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2014 National Youth Championships

Dec. 23, 2013, 11:27 a.m. (ET)

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Spruce Creek High School's Hawk Arena
101 Taylor Road
Port Orange, FL  32127

Athlete Registration

Team Registration 

Event Qualification Totals


The schedule is set after the closure of entries, however as a general guide the Championship progresses from the youngest and lightest athletes lifting on Friday, through to the heaviest and oldest lifting last. 

The following are the changes agreed by coaches at the Technical Conference;
Eliminate the 62B 14-15 session, this moves to one A session
- Move the 39kg 13U Female session to the Blue platform.
- Session 2 is moved to a 2.5 hour window.
- The effect of this is to move sessions 3,4,5,6 back 30 minutes on the schedule for Friday.
- No changes to times or platforms on Saturday
- Sunday is pushed back 2 hours, so first Weigh In is 9a, Lift 11, with the following session lifting at 1pm, Weigh In at 9.
- The 69A, 16-17 moves to Session 10 (formerly 85B)
- The 77A, 16-17 moves to Session 11 (formerly 69A)
- The 85B, 16-17 moves to Session 12 (formerly 77A)
- Sessions will not be over until all 3 platforms have finished lifting
- Awards will occur in the break between the Snatch and the Clean & Jerk.
- We will move to the 15kg bar in the 13U at the 20kg mark (15kg bar, and 2x 2.5kg bumpers plus a clip).

          Tickets available at the door


A bus run by Travel Lynx (Thu-Sat) and Pegasus Transportation (Sun), will run the following route;

Acapulco Resort – Shores Resort – Hyatt Place – Country Inn & Suites/La Quinta – Spruce Creek Competition Site

Spruce Creek Competition Site – Country Inn & Suites/La Quinta – Hyatt Place – Shores Resort – Acapulco Resort.

Shuttles will run;

3:30pm to 10:30pm on Thursday
6am to 11:30pm on Friday

6am to 11:30pm on Saturday
7am to 3pm on Sunday.

It is the responsibility of the athlete/coach to make sure that they arrive on time for their weigh in, we recommend you leave an absolute minimum of one hour before your Weigh In, preferably more if you are able.

A check scale will be located at the Acapulco Hotel & Resort, and at the Hyatt Place Daytona Beach Oceanfront as well as at the Competition Site. 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS (Airport-Hotel, Hotel-Venue)  

Acapulco Directions

Country Inn Directions

Hyatt Directions

La Quinta Directions

Shores Resort Directions


Scale 1

Scale 2

Scale 3


The Acapulco Resort
Call to book only: 386-761-2210 or 855-922-3224
Quote USA Weightlifting for discounted rate of $89 (Retail rate $129)
*Note: A shuttle will operate to the venue from this location.
*Check scale will be available at this location

The Atlantic Ocean Palm Inn
Call to book only: 386-761-8450
Quote USA Weightlifting for discounted rates of $92.65 per night (15%) discount
*Note: Shuttle WILL NOT run from this location

Country Inn & Suites Port Orange
5802 Journey’s End Way, Port Orange, FL, 32127
Call: 800-830-5222 (Mention USA Weightlifting for discounted rates)
$99 King, $119 Double
To book online, CLICK HERE
*Note: A shuttle will operate to the venue from this location.

The Shores Resort & Spa-SOLD OUT
2637 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL, 32118

Reservation Line – 386 767 7350 (Mention USAW Youth Nationals for discounted rate)
To Book online: CLICK HERE 
*Note: Shuttle will operate to the venue from this location.

La Quinta Inn & Suites-SOLD OUT
1791 Dunlawton, Port Orange, FL, 32129
Call to book only: 386-756-3440 (Mention USA Weightlifting for discounted rate)
$69 Double
*Note: A shuttle will operate to the venue from this location.

Hyatt Place Daytona Beach Oceanfront-SOLD OUT
3161 South Atlantic Avenue, Daytona Beach Shores, FL, 32118
386-944-2010 (Mention USA Weightlifting for discounted rate)
$99 per night
To book online, CLICK HERE
*Note: A shuttle will operate to the venue from this location.

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Daytona Beach Area to Host USA Weightlifting 2014 Youth Nationals, 

Youth Olympic Games Trials

First Florida Destination to Host Games Since 2008

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (December 23, 2013) – The Daytona Beach area, in cooperation with the Halifax Area Advertising Authority and Team Florida Volusia County Weightlifting, will host the 2014 USA Weightlifting Youth Nationals and Youth Olympic Games Trials June 12-15 at Spruce Creek High School’s Hawks Arena in Port Orange, a 33-time Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) Weightlifting Champion. The destination’s history with the sport dates back to 1987 when Daytona Beach hosted the inaugural Women’s World Championships.

            This series of events is projected to realize more than $400,000 in economic impact and generate approximately 1000 hotel room stays in the Daytona Beach area. The meet involves fierce competition from 400 youth athletes, 17 years of age and younger, from across the U.S. This event will also determine who will go forward to represent the United States in the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China as well as other international events.

            The event will use a range of hotels in the Daytona Beach area, highlighted by the brand new Hyatt Place Daytona Beach Oceanfront which will act as the headquarters hotel for this event.

“Spruce Creek is extremely excited to be a part of the Youth National Championship,” said Thomas Bennett, Weightlifting Head Coach, Spruce Creek High School. “This event will place our school in front of hundreds of high school weightlifting athletes and allow them competition at the national level.”

“We’re delighted to bring the 2014 Youth National Championships to the Daytona Beach area,” said USA Weightlifting CEO Michael Massik. “This age group represents the future of our sport and it’s fitting we return to Florida, a state known for including weightlifting in its high school curriculum.”

 Growing in popularity as a host destination for annual sporting events and competitions, Daytona Beach will host the NAIA Football National Championships in 2014-2016. The destination historically welcomes 8 million visitors per year and is recognized worldwide for its annual racing-themed sporting events including Rolex 24 at Daytona, Daytona 500 and Coke Zero 400. Daytona Beach’s famed heritage also claims the U.S. headquarters of LPGA and NASCAR and is home to Daytona International Speedway, the ‘World Center of Racing’.

“Our sports division is gaining tremendous momentum and solidifying these events is a testament to their hard work,” said Dan Francati, Chairman, Halifax Area Advertising Authority. “Our destination is ideal for hosting youth conferences and events and I’m happy to see the addition of the Youth Olympic Games trials drawing possible international attention to the Daytona Beach area.”

About the Daytona Beach Area
Discover the new Daytona Beach and its surrounding area, a resurging destination along Florida’s East Coast comprising eight distinct communities. With more than 15,000 beds, the destination boasts accommodations for all lifestyles and budgets including resorts, B&Bs, hotels and everything in between. Visitors can enjoy the quintessential vacation experience beginning with the Daytona Beach Boardwalk and Pier, or choose from a surprising list of attractions and cultural venues and a colorful culinary scene. With 23 miles of world-famous beaches ideal for shelling swimming, and surfing, it is no surprise tripadvisor® named Daytona Beach a 2012 Top 10 Beach Destination in the U.S.

About USA Weightlifting

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Event Contact: Phil Andrews (, 719-866-3386)
Media Contact:  Gentry Baumline-Robinson
In-Market Communications Manager, Daytona Beach Area CVB