USA Wrestling and BAND to continue successful partnership

by USA Wrestling

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (June 7, 2024) – USA Wrestling is thrilled to announce its continued partnership with BAND, the Official Group Communications App of USA Wrestling.

BAND made a splash in the USA Wrestling community during the 2023 season, providing a safe and convenient way for wrestlers, coaches, and parents to communicate with one another directly. This 2024 season, BAND continues to be used as USA Wrestling’s preferred communication tool during various events and for USA Wrestling’s National Coaches Education Program (NCEP), where certified coaches use the app to share resources, ask questions, and build community.

“BAND has proven itself to be an invaluable resource for our members, especially coaches and club leaders. It’s a safe, secure, efficient way to communicate and has been a fantastic tool for our organization. We’re extremely happy to continue this partnership and hope to work with BAND for a long time,” said Rich Bender, Executive Director of USA Wrestling.

"We've been inspired by the dedication of the USA Wrestling community. We're thrilled to continue supporting their coaches, directors, and teams with our free communication tool. With the positive feedback we've received, we're excited to further integrate our tool into USA Wrestling's National Coaches Education Program as a preferred method of team communication," said Sidney Chae, CEO of NAVER BAND.

About BAND

BAND ( is a leading group communication app that makes it easier for teams to stay on the same page. Teams use BAND to communicate with their members on one platform through features like group messaging, calendars, RSVPs, polls, pictures & videos, live streams, and more. Over 400,000 group leaders are using BAND throughout the states, including sports teams, campus groups, businesses, and friends and families. BAND is available for free on iOS, Android, and PC. BAND is based in Los Angeles, CA.

About USA Wrestling

USA Wrestling is the national governing body for wrestling in the United States, and a member of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee and United World Wrestling, the international wrestling federation. USA Wrestling provides competition and programs for over 330,000 members of all ages, including athletes, coaches, officials, and club leaders.

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