United States Fight League
Pankration, Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts

Licensing





USFL ATHLETE, COACH AND OFFICIALS LICENSING


As a regulatory and sanctioning organization, the USFL is responsible to license participants involved in
competitions. Licensing is meant to track athletes and officials as well as ensure their suitability for participation in the sport. Since most events involve youth participants, background checks are also required for adults who's duties involve direct contact with minors.    

To keep with our charter in developing good character and citizenship via participation in safe and affordable combat Sports, the USFL has strived to keep all costs involved with participation at a minimum. The USFL collects no fees from promoters but requires a minimum per diem be paid directly to all officials.




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ATHLETES & COACHES LICENSING 



OFFICIALS LICENSING 

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RULES and REGULATIONS 






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“A” Class Rules prohibit ground strikes above the collar bones: (Seniors 18 and older in some international competitions)

        ·         Takedowns, Ground Control, Submissions, Body and Head Strikes are allowed.

        ·         Some potentially dangerous strikes, takedowns and submissions are prohibited.

        ·         Strikes to the face while grounded are prohibited

        ·         Matches are won by score, stoppage , knockout , disqualification or submission.  

        ·         Rules and regulations of local boxing/athletic commission may supersede actual rules. 

 


“B” Class Rules prohibit any strikes above the collar bone, standing and ground. (All age groups)

·         Takedowns, Ground Control, Submissions and Body Strikes are allowed. Strikes above the collar bone are prohibited.

·         Techniques must be executed with no ill intent and matches cannot be won by knockout, brutality or with deliberate intent to cause injury.

·         Some potentially dangerous strikes, takedowns and submissions are prohibited.

·         Submissions must be executed with applied pressure allowing time to submit before injury.

·         Strikes must be focused and delivered in a controlled manner ensuring proper placement.

·         Matches are won by score or by properly applied submission technique.

 

“C” Class Rules prohibit all strikes. (all age groups)

·         Takedowns, Ground Control and Submissions are allowed.

·         Techniques must be executed with no ill intent and matches cannot be won by brutality or with deliberate intent to cause injury.

·         Some potentially dangerous takedowns and submissions are prohibited.

·         Submissions must be executed with applied pressure allowing time to submit before injury. 
·         Matches are won by score or by properly applied submission technique. 
 


Youth age and weight differentials

  • Under 50lbs: 5lbs max differential
  • 50 to 90lbs: 7lbs max differential
  • 90 to 140lbs: 10lbs max differential
  • 140 to 170lbs: 15lbs max differential
  • 170 to 220lbs: 20lbs max differential
  • Athletes under 10 yrs may have a maximum of 5lb weight differential.
  • Weight groups have an allowable age spread of 2 years.
  • Certain waivers to increase parameters in age by 3 years may be considered, specifically for older high school age groups.

                                     


                                                                                                    

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