Pacific Northwest AAU provides membership services for over 35 sports at both the local and national level. Once a membership is purchased, it will apply coverage for any AAU sport. An AAU membership provides secondary insurance for individuals at any AAU sanctioned practice or event. Memberships run from September 1st through August 31st of the following year. Parents should be aware that all AAU coaches MUST pass a national background check as part of their membership requirements. Signing up for an AAU membership is easy! Click here to sign up for your AAU membership.
Coaches MUST obtain a current AAU membership in order to hold practice or participate in any AAU event. This includes both the local and national level. As a benefit to being an AAU coach, Pacific Northwest AAU will also provide you with practice insurance for most facilities in the region. Click here to find out more. As a part of your AAU membership coaches are required to pass a national background check through Verified Volunteers. All coaches are also required to view and complete the concussion protocol forms and training videos listed below under The Lysted Law section on this website.Join AAU
Anyone interested in starting their own club or team can do so. The AAU can help with this! Pacific Northwest AAU will provide insurance for practice and covers most venues in Western Washington. AAU club status will also allow you to participate in any local or national AAU event. Requirements include:
-AAU membership by club director, all players and by all coaches
-Submit the yearly club fee
-Complete the forms and trainings for “The Lystedt Law concussion protocol
-Team tryouts can be posted on our local events page. Click here to submit
-Apply for club status through the national AAU website which can be accessed here
Scroll down on Membership page to view options – Click here for information.Join AAU to Start a Club
When hosting an event, (tournaments, camps or leagues) event directors must have all current AAU membership requirements in place. You must also apply for event status through the national AAU website and submit the necessary fees. Your event will then need to be sanctioned by Pacific Northwest AAU. Once completed, your event will be approved for insurance at your designated facilities and may be posted on both the local and national websites.
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The AAU offers unique opportunities for individuals to get involved in their communities through the sports they love. One of the most rewarding ways is to become a sports director. Many sports through Pacific Northwest AAU are open and available for individuals to apply. Simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll walk you through the stepsLearn More Join AAU
(RCW 4.24.660/chapter 28A.600 RCW, 5083, section 3)