Wrestling Wednesday: How to get your USA Wrestling Coaching Card
Below are the steps to get your USA Coaches card. Please make sure you have it in plenty of time before the WWF State Tournaments series starts.
· Go to www.usawmembership.com
· Set up an account for yourself
· Claim previous profile (you can also claim profiles of your children at this point) or set up a profile (if you have never been a member of USA Wrestling)
· From your profile, click on the link to complete the background screening and SafeSport certification
· The background screening typically takes 2-3 days for approval
· The SafeSport certification has 3 modules that must be completed and takes about 1.5 hours in total
· After passing the background check and completing the SafeSport certification, coach membership can be purchased
· Online Copper and/or Bronze certification can be added to a shopping cart after one is a member coach of USA Wrestling
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 will be provided to club administrators); limited liability insurance (per the conditions of the policy); a one-year subscription to USA Wrestler; a copy of the international rule book; the privilege to coach at events and specified camps, clinics, international exchanges and club programs; opportunity for coach instruction and certification, discounts on wrestling gear, equipment and apparel; and other national discount programs as they become available. This card may not be used for competition.
Coaches membership cards MUST be purchased online at www.usawmembership.com. A mandatory background check must be completed. The coaches membership card (renewable annually) is $44.75. The background check (renewable every two years) is an additional $15.
HOW TO PURCHASE A COACH’S MEMBERSHIP CARD