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The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to ending all forms of abuse in sport. This includes bullying, harassment, hazing, physical abuse, emotional abuse, and sexual misconduct and abuse. The Center is the first and only national organization of its kind. The Center provides services to sport entities on abuse prevention techniques, policies and programs and provides a safe, professional and confidential place for individuals to report sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Visit our Response and Resolution, and Education and Outreach pages to learn more about our work.

Mission

Our mission is to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sports culture. All athletes deserve to participate in sports free from bullying, hazing, sexual misconduct or any form of emotional or physical abuse.

Vision

Our vision is that every athlete will be safe, supported, and strengthened through sport.

  • Safe: Athletes are protected from emotional, physical, and sexual abuse.
  • Supported: Athletes enjoy welcome, respectful environments and diversity is actively embraced.
  • Strengthened: Athletes use the skills they've learned in sport to contribute to the well-being of their communities. Every athlete thrives, on and off the field of play.

USA Shooting Policies and Documents

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies

Authorization for Minor Participation in Abuse Prevention Training

USA Shooting SafeSport Policy (Updated April 1, 2020)


How-To Guides

Complete SafeSport training through your USAS Member Login (First time)

Renew SafeSport training through your USAS Member Login (Refresher)

Register for a Background Check through your USAS Member Login

 

Per U.S. Center for Safe Sport requirements, USA Shooting has identified the following categories of individuals who are required to complete and pass the SafeSport training and Background Check:

  • Any athlete 18 or over and any coach participating in any event, training, or match being held at USA Shooting's Range at the OTC
  • All USA Shooting named Team athletes (national junior squads, national junior team, national development team, national team)
  • USA Shooting staff (to include contractors) and National Coaches
  • USA Shooting named National Assistant Coaches
  • USA Shooting Officials/Referees
  • USA Shooting Volunteers working under the direction of USA Shooting staff
  • USA Shooting Certified Training Center coaches and other volunteers working directly with the CTC Olympic shooting sports
  • USA Shooting Coach Academy Certified Coaches

 


US Center for Safe Sport Youth Athlete Training Courses

The U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Athlete Training courses are now live! These resources include courses for children of pre-school age, grades K-2, grades 3-5, middle school, and high school. These free online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse, should it occur.

Each course is hosted on athletesafety.org and requires that a parent/legal guardian create an account to provide consent for their child to access the training. Once an account is created, parents can choose which course is best for their child based on their actual or developmental age. Each course will take less than 30 minutes to complete. A writeable PDF certificate is available at the conclusion of each training, and parents are encouraged to write their child's name on the printed certificate.

Preschool

Grades K-2

Grades 3-5

Middle School

High School

 

Please contact Sharee Waldron, USA Shooting Chief of Operations, with any questions or concerns regarding athlete safety at sharee.waldron@usashooting.org.

 

 

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