Clubs provide athletes with a local community of like-minded members who often train together and (in some circumstances) compete together. USATF sanctions over 2,000 clubs across the United States. Although there is no requirement to join a club, joining provides opportunities to connect with other athletes in your area for coaching, training, volunteering, socializing and other events or activitities supported by the club. |
An athlete may join as many clubs as he or she wishes. However, USATF recognizes only one official club per athlete. Therefore, in any club scoring competition, an athlete may represent only that club which is indicated on his/her USATF membership card. If an athlete chooses to change clubs, he/she may not compete for the new club until 90 days after making the change.
Clubs membership is primarily determined by where you live. You may join any club within your Association. Only under special circumstances (for example, no viable club exists within your association) are you granted an exception to join a club outside your association. More information about clubs is provided in the USATF Governance Manual.
CLUB COMPETITION OPPORTUNITIES
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