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Become involved in your community through sport!

Help through coaching!

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are committed to helping the youth of Dubuque (Iowa), Rochester (Indiana), Illinois!


Candidates for Rush volunteers are:
• University students
• Recent graduates
• Anyone who has played a sport!
• Anyone with a dedication to helping our youth learn and grow!

Rush Athletics USA aims to:
• Engage adults in their community by volunteering as a coach
• Enable former athletes to remain involved in their sport
• Enhance the community by providing local sport programs with knowledgeable and passionate assistant coaches

How it works:
• Volunteer coach and the RUSH organization will work out specific arrangements (i.e. location, hours, days of commitment)
• May volunteer in pairs or teams
• Flexible timing and hours determined on an individual basis (as little as 1 hour per week)


The Rush Athletics USA is a Amatuer Athletic Union (AAU).  Illinois Rush is USA Track and Field (USATF) affiliated youth running club. Our volunteers are required to have both AAU and USATF memberships.  Background checks are required.


    USATF Background Check Process

All coaches and volunteers are required to submit to a background check. The fee is $8.00 per application. You cannot request a background screening without having a current USA Track & Field Membership Number.

You can get a USATF Membership Number INSTANTLY by clicking this link into your web-browser
  After you get your USATF Membership Number you may return to this website and request your background screening.   




   AAU Background Check Process               

MEMBERSHIP: Non- Athlete Application                                                                                                                             

You must purchase your membership first.  However, your background screening is included in your membership fee - No Additional fee.  Click on the link below to register for AAU membership and start your background check.  (You will be required to set up an AAU account and create a user name and password to purchase individual memberships) 

Begin Your AAU Non - Athlete Membership Application  & Background Screening - Click Here

If you have questions or are interested in volunteering, e-mail