USA Triathlon Club Frequently Asked Questions

If you have any questions, please email our Club Program Team at or call (719) 955-2676.

How much does it cost to become a registered club of USA Triathlon?
The annual cost for a certified club is $50. For more information on club registration click here

What are things I need to consider when starting a club? 
All club are different. We recommend taking a look at one of the prepared checklists we have created to make sure you are starting off on the right foot. You can find the youth checklist here and the age group checklist here

When will my club registration expire?
All club registrations expire December 31 of each year. All clubs will be contacted in the beginning of December each year to remember to renew for the upcoming year.

Is it required to purchase General Liability or Directors and Officers (D&O) coverage from USA Triathlon in order to register my club?
No. Insurance is not required, but it is HIGHLY recommended.

When does my General Liability coverage expire?
The liability coverage is a calendar year policy, so all policies expire on December 31 each year regardless of when you pay your premium. 

What does the General Liability insurance cover? 
All information regarding the coverage can be found by 
clicking here.

If you have any questions, please email our Club Program Team at or call (719) 955-2676. 

Why should my club purchase D&O coverage?
This important coverage is not the same as General Liability as it does not include coverage for bodily injury claims. D&O insurance protects club directors & officers from personal liability associated with their wrongful acts, and omissions in the performance of duties for the Club. Typical D&O claims often allege mismanagement of funds and negligent decisions affecting club members, participants, coaches, officials and others. The policy also provides Employment Practices Liability (EPL) coverage for claims alleging harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination.

What are the benefits of becoming a USAT registered club?
A direct benefit that the club will receive is a listing with contact information on the USA Triathlon website and access to the USA Triathlon insurance package. Registered clubs can also have access to the USA Triathlon logo to use in promotion of your club, which will help foster the growth of multi-sport in the United States.

For more information regarding the club benefits, please visit Club Benefits.

What are the benefits of joining a USAT registered club?
Athletes that are members of USA Triathlon registered clubs are eligible to compete in the USA Triathlon National Club Championships and Regional Club series to help their clubs win awards and prizes. In addition to tangible benefits, joining a club will improve your performance by training with like minded athletes, while giving you a social outlet to continue training to reach your goals.

How can my club use the USAT logo?
Official USAT clubs can fill out the logo approval application and fax it to our marketing department for approval. Click here to download the USA Triathlon logo standards document (PDF). Please email the completed form to

Do we have to sanction our club events with USA Triathlon?
It is not required to sanction your club events with USAT so long as your club events are not races.  If your club event is a race, even if it is only club members the risk can be the same as the risk at non club sponsored events. By sanctioning your event, the event will be covered under the sanctioned event insurance policy. 

If you have any questions about the sanctioning process, please email our Event Services Team at or call (719) 884-5612.

What is the difference between an official club and a sanctioned club?
There is no such thing as a "sanctioned" club. All clubs that register with USA Triathlon may use the terminology "official". The only time the word "sanctioned" may be used is by an event that has a sanction application on file with the national office.