COACHES Q&A'S

How Many Corner Passes Do I Get?

Please refer to the page titled, "Coaches Passes" for all questions pertaining to passes as well as a link to purchase your passes. 

I Need to Move a Fighter.

Fighters can transfer up until they finish their check in appointment. 

Online transfers will be allowed until Sunday, October 14th.  After the 14th, they will need to be completed at the check in appointment on Friday. 

I Have Two Fighters in the Same Bracket.

You are allowed to register multiple fighters in the same bracket.  However, keep in mind we cannot control how fighters are paired in the brackets as it is seeded by random draw. 

If they meet up in the Championships, they will be required to compete against each other for the belt, unless one of them forfeits. 

I Cannot Check In on Friday.

It is mandatory that Trainers check in on Friday and attend the event meeting on Friday evening. 

If you absolutely cannot arrive until Saturday morning, please specify an assistant coach to act as a proxy to pick up your corner passes and attend the event meeting.  We will not be selling corner passes after Friday. 

I Will Have Two Fighters in the Rings at the Same Time.

Our head table monitors the fighters and which team they are with.  We will make sure you will not be in two different rings at the same time.  If your bout numbers are close together, we will put you back to back in the same ring. 

Can I Act as an Official as a Coach?

Yes! If you are a certified, experienced Official, you may also work ringside at the event.  You will be required to attend the Officials Certification Workshop on Friday evening. 

You will not be able to judge/referee any of your team, nor any 'sister' teams. 

How many rounds are they fighting?

ALL elimination bouts will be 3 rounds - 2 minutes. with a 1 minute rest period

Do I need to bring Gloves for my fighters?

No. Revgear is the exclusive sponsor and is supplying gloves, shin guards and elbow pads for the fighters. Your fighters are responsible for mouth piece and groin protection.  Groin protection is mandatory for males and optional for females. 

Will my fighter wear elbow pads?

All classes except novice will use padded elbows. 

Class C/Novice will just be in headgear and shin guards.

Do I have to reserve a check in time?

We are requesting trainers reserve a check in time to avoid the long, frustrating line.  You may not schedule a check in time however those with appointments will receive priority attention at their appointed times. 

Do I have to be a USMF Member?

Yes. This is a USMF ranking event which means both fighters and trainers must be a USMF member.  USMF Membership is only $20/year. USMF is a 501(c)3 so the membership is a tax deductible donation. The proceeds help cover team expenses of Team USA when competing internationally.  Help support the future of USA Muay Thai.  

Do i have to attend the rules meeting?

We ask all head trainers, corners and fighters to attend the Rules Meeting on Friday evening.  This will take place ringside at 7pm. 

Rules will be covered in addition to scoring information and additional announcements.