Term Amateur Athletic Associations
Code TN-0500.0500
Definition Organizations that regulate, coordinate and promote amateur athletic programs for children, youth and adults at local, regional, state, national and international levels. Amateur athletic associations develop interest and participation in a particular sport or a range of sports; conduct or sanction state, regional and national championships and other competitions; conduct clinics and training camps; foster development of amateur athletic facilities; provide support for the development of local sports clubs, leagues and unions; certify officials; and assure the ability of all individuals to participate in sports, regardless of gender, race, age, geography or physical ability. Included are the national governing bodies (NGBs) for sports that are part of the Olympic and Pan-American Games whose charge is to select, train and manage athletes who represent the U.S. internationally; other amateur sports organizations devoted to a particular sport, and associations like the Amateur Athletic Union that cover multiple sports.
Created 10/2/00
Changed 11/10/09
Use References Amateur Sports Associations
See Also References Olympics/Olympics Style Competitions (PL-8000.5500)
Recreational Activities/Sports (PL-7000)
External Classification Terms Occupationally/Professionally Oriented Groups/Associations (UW
Other Government/Economic Services (CAN OT-600)
Other Government/Economic Services (USA OT-600)
Professional Societies & Associations (N) (NTE N03)
Recreation & Sports, General/Other (NPC N01)
Related Concepts Organization/Facility Type
Facet Organization/Facility Type
Bibliographic References

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