USA Parkour - Insuring the Movement
USA Parkour, is a national organization devoted to the safe and responsible growth of parkour/freerunning. We provide comprehensive membership programs to gyms, grass roots organizations, individual Parkour practioners (traceurs) and college teams who share our vision of parkour as a unique, progressive discipline and philosophy.
Our mission is to serve the PK/FR community and to facilitate the “open-source” evolution of parkour into the mainstream of US sport. While we respect parkour as a self-taught and non competitive discipline, those who are asked to teach must do so responsibly for the safety of their students. Similarly, those who who find competition a way to enhance camaraderie with others should be provided a safe and consistent way to do so.
To achieve our mission, USA Parkour is pleased to provide consultation to anyone who wishes to grow Parkour in their community and currently we offer two types of membership—for gyms and certified instructors.
USAP Certified Instructors:
I’m a Gym Owner…What is the Parkour Insurance I receive from being a USAP Member?
Glad you asked! Essentially what this means is that it is now actually possible to obtain PARKOUR SPECIFIC insurance. No more
“urban gymnastics” and the risk of your insurance company rejecting a claim when they find out it’s really parkour. Also, by hiring
athletes who have completed our certification program, you know you’re getting the best and most thorough instruction out there.
I’m an Athlete…What is the Parkour Insurance I receive from being certified?
Our certification actually means something. With it, you will not only be prepared to teach freerunning and parkour, but will also
be able to instruct at a USA Parkour facility. No programs in your area? Start one! You not only have the skills to teach, but real
insurance and an attractive program to take to your local gym. More jobs for more tracuers and tracueses…plain and simple.
I’m a College Club…What does this all mean For Me?
Your university is probably skeptical. They don’t quite understand what it is you do and their biggest concern is their own liability.
With our “Parkour Only” plan, you can get coverage for your club to train outside and instruct. Give us a ring and we’ll tell you a bit
more about how you can also make a bit of money for your club through joining USA Parkour.
(Don’t worry, the “Parkour Only” plan covers Freerunning too)