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.
Important Information for Youth Clubs
All Youth Club coaches and volunteers will need to submit to a Background Check each year, and be approved prior to the acceptance of the club’s application. 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. There will be no exceptions to this rule. To start your Background Check, please click here.