Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tariffville, CT
Bikes: Tsunami Bikes
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If you belong to CRCA then you can put them down. If you don't then you should leave it unattached.
If you're going to join CRCA, or if you already have, then ask them exactly what you should put down for the club name. They have many subset teams (like CRCA/SecondarySponsor, CRCA/ThirdSponsor - they probably have 20 or 30 sub teams). When you apply for a license online you'll have a pull down menu for club names - this way you can only select a club that has paid its membership for that year and USAC doesn't have to guess what club you really wanted to join. You'll see a bewildering array of club names.
Once you have your license you can change the club name if you change clubs. It's best to avoid club hopping as this gives a certain impression to those around you. It's better to find a club and stick with them for a year. It's not unusual to change clubs after a year but to change clubs midseason doesn't present a good impression (aka you can't make up your mind, you are hard to get along with, you're just looking for free gear, etc). Even if you have different reasons for changing clubs people will still jump to conclusions.