United States Fight League
Pankration, Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts

Coach licensing

USFL Certified and licensed trainers teach, coach and mentor Pankration Athletes. 
Youth Athletes must have a licensed coach to participate in sanctioned events.





The following is required to become a Licensed Pankration Trainer: 
You cannot enter the dressing room or corner a youth athlete without an active coaches license.
An annual coaches license costs $20.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR YOUR ANNUAL COACHES LICENSE
We are no longer using matscores as a licensing database. If last years license is over 1 year old, you must re-register for a new license. 

NOTE:

PLEASE REGISTER FOR LICENSE USING LINK ABOVE AS YOUR FIRST STEP:


READ AND REVIEW THE COACHES HANDBOOK:
 
This manual details key rules and regulations for Pankration competitions; crucial health & safety guidelines for athletes; and a code of conduct to follow and install on students and parents. 
COACHES HANDBOOK   
 


COMPLETE ONLINE EXAM:
Questions are based off coaches handbook. Effective coaches should be able to score 80% or above. 
CLICK TO TAKE ONLINE TEST
Access code is "Coach" . You may retake this test as many times as necessary. 
(It strongly recommended to take each year to keep up with rules changes)


CRIMINAL HISTORY BACKGROUND SCREENING: Do this first if event is within two weeks. 
This will cost $18.50 and is good for two years. 
BACKGROUND CHECK
DISQUALIFYING OFFENSES 
  
                

COMPLETE ADDITIONAL REQUIRED COACHES TRAINING:

a. CDC Heads Up Concussion Training - Mandatory as per State Law AB2007.
A link will be sent to the email address of registration for license. Please look out for email & complete this task ASAP.
If you have already completed this training within a year of event please email certificate to jon@fightleague.org 


b. REVIEW THE FOLLOWING: 

CDC Concussion Checklist (This is a supplement to, but not the required online training)
CDC Guide for skin Infections  
Association of Ringside Physicians information on dehydration and weigh cutting 


c. REQUIRED EQUIPMENT FOR ATHLETES:
Download PDF of approved safety gear

                                             


OTHER IMPORTANT MATERIALS: 


BOUT AGREEMENT FORMS
Coaches / Parents should receive a bout agreement from promoter to secure their dual meet 

FIGHTER ANNUAL PHYSICAL FORMS
Download physical form 
      
RULES   
One Page download "short sheet" for Rules

Rules Video



                                

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