USATF Oregon Junior Olympic Championships

2022 USA Track & Field Oregon Association Junior Olympic Championships

June 23-26, 2022

Sam Barlow High School, Gresham, OR

June 23-24: Multi-Events (heptathlon and decathlon)

June 25-26: Individual events and relays

FULL MEET SCHEDULE: https://storage.googleapis.com/anet_user_files/meet/tf/471283/2022_JO_Meet_Schedule_Final-1_(1).pdf

Coach Ben will be attending this meet. If you plan on competing in meets this summer, this one is highly recommended.

There are a few things that need to be done in order to participate in this meet.

The NUMBER ONE thing that needs to be done is to get your age verified through USA Track & Field AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

  • Please email a picture or photocopy of your birth certificate to Coach Ben at risingphoenixtc@gmail.com so we can get them uploaded in our club member portal through USATF Connect

Entries for this meet are due by 7:00 PM on Monday, June 20

  • Please let Coach Ben know which events you would like to compete in so we can get you registered ASAP (once we have had your age verified)

Non-Competition RPTC Members: Cost for entry of this meet is $8 per event

This is a qualifying meet in the series of USATF Junior Olympic meets.

Placing in the top 8 in your age group in each event will qualify you to run in the USATF Region 13 Junior Olympic Championships that will be held on July 7-10, 2022, at Hanford High School, Richland, WA.

Placing in the top 5 in your age group in each event at the Regional meet will qualify you for the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships that will be held on July 25-31, 2022, at Hornet Stadium at California State University, Sacramento, CA.

*If you would like to participate in this meet, let’s try to get the age verification and entries done as soon as we can this week

2022 RPTC Membership

Rise, and soar with us. We would love for you to join our team! The Rising Phoenix Track Club is always looking for more enthusiastic members to expand and grow with us. We want to spread our love for track & field, and fitness in general, far and wide and we need your help to do that! As a member of the RPTC you will be part of a larger community of runners, jumpers, and throwers, who all have one thing in common, our passion for Track & Field. We want to invite you to help us give back to the communities of Oregon, promote our sport, spread the word of good health, and raise awareness to live healthy lifestyles and engage in physical activity everyday! Whether you have been, never were, curious about, or want to be a track & field athlete/enthusiast/fan, we want you to join our team! We welcome all levels of athletic and physical ability and all ages! If you are looking for a fun, friendly, and fantastic team to join, you are certainly in the right place. Another plus, we are very inexpensive for being a season-long club sport!


Read each club membership plan below carefully to see what all they each entail and the price for each. Please note that Non-Competition simply means that entry fees to meets and competitions are not included in the price of that membership plan, but athletes are still free to go to competitions if they (and their parents) so choose. If you would like to pay by cash, check, or other forms of payment, those options are listed below the various membership plans.


Upon completion of payment for your elected membership plan, please fill out the attached Google Form at the bottom of this page so Coach Ben can register the athlete for their USATF and AAU memberships. These memberships are required for insurance coverage as well as being able to register for meets.


Post-Collegiate Athletes and Adults, please inquire with Coach Ben at risingphoenixtc@gmail.com about memberships and schedules.


Youth Memberships have a limited capacity and are limited to the first 12 athletes registered.


Middle/High School (Ages 13-18) RPTC Competition Membership – One Month ($300)

The RPTC Competition Membership for Middle/High School Athletes Includes:
– USATF Membership (One Year)
– AAU Membership (One Year)
– Covers all entry fees to meets the athlete plans to attend during month of membership
– Free entry to any RPTC hosted events/competitions as well as those of partnered groups
– Access to coaching and guided practice and training plans for any/all track and field events (excludes hammer throw) 4-5 days per week during month of membership
– Access to video breakdowns and analysis from practice or competitions provided in a shared Google Drive folder
– Consultation on College Recruitment and one-on-one sessions to help search for and contact collegiate programs of interest (upon request of athlete and parents)

Please pay for the Middle/High School (Ages 13-18) RPTC Competition Membership using the button below:


Middle/High School (Ages 13-18) RPTC Non-Competition Membership
One Month – Access to All Club Practices ($190)
One Month – 3 days per week ($140)
One Month – 2 days per week ($115)
One Month – 1 day per week ($75)

The RPTC Non-Competition Membership for Middle/High School Athletes Includes:
– USATF Membership (One Year)
– AAU Membership (One Year)
– Access to coaching and guided practice and training plans for any/all track and field events (excludes hammer throw) on your choice of 1 to 5 days per week during month of membership
– Access to video breakdowns and analysis from practice or competitions provided in a shared Google Drive folder
– Consultation on College Recruitment and one-on-one sessions to help search for and contact collegiate programs of interest (upon request of athlete and parents)

Please pay for the Middle/High School (Ages 13-18) RPTC Non-Competition Membership using the button below:


Youth (Ages 6-12) RPTC Non-Competition Membership
One Month – 1 day per week ($75)
One Month – 2 days per week ($115)
One Month – 3 days per week ($140)

The RPTC Non-Competition Membership for Youth Athletes Includes:
– USATF Membership (One Year)
– AAU Membership (One Year)
– Access to coaching and guided practice in running, jumping, and throwing events on 1 to 3 days a week based on plan paid for during month of membership

Please pay for the Youth (Ages 6-12) RPTC Non-Competition Membership using the button(s) below:


OTHER METHODS OF PAYMENT:

  • Check payable to Rising Phoenix Track Club
  • Cash
  • www.paypal.me/risingphoenixtc
  • Venmo: @coachbenbradley

    Email risingphoenixtc@gmail.com with any questions

    **Please make sure to note the plan and month being paid for when paying by check, PayPal, or Venmo

Please fill out the following registration form to complete your membership registration.


Summer Track Scheduling

Practices and meets for the summer track season will run through June, July, and part of August.

JOIN THE RPTC REMIND GROUP: Text @rptc2022 to the number 81010

Each weekend in the summer, Coach Ben will send out a Google Form with available practice times for specific events and specific coaches for the upcoming week. You will be responsible for scheduling your own practice times using this Google Form by selecting all the days/times you will be able to attend for that upcoming week. If you schedule yourself for practicing certain events at certain times, you will be expected to be there at those times and on those days.

The summer meet schedule (attached) is evolving as we find more meets to attend. You can view the most up-to-date meet schedule for the summer on the Rising Phoenix Track Club team page at https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/School.aspx?SchoolID=70343

We may also add our own intra-squad or all-comer meets to the schedule in July since meet options (as of right now) seem to be fairly limited.

Whether you compete in the summer or just get out to practice and get better for next year is completely up to you!

Story of the Phoenix

There is a bird that lays no eggs and has no young. It was here when the world began and is still living today, in a hidden, faraway desert spot. It is the phoenix, the bird of fire.

One day in the beginning times, the sun looked down and saw a large bird with shimmering feathers. They were red and gold–bright and dazzling like the sun itself. The sun called out, “Glorious Phoenix, you shall be my bird and live forever!”

Live forever! The Phoenix was overjoyed to hear these words. It lifted its head and sang, “Sun glorious sun, I shall sing my songs for you alone!”

Continue reading “Story of the Phoenix”