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Domestic Sanction Procedures and Frequently Asked Questions
Q: I want to hold a sanctioned event at my gym. Where do I begin?
A: The first step is to apply for a sanction. Click here for more information.

Q: Can I register for a sanction online?
A: Yes, the meet director of the event may submit the sanction request online. Instructions can be found here.

Q: What are the eligibility requirements for a person to be a meet director of a sanctioned event?
A: In order to be a meet director of a sanctioned event you need to have the following:
  • USA Gymnastics active Meet Director member with all of the membership requirements fulfilled
  • Meet Director must be affiliated with a member organization
  • Meet Directors must have the discipline for the sanction event requested.
  • Meet Directors requesting sanctions for Women's or Acrobatic events must have completed meet director exams
Q: What is the processing time for sanction application
A: Sanctions placed online will be available immediately.

Q: How many disciplines can I place on one sanction?
A: Only one discipline is allowed per sanction. Example: If there is a men's and women's meet being held on the same day at the same location, each meet would be submitted on a separate sanction request form and sanction fees paid for both.

Q: What are the domestic sanction fees?
A: Domestic Sanctions are $140.

Q: I have applied for a sanction. Where will the sanction report form be sent?
A: Once the sanction application has been processed the sanction report form will be available online.

Q: How do I cancel a sanction?
A: The original sanction report form must be returned to the USA Gymnastics National Office with the words "CANCELLED" written on the form. Please note: Sanction fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Q: Can a sanction be postponed?
A: Yes, if a meet cannot be held due to poor weather conditions the meet may be postponed. Please send in writing by email the date that the sanction should be changed to along with the sanction number.

Q: How do I make a change to a sanction that has already been submitted?
A: A meet director and/or sanction administrator has the ability to update levels, competition start/end dates, and the location of the event online. Any other sanction edits must be submitted in writing via email to

Q: My meet is today and I forgot to sanction. Can I still send in a request for sanction?
A: Yes, sanction may be placed online and be available to print immediately. Certificate of Insurance may not be available if requested less than 30 days.

Q: What do I do with the sanction report form?
A: Please follow the sanction report instructions below to ensure the proper reporting procedures are followed.
  • Step 1: Post the certificate of insurance at the event location.
  • Step 2: Ensure that all participating coaches and judges sign in and provide their member number and rating. Please note: all participants in the sanctioned event MUST have a current USA Gymnastics membership.
  • Step 3: Return the original completed sanction report form to the USA Gymnastics National Office
  • Step 4: Return a copy of the completed sanction report form, meet results and competition fees to the state/regional chair.
  • Step 5: Please be sure to keep a copy of the completed sanction report form on file for your records.
Q: Where do I send the scholarship money?
A: All Men, Trampoline and Tumbling and Acrobatic sanctioned events are required to send in an additional scholarship fees. Please see below for the fee schedule for each of these programs:
  • Men's Program Scholarship Fund: $1 per participating athlete
  • Trampoline and Tumbling Program Scholarship Fund: $1 per participating athlete
  • Acrobatic Gymnastics Scholarship Program: $5 per participating athlete
Please send a copy of the original sanction and scholarship fees to the following address:
USA Gymnastics
1099 N. Meridian St., Suite 800
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Q: Someone at my sanction event was injured. What procedures should be followed?
A: In the event of an injury of an athlete/coach/judge/spectator please follow the procedures below:
  • Step 1: The meet director must fill out and complete the appropriate sections of the accident report form. The sanction number, date on the event and meet director signature should be included on the form.
  • Step 2: The person and/or (if the individual is under the age of 18) responsible party (parent/guardian/coach) of the injured person must fill out the appropriate portion of the accident report form.
  • Step 3: A copy of the accident report form should be retained by both the meet director and the person and/or (if the individual is under the age of 18) responsible party of the injured person.
  • Step 4: If the accident involved a competing gymnast, keep the gymnast from activity for a full 24 hours.
Q: Where should the accident report form be sent?
A: It is the responsibility of the person injured and/or (if the individual is under 18) responsible party (parent/guardian/coach) of the athlete to submit the completed accident report forms to the insurance company that files the claim. Please note: USA Gymnastics does not receive the accident report form. Sending the accident report form to USA Gymnastics may cause delay in claims processing. Please submit the accident report form to the following:
Health Special Risk
4100 Medical Parkway
Carrollton, TX 75007
*Any and all questions regarding accident claims should be directed to Health Special Risk at 800-328-1114.

Please feel free to contact Member Services for any other question or concerns.

USA Gymnastics Member Services Department
Phone Hours: Monday-Friday – 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. ET