Level 3 is only for unincorporated clubs and has the same benefits as Level 1 and Level 2. In addition the Club can become a subordinate under the AAU’s Group exemption program, making the entity a tax-exempt organization. Level 3 Clubs are eligible to accept tax-exempt donations directly.
Level 2 has the same benefits as Level 1. In addition the Level 2 Club may host an AAU sanctioned event, other than practice, and may use the AAU name and trademarks for sanctioned events only.
Level 1 is for clubs who wish to participate in AAU events, vote at the appropriate district meetings and receive a practice sanction. This level club will not be able to host an AAU sanctioned event. Level 1 Clubs may not use trademarks of the AAU except to say the club is a member of the AAU.
Any Club wishing to host an AAU sanctioned event, other than practice, will need to join as a Club Level 2 or 3. Any Club wishing to join Club Level 3, which allows the Club to become a 501(C) 3 recognized subordinate of the AAU and receive tax-exempt donations, must join online. There will be no refunds if the Club has already joined.
No Club may use the name AAU or any derivative thereof in its Club’s legal name.
Club Contact Steps:
Step 1: Purchase AAU non-athlete membership After application has been approved, member will receive an email with an AAU membership ID
Step 2: Purchase AAU club membership (must have AAU membership ID to complete this club application) At the end of this process, you will receive your AAU club code
Step 3: Instruct parents to purchase an individual athlete membership for their child. Give parents your AAU club code – the parents will then enter this code during the athlete application process.
Step 4: Print the Club’s Verification of Insurance to secure a practice facility.