A message from the USA Wrestling Director of Safe Sport:
Club leaders and coaches,
It has come to our attention a few times in the past months that coaches without current wrestling leader memberships are being allowed on the mat and in the club wrestling rooms. Excuses include: “I am in the process of getting my background screening or safe sport training” or “I know that coach is good to go”.
LET US BE CRYSTAL CLEAR: NO CURRENT USA WRESTLING LEADER MEMBERSHIP, NO COACHING…PERIOD.
Any violation within clubs or at events will result in sanctions up to and including suspension of club charters, event sanctions, or individual memberships for those involved.
The US Center for Safe Sport will be conducting audits to see if state associations are in compliance.
Thank you for your assistance,
Safe Sport training is now a yearly requirement per federal law.
Club and Tournament Directors are reminded they must purchase their USAW Wrestling Leader membership prior to purchasing their club charter and tournament sanction(s) per USA Wrestling policy.