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Youth Track and Field of Memphis (YTFM) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and a USA Track & Field (USATF), the national governing body of track and field, team.  YTFM is a competitive level club that aims to provide a positive and encouraging environment while providing best practices for training and developing youth athletes; we travel and compete locally, regionally, and nationally to showcase our athlete’s talents.  Our program produces athlete’s who gain valuable social, educational, and valuable experiences from participating and traveling to competitions.
​  Our Summer Track Program operates from May to August.  We participate in several competition meets locally, regionally, and nationally.  Most out-of-town meets will require overnight accommodations which families are responsible for transportation, lodging, and food costs.  Athletes compete based upon their age categories which are determined by the age of the athlete by December 31 of each year.
  USATF Age Categories:
8 & Under: 2009+*
9-10: 2007-2008
11-12: 2005-2006
13-14: 2003-2004
15-16: 2001-2002
17-18: 1999-2000**
* Athletes must be at least (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships

** Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division through that meet.