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Question on Membership 5 years, 1 month ago #137

  • Morgann
Question on Membership

If a person paid for a temporary membership and competed. Is that person eligible for Nationals if they pay the remainder of their membership? And would all of their competitions count towards their National points?
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Re:Question on Membership 5 years, 1 month ago #138

  • jason
We did away with the old "temporary" membership this season and replaced it with 2 new options.

A First Timer "Free Trial", which is for people who have never competed in USASA before, ever. They get to try USASA for the day and have 2 weeks from that day to join as a full member and they will get to keep the points they earned.

The other option, which is what some people are still calling a "temp" membership is now a One Day Membership. This is for anyone that has ever been in a USASA event (in their lifetime) that does not want to be a full member. This membership only allows them to compete in the event(s) for that day but does NOT earn any points. They do not earn points, they cannot "upgrade" later and turn on points. It is only good for that 1 day and covers the cost of insurance for them to compete in a USASA event.

"Temp" memberships were always meant to be trial memberships, for people to "try out" competitive snowboarding and see if they like it. Then, the idea was that if they did, they would join as members. Unfortunately, many people used it as a (less than) half price membership year after year. They competed in a couple events and depending on how well they did, they would either join so they could qualify for Nationals or not join if they didn't have a chance to qualify, and end up with a half price membership. As a non-profit organization that functions primarily on membership dues (and half of that goes to insurance) this wasn't working for USASA anymore.

Our new membership structure covers all the bases. For a first timer, they now get a Free Trial, just like most gymnastics, karate, yoga classes, etc. For everyone else, they can either compete for a day with no intention of being a member and get no membership privileges for $25 or they can join as a Full Member and get all the benefits of membership.
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Re:Question on Membership 5 years, 1 month ago #140

  • Morgann
Thanks for the clarification.
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