USA Cheer Youth/ Rec Membership

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USA Cheer Youth/Rec Coach Membership
Cost: $25/yr

USA Cheer Youth/Rec Coach Membership is available for coaches of youth teams/organizations. This membership comes with specific benefits that include member-only newsletters and special rates on USA Cheer merchandise and select online courses.

Requires:

  • Signed Waiver
  • Current Concussion Training Course – every two years (certification upload required)
    • Accept Certifications from: CDC Heads Up (free), NFHS Concussion in Sports (free), and Sport Safety International/Concussionwise (free with small fee for certificate)
    • Each course takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete and can be completed prior to logging into your USA Cheer Membership
    • After you have completed the training and receive your certificate, you will upload it in your USA Cheer Member Course
  • Heat Illness Prevention Training Course – every two years (certification upload required)
    • Accept Certification from: NFHS Heat Illness Prevention (free)
    • Course takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour to complete and can be completed prior to logging into your USA Cheer Membership
    • After you have completed the training and receive your certificate, you will upload it in your USA Cheer Member Course
  • Current Maltreatment Course – every two years
    • Available in USA Cheer Member Courses
    • Course takes about 1 hour to complete
  • First Choice Background Screening – yearly
    • Must use the link provided in the USA Cheer Course
    • Results can take up to 10 business days to receive once submitted to First Choice
  • Youth Cheerleading Safety and Risk Management Certification – every four years
    • Available in USA Cheer Member Courses
    • Course takes about 1 hour to complete
  • Coaching Youth Athletes Training – yearly
    • Available in USA Cheer Member Courses
    • Course takes about 30 minutes to complete

Membership Benefits:

  • Access to USA Cheer coaches training
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Member discounts on select USA Cheer courses

What is included in the USA Cheer membership for Rec coaches?

  • Current Concussion Training Course
  • Heat Illness Prevention Training Course
  • Current Maltreatment Course
  • First Choice Background Screening
  • Youth Cheerleading Safety and Risk Management
  • Coaching Youth Athletes Training

What are the benefits of becoming a USA Cheer member?

  • Access to USA Cheer coaches training
  • Quarterly newsletter
  • Member discounts on select USA Cheer courses

Are the course expenses included in the membership fee of $25?
Yes. The $25 fee covers all courses and the background check

Our town, Rec organization already required us to do a background check.  Can I just use that one?  Do I have to pay for another?
The background check is included in the membership fee. There is no additional cost. Having all coaches with a USA Cheer membership complete the background check provides a consistent standard for all Rec coaches.

I am already AACCA certified, do I need to do this one, too?
Yes. The youth version of the risk management course is included in the membership fee and should take no more than a few hours.

How will I prove I have a USA membership at events?
At event registration – Each team must show proof of membership.  Each coach who is a member will have a printout of their membership.  If they do not have one, they may prove their membership by showing approval from an email