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Credential and Passes (RC, SP, WP, AR)

Please note that all support persons accessing the warm-up area will be required to show a picture ID.

Registered Coach “RC”, Warm-up Pass “WP”, and Stadium Pass “SP” credentials are designed to allow an athlete’s coach and/or personal support access to the warm-up area, athlete seating or practice track for the purpose of preparing for competition. Credentials are non-transferrable and each support person will only be allowed to receive one credential.

  • Individual must be 18 years of age or older to receive a credential.
  • Individual must be a current (2016) member of USA Track & Field.
  • Individual receiving the “RC” Registered Coach’s credential must also be a current (2016) member of USA Track & Field’s Coaches Registry which now includes completing the USOC Safe Sport course. **View the Registered Coach section below for my information on the application process.

Credentials can be obtained at Credentialing in Clovis, CA at Buchanan High School (Faculty lounge, directly off of the Multi-Purpose Room). Click here for location and hours of operation.

Athletes will have the following credential options for their support persons:
1. One Complimentary Credential Option (pick one of the following):

  • RC - Registered Coach - coach of record (warm-up area and stadium only)
  • WP - Warm-up Pass (no stadium access; warm-up area access only)
  • SP - Stadium Pass(no warm-up area access; stadium seating)

Each participating athlete may request one of the above options for his or her personal support by specifying the name of the individual designated to receive that credential on his or her on-line entry form.
2. Second Credential Option for purchase (pick one of the following):

  • WP - Warm-up Pass (no stadium access; warm-up area access only)
  • SP - Stadium Pass (no warm-up area access; stadium seating)

There is a fee for the second credential option, which is in addition to the USATF membership fee. The price for this credential is $30.

Each participating athlete may request to purchase one of the above options for his or her personal support by specifying the name of the individual designated to receive that credential on his or her on-line entry form.


Credential category details below:
Please note that all support persons accessing the warm-up area will be required to show a picture ID. Individual must be 18 years of age or older to receive a credential.


RC - Registered Coach Credential (best option for coach)

All coaches designated to receive a “RC” credential must be a current (2016) member of USATF and must be a current member of the USATF Coaches Registry and completed the USOC Safe Sport Course, prior to receiving a “RC” credential. Individuals must have completed and been approved (be listed on the USATF Coaches Registry) prior to their arrival in Portland, OR. Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to receive an “RC” credential. You will not have the option to sign up for the Coaches Registry on-site (in Portland, OR) to obtain a coaches credential. Please view the following link for more details on the USATF Coaches Registry: http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for---/Coaches.aspx

WP - Warm-up Pass Credential (best option for personal medical)
Personal support designated to receive a “WP” must be a current (2016) member of USATF. Please renew or sign-up for a membership here: http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx. Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to recieve a "WP" credential. There is no stadium access with this credential.

Stadium Pass Credential (best option for family member or friend)
Personal support designated to receive a “SP” must be a current (2016) member of USATF. Please renew or sign-up for a membership at the following link: http://www.usatf.org/Products---Services/Individual-Memberships.aspx. Only the individuals specified by participating athletes for this purpose will be allowed to receive an “SP” credential. There is no warm-up access with this credential.

Any unauthorized person in possession of a credential and any unauthorized person in a credential-restricted area (the athlete warm-up areas, or other restricted zones) will be immediately escorted from the facility, the credential will be revoked, and the unauthorized person may be subject to penalty.

Credential Terms and Conditions can be found at https://www.usatf.org/Credentials.aspx.

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