As in 2011, the Division I and II Cross Country Executive Committees of the USTFCCCA once again ask every USTFCCCA member institution who hosts a regular-season 2013 collegiate Cross Country meet to continue adjustments to the entry fee structure of their Cross Country meets. The continuing goal of this initiative is to encourage greater support for the sport of Cross Country by building membership in the USTFCCCA.
For meets that did not participate in this initiative in 2011, the Executive Committees request that meet hosts implement this adjustment by raising their regular entry fee by $50. In addition, the Executive Committees request that meet hosts offer a preferred entry fee to USTFCCCA members, equal to your previous entry fee. For example, if you plan to charge an entry fee of $110, they recommend that you raise your regular entry fee to $160 and offer a preferred entry fee for USTFCCCA members of $110.
We received positive feedback from coaches who were able to gain the support of their athletic department staff to join the USTFCCCA in order to receive the preferred entry rates.
We hope that if every meet hosted by a USTFCCCA member restructures their entry fees in this way, the remaining few programs who do not have institutional support to join the USTFCCCA will gain support to become USTFCCCA members in order to receive the preferred entry rates.
Hosting a Cross Country meet?
Sample Meet Announcement
“The NCAA Division I and II Cross Country Executive Committees of the USTFCCCA are continuing last year’s initiative to promote more involvement in our national professional group, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. These Executive Committees have requested that all USTFCCCA members who host regular-season 2013 Cross Country meets offer preferred entry fees for USTFCCCA members.
“As part of this initiative, the 2013 MEET NAME will offer preferred entry fees for USTFCCCA Members. Our regular entry fee will be $XXX, and our preferred entry fee for USTFCCCA members will be $XXX. You can check your current USTFCCCA membership status at http://www.ustfccca.org/membership-status. If you are not a member, it’s easy to join. Just contact Membership@ustfccca.org for access to your program’s online USTFCCCA account, where you can pay 2013 USTFCCCA membership dues.”
Attending a Cross Country meet?
Before you plan to attend a 2013 Cross Country meet hosted by a USTFCCCA member school, please confirm your USTFCCCA membership status. You can check your 2013 USTFCCCA membership status online.
If you are a current member, there’s nothing more you need to do! You will receive a preferred entry fee at many 2013 regular-season collegiate Cross Country meets.
Not a current member? It’s easy to join the USTFCCCA! Information about USTFCCCA membership is available online. When you are ready to join, contact Membership for access to your program’s online account.
General questions? Contact Sylvia Kamp at the national office.
Questions about membership/joining the USTFCCCA? Contact Membership at the national office.