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Monona Grove / McFarland Wrestling Club

How To Get Your USA Coaches Membership


Our policy at MGM Wrestling Club is that any volunteer coach or parent that wishes to be on the mat must become a member coach of USA Wrestling. You can do this by purchasing a "Wrestling Leader Membership". This membership is for anyone wanting to be a USA Wrestling member coach, or official (see more below). You must hold a current membership before being allowed on the mat. Obtaining a membership can be done through USA Wrestling at https://www.usawmembership.com/login. Obtaining this membership will require a background check and completion of a "safe sport" certification, which can all be done through the USAW website. Memberships are valid for one year (beginning on 9/1 and ending on 8/31) and must be renewed yearly. Background checks must be renewed every two years.
Also, if you are wanting to coach at the WWF Youth State Tournament in March, you will also need to be at least “copper” certified. This is an additional coaching course, required by the WWF, that will allow you mat side access at the youth state tournament. Completion of this course can also be done through https://www.usawmembership.com/login. You only need to complete this course if you plan on coaching at the youth state tournament, it is not required to coach at our K-8 program.

All fees associated with your USA Membership and/or Copper Certification are reimbursable by the club.
**For reimbursement please contact us.**


HOW TO PURCHASE A "WRESTLING LEADER MEMBERSHIP".

  1. Go to www.usawmembership.com.
  2. Sign In using your “USAW ID” and password or create an account.
  3. Choose to “Add Coach” or “Renew Coach.”
  4. Update your profile and choose “Continue.” 
  5. From your profile, click on the link to complete the background screening. You must also complete the SafeSport certification.
  6. If you do not have a valid Background Check, you will be prompted to begin the process.  NOTE: You cannot purchase a membership without a valid background check and without also completing the Safesport Certification. Follow the directions on the Background Check.  When you have finished entering your information, you will be asked for your payment information for the BG check. At this time, the background check must process before you are allowed to obtain your "Wrestling Leader Membership". The background screening typically takes 2-3 days for approval.
  7. You will be prompted by an e-mail to return to www.usawmembership.com after your Background Check has been processed. You can then complete the purchase for your membership. Online Copper and/or Bronze certification can be added to a shopping cart after one has completed the process of officially becoming a member coach of USA Wrestling.
  8. After purchasing your "Wrestling Leader Membership", print your card.


**Wrestling Leader Membership**

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.