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2019 USPSA Re‐affiliation Process for Clubs
USPSA Headquarters
Dec 03, 2018

The re‐affiliation process for USPSA and Steel Challenge Affiliated Clubs will begin on December 1, 2018. Similar to last year, you will need visit USPSA.org and select the Club Resources tab. The designated club contact will need to be logged into the website to access the Club Re‐Affiliation link to start the re‐affiliation process ( https://uspsa.org/reaffiliate ).

New for this year: If your USPSA club is also affiliated with Steel Challenge you will be able to click off on the re‐affiliation for your SCSA club online.

USPSA receives many questions each year as to what is required for each level of USPSA match. The USPSA rule book (Appendix A2) and Bylaws (Bylaws 4.8, 4.11, 4.13, and 4.14) cover the minimum requirements and explain the differences between the levels of sanctioned matches.

For 2018, Affiliated Clubs were required to hold a minimum of seven USPSA matches, with four separate matches offering at least one classifier stage. Most affiliates will hold a match and will include one classifier stage in their regular club match. Please ensure that all of your match results and activities have been uploaded for 2018 before you start to re‐affiliate.

Affiliated clubs have an obligation per the bylaws to submit all results for all contestants, including non‐ members, to USPSA within 30 days. This submission can be done electronically. Activity fees can be submitted electronically or payable by check within 30 days to the USPSA office. The activity fee schedule shown below is a requirement for all contestants that participate in the matches, member, and non‐member.

Please remember that this is for all USPSA and SCSA matches. The seven matches are a minimum; if your club holds more than the minimum, it is still a requirement to submit the associated results and activity fees to USPSA. SCSA matches do not count towards the minimum number of USPSA matches required, but will be taken into consideration if a club needs to request an exemption if unable to satisfy the minimum requirements.

If your USPSA affiliated club met the requirements and all of your matches were reported and fees paid, you will be able to automatically re‐affiliate. If not, per the bylaws, you will be able to request an exemption in the provided field on the website. Please include all details including a link to your Practiscore results, and the information will be reviewed for consideration. A copy of the request will be sent to your Section Coordinator to authorize your request for exemption.

All matches that were held as USPSA affiliated club matches for the 2018 calendar will need to be reported and activity fees paid before the February 15th deadline to avoid a late fee. After March 15th the affiliate will be terminated and will be required to affiliate as a new club.

Fee Structure for USPSA Clubs

Level I Match ‐ Without classifier $1.50 per registered competitor per division. 

Level I Match ‐ With classifier 3.00 per registered competitor per division.

Level I Special Match ‐

  • With two classifier stages $4.00 per registered competitor per division.
  • With three classifier stages $5.00 per registered competitor per division.
  • With four classifier stages $6.00 per registered competitor per division.
  • With five or six classifier stages $6.50 per registered competitor per division.


Level II Match ‐ Without classifier $2.50 per registered competitor per division.

Level II Match ‐ With classifier $4.00 per registered competitor per division.

Level III Match ‐ With up to 2 classifiers $5.00 per registered competitor per division.

Steel Challenge Shooting Association

The members have spoken, and they want to shoot Steel Challenge stages. USPSA has added over 8,000 new members for 2018, and many of those are a direct result of Steel Challenge Classification. There have been over 12,000 new Steel Challenge classifications this past year alone.

There is no cost associated with affiliating a new Steel Challenge club if you already have a USPSA club. Many USPSA clubs are already running a steel match and shooting official Steel Challenge stages. The requirements for an SCSA affiliate are to run three SCSA matches a year, and to include at least two of the eight official stages in each match. As soon as the club is affiliated, it can start uploading results and paying the activity fee of only $1 per gun so that USPSA members can become classified in the numerous SCSA Divisions.


Fee Structure for Affiliated Clubs 

Tier 1 – Local Level Club Match

$1.00 per competitor division entry

Tier 2 – Sanctioned State/Section Championship

$2.50 per competitor division entry

Tier 3 – Sanctioned Area/Region Championship

$5 per competitor division entry