Welcome! We’re thrilled that you want to be a Silverback. Our Summer Season is coming up quickly and we have a very exciting training program designed to develop your speed, strength, and technique.
Youth Age Divisions:
Youth competitions typically take place in two-year age divisions. These age divisions provide young athletes the opportunity to compete with other athletes of similar ability.
Age divisions for competition year 2018
* Per USATF Rule 300.1 (c) “Athletes must be at least seven (7) years of age on December 31 of the current year to compete at the Youth Athletics or Junior Olympic National Championships.”
** Athletes who are still 18 through the final day of the USATF National Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships are eligible to compete in the 17-18 age division through that meet. This extended eligibility does not apply to cross country events.
Fees & Registration:
Registration is quick and easy. Just follow the steps listed below and use this silverback-registration-checklist to make sure you’ve taken care of everything necessary.
Option #1: $290 – Sunday Practices starting Sunday, 9/17/17 from 2:30-3:30. This is the best opportunity to get in the most training before competition begins in January.
Option #2: $220 – Sunday Practices starting Sunday, 10/15/17 from 2:30-3:30. This option is good for those needing a later start due to school sport demands.
USATF is allowing any membership after 11/1/17 to extend through 2018 for the same cost. If you obtain your membership before 11/1 you will have to renew for 2018. If you wish to wait until 11/1 you will need to sign an additional waiver to cover you for the practices you are not a USATF member.
Option #3: $150 – Sunday Practices starting Sunday, 12/3/17 (all indoor practices – time TBD). This is great for athletes that just finished with fall sports and want to compete on their school’s track team in the spring. Indoor track will get you ready!
A complete schedule will be posted once USATF confirms meets. Please be aware that some practices may need to get moved to Saturday in January 2018 if some meets are scheduled on a Sunday.
At this time we cannot offer refunds.
Each athlete will have to pay their own meet fees. Typically, the fee is $5.00-$10.00 per event for the outdoor season, depending on the meet. Most athletes will compete in 2-3 events per meet. Admission fees are not usually required for athlete or spectator. We will send a PayPal request to each athlete before the registration deadline for each meet.
Silverback Track Club does not pay for an athlete’s transportation, accommodations, or other expenses for any type of meet. If an athlete qualifies for certain meets that require travel, et al, the athlete will need to cover all costs.
If you are a current member of Silverback Track Club AND have a current USATF membership you do not need to fill out our registration form again. Just reply to the invitation email we’ll send you to let us know which option you’re choosing and we will send you an invoice. Remember, you will have to renew your USATF membership before January 1, 2018 in order to compete in January.
****Silverback Track Club Registration
Process for New Athletes***
Step 1: Fill out our required online registration form below and submit immediately. An athlete will NOT be allowed to practice with us, register for a sanctioned meet, or compete without a USATF membership and birth-certificate verification.
Step 2: Once your registration has been received, you will receive an invoice for payment.
Step 3: Please follow these instructions carefully:
Each athlete will need to become an individual USA Track & Field member. If you are already a member of USATF, but not a member of Silverback Track Club you will need to inform USATF Colorado email@example.com that you want to be a Silverback and to transfer your membership to our team. Please also inform your current Coach, if you are with another Track Club, and let him/her know you are changing clubs.
You can become a member of USATF by clicking on this link and filing out the online form with USATF. Our Club number is 393. ***IMPORTANT*** Please enter that number in the area on the USATF site asking for Club Affiliation. Once you have completed your online membership, please immediately send us an email with your assigned USATF individual membership number.
The cost of a 1-year Youth (18 & under) USATF membership is only $20, payable directly to USATF, and a portion of that amount may be tax-deductible. Memberships are valid for their current calendar year.
You will then be required to submit a photocopy (phone photo is acceptable) of the athlete’s birth certificate, or other legal document that clearly shows a birth date, for age verification. You can take a photo of the birth certificate and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your athlete’s full name, USATF membership number, and that your athlete is with Silverback Track Club.
*Important* Please fill out the following forms bring them to your first practice or you can scan and email them to us [email@example.com]: