National Scholastic Athletics Foundation Transgender Participation Policy & Procedure

Established January, 2019

The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation (NSAF) is an athlete-centric organization focused on providing national level competitions and developmental programs to American high school-aged track and field athletes. The NSAF supports diversity and inclusion in all aspects of track and field and cross country, and promotes programs that offer unique opportunities to participate and grow in and through the sport. The aim of this policy and procedure is to provide transgender athletes an avenue to participate in a safe and fair manner in NSAF’s programs, including the New Balance Nationals Indoor and Outdoor.

Post-Pubescent athletes will be eligible for participation after completing their transition providing the following:

Addtional points


Gender-related terms are defined in various sources. The National Scholastic Athletics Foundation has not adopted any specific gender-related definitions, but rather, provides these simple definitions to offer a general understanding of ‘transgender’ and terminology used within this policy.

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