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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I register my club or organization?

Click here to apply/renew online. For a tutorial on applying for club membership, click here.

How much does it cost to join?

Membership fees vary by association, but are typically between $30 and $100 per year.

What benefits do registered clubs and organizations receive?

See the Club/Organizational Member Benefits page for details on available benefits.

When do club/organization memberships expire?

Memberships are on a calendar year basis, and expire on December 31. However, if your club/organization joins/renews between November 1 and December 31 of the current year, the membership will be valid for the following year as well.

What is meant by General Liability Insurance?

An important benefit USATF provides to its member organizations (clubs) is General Liability Insurance coverage. Liability insurance provides coverage for certain types of lawsuits brought against the club, its officers, coaches and volunteers. This coverage is extended to the regularly scheduled practices of member organizations (clubs) provided such practices are filed with USATF in advance and are supervised by a bona fide coach.

The facility that we practice at is requiring third party insurance coverage. What does this mean and how do we accommodate their request?

Many facilities (e.g., schools, parks, sports complexes, etc.) require a club to not only have insurance coverage but also to be named as a third party or additional insured to the club's coverage. USATF's policy can accommodate this requirement. Current Clubs may purchase their 3rd Party Certificates of Insurance for $15.00 each in the Club Management Area.

Are home-based facilities covered?

USA Track & Field (USATF) does not sanction and insure home-based practice facilities under its General Liability Insurance Program offered for club practices.  This decision has been made due to the increased liability of insuring such facilities and an inability for USATF to monitor and control the activities and equipment upkeep at those facilities.  It is necessary to ensure that USATF remain in a position to provide insurance coverage to its members and, therefore, cannot afford to take any risks that might jeopardize its ability to provide such coverage.

While USATF has made some exceptions to this policy in the past, it does not intend to do so going forward.  USATF remains sensitive to this issue.  Accordingly, should a homeowners’ or other policy of a club owner not cover the activities of a home-based facility, USATF has worked with its insurance broker to provide the following list of possible insurance carriers who may be willing to cover a home-based practice facility (keeping in mind that each home-based facility situation is unique).  Those insurance carriers are as follows:

We appreciate your understanding.

 

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