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2022 Central Regional Championships

Fort Wayne, IN

05/20/2022 - 05/22/2022

Event Venue

Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Event Director

Pat Culp



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Regionals & Nationals – 14U & Below – Copper is required / 16U & Above – Bronze (or higher level) is required




Cost of a Coaches Band (pass) is $10.00, pending the coach meets the requirements below.



All coaches that wish to gain access to the competition floor to coach athletes must have a current USA Wrestling Leader Card and either a minimum of a Bronze or Copper NCEP certification depending on Age Division. All USA Wrestling Leader Membership Cards MUST be attained prior to the event, due to mandatory background checking and SafeSport. For a Leader Membership Card, please click HERE. PLEASE ALLOW UP TO 30 DAYS FOR COMPLETION OF USAW LEADER MEMBERSHIP/BACKGROUND CHECK PROCESS.

Two certified coaches maximum allowed in each competitor`s corner. To videotape any match at mat side, the operator must be one of the two certified coaches in the corner. 

Kids Coaches (14U & below): Floor passes will only be issued to those individuals with a current USAW Leader Membership Card and are a minimum USAW NCEP Copper certified (photo I.D. required). . For a Copper Coaches Membership Card, please click HERE.

Junior and 16U Coaches: Floor passes will only be issued to those individuals with a current USAW Leader Membership Card and are a minimum USAW NCEP Bronze certified (photo I.D. required). . For a Bronze Coaches Membership Card, please click HERE.


Want to become a USA Wrestling Copper or Bronze level certified coach? Please contact USA Wrestling's Manager of National Coaches Education Program, Mike Clayton, at


How do I earn a Copper or Bronze level coaches certification?


Once a coach has their Wrestling Leader Membership with USA Wrestling, they can take the Copper or Bronze level coaches certifications through their membership profile at


To purchase, access the course options under the top tab for MANAGE, followed by COACH CERTIFICATIONS in the drop-down.


ADD the desired course to the shopping cart and then check out and pay the course fee.


Once the fee is paid, courses can be accessed under the MY COURSES tab.


As soon as a course is finished, the coach’s profile is updated automatically in our system.


We will send the coach a free new membership card that reflects the certification in about 3 to 4 weeks.


For coaches who need proof of certification sooner, they’ll be able to re-print a membership card from their profile reflecting all current certifications. Any online registration system will see the coach’s certifications as well.


Coaches who have earned both Copper and Bronze level certifications automatically qualify to start Silver level tasks. These tasks can be accessed from the same course area as the Copper and Bronze program. Some really great opportunities at this level!


We hope to work with you throughout the range of our National Coaches Education Program (NCEP) opportunities. Let us know how we can support your coach education journey!