Membership and Re-certification Fees

Members have the option of paying dues either on a monthly or annual basis. Memberships purchased on a monthly basis are valid for one month from date of purchase, and will be renewed automatically each month by credit card payment, subject to the terms and conditions.  

Memberships purchased on an annual basis are valid for 365 days from date of purchase. Athletes 35 years and older require a Masters Athlete membership. Membership fees are not refundable or transferrable. 

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Fees as of January 1, 2019

Beginning January 1, 2019, Athlete members who are 35 years or older, based on year of birth, will be required to sign up for a Masters membership. This means if you are turning 35 years old (or older) in the 2019 calendar year, you will be required to renew as a Masters member. This change will not affect eligibility for USA Weightlifting competitions. Masters members will continue to be eligible to compete in both USA Weightlifting Senior-level competitions and USA Weightlifting Masters competitions.

 

Youth Athlete

Price:

  • Annual: $30
  • Monthly: $11.99 for the first month, $5.99 for subsequent months

    This is a Youth Athlete only membership. If you are planning on taking a coaching course or holding a coaching certification, you will need to purchase a Coach and Youth Athlete Membership.

 

Junior Athlete

Price:

  • Annual: $40
  • Monthly: $15.99 for the first month, $7.99 for subsequent months

This is a Junior Athlete only membership. If you are planning on taking a coaching course or holding a coaching certification, you will need to purchase a Coach or Coach and Junior Athlete Membership. In the case you decide you want to take a coaching course and hold a coaching certification in the future, you will be able to upgrade your membership to a Coach and Junior Athlete membership.

 

Senior Athlete

Price:

  • Annual: $69
  • Monthly: $19.99 for the first month, $9.99 for subsequent months

This is a Senior Athlete only membership. If you are planning on taking a coaching course or holding a coaching certification, you will need to purchase a Coach or Coach and Senior Athlete Membership. In the case you decide you want to take a coaching course and hold a coaching certification in the future, you will be able to upgrade your membership to a Coach and Senior Athlete membership.

Master Athlete

Price:

  • Annual: $74 ($5 goes to USA Weightlifting Masters)
  • Monthly: $24.99 for the first month (First month to include $5 to USA Weightlifting Masters), $9.99 for subsequent months

This is a Master Athlete only membership. If you are planning on taking a coaching course or holding a coaching certification, you will need to purchase a Coach or Coach and Master Athlete Membership. In the case you decide you want to take a coaching course and hold a coaching certification in the future, you will be able to upgrade your membership to a Coach and Master Athlete membership.

 

The Following Membership Types will be able to sign up for coaching courses and hold a coaching certification. A member will need one of the following membership types to access course material in the USAW Learning Academy. If a member was previously listed as a youth/junior/senior or master athlete that has a valid coaching certification, those members will be changed to the respective Coach and Athlete membership type on February 1, 2020. 

 

Coach

Price:

  • Annual: $99
  • Monthly: $23.99 for the first month, $13.99 for subsequent months

This Coach membership will allow you to take a coaching course and hold a coaching certification. You will also be able to compete in the Open divisions of weightlifting meets.

 

Coach and Youth AthleteThis is only appear for 17 year olds, any youth athlete under 17 will need to contact us. This membership type will allow any youth that is 17 in weightlifting years to purchase the membership. Since the coaching ed rule is, you must be at least 17 years of age on the first day of a course, we will keep that age requirement at the event level. We will need to change the membership type from Youth Athlete to Coach and Youth Athlete and override the checks when adding it.

Price:

  • Annual: $60
  • Monthly: $15.99 for the first month, $9.99 for subsequent months

This membership type is for Youth Athletes who are planning on taking a coaching course and holding a coaching certification who also compete in Youth, Junior, and Open Divisions at weightlifting meets. You will need to be 17 on the date of the coaching course in order to take the course.

Coach and Junior Athlete

Price:

  • Annual: $70
  • Monthly: $19.99 for the first month, $11.99 for subsequent months

This membership type is for Junior Athletes who are planning on taking a coaching course and holding a coaching certification who also compete in Junior and Open Divisions at weightlifting meets.


Coach and Senior Athlete

Price:

  • Annual: $99
  • Monthly: $23.99 for the first month, $13.99 for subsequent months

This membership type is for Senior Athletes who are planning on taking a coaching course and holding a coaching certification who also compete in Open Divisions at Weightlifting meets.


Coach and Master Athlete

Price:

  • Annual: $104 ($5 goes to USA Weightlifting Masters)
  • Monthly: $28.99 for the first month (First month to include $5 to USA Weightlifting Masters), $13.99 for subsequent months

This membership type is for Master Athletes who are planning on taking a coaching course and holding a coaching certification who also compete in Masters Divisions at Weightlifting meets.

 

Coaching Certification Updates

Level 1– Membership price includes membership and Level 1 recertification; Members need to complete the Level 1 recertification exam in Moodle in order to activate membership. Level 1 certification dates will match the dates of the Membership Type.

Level 2– Membership price includes membership and Level 2 recertification. Level 2 certification will not have an expiration date and will go into an action required state if the membership lapses.

National– Membership price includes membership, National Coach certification and background screening - coach complementary (As named in BARS). National Coach certification will not have an expiration date and will go into an action required state if any of the following lapse: Membership, SafeSport Certification, Background Screening.

International– Membership price includes membership, International Coach certification and background screening - coach complementary (As named in BARS) International Coach certification will not have an expiration date and will go into an action required state if any of the following lapse: Membership, SafeSport Certification, Background Screening.

Senior International– Membership price includes membership, Senior International Coach certification and background screening – coach complementary (As named in BARS) Senior International Coach certification will not have an expiration date and will go into an action required state if any of the following lapse: Membership, SafeSport Certification, Background Screening.

 

Upgrade/Downgrade Ability:

Members will be able to upgrade and downgrade membership types as determined by their age. If a member upgrades to a coach membership type, they will be in an action required state until they have fulfilled the coach certification requirements. Members will pay the difference of membership types during the upgrade. If someone downgrades during an annual membership, no refund will be given. In the case the member downgrades during a monthly membership, the next charge on the monthly will only be the cost of the athlete membership.  After the downgrade, the member will immediately lose access to the course material on the USAW Learning Academy.

 

Club Membership $199
Coaching Course-Level 1
$499
Coaching Course-Level 2
$499
Entry Fee-
National Adult Events
$125
Entry Fee-
National Junior
$125
Entry Fee-
National Youth
$75
Team Entry-
Adult/Junior/Youth
Overall
$110
Team Entry-
Youth Age Group
$45
Event Sanction $75

*Add $10 to total if not paid online.

-Coaches may only renew for one year at a time.

-We have removed the option to renew as a Club Coach. Please renew as a Level 1 Coach with Background Check. 

-In the event of membership cancellation, USA Weightlifting does not refund membership or re-certification fees.