1. What is the WSF Rider Membership?
With a 2018 membership you become a member of the World Snowboard Federation (WSF) and get voting rights in the WSF Annual General Meeting as per the WSF statutes.
As a member you also become eligible for the full use of the services provided on the World Snowboarding website (www.worldsnowboarding.org). The wide range of professional services for amateur and pro athletes include:
The complete range of services available as part of the membership is listed in 2).
2. What does the WSF Rider Membership include?
The WSF membership includes:
Support and Troubleshooting (firstname.lastname@example.org)
3. Who can obtain a WSF Rider membership?
Inviduals – Rider
Bulk Registration of riders on a National Team through National Association
It is also possible for the National Associations to bulk register the riders on their National Team for the rider membership.
4. How to get a Rider Membership?
Individuals – Rider
To register for the membership, go to your rider account via the World Snowboarding website: worldsnowboarding.org/rider-login/ or directly to: ws.memberpro.net and log on to your existing account or create a new account. It is very likely that you already have an account in the system but you don´t remember your login credentials. In this case, don´t create a new account with false data but send an email to support (email@example.com) requesting assistance or try to retrieve your username/password with the Forgot Password function.
Log in in to your account with your username and password and follow the steps to register for the membership and update your personal information. Payment is only possible with major credit cards (Mastercard, VISA, AMEX).
Bulk registration of riders on a National Team through National Association
To bulk register riders of one Nation, the National Association needs to provide complete rider data of each rider who is to be signed up for the rider membership. The bulk registration form must be used to fill in the requested rider data. Payment is to be made by the National Association by bank transfer by receipt of invoice.
The Nation bulk registration form can be downloaded HERE.
5. What happens to riders that don’t have a current membership?
Riders without a current membership will have their:
Once a rider has registered for a current membership the above negative sanctions will be automatically revoked.
6. What methods of payment are accepted?
Individual memberships can only be paid online through the WS membership system using one of the following credit cards: Mastercard, VISA, AMEX.
Payment for bulk registration through National Associations is to be made by bank transfer, by receipt of Invoice.
7. What does the Rider Membership cost?
For indiviudal rider registration, payment is possible with major credit cards in the WS membership system. For bulk registration through National Associations payment is to be made by bank transfer, by receipt of invoice.
8. What is the validity period of a Rider Membership?
A membership is valid for one year, from June 1 to May 31.
9. Where does the money from the Rider Membership fee go to?
The annual membership fee goes to funding services that are provided by the World Snowboard Federation including the World Snowboarding website, as described in 2). It allows us to provide consistent and professional services which directly benefit the riders and the sport.
10. Does a rider need a membership to compete at an event?
A membership is not mandatory to compete at an event nor do events have to verify if competing athletes have a current membership. Non-member riders can compete and will be scored and included in the final result of the event.
11. Is it possible to register for events using the Online Registration System without a membership?
No, only current members can use the Online Registration System on worldsnowboarding.org (if the event uses it).
12. Who is responsible for ensuring that riders have a membership?
It is the responsibility of the riders themselves to decide whether they want to become an active member of WSF and to sign up and pay for the membership. Also, the National Associations are asked to actively promote the membership program, sign up their National riders and to support the sport. Events are not responsible to ensure that riders have a membership. Though, as well are asked to actively support.
13. Can a rider cancel a membership throughout the season?
A membership is valid for one season and will not be refunded for any reason. Riders must actively renew the membership each year, following the process as described under 4).