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Coach Credentialing Procedures for USA Track & Field Championships

Attention to all coaches requesting a credential for the USA Indoor and Outdoor Championships, the USA Junior Outdoor Track & Field Championships or USA  Olympic Trials.
Coaches requesting a credential must be a current member of the USATF Coaches Registry. The current list can be found here. Coaches MUST have a current membership, have taken the USOC SafeSport course, and have a valid background screen to appear on the published list of registered coaches.
No applications for the Coaches Registry will be processed during the credentialing process at Championship meets. It is approximately a 10 day process from time of background screen application until a coach’s name appears on the Coaches Registry list. For more information on the Coaches Registry visit; and  click “Begin the Application Process” or you may click at the bottom of this page.
If you have questions, contact:
Terry Crawford, Director of Coaching
Phone: 317-713-4671
Securing Credentials:  Athletes will designate the names of selected personnel for credentialing at the time of entry to the Championship meet. Photo ID will be required to claim a designated credential at packet pick-up.

Athletes and Coaches should visit the athlete information page of a particular championship for detailed information about the credentialing polices for the championship meet.  A Registered Coach credential allows full access to the warm-up area, stadium, athlete hospitality, and shuttle bus transportation.

To become registered a coach must complete the application process which includes the steps outlined below.

  1. Be a current USATF member
  2. Pass the USATF background screen
  3. Complete USOC SafeSport course*
  4. Accept and adhere to the SafeSport Handbook
  5. List current coaching affiliation in the application process

*Must be the full length (90 minute) version of the SafeSport course to receive completion credit. The SafeSport Parent and SafeSport Refresher courses will not be accepted. Please be sure to add your USATF Membership number by selecting "USA Track and Field" under "Memberships" on the Safe Sport Training website to receive credit for your completion.


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