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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: 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 $250.

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 through your sanction detail page.

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. 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.

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: 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