Created: 08 July 2019




The USASA membership year is from July 1st until June 30th. Age groups are determined by the age of the competitor on December 31st of the first year of the current season. 

The age classes listed below across all genders are for snowboarders and freeskiers for participation in Slopestyle, Halfpipe, and Boardercross / Ski Cross. Slalom and Giant Slalom are offered only for Snowboard age class and open class.


Rascals (6 & Under) * Regional Events Only Ruggie (7-8) Grommet (9-10)
Menehune (11-12) Breakers (13-14) Youth (15-16)
Juniors (17-18) Jams (19-22) Senior (23-29)
Master (30-39) Legend (40-49) Kahuna (50-59)
Methuselah (60 & over) Open Class Para Snowboard
Para Freeski Kekoa Snowboard Kekoa Freeski

The age classes listed below across all genders are for snowboarders and freeskiers in Rail Jam.

6 & Under * Regional Events Only 7 to 10 11 to 14 15-22
23 & Over Open Class Para Kekoa

Rascals-*USASA supports the latest in sports science and philosophy in line with the US Ski & Snowboard Training Systems model to allow our youngest members more time to have fun regionally and develop as young competitors. The Rascals age group regional event structure is focused on fun and inclusion. When Rascals become Ruggies they will then be eligible to gain regional/national rankings points and attempt to qualify for entry into the USASA National Championships. 

Events for ages 6 & under will take place within the existing USASA regional competition structure and will only be available for regional results. 

Rascals competitors are not eligible to compete at the USASA National Championships.



Age / Timing


Rascals & Ruggies (8 & Under)


Grommets (9-10 years old)


Athlete U18 (11 & Over) / Before October 1st 


Athlete U18 (11 & Over) / After October 1st


Adult Athlete* (18 & over)


USCSA Athlete








International FIS Fee *available Oct 1st


One Day Fee

  • Not valid for regional or national points
  • Not valid for qualification to the National Championships
  • Fee fee cannot be applied to a Full Membership (non-upgradeable)
  • Fee is Non-Refundable



* All adults must also have a US Ski & Snowboard membership in the same category to satisfy adult compliances in line with SafeSport guidelines. Both adult memberships are required to participate in a USASA event.

  • One-day memberships are available online ONLY for those 17 & under and are located in the shopping cart. These $35 one-day memberships are not upgradeable, are non-refundable, and do not count for regional or national points.
  • All USASA members over the age of 18 must complete SafeSport training, will be subject to background screening and may not purchase a one-day membership. This screening must be completed as part of your US Ski & Snowboard membership in the category represented at USASA.  Click here to go to US Ski & Snowboard to purchase.
  • All USASA Non-Competitors (Coaches, Technical Supervisors, Judges, Officials & Volunteers) must be a minimum of 18 years of age, and must complete SafeSport training and background screening. Coaches, Judges, TS, and Official's require education prerequisites and training to complete the membership.  
  • Click here to go to US Ski & Snowboard to purchase your corresponding adult membership.
  • International FIS Fee is provided for international competitors who are of FIS age for their respective disciplines and wish to compete in Futures Tour or USASA National Championships. Athletes must hold a valid FIS license from their home nation and select International FIS. This membership is not valid for USASA regional or age class competition. A full USASA athlete membership is required to compete regionally.

We look forward to another great year of Excellence, Respect, and Fun and serving as the first step in the competitive journey for all of snowboarding and freeskiing in the United States. 

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