For anyone wishing to become a member of USA Wrestling, below are some bullet points and links to tutorial videos on each step. As a reference, all tutorial videos are available at www.usawmembership.com/help.
· Go to www.usawmembership.com and create an account.
o Tutorial video: https://youtu.be/l3Tbg7JShz4
· If one has been a member of USA Wrestling previously, claim previous profile.
o Tutorial video: https://youtu.be/WzbTuopVawU
· If one has never been a member of USA Wrestling, create profile.
o Tutorial video: https://youtu.be/SQD19w2c4qM
· Complete background screening.
o Tutorial video: https://youtu.be/QimpnkytbrI
· Complete SafeSport training (please note that the USAW ID from one’s profile is “Membership Number” in SafeSport).
o Tutorial video: https://youtu.be/mT81iop0wao
· Purchase Wrestling Leader membership (formerly coach membership) after passing background screening and completing SafeSport training.
o Tutorial video: https://youtu.be/YVdoS0Eu2U8
North Carolina USA offers several levels of membership for both Coaches and Athletes.
Limited Folkstyle Membership ($15)- This membership is valid at all NCUSA sanctioned folkstyle events from September until the Elementary and Jr. High State Championships. It also covers wrestlers for local club practices (through the entire year), and serves as a league membership in some areas.
Limited Folkstyle memberships are NOT VALID at any “spring events” (events that occur after the Elementary and Jr. High State Folkstyle Championships), Regional, or National Events.
Limited Folkstyle memberships can be upgraded to a full membership at any time for an additional $30.
Full Membership ($45)- Valid at all NCUSA sanctioned events throughout the year, Regional events, National events, practices, and RTC practices. These are for wrestlers from pre-bantam through Junior divisions.
Open License ($50)- Wrestlers who are out of high school must hold an Open License to compete in any USA event.
High Performance Membership ($105)- Valid at all USA events, plus a lot of very nice additional gifts such as a deluxe membership card, video downloads, National team gear, signed posters, and much more.
Wrestling Leaders Memberships (formerly known as Coaches or Officials memberships) ($45 + background check fee)
All Coaches memberships require a background check. Basic Coaches memberships are good for free admission to local and state NCUSA sanctioned events, and are required for coaching at all state, regional, and national events.
Bronze Certification ($60)
Coaches may upgrade to a BRONZE LEVEL membership by completing the Bronze Certification Class. These are offered online as webinars, or at each of our state events. Bronze certified coaches are admitted free to state events, and Bronze certification is required for coaching in any regional or national event, including serving as a coach for any of North Carolina National Teams.
Visit the Coaches Corner for more info on Coaching resources and certifications.
CLUB CHARTERS- $90 annually
EVENT SANCTION FEES- $80