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 clubs that USATF is able to carry out its mission "to foster sustained competitive excellence, interest, and participation in the sports of track and 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 solely track and 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. These national championships provide clubs a chance to showcase their talents and earn national bragging rights.
The current club fees for New England are available here. To apply as a new club or renew your organization or club, click here.
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) requires that all Olympic National Governing Bodies (NGBs) institute the SafeSport Program in 2015.
All Competitive Clubs - both youth and open as of 2018 - are required to have their listed club Administrators and Coaches be "3 Step Compliant" - that is, being a member, having a background screening, and completing the SafeSport Program Requirements before the club’s membership will be approved and activated in the USATF system. There are no exceptions to this rule.