A comprehensive program has been established to train referees. AAU Powerlifting Referees must pass a written and practical test. The program also provides for advancement opportunities for our referees at the following levels: State, National and International. Promotions are based solely on performance and testing results over a prescribed time period.
Referees from the USPF, USAPL, APF and prior AAU Weightlifting/Powerlifting Committee members may be grandfathered after submitting a resume. Grandfathering does not automatically grant referee status. Each individual resume is handled on a case-by-case basis.
click here for Current Referee List | click here for Past Referee List
click here for Referee's Resume Form
click here for AAU Powerlifting State (Association) Referee's Test
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Any athlete that is an AAU member may compete in any sanctioned AAU Powerlifting met upon payment of the entry fee. AAU membership is $12 for those in the youth program (19 and under) and $32 for those participating in the adult program.
Membership is available Online only and may not be purchase at the meet.
Some AAU meets may have specific requirements i.e. Teenage, masters, RAW, etc. Other meets require that the individual athlete have made a specific qualifying total at a previous competition.
A benefit of AAU membership is the athletic accident and liability insurance program. For specific information regarding coverage, please refer to the current Insurance page.