U.S. Ski & Snowboard Member Services Knowledge Base

FY21 Minimum Club Standards

FY21 Club Minimum Standards


All clubs support and align with U.S. Ski & Snowboard's mission, values and code of conduct.

Membership Requirements

  •     Ensure those in a position of authority over or in regular contact with athletes are members at a level which triggers background screening and SafeSport training. This includes board members, staff, adult athletes,  and volunteers.
  •     All club coaches regardless of participation in U.S. Ski & Snowboard events must be members.
  •     Club must provide a list of board members for auditing purposes.
  •     Exemption: Academic faculty and staff, such as teachers, who are not directly involved in sport programs with athletes are exempt from membership; however, we recommend similar background screening.

Athlete Safety

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP):

  •      Club must adopt and enforce U.S. Ski & Snowboard Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) and provide education to all constituents including club board members, staff, parents, athletes and volunteers on limiting one-on-one interactions between certain adults who have regular contact with authority over minor athletes.
  •      Club must offer and give training to minor athletes, with parent/legal guardian consent, to the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s youth athlete online trainings (available from the Center and in age appropriate categories).  Parent and age appropriate training may be found on the S. Ski & Snowboard’s SafeSport Resource page.
  •      Club must certify to U.S. Ski & Snowboard that it has implemented MAAPP and, when required, has obtained the appropriate parent/legal guardian consent as allowed under the MAAPP.

Adhere to U.S. Ski & Snowboard's concussion policy.

Business entity

Provide evidence of legal existence in their state of primary business operations. For example, clubs must show that they are a licensed business entity in good standing. Examples of documentation may include a current business license, certificate of good standing from state in which the club is incorporated, a link to the business' page in the Secretary of State's business lookup in the state you are incorporated or other proof of business existence.

General Liability Insurance

Demonstrate club possesses general liability insurance. This requirement may be satisfied either by joining U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s CLIP program or providing U.S. Ski & Snowboard with satisfactory evidence of coverage with minimum coverage substantially similar to what is provided by CLIP.

CLIP requirement: Membership is required for club members/participants. All club participants (board members, staff, all athletes, officials, and select volunteers) must hold an appropriate and current U.S. Ski & Snowboard membership.

CLIP requirement: The low cost "General Member" option is available for those 17 and under who participate with the club but do not need a competitor’s membership or require background screening or SafeSport training.

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