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USA Wrestling

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; discounts on wrestling gear, equipment and apparel; and other national discount programs as they become available.

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.

Coach Membership
Coach memberships are for those who coach or teach wrestling.  In order to become a member coach of USA Wrestling, one must first pass a mandatory background screening.  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, discounts on wrestling gear, equipment and apparel; and other national discount programs as they become available. This card may not be used for competition.

Official Membership
Official memberships are for those who officiate or referee wrestling.  In order to become a member official of USA Wrestling, one must first pass a mandatory background screening.  Membership benefits include secondary, non-duplicating sports accident insurance provided by an outside carrier. 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 magazine; discounts on wrestling equipment and apparel; and other national discount programs as they become available; voting privileges at United States Wrestling Officials Association (USWOA) general meetings. This card may not be used for competition.

USA Wrestling Nation Membership (Partner)
Membership benefits include a one-year subscription to USA Wrestling, discounts on merchandise, official USA Wrestling Nation gift, plastic membership card, and pride in supporting the world's greatest sport. This card may not be used for competition. 

Club Charter
A club charter provides membership affiliation with USA Wrestling for state and national clubs. Club charter benefits include liability insurance for practice sessions supervised by member coaches and general liability protection for club leaders and volunteers (subject to coverage limits and conditions under the policy - details are available here); discounts with TrackWrestling; a subscription to USA Wrestler magazine; 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. Event Directors receive a Certificate of Insurance; discounted rates with TrackWrestling, opportunity to purchase discounted event supplies; and event advice from USA Wrestling (if desired).


This Membership synopsis is not intended to be a detailed explanation of benefits or of terms and conditions applying to same. Information printed above is subject to change. Answers to specific questions may be obtained from your State Chairperson or Membership Administrator or by contacting the National Headquarters for USA Wrestling.