How do I register my athlete?
Register athlete as a member of the St. Louis Blazers Track Club by completing our online registration form -
Fall 2019 Registration will open in late July.
Do I have to register my athlete?
All athletes wishing to compete with the Blazers must be registered. However, if you would like to give our team a try, simply fill out this Trial Athlete Waiver Form and join us for two free practices!
Does my athlete have to be registered with AAU or USATF?
All athletes MUST have AAU Athlete Memberships. To register, head to http://aausports.org/membership/signup.aspx and use the Blazers Club Code, WY73DW.
Look up existing memberships: http://aausports.org/Membership/LookUp.aspx.
Membership starts at $14 and the membership year starts with September.
Membership with USATF is optional, but recommended! We typically attend a USATF Regional Championship, and all athletes must be registered as a current USATF member to compete.
New and renewing memberships: https://www.usatf.org/membership/application/index.asp.
Navigate to the Ozark Region, and use the St. Louis Blazers club code: 00030. DO NOT REGISTER YOUR CHILD WITH BIG RIVER RUNNING!
Look up existing memberships: https://www.usatf.org/membership/help/number.asp.
IMPORTANT IF YOUR CHILD HAS HAD A USATF MEMBERSHIP IN THE PAST AND HAS BEEN AGE VERIFIED, RENEW YOUR CHILD'S MEMBERSHIP VERSUS GETTING A NEW MEMBERSHIP. IF YOU DO NOT RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP, YOU WILL HAVE TO START THE AGE VERIFICATION PROCESS OVER!.
USATF memberships are $20 and the membership year starts with January.
Why does my child need to be registered with AAU or USATF?
AAU memberships are required for several of the track meets and also provides for our insurance coverage. This protects your children as well as the club. You will not be able to register online without an AAU number and we will not accept paper applications that do not have it.
USATF Membership is optional but may be required for some track meets and is definitely a requirement for our Cross Country USATF National Qualifier meet as well as for Cross Country Nationals.
What is age verification?
Age verification is very important and is a requirement for all USATF regional and national meets. You will need to provide a copy of your child's birth certificate, passwort, or other official document that has your childs age. You are now responsible for age verifying your child with the Ozark USATF Association if your child is not already age verified. The club will no longer be handling age verification. Using the look up link will tell you if your child has been age verified.
We will not be able to register your child for these meets if they are not age verified, and this is NOT something that can be done at the last minute. There should be instructions for sending in your child's birth certificate at the end of the registration process, and the Ozark Association Membership contact can be found here:http://ozark.usatf.org/Membership/Contact.aspx.
Does my athlete need a uniform?
Uniforms are optional for the team, but required if your athlete would like to compete in meets. Meets are typically on Sundays, and cost $10-15 to participate. Uniforms are available to purchase upon registration, and are available via the Online Store. We will also have a Team Night at Big River Running in West County where uniforms will be available to try on sizes. Big River also offers a 10% discount on running shoes that night. Typically it's the 3rd Thursday of the season.
Shirts, singlets & standard shorts are $20
Ladies track shorts and young men speed shorts are $25
Warmup Jackets are special order. Please contact Coach Kyle after practice to order a Jacket.
Can I help out with the team?
If you are a parent and wish to volunteer during practice or help out with the kids, we would love to have your assistance and participation, but AAU does require that you get a non-athlete AAU membership. This is for both safety and insurance reasons and protects you, the club and children. AAU will perform a background check.
Non-athlete memberships start at $16 and the Blazers will reimburse you! Just bring your AAU number to practice or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can get your membership here:https://play.aausports.org/MembershipRegistrationOptions.aspx?sCat=N.
Please use club code WYY69C so we have you on the Blazers roster.
We thank you for helping with the club and look forward to see you out there!
Is practice ever cancelled for inclement weather?
The Blazers are RUNNERS, and will run through almost any type of weather! However, if there's lightning in the vicinity for practice, we will cancel just to be safe! We typically make the call around 4pm, and will post the information to Facebook and our website. To be updated immediately about any cancellations, join our Remind App! Just text @blazersx to 81010 and you'll always have the latest information.
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