All club coaches are volunteers. They are individuals who take their personal time to instruct and coach your child. Without their efforts this program would not be possible.

Coach Matthew Chestnut is head coach and co-founder of Alpha Crush Running Club, a USA Track & Field (USATF) certified official (since 2010), a USATF Level 1 Coach (since 2008), as VDOT2 certified coach, and member of the USATF Georgia board of directors (since 2017). Coach Matthew has been involved with youth running since 2007, originally with the SPIRIT Alpharetta (Georgia) YMCA and now with Alpha Crush, working with over 600 youth athletes during his coaching career. Coach Matthew has been an avid road and trail runner for 30+ years, with marathon and 50K trail runs his favorite events.

Coach Matthew has lived in Roswell since 1999.

This list represents current USATF members who have successfully completed all SafeSport Compliance requirements having:

    1. a current USATF membership;

    2. successfully passed an extensive USATF background screen pertinent to their role within USATF;

    3. successfully completed the SafeSport Trained Core training.

USATF Volunteer and Administrator

Step 1 of 4 - A USATF membership application

    • You can associate your membership with Alpha Crush Running Club, USATF Club # 45-0690.

    • Your USATF membership number will be emailed to you upon completion of the membership application. This number is needed for the forms below.

Step 2 of 4 - Background Check: All coaches and volunteers who come in contact with youth athletes during registered club practices or other club-related track and field activities must submit a background check.

    • See: Background Check

    • Background checks are required every 2 years.

    • The correct selection is "Volunteers - Background Screening"

Step 3 of 4 - Complete SafeSport training

Step 4 of 4 - Change club affiliation


To become registered a coach, you must complete all of the above, plus meet the Coaching Education Standard.

  1. Be a current USATF member.

  2. Pass the USATF background screen.

  3. Successfully complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport Training course.

  4. Accept and adhere to the SafeSport Handbook.

    1. List current coaching affiliation in the application process.

    2. Fulfill Coaching Education Standard (effective Jan 2019) and submit verification application.

    3. See list of Georgia Association USATF Registered Coaches who have met the standards