Process for Changing USATF Club Affiliation
After reviewing the request, the membership chair will either make the change in your member profile or request additional information.
USATF BYLAW/REGULATION INTERPRETATION ADVISORY
(Consult USATF Governance Handbook for Regulation 4)
To transfer representation from one club /organization to another, an athlete must not have competed for the first club in sanctioned competition for the previous ninety (90) days regardless of residency.
http://www.usatf.org/groups/youth/guides/2010YouthGuide.pdf, p. 82.
Below you will find USATF Legal Council advisory, in Q&A form. Hopefully, this will help provide a consistent interpretation of what constitutes "representation of a club" and thus allow our associations to deal with this situation in a more efficient manner.
1. How long must an athlete wait prior to transferring from one club to another?
2. Where can representation occur?
The following may be used to determine the athlete’s intention to represent a club:
a) club name appears on a submitted entry form or seed card,b) club affiliation is indicated in the results, andc) club uniform is worn by the person.
A USATF membership application that indicates a club on it may be used to show intent if the date of application is proximate to the date of the competition in question.