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Athlete Representatives Newsletter

August 2006 Issue:


Authorized Athlete Representative Enrollment

USATF's open enrollment for the Authorized Athlete Representative (AAR) program will be available from September 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006. Please visit the Authorized Athlete Representative section and click on the appropriate link to download an application form.

Post-Collegiate Special Assistance Fund

USA Track & Field is proud to be building on the success of the Post-Collegiate Special Assistance Fund (PCSAF), which was launched in 2001. Last year, the PCSAF distributed more than $125,000 in aid and provided Elite Athlete Health Insurance to 55 post-collegiate athletes. The PCSAF fund was created to assist post-collegiate athletes who have completed their college eligibility but wish to continue their track & field career.

This year, the deadline has been moved up to August 25, 2006. Please take a moment to inform and encourage your athletes who are eligible to submit an application. Click here for more information about eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Elite Athlete Retreat

USA Track & Field will host the 4th Annual Elite Athlete Retreat in Cancun, Mexico on October 19-22, 2006. Athletes, coaches and authorized athlete representatives from the sport of track & field will discuss the progress of the recently created PAA (Professional Athletes Association), announce the PAA board of directors and then elect their officers. Selected athletes (ranked Top 10 in the world), coaches, athlete representatives and sponsors as well as USATF administrators will be invited.

For more information, contact Carolyn Claude at 317-713-4652 or Carolyn.Claude@usatf.org.

2006 Annual Meeting

The 28th USA Track & Field Annual Meeting, presented by Sport Court, will be held in Indianapolis, Indiana from November 29 - December 3, 2006. This year's Opening Session officially kicks off the meeting on Wednesday evening, November 29 at 7:00 p.m. The meeting continues through Sunday, December 3 in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Westin and Hyatt Regency will serve as co-headquarter hotels, offering special room rates for attendees. Both hotels will host breakout meetings and offer direct access to the Indiana Convention Center. This year's room block will fill quickly, and space is limited, so reserve your room(s) now! See the Housing Information page for more details, including reservation deadlines.

Click here for more information about the Annual Meeting.

USADA Athlete Location Forms

This is a reminder that 3rd quarter USADA Athlete Location Forms are due on September 1, 2006. Athletes can submit online or contact USATF for a hardcopy or an e-mailed version of the quarterly form. If your athlete is not compliant, please have them contact Melissa Beasley at 317-713-4650.

More anti-doping information is available in the Zero Tolerance Newsletter.

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