Signing up for an Athlete Support Credential for your coach, family member or other support person for the USATF Championships? There are some important changes for 2018 that you should know.
Athletes participating in the 2018 USATF Outdoor Championships have the option of receiving one complimentary credential and one additional support credential (at a cost TBD). Those credential options will not change; however, because of the additional access granted to certain credential holders, all individuals receiving either a Registered Coach pass or a Warm-Up pass must be listed on the USATF SafeSport List (found at: http://www.usatf.org/Resources-for—/Coaches/Coaches-Registry/Coaches-Registry.aspx).
In order to be listed on the SafeSport list, individuals must:
1. SafeSport Training – consists of 3 90-min online courses (free)
2. Be a current member of USATF
3. Complete a background check ($16, takes just a few minutes to fill out online)
This is due to the new SafeSport guidelines. Please make sure this is taken care of in advance of the 2018 USATF Outdoor Champs in June.
Is my support person already on the list?
If they’ve met the qualifications already, you’ll be able to find them on the “SafeSport List” at the link below:
How does my support person get started on these requirements?
Direct any potential support person(s) to the link below to begin the process.
PLEASE NOTE: If they do NOT want to go through the whole Coaches Registry part of the application (for support people who are not coaches and only need a Warm-Up pass and not a Registered Coach pass), they should select that they are coaching athletes under the age of 18 where prompted. See screenshot below. This will allow them to bypass the Coaches Registry requirement of taking a coaching education course.