The USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships, also known as the USATF Junior Olympics, is an annual track and field competition for American athletes between the ages of seven and eighteen. It is organized by USA Track & Field and features six different age categories, each covering two years.
The USATF Region 9 Junior Olympic Championships is the second meet in the qualification series to Nationals. To qualify for this meet athletes must be top 8 in their age division and event at the association (state) meet. The top 5 of each age group and event at regionals earn the right to compete at the national competition.