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ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

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WHAT IS AN ASSOCIATE MEMBER?

Individuals, organizations or companies sometimes cannot be defined by our other membership categories but will benefit from having a USASF membership to access USASF membership resources and privileges. Candidates for Associate Membership might include choreographers, photographers and trainers.

USASF_OfficialSeal-Member-AssociateAn associate member must be a legal entity such as a company, corporation, sole proprietor or independent contractor. Organizations or companies may add additional representatives to their profile after it has been approved and created. 

Benefits of Associate Membership

  • The revolutionary new Safe@Allstar program provides a complete suite of video and certification training resources for athletes, parents, coaches, and owners solely focused on abuse prevention specific to Cheer and Dance. Safe@Allstar also includes a free app that allows parents to create a safety profile for their athlete, enabling professionals to provide athlete identification and utilize crowdsourcing technology in the event a child has gone missing.
  • Access to USASF Rules & Safety Site, including the cheer and dance rules digital library.
  • Access to the USASF connection and announcement forums.
  • USASF member profile to complete NCSI background check and be listed among other USASF greenlight members.
  • USASF member profile to complete athlete protection training.
  • Inclusion in USASF.net's directory of professionals with designations for building and tumbling credentialing, background screening green light determination and Safe Sport™ training.

Fees, Membership Term and Activation of Benefits

  • Annual Membership fee is $250 for the Associate Member entity and the account administrator.
  • Each additional Associate Member entity representative (employees or affiliated persons) may be added to the account for access to benefits. The membership fee for each additional rep is $50.
  • Membership is activated once the application has been approved by the USASF.
  • Membership is valid for one competitive season.
  • Membership term begins June 1 and ends May 31 the following year.
  • Membership can be initiated anytime during the membership term, However, membership fees are never prorated for delayed or late-season registration.
  • Eligibility and the associated membership benefits begin once the membership is approved, fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.