AAU membership years run from September 1 through August 31.
Those applying for non-athlete or adult athlete membership will have a background check performed, therefore, adult applications will not be approved instantly and must wait for the background check to complete before receiving your AAU membership number. This process usually takes anywhere from 1 to 10 business days to complete (but may take longer in some cases).
Insurance is a benefit of membership and effective as of the date payment is received for youth athletes and as of the date the background check passes for adults.
Memberships must always be paid and member number issue prior to participation in any activity (including practices and tryouts).