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USA WRESTLING MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION FOR THE 2019-20 MEMBERSHIP YEAR

By John Lawton, 08/31/19, 4:30PM EDT

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This year, FAWA, which is the State Association in Florida for USA Wrestling, has expanded its Athlete Card options to include a Limited Folkstyle-Only $15 Card or a High Performance Athlete Card $105 in addition to its traditional Full Athlete Membership $45 or the High School Team Program $400!

Now is the time to purchase USA Wrestling Athlete and Wrestling Leader Cards, Club Charters, Event Sanctions, High School Team Programs  for the 2019-20 membership season.

This year, FAWA, which is the State Association in Florida for USA Wrestling, has expanded its Athlete Card options to include a Limited Folkstyle-Only $15 Card or a High Performance Athlete Card $105 in addition to its traditional Full Athlete Membership $45 or the High School Team Program $400!

To get started, go to - https://www.usawmembership.com/
 

Additionally, FAWA is planning to have a special weekend, tentatively March 27 & 28, 2020, just before the Freestyle/Greco season at which we are planning for an athlete appearance clinic, a coaches' clinic and a Freestyle/Greco tournament.  This event will be FREE and open ONLY to those members who have a full $45 membership card.  A wrestler who has a $15 Folkstyle only card can come to the free weekend by simply upgrading his/her card for $30.

Anyone who needs to complete SafeSport training and/or a background screening SHOULD GET STARTED NOW to avoid a lapse in coverage.

Current USA Wrestling members are encouraged to sign up right away, in order to receive their member benefits for a full year.

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. 

USA Wrestling is coming off a record membership year, with more than 252,000 members in 2018-19. This represented a 6% growth overall, with increases in almost every demographic area of the organization. USA Wrestling national and regional events also saw a healthy increase in participation this past year.

Now is a great time to join the largest and most effective wrestling organization in the nation.

USA Wrestling continues to expand and improve its membership system, with new and enhanced features added regularly, based upon feedback from membership, meeting the many needs of its members.

We encourage you to renew your USA Wrestling membership or join our organization now, and enjoy another season of USA Wrestling events, programs and benefits.

If you have any questions, please contact me .

John Lawton

Membership Director, FAWA

(727) 479-3978

teamfloridawrestling2018@gmail.com