2017-18 Membership Information

General Information

Become a member of the IKWF and USA Wrestling

Membership in the IKWF and USA Wrestling provides many benefits including:

As members of the IKWF and USA Wrestling, insurance coverage is of the upmost importance. Click the headers below for detailed information to charter your club or to become a member as an athlete, coach, or official.

Insurance Information

Please review the documents below for detailed information concerning insurance coverages.

Membership Dues

Note: All membership is valid 9/1/2017 through 8/31/2018.

  1. Club Charter - $160 ($165 if purchased using USAW's membership system)
  2. Additional Insured - $25 per site ($30 if purchased using USAW's membership system)
  3. Event Sanction - $120 ($125 if purchased using USAW's membership system)
  4. Athlete Membership - $45 ($50 if purchased using USAW's membership system)
  5. Coach Membership - $35 ($39.75 if purchased using USAW's membership system)
    (coaches and officials are responsible to pay $15 for their background screening.)
  6. Mat Official Membership - $30 ($34.75 if purchased using USAW's membership system)

All dues must be paid to the IKWF. Make checks payable to IKWF and mail to the address on the Contact page.

Online Registration

USA Wrestling offers online registration through www.usawmembership.com.

Charter Your Club

Chartering your club with the IKWF requires the completion of 3 forms: Club Charter application, Additional Insured application, and IKWF Charter Form Supplement.

Sanction Your Event

Sanctioning your event enables our wrestlers to compete and learn from the skills taught to them at IKWF club practices. Most tournaments are used as club fundraisers but this does not negate the responsibilities of the tournament director and the tournament host club from providing a safe and enjoyable environment for all wrestlers, coaches, officials, and spectators. Complete the forms below and submit to the IKWF.

  • Fees: Event Sanction - $120, Additional Insured - No fee
    Note: There is a $5 processing fee added if the sanction is purchased using USAW's membership system.
  • Event Sanctions Forms - Complete the first two pages and mail them to the IKWF office with a check for the fee.
  • Below is information provided by USA Wrestling to assist you with event organization.

  • Event Organizing Guide
  • Tournament directors and the tournament host club are responsible for ensuring:

  • - All wrestlers have a current USA Wrestling athlete membership and have been age verified by the IKWF office.
  • - All coaches must have a current USA Wrestling coaches card and it must be displayed between their neck and waist while coaching at the event. Failure to follow this requirement will result in disciplinary actions taken against the tournament director and the tournament host club.
  • - All officials must have a current United States Wrestling Officials Officials membership card.
  • Your event will be listed on the IKWF and USA Wrestling's "Events" pages.

  • You can provide the IKWF with an event flyer to be included with the basic event information listed on this website. Please email the flyer or the link from your club website to ikwf@ikwf.org.
  • Below are the Event Sanction Forms separated into each individual form:

  • Event Sanction Application
  • Additional Insured Application

Coach Membership

To coach in the IKWF, there are six steps:

  • 1) Go to USAW's membership system and create an account.
  • 2) After creating an account, returning coaches will claim their profile and new coaches will create their profile.
  • 3) If required, complete a background screening (required every other season).
    Note: Coaches under 18 years old are not required to pass a background screening.
  • USA Wrestling Background Screening Policy
  • 4) Complete Safe Sport Certification (This is a new requirement for the 2017-18 season).
  • Safe Sport Policy     Safe Sport Certification Course (There is no fee to take this course)
  • Note: Coaches must have an approved background screening and completed Safe Sport certification prior to purchasing their USAW coach's membership.

  • 5) Purchase coach's membership.
  • 6) If required, complete National Coaches Education Program (NCEP) certification.
    Note: All coaches must have NCEP certification to coach at any IKWF event.
  • NCEP Certification Information

Athlete Membership

All wrestlers must hold a valid USA Wrestling athlete membership to participate in any IKWF practice or event.

Please Note: If a athlete membership is purchased for pre-season training purposes, the athlete has until November 25th to declare their club for the IKWF season.
  • 2017-18 Athlete Membership Application - $45 ($50 if USAW's membership system is used)
  • The above application should be used for any wrestler who participates in any IKWF event (December through IKWF State Series).

  • 2017-18 Non-IKWF Athlete Membership Application - $45 ($50 if USAW's membership system is used)
  • The above application should be used for any wrestler who WILL NOT compete in IKWF events (i.e. high school wrestlers or junior high wrestlers).

Official's Membership

To officiate in the IKWF, there are five steps:

  • 1) Go to USAW's membership system and create an account.
  • 2) After creating an account, returning officials will claim their profile and new officials will create their profile.
  • 3) If required, complete a background screening (required every other season).
    Note: Officials under 18 years old are not required to pass a background screening.
  • USA Wrestling Background Screening Policy
  • 4) Complete Safe Sport Certification (This is a new requirement for the 2017-18 season).
  • Safe Sport Policy     Safe Sport Certification Course (There is no fee to take this course)
  • Note: Officials must have an approved background screening and completed Safe Sport certification prior to purchasing their USAW official's membership.

  • 5) Purchase official's membership.