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* 1. Contact Information

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Decide what type of event you wish to host and sanction. The AAU offers sanctions in the following event categories: National, Regional and District Championships, Invitationals, Leagues, Tournaments, Clinics, Meets, Sports Festivals and more.

Tell us what you would like to do.

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The AAU recommends beginning the planning process at least 180 days prior to the event.

When would you like to host your event?

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Finalize plans with your facility of choice before applying for a sanction.

What facilities can you use for your event?

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Make sure you have an adequate number of qualified officials, volunteers, and staff.

Tell us more about your people power.

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Develop the appropriate entry material for your event which includes, (but is not limited to) the following: Cover Letter, General Information and Rules, Sign-Up Sheet, Entry Fee, AAU membership information, etc.

Send your materials to

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Distribute entry materials to potential coaches and participants.

How many participants will your event host?

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Remember everyone participating in your event (Athletes, Non-athletes: Coaches/Volunteers/Officials) must be an AAU member.

How will you guarentee this will happen?

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* 9. How can the Amateur Athletic Union - Pacific Southwest District support your event?

Questions? For information on how you can begin running AAU events in San Diego and Imperial Counties, contact Michael Brunker at for more details.