In addition to serving its membership at a national level, USEF recognizes that different parts of the country have different needs. The Zone structure organizes the country into 5 zones, which provides an opportunity for educational and competitive programs.
The Zone of an athlete is determined by where the athlete is domiciled as recorded in the USEF database at the time the membership application is received, regardless of multiple temporary residences. Documentation (such as a Driver’s License) may be requested to verify the domiciled address. A minor’s or a dependent’s domicile follows that of the parent or guardian who has lawful custody of the minor (unless the minor is emancipated from their parent/guardian and is self-supporting). Once a membership application has been submitted, a change in zone can only occur if the athlete’s domicile changes.