for your interest in the North American Tournament Association (NATA).
Located on this page is pertinent information regarding your membership
in NATA. It is our purpose to provide you with a basis to operate in a
safe and financially responsible manner.
By safe we
mean we provide you with sample tournament
rules in simple formats for you to download for use for your sanctioned
events. We also have sample forms for
your use in organizing your groups activities, and we continue to
add new forms from time to time. We give you sample liability release
forms to protect your group and sponsors, as well as the necessary forms
to request a certificate of insurance should you need one.
responsible manner we mean that we provide $1,000,000.00
of liability insurance to protect each of your group's sanctioned
events. This includes tournaments, meetings, fundraising activities, and
banquets. Click here for
more information on the fishing tournament and group event insurance program,
and click here
for a comparison of this benefit with offerings from other organizations.
offer membership to tournament circuits and/or fishing clubs. Your group
may fish Buddy Bass or Pro/Am formats. It
may be For Profit or Not-For-Profit.
Cost to Belong to NATA
CLUB: There is a Base Membership of $695.00 per year. The Base Membership covers clubs with up to 75 members. There is a cost of $8.50 for each additional member above 75. There are special pricing for clubs with membership above 500.
CIRCUIT: There is a Base Membership of $725.00 per year. Dues are based on either circuit membership or average participation per tournament event. Because the formats of the circuits vary from state to state and by fish species it is difficult to publish the cost of dues. But suffice to say that the Base Membership recognizes the first 75 members (however tabulated) with significant adjustments to the cost at the 500, 1,000 and 2,000 and up.
To join NATA you must fill out the Contact Us questionnaire and participate in a telephone interview to decide if you qualify for membership.
How To Join
If your organization
is interested in joining NATA, we recommend using our contact
form to reach us. If you would prefer to contact via mail, e-mail
or telephone, please provide the following information:
1. The formal
name of your group and type of entity (corporation, etc).
2. A copy of your groups By-laws or Constitution (if any). Specifically,
send us a sample of your tournament entry forms and a current tournament
3. Send us a copy of your groups roster complete with the name,
address, and phone number for each officer; city and state for each member.
Please identify the groups officials (president, secretary, etc.)
4. Please give us a brief narrative of your groups history.
5. Finally, give us the best time to contact you for a telephone interview.
again for your interest in NATA. If we can be of any further assistance,
dont hesitate to contact us. We are
anxiously anticipating your membership in our organization.