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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.

As part of this commitment, USA Track & Field requires that all Youth Club coaches and Youth Club volunteers who come in contact with athletes during registered club practices or other club-related track and field activities, must be accepted into the USATF Registered Coaches Program.
This requirement has 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; and
  3. Maintain the sport of track and field as an environment that discourages the presence of those who would seek to harm youth athletes.

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