After your son or daughter has had a chance to talk with one of our coaches and workout with the team, the following are the action items needed to become an official member of Mt. Diablo Heat.

1) USATF / National Membership 
This is an essential step in racing in any of our meets.  Your athlete must become a USA Track & Field member for all USA XC events. Click on the red Join/Renew Now button at the top right of the website to complete the process. When it asks for the USATF-Registered Club, use our Mt. Diablo Heat club number "539". The current cost is $20 per year. 
2) Birth Certificate / Age Verification  
After you have received your USATF membership, you will then need to send in your athlete's birth certificate for age verification.  This age verification step is ESSENTIAL if you want your athlete to be eligible for the Junior Olympic qualifying meets during track season in the spring and cross country in the fall.

The manager at the USATF-PA office is Heike Mansoor.  

You will need to send her this birth certificate via emailfax or regular mail.  When you share this certificate with Heike for verification, please provide her with your USATF membership number, along with our team name (Mt. Diablo Heat) and number (539).

      USATF - Pacific Association
        120 Ponderosa Court
        Folsom, CA 95630
        916-983-4624  (fax)

3) Membership Form
Click on this link to download our team application & code of conduct form:

        If you are training with Coach Sawchuk in Danville, please give this form to Becky Tavella at practice or you can email this to Paul McCandless at:
      If you are training primarily with the Pleasanton group, please give this form to Paul McCandless at practice or you can email this to him at: 

4) TeamSnap Enrollment
TeamSnap is our internal website for members only.  You will receive an invitation to join this website from one of our managers. Please accept this request and make sure updated contact information is listed for you and your family.  This is important as team-wide communication only uses the emails listed from this site.  TeamSnap also has a great smartphone app available which provides excellent team information when you are on the go. Check it out.   As a side note, if you need an invitation or assistance on this site, please contact Delphine Boyle or Paul McCandless.
     Becky Tavella:
     Paul McCandless:

5) Team Dues
2017 Cross Country Dues- (per athlete)  $225 prior to September 5, 2017
  $250 post September 5, 2017

Typically most make these dues are completed online via our TeamSnap website.  Once logged into your account, click on the Payments Tab and follow instructions from there.  

Of course you will also have the option of writing a check as well.  
If writing a check, feel free to write one check to Mt. Diablo Heat for the total amount.  Also, if this check is to pay for more than one athlete, please write their names in the memo section to help us with our record keeping.  This check for your athlete(s) can be given to any of the following team managers, Garrett Long, Becky Tavella or Paul McCandless.  

Alternatively, you can mail this check to Garrett at:

Garrett Long
341 Bolero Dr
Danville ca 94526

6) Uniforms
Our official uniform is a custom designed Brooks singlet and black running shorts.  For more information on how to obtain this for your athlete, click on the Uniform link and then follow up with your training group manager.  Uniforms