USTFCCCA Announces Partnership With AAU Track & Field

NEW ORLEANS – The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is pleased to announce a partnership with AAU Track and Field, one of the nation’s largest youth track and field event organizers.

Through this partnership, AAU coaches now have the opportunity to participate in a number of USTFCCCA professional development programs, namely the annual USTFCCCA Convention and Track & Field Academy.

“We are thrilled to have an organization like the AAU, who does such an outstanding job of providing opportunities for young boys and girls in the sports of track & field and cross country partner with the USTFCCCA,” said Sam Seemes, CEO of the USTFCCCA. “It’s exciting for the USTFCCCA to be able to provide access to a number of educational opportunities so that AAU coaches can further build upon their knowledge of track & field and cross country in their continued efforts to serve youth athletes.”

“I am extremely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead for the members of AAU. Not only will we be able to avail ourselves to the wealth of knowledge of the coaching community, but the opportunity for personal growth and interaction is tremendous,” stated AAU Track & Field National Chair, Charles Oliver. “AAUTF is a track and field developmental program and for us to be able to have personal interaction and to gleam knowledge from the best coaches in the world is a tremendous asset for us and the youth involved in our program.”


The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) is a non-profit professional organization representing cross country and track & field coaches of all levels. The organization represents thousands of coaching members encompassing NCAA track & field programs (DI, DII, and DIII) and includes members representing the NAIA and NJCAA, as well as a number of state high school coaches associations. The USTFCCCA serves as an advocate for cross country and track & field coaches, providing a leadership structure to assist the needs of a diverse membership, serving as a lobbyist for coaches’ interests, and working as a liaison between the various stakeholders in the sports of cross country and track & field.


The Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) is one of the largest- non-profit volunteer sports organizations in the country. As a multi-sport organization, the AAU is dedicated exclusively to the promotion and development of amateur sports programs. Founded in 1888 to establish standards and uniformity in sports, the AAU philosophy of “Sports For All, Forever” is now shared by nearly 700,000 members and 150,000 volunteers across 41 sports programs and 55 U.S. districts.