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.
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:
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.