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 masters programs. Some are complete track & field clubs, and others may provide support to only pole vaulters, race walkers, or throwers. Whatever the case may be, each club is vital to the sport's future in the United States.

USATF-NE open and masters road running, track & field, and cross country championships and series all include club scoring, as does the Junior Olympic cross country championship.    The national club cross country championship meet is the organization's largest championship.  

If you are interested in applying for club membership, click here. For a tutorial on applying for club membership, click here

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Important Information for Youth Clubs!
As of 2015, the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) requires all Olympic National Governing Bodies (NGBs) institute background screening and the SafeSport Program for all youth clubs.

All Youth Club Coaches and Volunteers in a club will need to complete the online SafeSport Course and a USATF background screening (good for 2 years from date of application) before the youth club’s membership will be approved and activated in the USATF system.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE.  All sports organizations have independent background screening due to privacy laws.
At all levels of Junior Olympic Championship events, only individuals having completed both rquirements may pick up team packets or obtain coaches credentials.

Requirements
1. Take the 90-minute SafeSport Course online.  Click here to learn more about SafeSport and how to get started on the course. 
2. Complete the USATF Youth Background Check (good for 2 years).  To start the Background Check, process, please click here. Have an electronic file with your state driver's license to upload.
Please allow a minimum of 2 weeks for completion of Background Screenings.
We urge you to work well in advance of any Meet Registration deadlines in order for this process to complete.

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