USA Grappling
The National Governing Organization

for the Sport of Grappling in the United States.

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USA Grappling member benefits

  1. Insurance (Academy, athletes, professors and coaches).
  2. Participation in Local, Regional, National and World competitions.
  3. The opportunity to travel abroad with Developmental Tours for Women and Senior level athletes.
  4. Sanction and insure an event.
  5. Coach, Professor, and Referee certification.
  6. Discounts on grappling gear, equipment and apparel.



Youth Athlete Membership

17 and Under



Valid for Youth athletes wishing to compete in USA Grappling sanctioned events and chartered clubs. Membership benefits include secondary, non-duplicating sports accident insurance provided by an outside carrier. There is sports accident supplemental benefits provided to USA Grappling members who participate in limited non-sanctioned events.

This insurance coverage includes a deductible, co-payment provisions and other conditions of the policy (details are available here); the privilege to compete and take advantage of events, camps, clinics, international exchanges, and club programs; and other national discount programs as they become available.

Membership cost
$36.00

Adult Athlete Membership

18 and Over



Athlete membership for those members who are at least 19 years of age at the beginning of the membership season. Valid for athletes wishing to compete in USA Grappling sanctioned events and chartered clubs. Membership benefits include secondary, non-duplicating sports accident insurance provided by an outside carrier. There is sports accident supplemental benefits provided to USA Grappling members who participate in limited non-sanctioned events. This insurance coverage includes a deductible, co-payment provisions and other conditions of the policy (details are available here); the privilege to compete and take advantage of events, camps, clinics, international exchanges, and club programs; discounts on grappling gear, equipment and apparel; and other national discount programs as they become available.
All Adult Athlete License members must complete Loop1 Safety training and pass a background check before becoming a member. Background checks can take up to 5-6 days to finalized.

Membership cost
$36.00
Background Check
$20.00
Abuse Training
$5.00

Grappling Leader Membership

18 and Over



A Grappling Leader memberships are for those who coach, professor, teach and/or officiate Grappling. In order to become a Grappling Leader member of USA Grappling, one must first pass a mandatory background screening and complete Loop1 Safety training. Membership benefits include secondary, non-duplicating sports accident insurance provided by an outside carrier. There is sports accident supplemental benefits provided to USA Grappling members who participate in limited non-sanctioned events. This insurance coverage includes a deductible, co-payment provisions and other conditions of the policy (details are available here); limited liability insurance (per the conditions of the policy); the privilege to coach at events and specified camps, clinics, international exchanges and club programs; opportunity for coach instruction and certification; and other national discount programs as they become available. This membership may not be used for competition as a grappler. All Grappling Leader members must complete Loop1 Safety training and pass a background check before becoming a member. Background checks can take up to 5-6 days to finalized.

Membership cost
$36.00
Background Check
$20.00
Abuse Training
$5.00



Academy Charter

Grappling Leader



A club charter provides membership affiliation with USA Grappling for state and national clubs. Academy charter benefits include liability insurance for practice sessions supervised by Grappling Leader members and general liability protection for club leaders and volunteers ($1,000,000 / $6,000,000 subject to coverage limits and conditions under the policy - details are available); Each club pays one charter fee, regardless of the number of athletes or ages involved with the club. All members of the club must be individual members of USA Grappling. Additional insured, Owners/operators of facilities may be listed as a Certificate Holder for a $25 fee. Allow 2 days for additionally named certificate from insurance carrier. A Grappling Leader Membership is required to charter an Academy. Abuse education and background must be completed as part of Grappling Leader Membership. Coverage extends for 12 months beginning Apr 1st and extending to March31st.

Club Charter
$110.00
Additionally Insured
$25.00



Sanction Event

Grappling Leader



A sanction for a USA Grappling event, approved by the State Chairperson or designated state director and received and approved by the National Office within the appropriate time frame prior to the event provides organization affiliation and other limited benefits. Liability insurance coverage for tournament organizers and volunteers is a benefit of the sanction, as well as limited property damage coverage (subject to coverage limits and conditions under the policy - details are available here). The owner of the facility where the event is held may be included as an Additional Insured, upon submission of appropriate form and approval of the insurance carrier, at no additional cost. All contestants must be individual athlete members of USA Grappling. In addition, all coaches and officials participating in the event must be Grappling Leader members of USA Grappling. Event directors receive a Certificate of Insurance.

Sanction Event
$85.00
Additionally Insured
$25.00


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Insurance Coverage and Claims

ACADEMY & CLUB COVERAGE



GENERAL LIABILITY

$5,000,000 General Aggregate

$1,000,000 Personal & Advertising Injury

$1,000,000 Each Occurrence

$1,000,000 Damage to Premises Rented to You

$1,000 Medical Payments $1,000,000 Abuse & Molestation Each Occurrence

$2,000,000 Abuse & Molestation Aggregate

$1,000,000 Legal Liability to Participants

$25,000 Crisis Response-Each Crisis Event/ Aggregate

Academy Professor x Coaches must hold Grappling Leader Membership

Participant Accident Coverage

Athletes, Officials, Professors & Coaches

$1,000,000 Aggregate

$10,000 Accidental Death/Dismemberment

$25,000 Maximum Benefit per Injury

All members 18 years & over must complete background check and abuse prevention education

Events General Liability

Sanctioned Events

$5,000,000 General Aggregate

$1,000,000 Products/Completed Operations Aggregate

$1,000,000 Personal & Advertising Injury

$1,000,000Each Occurrence

$1,000,000 Each Occurrence

$1,000,000 Damage to Premises Rented to You

Event Director must hold Grappling Leader Membership

Submit a Claim

Basic Procedures for Submitting the Incident Report and Participant Accident Insurance Claim Form



1. The insurance coordinator, coach or league representative, official, trainer, promoter will complete the incident report (front}. If the policy provides accident medical coverage and the injured party was an event participant, the form should be given to the participant or parents to complete the participant accident medical insurance claim form (Part II}.

2. The participant or participant's parents/guardian will complete the form, detach it from the instruction page, and forward it to K&K Insurance Group, Inc. service@snappins.com

3. IF CLAIM INVOLVES INJURY TO A SPECTATOR OR PROPERTY DAMAGE, ONLY THE INCIDENT REPORT NEED BE COMPLETED.

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