Our policy at Wolves 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.
**Note - You do not need this certification or a coaches card to be able to coach at youth regionals.**
All fees associated with your USA Membership and/or Copper Certification are not reimbursable by the club.
HOW TO PURCHASE A "WRESTLING LEADER MEMBERSHIP".
**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 are 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.