Anyone want a census of USA Track & Field? Count us in!
It’s good enough for the United States of America, so why not the United States of Track & Field? Every 10 years, our nation does a census. Why not our federation? Seriously. How do we know where we’re going if we don’t know where we stand? Anyone certain how many USATF members compete in masters track? I didn’t think so. I’ve heard numbers from 8,000 to 10,000. But we could do a lot better. And we have all the tools to do so, since USATF has a mailing list for Fast Forward. Keeping the numbers secret also serves to marginalize masters. We’re a powerful constituency that doesn’t know its clout! A detailed survey also can be created on polldaddy.com or surveymonkey.com. Not every masters athlete goes online, but it’s one way of reaching out (and saves on postage). So just do it. (And make it public!)