Process for Changing USATF Club Affiliation

Process for Changing USATF Club Affiliation

    • For a Club Affiliation change, please send an email to

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.

1. How long must an athlete wait prior to transferring from one club to another?

There is a 90 day “waiting” period for transferring from one USATF member club to another USATF member club (See Regulation 4-C-2). The 90 days is measured from the date the athlete last competed in a USATF sanctioned competition. An athlete is not eligible to represent a club in a USATF sanctioned competition if he/she has represented another club during the previous 90 days.

2. Where can representation occur?

Representation can only occur in a USATF sanctioned competition. (See USATF Regulation 4-C-2). Thus, competition in an event not sanctioned by USATF does not constitute representation.

3. What factors may determine the intent of an athlete to represent a club?

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, and

c) 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.