Requirements for Registration as a Member Club
USA Gymnastics is committed to promoting a safe environment for its members, participants, coaches, officials, volunteers and staff in all gymnastics disciplines.

To register your organization with USA Gymnastics as a Member Club, you must agree to and comply with the following requirements for the entire membership or registration term, certification of which must be made annually upon application or renewal:
  1. Have a policy consistent with USA Gymnastics' Participant Welfare Policy that affirms your commitment to the welfare of gymnastics participants in your organization and includes, at minimum,

    • a description of conduct that will not be tolerated,
    • standards of behavior for your staff/volunteers that promote participant welfare,
      • including: elimination of privacy, boundaries if physical contact is a necessary part of the activity and encouraging parental monitoring.
    • and a process for receiving and handling complaints regarding conduct that violates your policy.

  2. Not hire or be associated in any way with any person who is permanently ineligible for membership in USA Gymnastics, a list of whom is available at, or any person who is listed on a federal or state sex-offender registry, a search for which may be conducted at

  3. Maintain current commercial general liability insurance that includes, at minimum, participant liability and participant accident medical insurances.

  4. Employ at least one staff member who is 18 years of age or older and holds a current Professional or safety-certified Instructor membership in USA Gymnastics.

  5. Have a mission statement consistent with USA Gymnastics' mission to encourage participation and the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of gymnastics.

Sample Safe Sport Templates For Clubs Use As a Guide to Creating Participant Welfare Polices