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Benefits of Membership


Membership Year: September 1 through August 31

USA Wrestling is the National Governing Body for the Sport of Wrestling in the United States and, as such, is its representative to the United States Olympic Committee. Simply, USA Wrestling is the central organization that coordinates amateur wrestling programs in the nation and works to create interest and participation in these programs. 

The many programs and activities conducted by USA Wrestling or the thousands of chartered clubs, provide opportunities for youth and adults alike to gain an understanding and appreciation for the international styles of wrestling, freestyle and Greco-Roman, and folkstyle (scholastic and collegiate) which is the style practiced at high schools and colleges across the country. 

USA Wrestling has more than 232,000 members. These members include athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving together to strengthen the sport. Part of USA Wrestling's mission is to foster grassroots development for the sport. 

Each year, USA Wrestling charters over 4400 wrestling clubs and sanctions over 2100 local, state, regional and national competitions. These opportunities and more are just a small part of the exciting world of USA Wrestling. 

Members of the World-leading USA Wrestling Family enjoy many of the following benefits:

1. Participation in Local, Regional, and National Competitions. 
2. Four levels of Coaches Certification. 
3. The opportunity to travel abroad with Developmental Tours for Cadet, Junior, Women, University and Senior level athletes. 
4. Educational videos and written materials. 
5. Regional and National Training and Developmental Camps for Youth through Senior-level athletes. 
6. Free subscription to USA Wrestler/WIN Magazine Edition, the official publication of USA Wrestling. Members also have the option to purchase an additional 6 issues of WIN Magazine, at a discounted rate of $18, to be delivered in the off-months of USA Wrestler/WIN Magazine Edition.
7. Free subscription to USA Wrestling’s newsletter, which is sent electronically bi-weekly
8. Discounts on USA Wrestling Merchandise. 

Becoming a member of the USA Wrestling is easy. Click here to join online or contact your state association membership director and he or she will provide you with the information on becoming a member. In addition, your membership director or state chairperson will be able to provide you with information on state level programs and opportunities offered.

You can also contact USA Wrestling's Department of State Services for more information on the various opportunities awaiting you in the amateur wrestling world. Call or write to:, or USA Wrestling, Attn: Department of State Services, 6155 Lehman Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80918; 1-719-598-8181. 


The above information is taken directly from USA Wrestling follow the link below for more information and updates.

NY-USAW’s Team Membership Options

High School Team Program

For a flat fee of $300, every athlete on the HS Team receives a $40 full competition card. All wrestlers listed on the roster and who attend the High School are eligible. Whether wrestling just one style or all three styles, this is a GREAT deal.

Please note: the high school team membership program DOES include 7th and 8th grade wrestlers who certify to compete in HS wrestling. Only those 7th and 8th who make the High School roster are eligible. NO MODIFIED!

What your team gets:

  • Unlimited number of USA Wrestling Athlete Memberships for 2013-14 season for wrestlers currently on the high school team
  • An Official USA Wrestling Club Charter – Cannot be used as a Middle School or Youth Club Charter
  • Affiliation with NY USA Wrestling and access to all programs and sanctioned events
  • Access to compete in all USA Wrestling programs and sanctioned events
  • Opportunity to qualify for USA Wrestling Developmental teams and programs
  • $1 million in Secondary Sports Accident Insurance per athlete through August 2013. Coverage includes all organized competitions.
  •  $5 million in General Liability Coverage
  • $35 credit per member to download videos at
  • 6 issues of the USA Wrestler magazine
  • All for Only $300 Per High School Team! (Wrestlers Currently on the HS Team)
  • Sign Up Today! Expires Dec. 13th, 2013!
  • Contact Tony Black at USA Wrestling for details