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 "to foster sustained competitive excellence, interest, and participation in the sports of track and 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 and field clubs, while others provide support to only race walkers, throwers, or distance runners. Whatever 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 and 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.
The current club fees for Minnesota are available here. To apply or renew your organization or club, click here.
Please fill out our USATF Minnesota Club Affiliation Change Request form, which will be processed by our local association's membership chair. This form is intended for athletes with valid, unexpired USATF memberships that live in Minnesota and/or their legal guardians. If you do not have a valid, unexpired USATF membership, you must renew before your affiliation can be changed. If you live outside of Minnesota and registered with an address outside of Minnesota, you may need to request an association transfer before you can request to join a club in Minnesota. Under USATF Regulation 7, an athlete wishing to transfer from one club to another must serve ninety (90) days in 'unattached status' from the date of the last competition in which the athlete represented his or her previous club, subject to certain limited exceptions. All submitted change requests will be processed in a batch and may take up to 7 days to reflect in the USATF system. Change requests for youth athletes will not be processed (except to change an affiliated youth athlete to unattached) during the entirety of the Junior Olympic program (rule 306.1.G). USATF Minnesota Team Circuit rules can be found here.
Important Information for Youth Clubs
The United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) requires that all Olympic National Governing Bodies (NGBs) institute the SafeSport Program in 2015.
All Youth Club Coaches and Volunteers will need to complete the SafeSport Program Requirements before your club’s membership will be approved and activated in the USATF system for 2016 and beyond. There will be no exceptions to this rule.