USANA is run by volunteers who help carry out national and regional tasks and deliver events and training programs. Committees advise the Board of Directors and manage all aspects of the sport in the United States of America.
Committee chairs have the right to attend board meetings. It is the responsibility of the members of each Committee to support USANA´s efforts to develop Ninja sports and events in the United States.
The following committees have been proposed for USANA. Ad hoc or additional standing committees may be proposed to meet the needs of the sport.
The Athletes Committee represents the athlete community through elite athlete representation and manages the selection of the members of Team USA. Members of Team USA are eligible to compete for the United States in competitive categories at international competitions.
The Media Committee manages all aspects of communication, media and marketing, including social media and public relations.
The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee establishes policies and guidelines for diversity and inclusion priorities, develops and promotes policies to improve recognition and representation of athletes with a more diverse array of backgrounds and identities in the sport of Obstacle Course Racing.
The Competitions Committee supports the development of the sport. Its duties are to:
The Event Operations Committee plays a pivotal role in event management. Responsible for creating event schedules, managing participant registration, and determining run orders, this committee serves as a central hub for volunteer coordination. Their collaborative efforts extend to working closely with all other committees, ensuring seamless communication and integration of tasks. By overseeing these key aspects, the Event Operations Committee contributes to the successful planning and execution of events hosted by the USA Ninja Association.
The Sponsorship Committee at the USA Ninja Association plays a pivotal role in cultivating and managing partnerships with various businesses and organizations. Their primary objective is to secure sponsorships and collaborations that support the association's events, programs, and initiatives. This involves identifying potential sponsors, negotiating agreements, and ensuring the fulfillment of sponsorship benefits while maintaining strong relationships with partners. Through strategic alliances, the committee aims to enhance the association's visibility, drive growth, and provide valuable opportunities for sponsors to engage with the ninja community.
The Development Committee manages official training & certification, coaching, training, coach certification & athlete development. It collaborates with the Medical Committee to ensure the health and wellness of youth, junior, senior, elite, and masters athletes.
The Leagues Committee represents Ninja league and gym owners. This committee guides local, regional, and national competitions.
The Medical Committee provides guidance on medical safety, health and wellness of athletes at every level and works with the Competitions and Development Committees to establish policies and guidelines for USANA-sanctioned competitions, coaching and training. It manages Anti-doping policies and activities, ensuring USANA complies with the USADA anti-doping policies, the WADA code and IOC anti-doping rules.
The Safe Sport committee works with committees, leagues, gyms, and competitions to ensure the safeguarding of all athletes and participants in Ninja competitions, coaching and training.