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 and ensure their suitability for participation in the sport. Since most events involve youth participants, background checks and safety training 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.

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RULES and REGULATIONS

“A” Class Rules allow Limited Contact Strikes, Grappling & Submissions.

Ages 8-17 yrs.

  • Takedowns, Ground Control, Submissions and Body Strikes are allowed. 
  • Techniques must be executed with no ill intent and matches cannot be won by knockout, brutality or with deliberate intent to cause injury.
  • 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 techniques.

“B” Class Rules allow Limited contact strikes combined with Grappling.

Approved for all Ages

  • Takedowns, Ground Control and Body Strikes are allowed. 
  • Leg Kicks, knee strikes, ground strikes and submissions 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.
  • Potentially dangerous strikes, takedowns are prohibited.
  • Strikes must be focused and delivered in a controlled manner ensuring proper placement.
  • Matches are won by score. 

“C” Class Rules allow Grappling & Submissions Only.

Approved for all ages

  • 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.
  • 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. 

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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.
  • Parental waiver is required to utilize a higher weight spread criteria.

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