skip navigation

Membership Information

Membership Levels

Athlete Membership (Limited Folkstyle $15, Full Membership $43)
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.

Open License (Full Membership $43)
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.

Wrestling Leader Membership ($39.75 - 1 year, $71.75 -2 year)
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 (required Background check and Safe Sport Certified - no fee except for background check every 2 years)
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. 

Media Membership
Media membership is for those who wish to cover wrestling at USA Wrestling regional and/or national championships.  This can be bloggers, journalists, photographers, etc.  Please note that credentials for each specific regional and/or national championship will be determined by USA Wrestling’s Communications Department.

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 (required Background check and Safe Sport Certified - no fee except for background check every 2 years)
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 ($87 year)
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 ($72)
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.

Membership Process

Any adult that is working closely in some manner with wrestlers must be Safe Sport Certified and have completed the background check. Those who need to renew a membership can go online to their profile and renew it. If you completed the Safe Sport Course last year there is no need to do it again. Background checks are good for two years at a time. Any member can attach their profile to one or more clubs anytime they need. All that is required is for the member, (athlete, coach, official, volunteer) to log into their profile and find the area that allows them to become associate to a club.