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In this economy, it's natural to question whether your dues investment in the American Sports Builders Association is worthwhile. After all, you’re a conscientious consumer and a business manager – you want to know what you’re getting in return for your membership. So here are a few things you should know before you hit that "Pay" button and make a great investment:
ASBA puts on some serious meetings. Our 2016 Technical Meeting, held in Amelia Island, FL was filled with the latest industry information, a trade show and a wealth of contacts and speakers. Our 2017 Winter Meeting in Mexico allowed members to work on industry publications and make progress with our committees and divisions.
The association has six membership divisions: Tennis, Track, Fields, Courts & Recreation, Professional and Supplier. Whatever the needs of your business, ASBA is working to help you accomplish them.
ASBA’s website – on which all members may be accessed – generates millions of hits. If you Google ‘tennis court builder,’ ASBA comes up first, sports field builder first, running track construction fifth and indoor sports facility builder eighth.
Any party who, for a period of two years, has been actively engaged in the building or surfacing of tennis courts, running tracks, courts & recreational facilities, natural or synthetic turf sports fields or other athletic or recreational surfaces, or the installation of products or components related thereto, shall be eligible to be a Builder Member of the Association. Any applicant shall be deemed to meet the two year requirement if a majority of the voting control of the applicant is held by individuals who at the time of the application are designated by the Association as a Certified Tennis Court Builder, a Certified Track Builder or a Certified Field Builder.
Annual dues: $925.00
Any party who is engaged in the business of rendering professional design or consulting services on a fee basis in connection with the construction of tennis courts, running tracks, courts & recreational facilities, natural or synthetic turf sports fields or other athletic or recreational surfaces, and is qualified under state law to do so, or the rendering of technical, testing, advisory or consulting services related thereto, shall be eligible to be a Professional Member of the Association.
Annual dues: $550.00
Any party who, for a period of two years, has been engaged in the manufacture for resale or distribution at wholesale of materials, hardware, or accessories used in the construction of tennis courts, running tracks, courts & recreational facilities, natural or synthetic turf sports fields or other athletic or recreational surfaces, and does not meet the qualifications for Builder membership, shall be eligible to be an Supplier Member of the Association.
Annual dues: $1,240.00
Any individual, partnership or corporation which would otherwise be eligible to be a Builder, Associate or Affiliate Member of the Association, but which does not satisfy the two (2) year business requirement as required under Section1.a. of the Article, shall be eligible to join the Association as a Provisional Member. Provisional Members shall not be eligible to vote on matters coming to a vote of the Members of the Association, shall not be able to use the collective membership mark, and shall not be eligible to hold any office of the Association or any of its divisions. The membership category of a Provisional Member shall automatically be converted to the appropriate category upon satisfaction of the two year business requirements.
Annual dues: $500.00
Other parties, which though not coming in any of the foregoing classifications, are interested in helping to fulfill the purposes of the Association shall be eligible to be Ancillary Members of the Association. Examples of Ancillary Members are trade publications and associations. Ancillary Members shall not be eligible to vote on matters coming to a vote of the Members of the Association, and shall not be eligible to hold any office of the Association or any of its divisions.
Annual dues: $500.00
The Board of Directors may, in its discretion, designate individuals as Life Members of the Association. Life Members shall be designated in any membership category in which the individual to be designated or the Member by which such individual is employed would be eligible for membership, and shall exercise all rights and privileges generally accorded to Members in such category.
Life Members shall not be required to pay membership dues. The benefits of Life Membership shall accrue only to the designated individual, and not to any corporation, partnership or other entity or person.
What Our Members Say
Why We Belong - Members thoughts on the value they derive from belonging to ASBA
"There are very tight specifications when it comes to doing a tennis court. We try to tell our customers that you have to work with ASBA if you want good courts; they know how to build the courts correctly."
Kevin Healion, VP
"Our membership in the ASBA has been an invaluable asset to our business in the sports construction industry."
David Clapp, CTB, CTCB
Baseline Sports Construction
“We find great value in the programs offered by the ASBA. The manuals, certifications and technical meetings are very important for the proper growth of this specialized industry.”
James D. Catella, P.E., Director of Design & Construction