Helpful USADA TIPS by Mary Stack
USADA STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
For new usada athletes
Go to www.usada.org
Click on the tab that says athletes
Put in your username and password from your registration
Go to where it says athlete advantage tutorial
Make sure that you read and listen to all the information provided in this
tutorial and make sure to take quizzes at the end of each section otherwise you
won’t be able to get to the part where you do whereabouts.
After that you need to go to whereabout
filings and put in the calendar the
a. Locations you will be at and the times and days you will be
Home, Work, School, Training locations
you go out of town or change your routine you will need to update usada with
the change of location
Save the E-mail address in your cell phone:
1. Create a new contact in your phone, call it USADA-Text Update or other memorable name
3. Save Send TEXT:
1. Create a new text message
2. From your Contacts list select USADA-Text Update or other memorable name
3. Enter your update and hit send
4. You will receive a confirmation text that we received the update
5. USADA will get the update in the form of an e-mail
Note: Your name will not appear on the text, be sure to include it every time. Also, include your travel dates, the length of your trip, address and location(s) where you will be staying, and other
important scheduling information.
hope this helps but if it doesn’t and you need more assistance please feel free
to contact USADA for more assistance
Athlete Express (Primary Contact for Athletes)
must update your new calendar by the dates listed below.
Quarter 1 – December 31
Quarter 2 – March 31
Quarter 3 – June 30
Quarter 4 – September
is important you do this otherwise you may not be able to compete! Check out
what happens if you don’t file or let them know where you are. If you want to
compete at the national or international level this is what you need to do.
Test = Whereabouts Failure
· Filing Failure = Whereabouts
· All Whereabouts Failures will be
shared and combined with the athlete's International Federation (IF), WADA, and
USADA, and will be part of a combined Whereabouts failure record.
Any combination of
three Whereabouts Failures (Filing Failures and/or Missed Tests), declared by
USADA, WADA or an IF, within an 18 month period = Anti-Doping Rule Violation.
Athletes will receive a Missed
Test if they are unavailable during the specified 60-minute time slot indicated
on their Whereabouts Filing when attempted for testing.
Athletes are accountable for the
entire 60-minute time slot, even if a Doping Control
Officer does not arrive at the
beginning of the time slot. Athletes may be notified at any time during the
time slot window.
Global Drug Reference
is important that you check all of your medications to see if there is any need
for changes or a TUE. The link is below
can also Call with Questions about a medication Contact Athlete Express at 719-785-2000 or toll free at
866-601-2632, and select option 2.