USATF Age Verified Athletes

USA Track & Field (USATF) Memberships
  • Alpha Crush does the administration of memberships on behalf of the athletes.
  • USATF Youth membership is $20 per year.
    • Memberships purchased between January 1 and October 31 expire December 31 of the current year.  For spring track we purchase memberships a few weeks after the athlete registers and the season begins.
    • Memberships purchased between November 1 and December 31 expire December 31 of the following year.  
    • For fall cross country we purchase memberships after November 1 to get a full year (14 months) of membership coverage. 
    • Because there is a short window of time between November 1st and the first championship meet requiring age verification, we first process the athletes who plan to compete *after* we receive the age verification. We do this to make sure we have their correct name and date of birth, as errors cause problems later on.
  • The USATF fee is charged when you register your athlete at the beginning of the season.
  • Age-verification is a separate process from purchasing a membership.
  • The club purchases/renews the USATF memberships; the parent provides the $20 and age-verification documents.
General Notes - Age Verification Documents
  • 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.
    • The club administrative staff will renew the athlete's expired USATF membership.
  • The USATF membership fee is part of the club registration fee.
    • The club administrative staff will create the membership for the athlete.
  • Valid forms for use in age verification for the athlete (only one of the following is needed):
    • Birth certificate
    • Passport
    • Driver's license or learner's permit
    • Government ID
  • A copy of these forms is OK.  A legible photograph is fine.  A scanned, legible, emailed image of the verification document is fine.
    • Give to Coach Matthew at practice or send images via email to
  • Age verification is required if the athlete wishes to compete in certain USATF-sanctioned events (Association, Region, National).
  • Age verification documents are sent to the Membership Chair at USATF Georgia Association for review. Alpha Crush does not age verify the athletes. Alpha Crush does facilitate the age-verification process by sending the Membership Chair the documentation after the membership is purchased. 
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