Anyone want a census of USA Track & Field? Count us in!
Itâ€™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 weâ€™re going if we donâ€™t know where we stand? Anyone certain how many USATF members compete in masters track? I didnâ€™t think so. Iâ€™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. Weâ€™re a powerful constituency that doesnâ€™t know its clout! A detailed survey also can be created on polldaddy.com or surveymonkey.com. Not every masters athlete goes online, but itâ€™s one way of reaching out (and saves on postage). So just do it. (And make it public!)