Membership
Introduction

Ranging from club to individual memberships, the IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation) offers a membership account to suit everyone. There are many benefits to being a member with us, including discounts on tickets for the National Pole Sports Championship as well as advice and support in key areas such as competitions, anti-doping and insurances. As a member of the IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation) you are also eligible to vote on certain issues and play a significant part in shaping the Federation for the future of Pole. As an instructor, athlete and coach we will support your development and provide support for national and international competitions. Please read the guidelines for more detailed information on the criteria required for each membership category. Your membership fee is annual.


Individuals
Pole Enthusiast - 850 annually :

A Pole Enthusiast membership is for someone who wishes to have a personal membership to receive the benefits available as a supporter of pole whether you pole or not.


Benefits


10% discount on National Pole Sports Championship tickets

Voting rights on several committee issues throughout the year

Welcome pack

Monthly members newsletter

Discounts for goods in affiliated pole businesses Criteria required for individual membership

Completed membership form

850 membership fee in GBP

Electronic photograph – head shot


Instructors -1300 annually:

This membership is for instructors to show they are working within the guidelines for health and safety, keep up with continuing professional development to be recognised or accredited as an instructor by the IPSF in accordance with IPSF requirements. (See school’s memberships for instructors who are part of a school membership).




Benefits– the same as individuals plus:


Discount on all IPSF courses

Support with anti-doping expectations

Advice about insurances / insurance included

Recognition and accreditation by the IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation)

Listing on the IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation) website

Criteria required for an Instructor membership


Completed membership form

1300 membership fee in GBP

Electronic photograph – head shot

Biography of pole sports history

Evidence of IPSF training

(if not supplying insurance) Evidence of insurance to cover public liability and professional indemnity with pole sports or dance specifically covered.

hr> Coaches - 1700   annually:

This membership enables coaches to promote themselves as being of a high enough calibre within the sporting industry to work within the pole industry in accordance with expectations of the IPSF. You will be supported to continuously improve your coaching skills and ways in which to best support athletes at IPSF competitions; both nationally and internationally.

Criteria required for a Coach membership:

Completed membership form including signing up to the WADA code

1700 membership fee in GBP

Electronic photograph – head shot|

Biography of sporting history

Evidence of IPSF training (if not supplying insurance) Evidence of insurance to cover public liability and professional indemnity with pole sports or dance specifically covered.


Athletes - 1700 annually:

This membership is for athletes who wish to register with the Pole Sports Federation to show they support pole sport and adhere to sporting expectations laid down by the IPSF. This includes signing up to the WADA code and anti-doping regulations which can be legally enforced. As athletes you will be supported in many ways; we will ensure that standards and conditions in competitions are raised to the highest levels, we will continue to promote a fair and equal scoring and judging system that is consistent around the world and we will keep pushing forward to have your achievements recognised in world games and championships.

Benefits – the same as individuals plus:

Discount on IPSF athletes courses

Discount on IPSF judges training courses

Support with anti-doping expectations

(if not supplying courses) Advice about insurances

Listing on the Pole Sports Federation website

Entry on the world ranking status
Criteria required for an athlete’s membership:

Completed membership form

1700 membership fee in GBP

Electronic photograph – head shot

Biography of pole sporting history


A Club / School membership will have to adhere to strict requirements in accordance with pole sports. You will get many benefits and lots of support for your Club / School. To be a Club / School with IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation) membership will show you have the highest credentials in the discipline of pole in your training environment and for each of your instructors. Your school does not have to only teach pole, just show how you incorporate the sport into your schedule and how you support athletes to reach their full potential should they choose to participate in pole sports.

Benefits

Discount on WPSC tickets

Discount on tickets for your National Championships in your country

Discounts on hosting training courses

Extra discounts for group ticket numbers

Instructors will have voting rights on several committee issues throughout the year

Welcome pack

Monthly members newsletter

Discounts for goods in affiliated pole businesses

Support with anti-doping expectations

(if not supplying insurance) Advice about insurances

Recognition by the IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation) on the website

Criteria required for a school membership

Completed membership form

2200 membership fee in GBP

All instructors to be registered with IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation)

(if not supplying insurance) Full insurance for public liability and professional indemnity.

Review of school history and current classes

Regional Organisations - 2600 annually

A regional organisation membership will have to adhere to strict requirements in accordance with pole sports. You are likely to be a regional pole sports association. You will get many benefits and lots of support for your organisation. You will need to show how you are supporting schools, clubs, instructors and individual pole sports supporters in your region.

Benefits – the same as schools/clubs plus:

Committee members to have voting rights on certain IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation) issues

Discounts on hosting training courses Criteria required for a regional organisation membership

Completed membership form

2600 membership fee in GBP

Review of organisation history

Report of future organisation plans for pole sports in your region

Industry Related Businesses - 3000 annually

This membership is for businesses who wish to have certain benefits available to them and to be promoted to our other members by offering a discount to them when they make purchases. Benefits

Discount on IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation) tickets

Discount on tickets for the World Championships

Voting rights on several committee issues throughout the year

Welcome pack

Monthly members newsletter

Recognition by the IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation) on the website

Discount on trade stands and tickets at regional and national competitions

First offers on all sponsorship opportunities Criteria required for an industry related membership

Completed membership form

3000 membership fee in GBP

Overview of your business activities


Guidelines

The membership form needs to be filled in correctly and typed; not handwritten

All supporting documents are to be copies (not originals)

The membership fee must be sent prior to application or with the application form

Please contact the us if you require any assistance with your application

All members will be required to abide by the WADA code – see details below.

The WADA code is an international agreement between all sporting organisations affiliated with the International Olympic Committee and Sport Accord to ensure fair and clean sporting behaviour for all. The IPSF has adopted the principles of WADA and is in the process of implementing an anti-doping educational programme which will include testing. Signing the IPSF policy makes it your responsibility to find out further information.

Documents Accepted

Electronic head shot to be appropriate for your membership card

Copies of your qualifications in fitness/sport etc.

School/organisation reports to be on headed paper

Membership Application

Your application will be processed within two weeks from receipt of your forms. Should more information be needed you will be notified immediately. You will be informed of the outcome of your application on completion of the full application process; your welcome pack and documents will then be sent to you. Part of your welcome pack will be sent online and part will be by post. Please make sure your email and postal addresses are correct. Membership fees can be made either through – Pole Sports Fedaration India, by cheque with the application form made payable to ‘IPSF (International Pole Sports Federation), or by bank transfer upon request. Your photograph should be sent to memberships@ http://indianpolesports.org/ with your name and the membership you are applying for clearly stated in the email. Depending on the membership you are applying for, when your welcome pack is sent to you, we will also ask you to send in your details for the website. These details may include but are not limited to:

Your logo

A link to your website

A short paragraph about you/your school/club/business etc.

Membership Renewal

Membership is renewed annually. One month before your renewal date you will be asked if you wish to renew your membership, and sent details of how to do so. You may cancel at any time.