizers are closely following COVID-19 and will provide updates accordingly: https://www.calstategames.org/
The USATF Youth Outdoor Championships scheduled for June 23rd-28th in Miramar, Florida have been canceled.
We know the decision to cancel all remaining USATF So Cal meets adds another layer of emotions during an already uncertain time and we are here with any questions you might have. Please continue to stay healthy and safe. Please continue to follow all local and national guidelines set for COVID-19.
We look forward to seeing you all for Cross Country Season this fall and for the 2021 Track Season.
USATF So Cal Youth Committee
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