USATF Membership, Age Verification, and Club Affiliation

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.

    • For any questions or problems with USATF Connect, send an email to the national office staff at membership@usatf.org.

    • "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 should set the Club Affiliation by attaching your membership to Alpha Crush Running Club, #45-0690.

      • If you do not set the Club Affiliation...

        • The membership will not appear in the download for our club.

        • And, the synchronization between USATF Connect and Athletic.net (used for meet entry) will not happen and the athlete can't be selected for meet entry.

      • You need to set the Club Affiliation when the membership is created.

      • If you need to change the Club Affiliation for an existing membership, members must email membership@georgia.usatf.org to request a change in their club affiliation. These requests must come directly from the member, or in the case of a youth member, the parent.

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:

Track (June / July)

  • 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

Cross Country (November / December)

  • USATF Georgia Association Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships

  • USATF Region 4 Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships

  • USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships

Club Affiliation Update Request

Members must email membership@georgia.usatf.org to request a change in their club affiliation. These requests must come directly from the member, or in the case of a youth member, the parent.