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USA Wrestling 2021-22 Season Memberships


The 2021-22 USAW membership system is open for renewals and first-time purchases.


USA Wrestling Insurance Information Page

Insurance Claim Form, Insurance Coverage, Additional Insurance Application, Additional Insured Procedures, Waiver & Release Form, Facility Use Information, and Facility Checklist.


Cost Schedules

Club Charter $115
Club Certificate Holder $50
Sanction of Event $105
Event Certificate Holder $50
Athlete Membership $50
Open License $65
USA Coach's Card $55
HP Wrestling Leader $125
High School Team Membership $500
Background Check $30
Sandy Russell

Sandy Russell

Membership Secretary

Phone: (414) 303-4400

Helpful Info

*Coach’s cards can only be bought in 1 year increments.

*Safe Sport training is required for all Coaches, Officials, Volunteers and Athletes 18 years or older during the current wrestling season (no cost). 

*Paper work and payment for Club Charters, Insurance, Events and Athletes USA Cards are sent to Sandy Russell at the Wisconsin Wrestling Federation.

Wisconsin Wrestling Federation
P.O. Box 404
Wales, WI 53183
Attn: Sandy Russell

 


FAQ

How can I get a USAW Competitor’s Card?
Purchase from a USAW Member Club, a USAW Sanctioned tournament or purchase online.

  1. Contact a State Sanctioned Club or buy one at a USAW-sanctioned event.
  2. Fill out the USAW Card Membership Registration Form and mail to the Membership Secretary.
  3. Order your card online at www.usawmembership.com.

What exactly is a USA Wrestling (competitor's) card?
A USA Wrestling card is proof of membership. All participants at USAW sanctioned events must have a current USAW membership. Athletes must purchase membership annually for insurance purposes. The membership year runs from September 1 to August 31. 

It is important to be consistent with the name you use for tournament registrations and the membership system. The systems do not know that Jesse D. Jenkins and Bubba Jenkins are the same person. This will affect Future Olympian Rankings points and Trackwrestling profiles.

Can I get a card on the internet and use it right away?
Yes you can.  If you order a card online, you can print the card right away.  No physical card will be sent to you.  Your card is only available to print.

What happens if I lose a USA Card?
If you card becomes lost you can log on at 
www.usawmembership.com and print a new one or contact Sandy and she can look up your username and password for you.

What does a Coach’s Card do for me?
Coach’s Card does cover a coach in a Club Sanction practice room and Tournaments for a 2 million dollar liability policy (these are available only at 
www.usawmembership.com). 

How do I Charter my Club?
Please call Sandy Russell (262-968-9542) and request the proper 3-part forms.  


USAW Membership Levels

Athlete Membership
Valid for athletes wishing to compete in USA Wrestling sanctioned events and chartered clubs.   Membership benefits include secondary, non-duplicating sports accident insurance provided by an outside carrier. There is sports accident supplemental benefits provided to USA Wrestling members who participate in limited non-sanctioned events. This insurance coverage includes a deductible, co-payment provisions and other conditions of the policy (details are available here); a one-year subscription to USA Wrestler magazine; the privilege to compete and take advantage of events, camps, clinics, international exchanges, and club programs; and other national discount programs as they become available.  All athlete members born on or before 8/31/2002 must complete SafeSport training before becoming a member.  

Open License
Athlete membership for those members who are at least 19 years of age at the beginning of the membership season.  Valid for athletes wishing to compete in USA Wrestling sanctioned events and chartered clubs.   Membership benefits include secondary, non-duplicating sports accident insurance provided by an outside carrier. There is sports accident supplemental benefits provided to USA Wrestling members who participate in limited non-sanctioned events. This insurance coverage includes a deductible, co-payment provisions and other conditions of the policy (details are available here); a one-year subscription to USA Wrestler magazine; the privilege to compete and take advantage of events, camps, clinics, international exchanges, and club programs; discounts on wrestling gear, equipment and apparel; and other national discount programs as they become available.  All Open License athlete members must complete SafeSport training before becoming a member.

Wrestling Leader Membership
Wrestling Leader memberships are for those who coach, teach and/or officiate wrestling.  In order to become a Wrestling Leader member of USA Wrestling, one must first pass a mandatory background screening and complete SafeSport training.  Membership benefits include secondary, non-duplicating sports accident insurance provided by an outside carrier. There is sports accident supplemental benefits provided to USA Wrestling members who participate in limited non-sanctioned events. This insurance coverage includes a deductible, co-payment provisions and other conditions of the policy (details are available here); limited liability insurance (per the conditions of the policy); a one-year subscription to USA Wrestler; the privilege to coach at events and specified camps, clinics, international exchanges and club programs; opportunity for coach instruction and certification; and other national discount programs as they become available. This membership may not be used for competition as a wrestler.

Booster Club Membership
Booster club membership benefits include a one-year subscription to USA Wrestling and pride in supporting the world's greatest sport. This card may not be used in lieu of athlete or Wrestling Leader membership. 

Medical Membership
Medical membership is for assigned medical personnel at USA Wrestling regional and/or national championships.  Medical personnel at regional and/or national championships will be determined by USA Wrestling’s Events Department. 

Sponsor/Vendor Membership
Sponsor/vendor membership is for personnel and employees of USA Wrestling partner companies who will be attending USA Wrestling regional and/or national championships.

Event Volunteer
Event Volunteer membership is for individuals who wish to officiate at local USA Wrestling sanctioned events.  This membership does not allow for one to officiate at a regional and/or national championships (Wrestling Leader membership is required for that), and does not come with any benefits of membership (i.e.: secondary sports accident coverage, USA Wrestler subscription, etc.).

Club Charter
A club charter, approved by the State Chairperson or designated state director, provides membership affiliation with USA Wrestling for state and national clubs. Club charter benefits include liability insurance for practice sessions supervised by Wrestling Leader members and general liability protection for club leaders and volunteers (subject to coverage limits and conditions under the policy - details are available here); a subscription to USA Wrestler magazine and USA Wrestling events poster; and other program materials as they become available. Each club pays one charter fee, regardless of the number of wrestlers or ages involved with the club. All members of the club must be individual members of USA Wrestling. Owners/operators of facilities may be listed as a Certificate Holder for a nominal fee.

Sanction for Competitive Event
A sanction for a USA Wrestling event, approved by the State Chairperson or designated state director and received and approved by the National Office within the appropriate time frame prior to the event provides organization affiliation and other limited benefits. Liability insurance coverage for tournament organizers and volunteers is a benefit of the sanction, as well as limited property damage coverage (subject to coverage limits and conditions under the policy - details are available here). The owner of the facility where the event is held may be included as an Additional Insured, upon submission of appropriate form and approval of the insurance carrier, at no additional cost. All contestants must be individual athlete members of USA Wrestling.  In addition, all coaches and officials participating in the event must be Wrestling Leader members of USA Wrestling. Event directors receive a Certificate of Insurance.


USAW Membership Benefits

USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. 

The many programs and activities conducted by USA Wrestling or the thousands of chartered clubs, provide opportunities for youth and adults alike to gain an understanding and appreciation for the international styles of wrestling, freestyle and Greco-Roman, and folkstyle (scholastic and collegiate) which is the style practiced at high schools and colleges across the country. 

USA Wrestling has more than 232,000 members. These members include athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving together to strengthen the sport. Part of USA Wrestling's mission is to foster grassroots development for the sport. 

Each year, USA Wrestling charters over 4400 wrestling clubs and sanctions over 2100 local, state, regional and national competitions. These opportunities and more are just a small part of the exciting world of USA Wrestling. 

Members of the World-leading USA Wrestling Family enjoy many of the following benefits:
1. Participation in Local, Regional, and National Competitions. 
2. Four levels of Coaches Certification. 
3. The opportunity to travel abroad with Developmental Tours for Cadet, Junior, Women, University and Senior level athletes. 
4. Educational videos and written materials. 
5. Regional and National Training and Developmental Camps for Youth through Senior-level athletes. 
6. Free subscription to USA Wrestler/WIN Magazine Edition, the official publication of USA Wrestling. Members also have the option to purchase an additional 6 issues of WIN Magazine, at a discounted rate of $18, to be delivered in the off-months of USA Wrestler/WIN Magazine Edition.
7. Free subscription to USA Wrestling’s newsletter, which is sent electronically bi-weekly
8. Discounts on USA Wrestling Merchandise. 


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