The Complete Registration Process
Register Now in 5 Easy Steps!
Step 1 - Club Registration
To register for the upcoming fall/winter season, click on the above Icon and follow the instructions. Also see FAQ #3 and FAQ #7.
Registration closes on November 3, 2023 @11:59 pm. We encourage athletes who are playing school fall sports to register before our registration deadline and to join us as soon as their school season has concluded.
Step 3 - BAND App Account
The BAND app is how our team will communicate. The team manager or head coach will send text announcements and reminders to both athletes and parents.
Click here to learn how to establish your account. You may also click on the above Icon to view the onboarding guide that explains all of the app's features.
Once the athlete's parent/guardian completes steps 1 and 2 above, please immediately complete this step (but only if you don't currently have a BAND app account for Spike Up Athletics) so that you don't miss important EARLY communications. You'll also be able to check to the app to get caught up on any previous information already communicated prior to you or your athlete registering.
For safety reasons, please do not allow athletes younger than 13 years old to create their own BAND account. We will monitor the BAND app to remove all users who are not 13 or older.
Step 4 - Athlete Uniform Order (Mandatory)
Competition and Travel Uniforms
Because Spike Up Athletics is a competitive track and field club, it's important that our athletes looks like a team and represents our club in the best light possible. As a result, we require two uniforms: (1) a competition uniform, and (2) a travel uniform. For both our fall/winter and summer outdoor season, the competition uniforms will be the same. However, our travel uniforms will be different for each of our seasons due to seasonal temperature differences. Click on the above icon to acknowledge understanding of our uniform and loaner uniform policies.
At some point prior to the start of practices, Spike Up Athletics' administration will email the athlete and his or her parents information on how to obtain a loaner competition uniform (if available) and order the appropriate travel uniform. Athletes will need both a competition uniform and a travel uniform & backpack. See FAQ #7 for a breakdown of competition and travel uniform costs.
Step 5 - Affiliation Memberships
USATF and AAU Affiliation Memberships
Click on each of the above Icons to find instructions for obtaining the athlete's new club affiliation membership or to renew a membership from a previous season or competition year.
DO NOT COMPLETE THE STEPS FOR THE USATF MEMBERSHIP UNTIL AFTER NOVEMBER 1, 2023. IF YOU COMPLETE THE USATF STEPS BEFORE NOVEMBER 1, 2023, USATF WILL CHARGE YOU FOR TWO MEMBERSHIP YEARS; THE CURRENT YEAR (2023) AND THE UPCOMING YEAR (2024). YOU ONLY NEED MEMBERSHIP FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, SO PLEASE WAIT UNTIL NOVEMBER 1, 2023.
DO NOT COMPLETE THE AAU STEPS UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO BY THE TEAM MANAGER OR HEAD COACH. SPIKE UP ATHLETES TYPICALLY DON'T NEED THE AAU MEMBERSHIP FOR OUR WINTER/INDOOR SEASON. THE AAU MEMBERSHIP IS MOST OFTEN USED FOR OUR SUMMER PROGRAM ATHLETES.
Athletes cannot compete in USATF or AAU sanctioned events under the Spike Up Athletics name without these memberships. Total cost of youth memberships $52 ($30 USATF and $22 AAU). Total cost of adult athlete $90.00 ($55 USATF and $35 AAU). Total cost for non-competing adults $112.00 ($55 USATF and $57 AAU).
Completion Deadline For USATF Membership: December 1, 2023.
Completion Deadline For AAU Membership: As instructed by the team manager or head coach.