Member clubs are at the heart of USA Track & Field. They provide much-needed support to athletes in the form of coaching, financial support, and athletic satisfaction. It is with, and through, the clubs that USATF is able to carry out its mission: “The mission of USA Track & Field is to foster sustained competitive excellence, interest, and participation in the sports of track & field, long-distance running, and race walking.”
The focus and goals of each club are as unique and diverse as the athletes who compete for them. Some clubs focus primarily on elite development, while others specialize in youth or master’s programs. Some sole track & field clubs, while others provide support to only race walkers, throwers, or distance runners. Whatever the case may be, each club is vital to the sport’s future in the United States.
Over the past several years, USATF has initiated national club championships in cross country and track & field and has recently added a marathon relay championship. These national club championships provide clubs a chance to showcase their talents and earn national bragging rights.
Important Information for Youth Clubs!
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) requires that all Olympic National Governing Bodies (NGBs) institute the SafeSport Program in 2015.
All Youth Club Coaches and Volunteers will need to complete the SafeSport Program Requirements before your club’s membership will be approved and activated in the USATF system for 2016, and beyond. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.
1. Take the 90-minute SafeSport Course. Click here to learn more about SafeSport and how to get started on the course.
2. Pass the annual Youth Background Check. To start your Background Check, please click here.
Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for Background Checks to be completed.
We urge you to work well in advance of any Meet Registration Deadlines in order for this process to complete.