The following Divisions and Classes of membership acknowledge the various segments of interest and their degree of commitment.
For Athlete Class A, B, and C, U.S. citizenship is required. Permanent residents are eligible, provided their waiting period for citizenship (as defined by the U.S. INS) will expire prior to the next Olympic Games. You may only select one class. If two or more classes apply, select the one that is most appropriate to your situation.
It is a U.S. Luge Association membership requirement that each athlete, without reservation or condition, must submit to drug testing “In Competition” at selected events; “Out of Competition” at elite-level camps, team training and at USOC facilities and “Out of Competition” anytime for athletes designated by the USLA as part of luge’s Out of Competition Testing Pool.
Athletic Membership: (Class A, B, C, G, or Y) An Athlete is an individual who has actively engaged in a sanctioned athletic program of the USLA within the previous or current season, or who has represented the U.S. in the Olympics, World Championships, or World Cup Races (hereinafter referred to as Major International Luge Competition) within the past ten years.
Class A (A): $ 40.00 Current Senior National
"A" Team, Senior National "B" Team Select, Junior National
Junior National "B" Team, and members of the most recent Olympic Luge Team
Class B (B): $ 45.00 Athletes not qualified for Class A, but who are enrolled in a current USLA development
program leading to the National Team level. These athletes must have actively engaged
in a sanctioned athletic program of the USLA within the previous or current
season, or have represented the U.S. in Major International Luge Competition within
the preceding ten years.
Class C (C): $ 50.00 Athletes not currently qualified for Class A, or not qualified, or interested in Class B,
but who have actively participated in a sanctioned athletic program of the USLA within
the previous or current year. i.e., masters or a club program.
General (G): $ 50.00 Athletes who do not fulfill any of the above three requirements for classes A, B, and C
will be placed in this category, i.e., First Time Member. Non-citizens who wish to join
as an athletic member, must join in this category.
Youth Athlete (Y): $ 45.00 If you are 14 years of age and under, you are eligible for the Youth rate. However, if
you are a member of any Junior National team, i.e., Junior
"C" or "D",
then you will be placed in Class “B”.
Non-Athletic (N) : $ 50.00 Individuals who wish to support the sport of luge; retired athletes; volunteers; race
officials; professional athletes in any sport; and anyone else not noted who would
otherwise not qualify for the Athletic Division.
Officials (O): $ 45.00 This classification is for “Active” FIL or Nationally certified officials only. “Active”
is defined as those Officials who have worked at a minimum of one race the preceding
season and have also attended a refresher course
since July 1, 2011.
If you slide at all (even recreationally), but are also an official, your classification is as an athletic member and you must
register as a C or G. If you select any of the above Athletic Classes, you are obligated to inform the USLA immediately if
your eligibility/athletic status changes for any reason.
Family Membership: All Family members must sign up at the same time to benefit from this rate.
Corporate (CM): $500.00 Entitles the corporation to 15 pins and decals, the USLA Newsletter, and the use of
their membership status in corporate literature.
Kreisel Klub (K) $1,000.00: The contributor is entitled to a special “Kreisel Klub” jacket in addition to all the
regular membership items. Membership will be extended to all immediate family
members, but only one jacket will be distributed per contribution.
ACCIDENT INSURANCE REGULATIONS This insurance policy is a “Primary/Secondary” policy which means A) If you already have your own health insurance, ours is available to you only as a secondary policy at no charge. You must make claims on your personal policy first; or B) If you have no health insurance of your own then you are required to secure your own or buy it from us for a $50.00 fee. Our policy covers luge related accidents only and not illnesses. The maximum benefit allowable is $25,000 for accidents and the policy has a deductible. We advise you to secure your own health insurance since the type of personal policy you might secure will usually cover illnesses as well as accidents. Again, our policy is for luge
related accidents only.