Shocker Track Club Elite and Shocker Track Club Emerging Elite

As Shocker STC Elite members, we strive to compete at an elevated level of track and field, serve as positive role models, and represent STC and our community at an elite level.

STC Elite team members are organized into two levels, Elite and Emerging Elite.  To determine which level athletes will fall under, the previous years’ USATF top marks list will be used. Athletes that have performed equivalent to or better than the #35 performance in their respective event will meet the standard for Emerging Elite. Athletes that have performed equivalent to or better than the #25 performance in their respective event will meet the standard for STC Elite.  Qualifying performances must be within the past three years and achieved at a sanctioned meet.

Community service and/or promotional activities, etc. will be part of membership duties. These must be performed on a quarterly basis or as otherwise deemed by the Shocker Track Club.

All members must reside in Kansas, but residence in the greater Wichita area is preferred.

Athletes that wish to compete under STC Elite or Emerging Elite must present an application to the STC Elite Jury.  The jury will review applications and vote on the final acceptance and level of each applicant.  The decision of the STC Elite Jury is final.

Benefits of membership will be separated into Emerging Elite and Elite.  STC Emerging Elite athletes will be provided with an STC jersey.  STC Elite athletes will be provided with an STC uniform and warm up apparel.  Both Elite and Emerging Elite athletes will have access to discounts through Asics and other local businesses affiliated with STC.

STC Elite and Emerging Elite athletes will need to be current, registered USATF members.  Each individual athlete will be responsible for meet fees, travel expenses, and USATF membership fee.  Athletes will also be responsible for their own meet registration.

STC Elite and Emerging Elite athletes must abide by the Code of Conduct specified by the Shocker Track Club.

Please note: We are club trying to build a foundation and uniforms and warm ups are somewhat expensive.  Therefore we are asking for an optional donation of fifty dollars from Elite and Emerging Elite members.

Shocker Track Club Elite athletes also abide by the USATF Code of Conduct.

USA Track & Field (USATF) is committed to providing a safe sport that maintains only the highest ethical and honorable standards.  As the national governing body for track and field, long distance running, and race walking, USATF has developed the following Code of Conduct to hold Athletes to those standards.  USATF hereby adopts the following Code of Conduct to govern Athletes.  A member athlete agrees to abide by this Code of Conduct, and shall not evade, violate, or circumvent, whether directly or indirectly, this Code of Conduct.

USATF drives competitive excellence and popular engagement in our sport.  USATF grants the privilege of membership to athletes committed to this mission.  This membership is a privilege, not a right.  Therefore, membership may be withdrawn by USATF at any time if USATF determines that a member’s conduct is inconsistent with the mission of the organization or the best interest of the sport and those who participate in it.

USATF maintains a position of high visibility in the Olympic family and athletics community.  Athletes who compete in USATF events may be seen by the public as representatives of the organization.  Athletes and members are representatives of the organization and should act accordingly.

All Athletes are expected to

  1. Be knowledgeable and abide by USATF Bylaws and Regulations, Code of Ethics, Competition Rules, and other USATF policies, procedures and guidelines.  Also, if applicable, athletes shall adhere to the terms contained in the USATF National Team Athlete Statement of Conditions and the USATF Athlete Agreement.
  2. Be subject to the jurisdiction of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), United States Olympic Committee (USOC), and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), as applicable.
  3. Treat others fairly and with respect in accordance with all applicable USATF policies and procedures.
  4. Create and maintain an atmosphere free from physical, emotional, and sexual abuse and harassment in accordance with all applicable USATF policies and procedures.
  5. Respect confidential information in accordance with all applicable USATF policies and procedures.
  6. Never use an affiliation with USATF in connection with the promotion of political party, religious matter, or other issue not conforming to the position of USATF that may fall within prohibited conduct under the USATF Code of Ethics, Policy on Conflicts of Interest (C).
  7. Act in a sportsmanlike manner consistent with the spirit of fair play and responsible conduct toward coaches, officials, fellow competitors, volunteers, and the public.
  8. Maintain a level of fitness and competitive readiness that will permit performance to be at the maximum of the Athlete’s ability.
  9. Refrain from possession or use of alcohol, tobacco products, or controlled substances while participating in competition.
  10. Not commit, or aid or abet any individual in committing any doping offense as defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), International Olympic Committee (IOC), United States Olympic Committee (USOC), or USATF rules and regulations.
  11. Refrain from and prevent others from altering, distorting, removing, or covering up the sponsor logo or supplier on the Athlete’s USATF national team uniform items in any photograph, video, or image.
  12. Be aware that USATF sponsors and suppliers provide critical support, and recognize this support.
  13. Grant to USATF at or during any USATF events or related activities the right to use the Athlete’s name, likeness, image, photograph, video, biographical information and/or any other identifying characteristics for any uses or purposes that publicize and promote USATF, or any of its events, activities or businesses throughout the world in any media platform.
  14. Provide advance notice to USATF regarding cancellation of travel or inability to adhere to any USATF planned travel arrangements.
  15. Act respectfully toward the property of others, members of any USATF team, members of other teams, spectators, officials, volunteers, staff, etc.
  16. Avoid profane or abusive language and disruptive behavior.
  17. Abide by and adhere to all applicable state, federal, and international laws.

Athletes are expected to act in an appropriate manner at all times according to this Code of Conduct and other USATF policies.  USATF will deal with situations when athletes do not follow the guidelines for conduct on an individual basis, according to its view of the circumstances involved.  In the event an Athlete violates this Code of Conduct, the Athlete may be subject to a disciplinary hearing as specified in Regulation 21 of the USATF Operating Regulations