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.

Team parents can volunteer to assist the coaches by:

  • Helping with phone calls to team members

  • Helping with organization of travel to meets

  • Helping at practice

  • Helping organize the end of the season team party and post-game refreshments.

Any parent, regardless of prior experience, is more than welcome to volunteer to help during practice. The more parents involved, the more the kids will get out of the program. At our AWAY meets, we will generally be asked to act as a co-host. Essentially, we will work with the hosting team to help ensure a smooth an efficient meet operation. In order to achieve this goal, we will need 1 parent per athlete to volunteer. The objective will be to have the parent working for no more than 2 hours during the meet.

At our HOME meets, we will operate the entire meet with volunteers (with the possible exception of event timing). In our experience, assuming full control of meet operation increases the likelihood of an efficient meet. In order to achieve this goal, however, we will need a larger time commitment. As we get closer to a HOME meet, we will discuss this in more detail.

Each coach/volunteer must submit the following to be covered by the USATF liability insurance policy during club practices.

SafeSport Compliant Adults

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.