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2019-20 Illinois Kids Wrestling Federation
Instructions for coaches (18 and older)

In compliance with Part IV, Section B, Line 13 of Federal Form 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, the IKWF requests that any suspicious activity that a member, a members' parent or guardian witness,  reported to Jeff Tolbert at [email protected]

Instructions for coaches 18 years old and older:

1. Create an account
    a. Go to (USAW’s membership system) and create an account.                                             
Note: Creating an account only gives you access to the system.  
2. Claim or create a profile
      a. Returning coaches will claim their old profile from USAW’s previous membership system.
      b. New coaches will create their profile.
      Note: Your profile contains all your personal data.

3. Complete background screening (if required)
     a. All coaches are required to pass a background screening every other season by SAW’s background                                 screening provider.
     b. Background screening fee is $20.
     c. Background screenings take a minimum of 5 business days and in some cases up to 30 Business days to                     complete the search after your information has been submitted.

4. Complete Safe Sport Certification (NEW)
      a. Starting with the 2017-18 season, all coaches and officials are required to complete the  Safe Sport                                certification provided by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) to coach or officiate at any USAW              event.
      b. Go here for USAW’s Safe Sport Policy:
      c. Go here to take course:
     d. You’ll need your USAW ID to link your certification to your USAW profile.
     e. There is no fee to take this course.

PLEASE NOTE: You are required to have an APPROVED BACKGROUND SCREENING and a COMPLETED SAFE SPORT CERTIFICATION before you can purchase your USAW coach’s membership.

5. Purchase USA Wrestling Coach’s Membership
     a. $39.75 fee if you purchase your membership at

6. Complete National Coaches Education Program (NCEP) certification (if required).
      a. The IKWF requires ALL coaches to have one of USAW NCEP certification levels (copper, bronze, silver, or                   gold) to coach at ANY IKWF event.
      b. Click this link for NCEP information and links to take the courses:                                   wrestling/coaches/ncep-certification
      c. Fees start at $40.



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