The South Texas Amateur Athletic Union is a division of the Amateur Athletic Union, which is one of the largest, volunteer, non-profit organisations in America. Its main goal is the development and promotion of physical fitness programs and amateur sports, covering a wide range of sporting disciplines. After its inception in 1888 by William Buckingham Curtis, it was relied upon to set guidelines and consistency throughout different amateur sports. It was also heavily involved in representing the US in international sports and worked closely in particular with the Olympic movement to help prepare American athletes for the Olympics.
It was only after the Amateur Sports Act in 1978 that the AAU focused its efforts on ensuring that people of all ages had access to sports programs at both regional and local levels. It adhered to the philosophy “Sports for All, Forever.” It is divided up into 56 Districts, of which South Texas is one that annually approves and organises 34 sports programs, 250 national leagues and championships, as well as 30,000 age specific events. There are a total of around 50,000 volunteers and 500,000 participants.
The South Texas Amateur Athletic Union caters for sports including:
Swimming and Diving
Why Should You Choose To Join The South Texas Amateur Athletic Union?
One of the primary reasons why you should if you are involved in a sporting program join the AAU is the insurance coverage that benefits their members. This includes-
*A Coverage Limit of $10,000,000
*Practice and Event Insurance
*Secondary Sports Insurance For The Event You Are Injured In While Participating or Competing.
*Some other areas covered – Medical Expenses, Fire Damage for Rented Premises, Participant Legal Liability, Commercial General Liability.
As mentioned earlier, the South Texas Amateur Athletics Union are the ones who sanction various sporting events throughout the year. This includes in the district of South Texas events such as:
South Texas AAU Sports Festival
2013 Navarro Youth Basketball League
Texas Volleyball Tour’s Junior Beach Series
Carment Kiara Invitational Track Meet
The South Texas Amateur Athletics Union considers it important to lead the pack and encourage people to take part in sporting activities, no matter their age.