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Dear Wrestling Coaches of the Great State of Michigan,

A new State Chairman of Michigan USA Wrestling (MUSAW) has been elected for the first time in 10 years.  Although we have a proud past we are looking to a promising future with your help.  MUSAW would like to hear from you, regardless if you have been involved in Freestyle and Greco in the past or not. 

Over the next couple years, MUSAW plans on developing new partnerships and programs to help support coaches and wrestlers throughout the entire State of Michigan.  Before any major changes are made, we need to better understand you, our customer. 

Please let us know by November 1st, 2018 how we can support you.  What are some ideas to improve wrestling in our state?  We will compile a list of the most common suggestion and some that are not so common and share them with you.  The ideas and suggestions that are the most popular will be brought to the board and we will do our best to implement them.  One of our goals is to build trust through transparency.

 

Let the conversation began!

Michigan USA Wrestling State Chair

Coaching and Member Requirements

As of July 1st, all USA Wrestling member coaches and/or officials must complete SafeSport training.  This is mandated by the Federal Government to all USA National Governing Bodies. You must be certified as a Coach, Official or Event Volunteer to officiate, coach, work with or even do weigh ins. Anyone not certified can not be in the corner coaching nor approach a mat official.

For those who are in need of SafeSport training, below are the steps one can take to complete this.

·         Set up/log into account at www.usawmembership.com (please note that if one has not been in USA Wrestling’s membership system since August 2017, they will need to set up an account)

·         Claim profile (this can be done using user’s USAW ID or first name, last name, state, and date of birth)

·         Access SafeSport training from profile or by clicking https://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=a62447d3-d54f-493f-8396-44d958b3d94e (please note that when asked for “membership number,” the user should enter his/her USAW ID

We also ask that all members check their spam mail for our newsletter. We are sending many important details about our program that may not be getting to you.

NEW BACKGROUND CHECK PROVIDER FOR USAW MEMBERS

USAW has recently changed providers for background checks.  TCLogic background checks that were processed before September 1, 2018 will still be accepted for the given two years.  Any coaches or officials wishing to purchase a background check after September 1st, 2018 will be directed from www.usawmembership to NCSI’s website.