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 solely track & field clubs, while others provide support to only race walkers, throwers, or distance runners. What ever 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.

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

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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. Be SafeSport certified (See below)
2. Pass the Background Check (See below)
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.

SafeSport Update Needed by March 31, 2020

A reminder that all association leadership and committee chairs are required to be 3-step SafeSport (member, background checked, completed SafeSport Core Training), by March 31st.
1) To  register or renew: You may do so at, and then click on training and education.  If you do not have a profile with SafeSport, you will need to create one. Please note that this is different than your USATF membership and, therefore, will be different than your USATF profile. You will enter your USATF membership number as a part of your profile so that your compliance can be recorded.
 2) How long will this SafeSport certification take? The Core SafeSport Training Course will take 1.5 – 2 hours to complete.
3) Is there a cost to SafeSport certification? There is no cost.
4) What is the future requirements of SafeSport?  Beginning in 2020, an annual refresher course will be required. This refresher course will take 20-30 minutes to complete.
5) If you have questions or run into a problem: You can get assistance at 

Background Checks need to be updated every 2 years and costs $16. Please check your status and renew your background check here: