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Athlete Memberships

Tiered Membership Structure

"Elite" athlete membership; eligible for ALL USAWP athlete activity, including club practices, sanctioned events, National Championship Events (i.e. Junior Olympics) and all Olympic Development Program (ODP) participation including Zone Teams and ODP National Championships.

SILVER: "Enhanced" athlete membership; eligible for club practices, local and regional sanctioned leagues and tournaments, and ODP Camps only (excluding Holiday Camp). Not eligible for participation in National Championship events (i.e. Junior Olympics, ODP Zone Team or Holiday Camp). Exception: Masters Nationals allows Silver membership. Eligible to upgrade membership within current membership year only.

BRONZE: "Basic" athlete membership; eligible for club practices, local/regional league play, SplashBall, some local sanctioned tournaments. Not eligible for participation in National Championship events (i.e Junior Olympics), any ODP program, and some sanctioned tournaments. Eligible to upgrade membership within current membership year only.

COLLEGE/YOUNG PROFESSIONAL: Ages 19-25 (or 18 y.o. with proof of college enrollment also included). Includes gold athlete privileges.

SHIELDY SCHOLARSHIP MEMBER: Reduced price gold athlete membership for those 18&U athletes with financial need, please complete an application by clicking here Get Acrobat Reader. Must provide proof of free/reduced school lunch program. This membership is NOT available for online registration or renewal. Must be completed via paper form.

TRIAL ATHLETE: "Beginner" athlete membership; eligible for club practices only. The trial membership is for first-time USAWP athletes ONLY. This one-time, 14-day membership is free to the member. To download a registration form, click here Get Acrobat Reader. TRIAL MEMBERSHIP NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE. Click Join to register for a trial membership. Note: requires National Office approval.

All current USAWP Athlete memberships are able to be upgraded to the next level. Cost is difference in price plus a $5 fee. A new membership card will be sent with any upgrade. A lapsed membership cannot be upgraded, you must renew.



If you wish to register via mail/fax, click here to view our membership forms. Please note, additional fees may apply.

To find out which sanctioned events require bronze/silver, view chart below or visit the Event Sanctions page.

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