Clubs/Background/SafeSport

Club/Organizational Membership

 

Fees
The club/organization fee is $75.00 (there is a $100 late fee for renewal applications received after May 1 from competitive clubs).

Forms

Required: Club/organizational membership application (PDF)
Required for clubs conducting scheduled club practices:
Club practice insurance information & practice registration form(PDF)
Each coach/volunteer must submit ONE of the following forms to be covered by the USATF liability insurance policy during club practices:
Youth Club: Coach/Volunteer Information Form & Background Check Acknowledgement (PDF) (for ALL coaches/volunteers who have direct contact with youth 17 & under during club practices/activities)
Adult Club Coach/Volunteer Registration Form (PDF)
(for coaches/volunteers who supervise club practices/activities where ALL participants are 18 years or older)
Optional:
Directors & Officers (D&O) liability insurance

   

Submitting your application and fees
Please mail your completed application and fee to:
USATF Illinois
1213 Maple Avenue Unit E
Lisle, IL 60532

USATF Illinois Clubs
All existing clubs can be found at the following location: USATF Illinois Clubs.



Background Check

USA Track & Field has implemented a criminal background screening program on coaches and volunteers of youth clubs.

 

Background Checks have been implemented by USATF to:

  1. Promote a safe, nurturing, and supportive athletic environment in which
    youth athletes can pursue their athletic goals;
  2. Provide an environment where parents can feel good about allowing their
    child to participate in the sport of track and field.
  3. Maintain the sport of track and field as a hostile environment for those who
    would seek to harm youth athletes.

Please note that this screening is not intended to serve as a pre-employment
background-screening program, nor can screening guarantee that incidents of
abuse by coaches/volunteers will not occur. Background screening is designed as
a preventative risk management tool, but does not ensure inappropriate behavior
will not occur.

 

Additional Information on background checks.

For the safety of our athletes, particularly our youth athletes, USA Track & Field has committed to providing a safe environment in which our athletes compete and train. We believe this is paramount to the success of all our programs.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has recommended USATF implement the program in 2014 and it will be required of all Olympic national governing bodies (NGB’s) by 2015. Coupled with our Coaches Registry, our goal is to gain awareness and protect the participants in our sport at all levels, but particularly those athletes who are 18-and-under.

The SafeSport course is an online training module put together by the USOC. The course covers fourteen lesson areas that include, but are not limited to, sexual, physical and emotional misconduct; local and overnight travel; bullying and harassment. The training videos in total are approximately 90 minutes long and include four quizzes and a final exam.

All USATF National Staff, Board Members, Youth Committee members, registered agents, coaches on the Coaches Registry, youth club coaches and youth club administrators are required to complete the USOC SafeSport course no later than December 31, 2015 to maintain active status in those roles.

Visit the SafeSport website at SafeSport.org to begin the process.

SafeSport

 For the safety of our athletes, particularly our youth athletes, USA Track & Field has committed to providing a safe environment in which our athletes compete and train. We believe this is paramount to the success of all our programs.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has recommended USATF implement the program in 2014 and it will be required of all Olympic national governing bodies (NGB’s) by 2015. Coupled with our Coaches Registry, our goal is to gain awareness and protect the participants in our sport at all levels, but particularly those athletes who are 18-and-under.

The SafeSport course is an online training module put together by the USOC. The course covers fourteen lesson areas that include, but are not limited to, sexual, physical and emotional misconduct; local and overnight travel; bullying and harassment. The training videos in total are approximately 90 minutes long and include four quizzes and a final exam.

All USATF National Staff, Board Members, Youth Committee members, registered agents, coaches on the Coaches Registry, youth club coaches and youth club administrators are required to complete the USOC SafeSport course no later than December 31, 2015 to maintain active status in those roles.

 

Visit the SafeSport website.
 

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