USATF offers grants to assist with travel to international meets in the traditional summer period. The following amounts are available to qualified athletes: Tier 1 Athletes – $2,000* Tier 2 Athletes – $1,500* TPP Athletes – $1,500* Tier 3 Athletes – $1,000* Tier 4 Athletes – $1,000* Special consideration will also be given to “hardship” […]
Besides the Elite Athlete Funding & Support detailed on this page, the USATF High Performance division offers other support, in the form of training opportunities, blood screening, medical support, sports performance workshops and more. Please see information on these programs below.
USATF High Performance Plan Resources – 2019 Edition:
European/NACAC/Domestic Meet Medical Support. Through the support of our medical partner, St. Vincent Sport Performance in Indianapolis, and the USOC, USATF will have medical staff coverage at all 2019 Diamond League meets and select meets in Europe and North America/Caribbean. Program will start in January at the Dr. Sander Invitational and progress through to the DL Finals. Tier athletes prioritized for services, with other US athletes seen on a space available basis. Information on providers’ schedule, location, and method of contact will be sent to all eligible athletes on the start list by the USATF staff manager for each event (Tyler Noble, Nick Polk, Robert Chapman, or Pol Ferrer).
European Training Base. USATF is pleased to once again be able to offer a European training base for Tier, TPP and Chula Vista Resident athletes ONLY in Leuven, Belgium, which is located a short 15-minute train ride from Brussels airport. The goal of this base is to help to provide these athletes with access to inexpensive housing in Europe, access to free training facilities within a close proximity to housing, and access to medical care while abroad. Base details:
- All housing requests and questions are coordinated through out on-site managers, with reservations required, and housing is billed back to the athlete’s agent. Registration is done through Teamworks app.
- USATF cannot accommodate housing for coaches, spouses, non-U.S., or non-Tier athletes.
- Athletes must fund and coordinate their own travel to and from Leuven.
- USATF staff will be on site to assist with travel from the Leuven train station to base housing, coordinate track and weight room access, assist with routine medical/athletic training needs.
- This is NOT a training camp. This is support for access to training facilities and housing. Housing options may require walking/bike/taxi/Uber to get to track/grocery/restaurants.
Leuven Housing Registration Rules
- Housing will be billed back to agent at 50 euro per night. Housing is space-available and not guaranteed.
- Athlete must register 48 hours prior to arrival into Leuven to be considered for housing.
- Athlete/agent must notify USATF on-site managers if you hope to stay longer or leave earlier than your registered dates. You must attempt to change leave dates at least 48 hours prior to your departure. Subject to 100 euro fine if you stay longer or leave earlier than your registered dates.
- If athlete leaves for a competition and do not notify on-site managers 48 hours prior, you will still be charged for those unused nights. Athletes may be asked to change rooms or housing locations due to availability.
Facility and Medical Staff Access:
- On site medical practitioner from St. Vincent/USOC with varying days/hours which will be posted.
- Free access to training facilities (must obtain ID card for access through USATF staff coordinator Pol Ferrer)
- 400m Outdoor track and 85m Indoor straight away with LJ, HJ, PV runways
- Throwing facilities for all events except javelin
- Two weight rooms with Olympic platforms and bumper plates
- Miles of soft surface running trails and grass areas and swimming pool access (if needed)
USATF Talent Protection Program.Athletes who qualify and are provisionally selected for the incoming class to the 2019-2020 Talent Protection Program will be notified in August 2019. Athletes must attend a mandatory intake meeting at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in mid-October.
2019 Sport Performance Workshops:
- Jan. 14-15 Chula Vista (Throws, LJ/TJ)
- Jan. 17-18 Reno (PV)
- Mar. 16-17 Chula Vista (Throws, LJ/TJ, Steeple)
- May 1-2 Palo Alto (Distance)
- May 16-17 Tucson (Throws)
- **Sprints/Hurdles TBA**
Questions or for more information, contact:
- Tyler Noble, Sports Medicine Coordinator at Tyler.Noble@usatf.org or (317) 713-4684
- Dr. Robert Chapman, USATF Associate Director of Sports Science and Medicine, Robert.Chapman@usatf.org or (812) 856-2452.
Note: the list above is not comprehensive and other high performance/sport science resources also available.
- Sports Medicine Resources
- Elite Athlete Funding & Support
- Chula Vista Elite Athlete Training Center (CVEATC) Programs
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