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2004

Official Physique Manual Of The

UNITED STATES BODYBUILDING FEDERATION

(U.S.B.F)

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USBF HISTORY & OVERVIEW

  • The USBF was founded in Baltimore, Maryland at the end of 1999 as a result of the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) dropping its physique program. Former AAU Maryland State Physique Chairperson, Brian N. Washington, founded the USBF to address his vision for the future of natural bodybuilding. That vision was based on establishing fair and objective competition by:
  • Allowing only one method of drug testing (urinalysis) to be used at all contests
  • Mandating that no less than 10% of the participants undergo testing
  • Providing clear directions on how drug testing is to be carry out
  • Assigning a Drug Testing Officers to every contest
  • Establishing and publishing our Drug Testing Policy & Procedures and an Athletes’ Right of Protest
  • Constantly evaluating and testing our officials
  • In 1990, Brian promoted the first drug tested bodybuilding contest in Maryland using IOC type testing. In the mid 1980s, he promoted the first drug tested powerlifting contest in Maryland. He served three terms as Chair of the Drug Testing Committee for the American Drug Free Powerlifting Association (ADFPA). As his experience suggests, he is very serious about drug testing and plans to make this the focus of the USBF.
  • The USBF will be set up in a democratic manner where states chairpersons and officers will make of the Executive Committee. Our first national championships was held on August 2001. In 2003, the USBF will add MsUSBF Figure divisions to every show. We are also planning our first Pro Natural division in November 2003.
  • Although the late 1990’s bought over-the-counter banned substances into the battle of promoting a natural program, the USBF focus will be to educate and communicate what is banned to our members.
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USBF TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • A. USBF CONTEST ORGANIZATION & OFFICIALS
    • 1. SUPERVISING BODY
    • 2. CONTEST STAFF
    • 3. OFFICIALS & JUDGING QUALIFICATION CRITERIA
    • 4. CONTEST PROMOTER / DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES
  • B. LEGAL & ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
    • 1. ATHLETES RIGHTS / DUE PROCESS
    • 2. USBF MEMBERSHIP
    • 3. SANCTIONS
  • C. USBF PHYSIQUE PROGRAM
    • 1. RULES OF ELIGIBILITY
    • 2. DIVISIONS
    • 3. WEIGHT
    • 4. AGE CLASSES
    • 5. AWARDS
    • 6. MUSIC
    • 7. POSING ATTIRE
    • 8. CONTEST FORMAT & OFFICIAL POSES
    • 9. SCORING PROCEDURE
    • 10. SECURITY BEHIND STAGE
  • D. USBF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & TITLES
    • 1. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    • 2. AWARDS
    • 3. CONTEST STAFFING
  • E. FORMS & DOCUMENT
    • 1. INDIVIDUAL JUDGE’S SCORING SHEET
    • 2. INDIVIDUAL JUDGE’S SCORING SHEET (Best Poser)
    • 3. TABULATOR SCORING SHEET
    • 4. PROMOTER RESPONSIBILITIES LIST
    • 5. PROMOTER EQUIPMENT LIST
    • 6. WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
    • 7. SANCTION FORM
    • 8. USBF MEMBERSHIP FORM (Via Internet / e-mail)
    • 9. USBF MEMBERSHIP FORM (regular mail / at contest)
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SECTION A.

USBF CONTEST ORGANIZATION & OFFICIALS

  • A. USBF CONTEST ORGANIZATION & OFFICIALS
    • 1. SUPERVISING BODY:
    • The supervising body consists of the following voting members:
      • President
      • State Chairpersons
      • National Judges
      • State Judges with two (2) years experience
      • Club Presidents
    • 2. CONTEST STAFF:
    • The contest staff should consist of (but not limited to):
      • Promoter
      • Expediting Crew
      • Music / Sound Crew
      • Lighting Tech
      • Maintenance Tech
      • Master of Ceremonies
      • Set-up and Break-down Crew
      • Awards Coordinator
      • Awards Presenters
    • 3. OFFICIALS & JUDGING QUALIFICATION CRITERIA:
    • The contest officials consist of: scoring judges; a head judge, and tabulator. The scoring of judges shall consist of a minimum of five (5) scoring judges, and a maximum of nine (9). The total number of scoring judges must be an odd number. The head judge is responsible for seating and numbering the scoring judges, putting the contestants through their poses, and collecting the scores for the tabulator. The head judge shall be seated at either corner of the table that makes him or her more accessible to the tabulator.
    • Individuals with two or more years of competitive bodybuilding experience may act as state judges with the endorsement of the State Chairperson. The State Chairperson will make sure that all state judges in their jurisdiction have a rulebook. The rulebook will be posted on USBF’s homepage.
    • Any state judge with three (3) years of experience can take the practical exam at the USBF USA Nationals. National Judges from similar organizations (ie., AAU) can be grandfathered into the USBF with the State Chairperson’s sponsorship. This sponsorship must be submitted, in writing, to the USBF National Office thirty (30) prior to the judge participating as an USBF official.
    • 4. CONTEST PROMOTER / DIRECTOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
    • See Section E, item 6, “PROMOTER RESPONSIBILITIES LIST”.
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SECTION B.

LEGAL & ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES

  • B. LEGAL & ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES
    • 1. ATHLETES RIGHTS / DUE PROCESS:
      • a. Athletes Rights. Any citizen of the United States that meets Section C.1 Rules of Eligibility, has the right to participate in USBF Sanctioned competition. Competitors may not be discriminated against for participation or affiliation with other physique organizations.
      • b. Due Process. Any member of the USBF shall have their right to have their grievances heard and the right to petition the USBF National Office. The grievance must be filed in writing and sent to the State Chairperson and the USBF National Office. If no response is received within 21 days or if you are not satisfied with the response, you may petition the National Office for final disposition of the grievance.
    • 2. USBF MEMBERSHIP:
    • All competitors in USBF competition must be registered members of the USBF. If one (1) participant in the contest is not registered, then the insurance is automatically void and the promoter assumes %100 liability. Registration for membership can be done by mail or at any USBF Sanctioned competition.
    • 3. SANCTIONS:
    • No later than three (3) months prior to the contest, the contest promoter must apply for sanction. A copy of the facility contract or agreement is required with your sanction. The earlier you apply for your sanction, the earlier you will receive your Contest Package. This package includes: approved sanction (which includes event insurance); mailing labels; promoter’s membership, and a rulebook (which includes: Judges Scoring Forms, Tabulation Sheets, example entry forms, and posters).
    • No contests will be sanctioned on the same date within 200 miles.
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SECTION C.

USBF PHYSIQUE PROGRAM

  • C. USBF PHYSIQUE PROGRAM
    • 1. RULES OF ELIGIBILITY:
    • Any United States citizen may join the USBF. But to actually participate in USBF Competitions, participants must understand that the USBF is a drug free organization and urinalysis is the testing method. The USBF has adopted the IOC’s Anabolic Steroid Banned Substance List which includes related substances such as Andro (converts to testosterone) and 19-Nor (converts to Nandrolone). The fact that a substance is sold over-the-counter does not automatically make it acceptable for drug tested competition. As a competitor that chooses to compete in drug tested competition, you are responsible for being knowledgeable about the supplements that you consume.
    • USBF BANNED SUBSTANCE LIST
    • (The following list is offered as a guide and by no means should be viewed as complete. There are related substances that may also produce a positive result that are not specifically noted below)
    • BOLDENONE, CLENBUTEROL, CLOSTEBOL, DANAZOL, DEHYDROCHLORMETHYLTEST., DIHYDROTESTOSTERONE, DROSTANOLONE,
    • FLUOXYMESTERONE, FORMEBOLONE, MESTEROLONE, METADIENONE, METENOLONE, METHANDRIOL, METHYLTESTOSTERONE, NANDROLONE, NORETHANDROLONE, OXANDROLONE, OXYMESTERONE, OXYMETHOLONE, STANOZOLOL, TESTOSTERONE (test / epitest ratio at a value greater than 6 is considered positive), TRENBOLONE, MIBOLERONE
    • 2. DIVISIONS:
    • The USBF sanctions competition with the following divisions: Teens, Masters, Open, Novice, and Mixed Couples.
    • 3. WEIGHT:
    • In the men division, weight classes can be:
      • a. Light (under 155); Middle (155 to under 175); Lt. Heavy (175 to under 190), and Heavy (190 & over).
      • b. Light (under 165); Middle (165 to under 180); and Heavy (180 & over).
      • c. Light (under 175), and Heavy (175 & over).
    • In the women division, weight classes can be:
    • a. Light (under 115); Middle (115 to under 130); Heavy (130 & over).
    • b. Light (under 125), and Heavy (125 & over).
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4. AGE CLASSES:

  • The USBF has three (3) major age groupings. They are teens, masters, and open. Teens can be grouped into one group 15-19, or 15-17 and 18-19. Masters can be grouped in the following ways:
  • A. 35 - 39; 40 & over
  • B. 35 - 39; 40 & over; 50 & over
  • C. 35 - 39; 40 & over; 50 & over; 60 & over
  • At local contest, the contest promoters makes the decision of whether or not to accept crossovers. If the promoter allows crossovers, masters in older age groups can move down (i.e.., an competitor that is 60 can compete in 60 & over and 50 & over). Master also can compete in the open. The Open division can consist of individuals that are 15 & older.
  • 5. AWARDS:
  • Awards must be given to the top five (5) in each weight class or age group.
  • 6. MUSIC:
  • Music can only be played during the evening show. You must be prepared to turn in your music during registration. Music must be 60 or 90 seconds for individuals and no more than 3 minutes for couples, cassette only. The music must be at the beginning of the tape & it must be the only music on the tape.
  • 7. POSING ATTIRE:
  • Must be one solid color, no metallic, T-Back, or G-String is permitted.
  • 8. CONTEST FORMAT & OFFICIAL POSES
  • Unless a promoter receives a special sanction, the contest format shall consist of Prejudging and Finals.
  • Prejudging
  • The Prejudging consists of a group presentation and quarter turns perform in semi-relaxed (arms hanging is normal as possible, feet flat, and no twisting) form.  This is followed by the head judge putting the group through thirteen mandatory poses consisting of:
  • Front Double Biceps
  • Front Lat Spread With Thighs Flexed
  • Abdominal Pose With Hands Behind Head
  • Left-Side Chest Pose
  • Left-Side Triceps With Leg Flexed (to show side leg definition)
  • Back Double Biceps
  • Back Lat Spread (with one leg spiked)
  • Double Calf Raise
  • Right-Side Chest Pose
  • Right-Side Triceps With Leg Flexed (to show side leg definition)
  • Right Leg Display
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Left Leg Display

  • Hands-on-thighs / Most Muscular
  • The Head Judge may also use the following optional poses:
  • Left-Side Twisted Crunch  ( Serratus / Intercostal Crunch)
  • Right-Side Twisted Crunch  ( Serratus / Intercostal Crunch)
  • Crab / Most Muscular (hands in front & not clasped)
  • Hands Behind the Back "Most Muscular"
  • Overhead Victory
  • Note: There is no individual posing during Prejudging.
  • Finals
  • The Finals consists of a group presentation which is then followed by individual posing to music. Individuals are posed in accordance to their division.  Individuals that cross-over into different divisions need only to pose once, but they must show up for their group presentations.  The award presentation takes place directly after the last individual in that division completes his or her posing.  In the case of show-downs for overall awards, the Head Judge puts the appropriate first place winners through any of the mandatory or optional poses deemed necessary.
  • 9. JUDGING / SCORING PROCEDURE
  • In local or national USBF competition, all competitors shall be placed (list in order). Judges will evaluate each contestant based on three areas: Muscularity, Symmetry, and Presentation. Judges will weigh these three areas equally. Most of the judging is done during prejudging where each competitor is put through mandatory poses (section C.8) designed to highlight the major muscle groups. A judge must be fully completed his or her scoring before the group / class leaves the stage. Any judge can request additional poses. As a judge, your job is to objectively evaluate each competitor against the other individuals in that class. You will rank the competitors based on the overall score you allocate. Take your time and be as thorough as possible. This evaluation is to be completed no matter how many contestants are in a particular group and no matter how long it takes.
  • JUDGES
  • Head Judge: The head judge is always a National Level Judge. His or her job is:
  • At the start of the show, coordinate activities with the Sr. Expediter
  • Organize all of the judges and to allocate numbers to each judge.
  • Make sure each judge notes their name and number on the scoring sheets
  • Assign national judges to assist first-time test judges
  • Run all of the classes through the mandatory poses during prejudging
  • Run all of the classes through quarter turns, prior to individual free-style posing to music, during the finals
  • Make sure the tabulator receive all of the scoring sheets
  • Before dismissing the class, check with the judging panel for requests for additional poses
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JUDGES (continued from last page)

  • Test Judge: The test judge can be a novice judge candidate or a veteran judge that is new to the USBF. Test judges score are included, but not counted in the contestant placing.
  • Panel Judge: A panel judge can be either a national or state level judge. After three years of judging experience, a state judge can apply for national status.
  • SCORING
  • Exclusion of high & low scores: Where panels of 5 or 7 scoring judges are used, the highest and lowest scores shall be excluded from each contestant final score.
  • Tie Breaking: Using all of the judges scores, an X is entered for the contestant each judge placed the highest. The contestant with the greatest number of X’s is awarded the higher final placing.
  • 10. SECURITY BEHIND STAGE:
  • In local or national contests, the only individuals allowed backstage are: competitors, expediters, and designated officials.
  • NO ONE FOR ANY REASON IS ALLOWED BACKSTAGE UNLESS A MEMBER OF THE USBF OR A MEMBER OF THE PROMOTER’S STAFF. ABSOLUTELY NO COACHES ARE ALLOWED BACKSTAGE. THIS IS A LIABILITY ISSUE, WHICH CAN VOID YOUR INSURANCE AND HOLD YOU PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE.
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SECTION D.

USBF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & TITLES

  • D. USBF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS & TITLES
    • 1. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be a USBF member in good standing.
    • Eligibility requirements will be strengthen as the organization grows in membership and experience.
    • 2. AWARDS:
    • Awards must be given to the top five (5) in each weight class or age group.
    • 3. CONTEST STAFFING:
    • Contest staffing is the same as in Section A.2, except the USBF National Chairperson (or his / her representative) must be present.
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SECTION E.

FORMS & DOCUMENT

  • E. FORMS & DOCUMENT
    • 1. INDIVIDUAL JUDGE’S SCORING SHEET
    • 2. INDIVIDUAL JUDGE’S SCORING SHEET (Best Poser)
    • 3. TABULATOR SCORING SHEET
    • 4. PROMOTER RESPONSIBILITIES LIST
    • 5. PROMOTER EQUIPMENT LIST
    • 6. WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY
    • 7. SANCTION FORM
    • 8. USBF MEMBERSHIP FORM (Via Internet / e-mail)
    • 9. USBF MEMBERSHIP FORM (regular mail / at contest)
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USBF Promoter’s Responsibilities

      • Step 1. Nine to twelve months prior to the contest, select a firm date and secure a contract (or formal acknowledgement) from the facility to be used for the contest. Contact the National Office as soon as possible with contest information in order to obtain preliminary approval.
      • For a local contest, the facility arrangements are up to the promoter. Minimum requirements for the facility can be found on Promoter’s Equipment List.
      • Step 2. No later than three months prior to the contest, apply for your contest sanction. A copy of the facility contract or agreement is required with your sanction. The earlier you apply for your sanction, the earlier you will receive your Contest Package. This package includes: approved sanction (which includes event insurance); mailing labels; promoter’s membership, and a rulebook (which includes: Judges Scoring Forms, Tabulation Sheets, example entry forms, and posters).
      • The USBF Logo must be on all entry forms, posters, and advertisements. You can’t advertise your contest as USBF Sanctioned unless you receive the actual sanction.
      • Step 3. Although the chairman expenses will be covered by the association, the promoter is responsible for covering the judges travel cost (if judges are not local) and providing a reasonable stipend of $35 for local and $50 for national judges. The national office will provide names, addresses, and phone numbers of interested judges. But it is up to the promoter to follow-up.
      • Step 4. Four months prior to the contest, prepare a list of seven proposed judges. Include their names, addresses, e-mail addresses, phone numbers, and relevant experience. If you are in a new USBF area, you can use judges from other organizations. But we strongly suggest that you build your local organization using experienced bodybuilders that want to become judges in a natural organization. The national office will assign a head judge and will assist you in obtaining judges for contest.
      • Step 5. Three months prior to the contest, make sure that you have personnel to fill the positions on the USBF Staffing List. This list is provided as a courtesy to make you aware of the responsibilities involved in contest promotion. Where it makes sense, you can use the same person for multiple positions. The promoter should not assume any role other than coordinator and problem solver.
      • Step 6. Two month prior to the contest, the USBF Assigned Official / Chairman will contact you concerning drug testing. Although the ticket prices are up to the promoter, we suggest that you make it very affordable ($5 Prejudging, $15 Finals / Evening Show) for your first show. Entry fees for the contestants should be affordable, but sufficient to cover the cost of drug testing ($70 per test, 10% minimum, giving priority to Overall and First-place winners.).
      • Step 7. The contest format must consist of two shows: prejudging and final. The Prejudging will consist of group presentation, quarter turns, and mandatory posing. The Finals will consist of group presentation and individual posing to music. During the Finals / Evening show, the individual posing can last for 60 or 90 seconds. In the case of couples, posing routines can last from 90 seconds to two minutes.
      • The contest format information must be included in the entry form.
      • Step 8. Two weeks prior to the contest, make sure that you have (or made available) all of the items on the U.S.B.F. Promoter’s Equipment List.
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USBF Promoter’s Equipment List

      • For a local contest, the facility arrangements are up to the promoter, but the following are some minimum requirements:
        • Minimum seating 400
        • Proper lighting & adequate sound system as approved by the State Chairperson or a National Judge.
        • Warm-up area must be back-stage or in an adjoining room
        • Two (2) microphones, one for the Master of Ceremonies and the other for the Head Judge.
        • Two long tables and an appropriate number of chairs for your judges
        • Tables and chairs must also be made available for the Registration & Check-in.
        • Awards / Trophies Tables
        • Drug Testing Room
        • Pump-up area (try to select a school that has a weight lifting room, you may be able to use their equipment)
        • Try to select a school with a history of hosting plays or musicals.
        • The Promoter should have a briefcase that contains:
        • Contestant Numbered Tags (Make sure the font size is as large as possible & bold). The font size minimum should be 2.25” x 3.5”. Suggestion: Avery Pin Style Name Badges available at Office Depot or Staples.
        • Circular adhesive tags for identifying cassette tapes. A diameter of .25” to .5” is acceptable.
        • Markers, pencils, paper, stapler, calculator, tape (for marking stage floor for placings), and scotch tape.
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UNITED STATES BODYBUILDING FEDERATION Inc.

AMATEUR ATHLETIC WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY

I acknowledge that athletic event is an extreme test of a person' physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by the terrain, the facilities, temperature, weather, condition of athletes, spectator, coaches, event officials, and event monitors, and/or producers of the event, and lack of hydration. These risks are not only inherent to athletics, but also present for volunteers. I hereby assume all of the risks of participating and/or volunteering in this event. I realize liability may arise from negligence, carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault.

I certify that I am physically fit, have sufficiently trained for participation in the event and have not been advised otherwise by a qualified medical person.

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability form will be used in the event holders, sponsors, organizers, in which I may participate and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said event.

In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this event, I hereby take actions for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows: (A) Waive, Release and Discharge from any and all liability for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property thefts or actions of any kind which might hereafter accrue to me including my travelling to and from this event, the following entities or persons:

Their directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents, the event holders, event sponsors, event volunteers; (B) indemnify and hold harmless the entities or persons mentioned in this paragraph from any and all liability or claims made as result of participation in this event, whether caused by the negligence of releases or otherwise.

I also understand in accept the results of any drug testing performed by the USBF or its representatives.I hereby consent to receive medical treatment, which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury accident or illness during this event. I understand that at this event or related activities, I may be photographed. I hereby agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers and assigns.

The accident Waiver and Release of Liability shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

I hereby certify that I have read this document and I understand it's contents.

________________________ _______ ________________________________________ Print Participants Name Age Participant Signature

________________________________________________ ________________

(If under 18 years old, Parent or guardian must also sign) Date

Parent Guardian Waiver for Minors

The undersigned parent and natural guardian does hereby represent that he/she is, in fact, acting in such capacity and agrees to save and hold harmless and indemnify each and all the parties referred to above from all liability, loss, claim or damage whatsoever which may be imposed upon said parties because of any defect or lack of such capacity to so act and release said parties on behalf of the minor and the parents or legal guardian.

________________________ _____ __________________________ __________ Print Participants Name Age Signature of Parent or Guardian Date

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USBF SANCTION FORM

  • Name of Association: _____________________________ Date of Application: ___/___/___
  • Name of Event: _____________________________________ Date of Event: ___/____/____
  • FACILITY INFORMATION (BE VERY COMPLETE)
  • Name of facility being utilized: ______________________________ Phone: ____________
  • Address of facility: ____________________________________________________________
  • City: __________________________ State: ____________________________ Zip: ________
  • PROMOTER INFORMATION (BE VERY COMPLETE)
  • Name of Promoter: ______________________________ Evening Phone: _______________
  • Daytime Phone: ________________________ E-Mail Address: ______________________
  • Address: ___________________________________________________________________
  • City: __________________________ State: ____________________________ Zip: ________
  • Promoter’s Pledge
  • I pledge to follow all of the rules of the U.S.B.F. , and the list of promoter’s responsibilities. I recognize that in not abiding by the rules or responsibilities that the sanction and event insurance will be void.
  • Promoter’s Signature: _______________________________ Date: _____________
  • State Chair’s Signature: ______________________________Date: _____________
  • Promoter’s USBF #: __________________
  • SANCTION FEES
      • $ _300.00___ $300.00 PER EVENT(SANCTION FEE)
      • $ _________ $100.00 THIRD PARTY COVERAGE (OPTIONAL)
      • $ Total Amount Enclosed (Money Orders Only)
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USBF MEMBERSHIP CARD

  • Below is the USBF Membership Card. This card is required to competein any USBF Sanctioned event. Your membership number is a combination of your initials and date of birth, so your number will never change. The card is valid for 12 months.
  • When completing a membership form, remember the following:
  • Print clearly.
  • Sign in the appropriate areas.
  • Don’t send cash through the mail, money orders are the only acceptable payment method.
  • Cash or Money Orders can be used when you are purchasing your membership directly from an USBF Official.

* U.S.B.F. MEMBERSHIP FORM *

MAIL CARD TO: USBF NAT’L OFFICE,

P.O. BOX 20042, BALTIMORE, MD 21284-0042

(PRINT CLEARLY)

FULL NAME:____________________________________________________________________________

DOB: ____/_____/_____ AGE:______ ADDRESS:_____________________________________________

CITY:_____________________________________ STATE:________________ ZIP: ________________

e-mail: _________________________________ Home Phone: __________________________________

Membership Fee: $30.00 (Includes subscription to Steele Jungle) USBF#____________________

I KNOW THAT MY PARTICIPATION IN U.S.B.F. ACTIVITIES IS POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS AND CAN CAUSE BODILY INJURY OR DEATH. I CLEARLY UNDERSTAND THAT, BY SIGNING THIS FORM AND / OR MY INVOLVEMENT IN U.S.B.F. ACTIVITIES, I ASSUME ALL RISKS FOR ANY INJURY RESULTING THEREFROM AND WAIVE / RELEASE ANY AND ALL CLAIMS FOR DAMAGES THAT I MAY HAVE AGAINST THE USBF, ITS OFFICIALS, OR REPRESENTATIVES. I ALSO UNDERSTAND IN ACCEPT THE RESULTS OF ANY DRUG TESTING PERFORMED BY THE U.S.B.F. OR ITS REPRESENTATIVES. I UNDERSTAND THAT SUPPLYING INCORRECT INFORMATION ON THIS FORM VOIDS MY MEMBERSHIP.

X____________________________________ X_______________________________________________

APPLICANT’S SIGNATURE PARENT’S SIGNATURE (IF UNDER 18)

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USBF GENERAL INFORMATION

  • DRUG-TESTING
      • THE USBF HAS ADOPTED THE USOC / IOC BANNED SUBSTANCE PERTAINING TO ANABOLIC STEROIDS.
      • THE USBF OFFICIAL LABORATORY IS CORNING NICHOLS.
      • ALL DRUG TESTING IS CONDUCTED UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AN USBF OFFICIAL.
      • THE METHOD OF DRUG TESTING AT ALL CONTESTS WILL BE URINALYSIS.
      • CONTESTANTS ARE SUBJECT TO OUT-OF-CONTEST TESTING.
      • SAMPLE GROUP TESTING WILL NOT BE LESS THAN 10% (WE ROUND UP, SO IF YOU HAVE 45 CONTESTANTS, YOU MUST TEST AT LEAST 5).
      • WHEN SELECTING INDIVIDUALS TO TEST, FIRST PRIORITY IS GIVEN TO THE OVERALL WINNER. THEY ARE THEN FOLLOWED BY FIRST PLACE WINNERS.
      • DURING THE MORNING OR AFTERNOON BRIEFING, MAKE THE CONTESTANTS AWARE THAT THEY ARE SUBJECT TO TESTING IF THEY PLACE IN THE TOP 3. LEAVING THE CONTEST WITHOUT CHECKING WITH THE DRUG TESTING OFFICER WILL RESULT IN YOUR 3 YEAR SUSPENSION FOR UN-SPORTSMAN LIKE CONDUCT.
      • THE COST OF RE-TESTING IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CONTESTANT.
  • SECURITY
      • LET YOUR FACILITY AGREEMENT / CONTRACT GUIDE YOUR ACTIONS.
      • MANY FACILITIES INCLUDE THE COST OF SECURITY IN THE FEE YOU PAY FOR ITS USE.
      • IF YOUR CONTRACT REQUIRES YOU TO PURCHASE SECURITY. TRY TO USE A FIRM THAT HAS OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS. BE SURE TO REQUEST A OFF-DUTY OFFICER (UN-ARMED).
      • IF YOUR CONTRACT DOES NOT REQUIRE SECURITY, DON’T TAKE THE LEGAL LIABILITY OF OFFERING SECURITY UPON YOURSELF. IN OTHER WORDS, DON’T ADVERTISE THAT YOU ARE PROVIDING SECURITY. DEVISE A PLAN OF NOTIFYING THE LOCAL AUTHORITY IF A PROBLEM ARISES THAT YOU CAN’T HANDLE. ALWAYS BE POLITE, YET FIRM. MAKE SURE THAT YOUR STAFF IS POLITE. NEVER ENGAGE IN A WAR OF WORDS. NEVER GET PHYSICAL. ALWAYS BE PROFESSIONAL.
      • AS A PROMOTER, YOU AND YOUR STAFF MUST HAVE “PEOPLE SKILLS”.
  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL POLICY
      • AS WITH SECURITY, DON’T TAKE THE LEGAL LIABILITY OF OFFERING EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES UPON YOURSELF. IN OTHER WORDS, DON’T ADVERTISE THAT YOU HAVE MEDICAL PERSONNEL AVAILABLE. BUT YOU SHOULD HAVE THE SERVICES OF A EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN (EMT) OR A NURSE OR A PLAN TO CONTACT EMERGENCY SERVICES 911. MANY PROMOTERS USE FRIENDS WITH MEDICAL BACKGROUNDS TO ACT AS AN EMT.