USATF Membership and Age Verification

USA Track & Field (USATF) Memberships
As of Cross Country 2020, Alpha Crush no longer does the administration of memberships on behalf of the athletes. 
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to purchase and manage memberships for their athlete(s).
  • USATF Membership page.
  • USATF Youth membership is advertised as $25 per year. But with various service charges and transaction fees, it appears a one-year youth membership costs $26.50 + $1.42 = $27.92
  • Age-verification is a separate process from purchasing a membership.
USATF Connect
USATF Connect is the updated membership portal, introduced in early 2020.
  • "How To" videos - how to use USATF Connect
  • In general, the parent/guardian creates an account on USATF Connect (this step is free)
  • Then, each athlete is added to the account via the "Add New Member" button. Under this option, you can attach an existing memberships (i.e. athlete) to your account for management purposes.
  • If your athlete had a membership in the old USATF system, then there is a "Recover Account from Previous System" on the login page. You enter the membership number, password on the previous account, and the current email you wish to associate with this athlete.
  • You can attach your membership to Alpha Crush Running Club, #45-0690.
General Notes - Age Verification Documents
  • Age verification is required if the athlete wishes to compete in certain USATF Junior Olympics events for track and field or cross country (see list below.)
  • Age verification is only done for new USA Track & Field (USATF) memberships.  
  • Renewals do not need to be age verified again.  Once athlete is age verified, always age verified.
  • Valid forms for use in age verification for the athlete (only one of the following is needed):
    • Birth certificate
    • Passport
    • Certified baptismal record
    • Driver's license or learner's permit
    • U.S. Government ID
  • Age verification documents uploaded by the parent/guardian via USATF Connect
    • Video: Add Athlete Verification Documents, for example "Date of Birth Verification" and "Citizenship Verification".
    • As described on the USATF website page Date of Birth Verification, accepted age verification documents include copy of birth certificate, passport, certified baptismal record, driver’s license, or U.S. government identification.
  • Alpha Crush does not age verify the athletes.
Meets that require age verification
The following USATF "competitive season" meets require an age-verified USATF membership:
  • June / July (Track)
    • USATF Georgia Association Area A/B/C Junior Olympic Track & Field Preliminary Meets
    • USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
    • USATF Region 4 Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
    • USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships
  • November / December (Cross Country)
    • USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
    • USATF Region 4 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
    • USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships