Greater Than At Rock Chalk Park
2017 Junior Olympic Team At Rock Chalk Park

Becoming A USATF Member

USA Track & Field is the National Governing Body for track & field, long-distance running, and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world’s oldest organized sports, the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport, and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States. As a part of the pursuit for the opportunity to compete in the National Junior Olympics, all youth competitors must be a registered member of USATF. Individuals interested in competing have the option of registering with an official USATF Member Club or registering as an unattached (no affiliation with a club) competitor.

To register with USATF as an unattached competitor
To register with Greater Than and allow them to manage your USATF membership
To view a list of Ohio member clubs closest to you
To locate an official member club(s) within your area

Joining Greater Than Track & Field Club

The Greater Than Track & Field Club is proud to welcome prospective competitors. There are more than forty (40) active member clubs throughout the Ohio Association with a number of them being located in the Central Ohio area. We are based out of Northern Columbus in Westerville, OH with our home track being at Westerville South High School.

The Greater Than Track & Field Club focuses on the development of youth competitors grades six (6) through twelve (12). The foundation of our club is firmly rooted in the principles of our parent association the Greater Than Youth Ministry and our organizational oversight the International Christian Center. We require all new youth competitors seeking to participate with the Greater Than Track & Field Club to attend one of our two mandatory Parent & Athlete informational meetings with a parent to participate with our club. In the forms section below, you will find the registration forms necessary to begin your membership. These forms once completed can be turned in at one of the two Parent & Athlete informational meetings or at any practice when accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

General requirements for becoming a member of the Greater Than Track & Field Club are as follows:

  • Submission of our registration form signed by both athlete and parent or legal guardian.
  • Submission of a copy of an official birth certificate or passport for age verification purposes.
  • Submission of our fee calculation form signed by both athlete and parent or legal guardian.
  • Submission of the USATF Waiver Agreement signed by parent or legal guardian.
  • Submission of our Code of Conduct Policy signed by both athlete and parent or legal guardian.
  • Payment of all team fees by the payment deadline listed on the fee calculation form.

Parent & Athlete Informational Meeting

Our Parent & Athlete Informational Meeting is designed to provide both parents and athletes with information about competing under USATF, the Ohio Association, and our club. This meeting helps to set both parent and athlete expectations and provide an opportunity for parents to ask questions and address any concerns.

First Parent Meeting Saturday, April 14th @Noon
Second Parent Meeting Saturday, May 19th @Noon
Meeting Location The Dream Factory 6600 Busch Blvd. Columbus, OH 43229
Third Parent Meeting Tuesday, May 29th @7:00 PM
Meeting Location Westerville Recreation Center 350 N. Cleveland Ave. Westerville, OH 43082

Informational Meeting Flyer

Club Registration

Club Fees

Waiver Agreement

Code of Conduct

6600 Busch Boulevard Columbus, Ohio 43229 (614) 985-5001