Rules

ALL MINORS AND THEIR PARENT/LEGAL GUARDIAN MUST PRESENT AN ANNUAL AMA MINOR RELEASE CARD OR BRING A PRINTED, NOTARIZED EVENT MINOR RELEASE FORM TO REGISTRATION IN ORDER TO RACE. PLEASE READ BELOW TO FULLY UNDERSTAND THE PROCESS, AND AVOID ANY ISSUES ON RACE WEEKEND.

For any minor participating, an Event Minor Release or Annual Minor Release, is required to be presented by the parent(s)/legal guardian. Waivers must be signed by BOTH parents or legal guardians. Both signatures are required for minors participating in the event/activity. The form must be completed by the parent(s)/legal guardian, NOT the minor. You can find full information on Waivers by clicking here.

In any AMA event, anywhere in the US, and in any discipline, if the rider is under age, that rider cannot enter any AMA race by him/herself. There must be parental involvement in the signup process.

There are two very important points in regards to a minor racing in an AMA event:

  1. Firstly, the minor may not register without having either a parent or a legal guardian physically present at Registration.
  2. Second, there are 2 varieties of Minor Releases. The rider must possess one or the other:
    1. When a minor registers, they must present either a current valid AMA Annual Release and Waiver card, or they
      and their parent(s) must fill out an Event Minor Release form. One or the other MUST be provided or the registration crew will not register the rider. Unlike the notarized Power of Attorney form, the Minor Release form MUST be signed by both parents with only two exceptions:

      1. If the other parent is deceased, OR
      2. The parent who is present has sole court-approved legal custody, then that parent can sign the Minor Release form without the other parent’s signature.

These are the only exceptions the AMA will allow – if the other parent hasn’t been seen for years, but you don’t know if he/she is deceased, unless you have gone to court and received full legal custody, your child simply cannot race an AMA event because the Minor Release cannot be properly signed.

The Minor Release form can be signed by both parents in two different ways:

  1. If both parents are present at the day of the race, they both must sign the form there.
  2. If both parents cannot come to the race in time for Registration, one parent is allowed to sign the Event Minor Release away from the race, but when you do so, the AMA requires that the signature of the parent who is signing away from the race be notarized by a licensed notary public. A much easier approach for both you and us is the Annual Release and Waiver card.

The AMA, through its website, has the forms available for you to download. We also keep a supply of the applications for these cards. Once you have actually received the Annual Release and Waiver card, as long as that card is valid, you no longer have to hassle with the Minor Release forms or getting 2 signatures on those forms. You will simply show the Release Card when you sign your child up.

  1. To summarize- to sign a minor up you will need either:
    1. A current Annual Release and Waiver card from the AMA, or
    2. An Event Minor Release form , signed by both parents unless either one parent is deceased or the parent signing the
      minor up has full court-approved legal custody.

Click for AMA Event Minor Release // Click for AMA Annual Minor Release

2019 Adult Supplemental Rules

2019 Youth Supplemental Rules

2018 AMA Rulebook – Click here


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