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Benefits of USCA Membership

When you're a member of the United States Croquet Association, you've joined a national organization, founded in 1977, dedicated to developing and promoting croquet as a serious sport in the United States, US territories, Canada, and Bermuda, and that represents the US in other international croquet associations. The USCA is your resource — just as it is for clubs, educational institutions, sports clubs, resorts, and other organizations, as well as the media — for learning about croquet: how it's played, where it's played, the equipment used, and how to participate, for fun or glory.

First and foremost, the USCA is a great group of fun-loving and competitive people, like you — men and women, of all ages and skill levels, who share a passion for and enjoyment of croquet in its many forms — Golf Croquet, American Croquet, Association Croquet, Nine-Wicket Croquet, and other versions of the game, serious and otherwise.

There are many tangible member benefits:

  • Membership card, and window decal
  • Official USCA Rule Book, updated periodically (Rules for many versions of croquet are available on-line.)
  • The opportunity to play under codified sets of rules, whether in your backyard, or at hundreds of croquet venues throughout the United States and the world
  • Able to compete in USCA sanctioned tournaments at the state, regional, and national level
  • Eligibility for US National Team
  • Assignment & tracking of handicap & Grand Prix ranking
  • USCA Croquet News, a thrice-yearly magazine which includes: reports and results for national, international, and local croquet events; schedules for major tournaments and croquet schools; player and croquet venue profiles; articles on tactics, strategy, and rules; and much more
  • Monthly e-newsletter, with the latest news and information
  • Group discounts on USCA instructional schools held at the National Croquet Center
  • USCA Merchandise & Program discounts
  • Full time staff to answer questions & help new players find clubs
  • Coordination of international events
  • National network of croquet clubs
  • Website including club directory, tournament schedules, valuable information of how to start a club, handicap information, links to instructions, back-issues of periodicals
  • USCA website Members Only access to membership directory, announcements, official forms, and rankings
  • Support of the national association that:
    • Oversees through national, regional & district representatives
    • Promotes the sport nationally
    • Represents members within the World Croquet Federation
    • Regulates equipment specifications
    • Offers dispute resolution
    • Development of alternate mallet sports (for example, Gateball and Toequet)
  • Rules development, maintenance and enforcement
  • Referee & Instructor training & certification
  • Alamo Car Rental Discounts
  • Annual Awards: USCA Support, Financial Support, Appreciation Volunteer

There are also many benefits to croquet clubs that join the USCA:

  • Official membership certificate
  • Official USCA rulebook (for new members)
  • Able to host USCA sanctioned tournaments
  • Free club & event listing
  • Access to traveling instructors
  • National network of croquet clubs
  • USCA Merchandise & Program discounts
  • Full time staff to answer questions, help new players find clubs, & new club support
  • The support of a national organization that
    • Oversees through national, regional & district representatives
    • Promotes the sport nationally
    • Represents members within the World Croquet Federation
    • Regulates equipment specifications
    • Offers dispute resolution
    • Development of alternate mallet sports (for example, Gateball and Toequet)
      • Maintenance, development and enforcement of rules
      • Referee certification
      • Access to the USCA Development Fund for Youth programs & croquet instruction
  • Equipment Rent-To-Own program for new clubs
  • Suggest and Promote and assist with local club events
  • Club of the Year competition

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