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 club wrestling rooms. Excuses include: "I am in the process of getting my background screening or safe sport training done" 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 conducting audits to see if state associations are in compliance.
Any coach or wrestler listed on a club's ACTIVE roster is eligible for IKWF competition. Coaches must hold a current USAW Wrestling Leader membership AND have one of the NCEP certification levels (copper, bronze, silver, or gold) to coach at ANY IKWF event.