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SafeSport & Safety Initiatives

Safety Requirement Tracking Sheet – last updated 3/12/21

USABA is committed to providing athletes a safe and secure playing environment.  Towards this commitment, all coaches, staff members, team point of contacts (POC), tournament directors, USABA referees and athletes training at a designated Olympic/Paralympic Training Site are required to complete the following training listed below.

Starting on January 1, 2020, applicable individuals will be considered an Inactive Member until all of the safety requirements below have been completed. Once completed, this individual’s membership status will be changed to an Active Member. A posted public spreadsheet of non-athletes membership status’ will be posted and updated weekly on the USABA website.

The USABA membership, Concussion Safety, SafeSport and Background Check requirements listed below are required for the following individuals participating at a USABA-sanctioned event or tournament. An individual who fails to complete these items before the start of a USABA-sanctioned event or tournament will be ineligible to participate or attend that event or tournament.

  1. Coaches: Any individual who is listed as a coach on approved rosters and sits on the bench or stands in the coaches’ box during the course of the game.
  2. Staff Members: Any USABA staff member, contractor or board member from the national goalball program and the national office.
  3. Team Point of Contact (POC): For goalball teams that do not have a designated coach, a POC is an individual selected by the team to receive tournament communication on behalf of the team. The POC must be in attendance for the tournament.
  4. Tournament Directors: Any individual who is responsible for coordinating a USABA-sanctioned event or tournament as selected by USABA staff.
  5. USABA Referees: Any referee selected as a lead official for a USABA-sanctioned tournament as selected by the USABA Referee Coordinator.
  6. Training Site Athletes: Any athlete who trains at a designated Olympic/Paralympic Training Site for a USABA program.

Every team must have at least one Coach or POC with completed safety requirements at each USABA-sanctioned event or tournament the team attends. The pool team POC will either be; a) the tournament director or b) another certified coach or staff designated by the tournament director.

a. CDC Concussion in Sports Course: CDC Concussion in Sports Course provided by the National Federation of State High Schools: https://nfhslearn.com/courses/concussion-in-sports-2. This course can be taken in about 30 minutes and must be completed every two years. To complete this training, select your home state from the dropdown menu and click “Order Course”. The course is free in all states. Please send completion certificates to Cat Bouwkamp at cbouwkamp@usaba.org and save a copy for your own records.

b. US Center for Safesport Training:

STARTING October 15, 2020, ALL SAFESPORT TRAINING WILL NOW BE VALID FOR ONE YEAR ONLY. THIS IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH NEW USOPC AND SAFESPORT POLICIES. The initial Safesport training course takes approximately 2 hours to complete. After the first year of the initial training has been completed, individuals must complete an annual Refresher course which takes approximately 30 minutes.  Refresher courses can be found in your Safesport profile using the same login credentials submitted to complete the initial training.

Safe Sport Registration Directions:

Go to https://safesport.org/authentication/register

Input name, email and password for your account.  Once complete, select the ‘Next’ button;

On the following page, populate all required fields.  The final field is Membership.  Select ‘Add Membership’;

You will be prompted to choose an organization from a dropdown menu.  Select the second organization in the list, titled ‘U.S. Association of Blind Athletes’;

After making the selection, you will be asked to provide an Access Code. To receive this Access Code, please email Cat Bouwkamp at cbouwkamp@usaba.org with the subject line ‘SafeSport Access Code’ and in the body of the email please indicate your full name and your role and/or reason for taking the course.

You will be returned to the original form.  Ensure that all required fields are complete and select the Save button;

In order to finalize your account, proceed to your email that you provided during the registration process.  In your email inbox will be an email from Safe Sport to confirm your email address;

Open the email and select the ‘Confirm Email Address’ link;

This will bring you back to the SafeSport sign-in page.  Enter your username and password;

After signing in, you’ll enter your SafeSport Learning Dashboard, your hub for accessing and viewing all relevant training;

Once you have completed the entire SafeSport Training, go to the bottom of your Learning Dashboard and download your certificate of completion in the SafeSport Trained section for your records.

c. Criminal Background Checks by the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI):

Submit your background check through NCSI: https://www.ncsisafe.com/Members/SelfRegBatchCode.aspx

Enter registration code 57781791 and follow on-screen directions to submit your background check.  The background check verification process can take up to 7-10 business days and a clear and current check must be verified before the tournament start date. Unlike in past years, USABA will not accept any outside background checks. Background checks are valid for 2 years from the approval date and cost $30.

United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) Athlete Safety Policy

Download the USABA Athlete Safety Policy updated on January 25, 2021.

Purpose:

To establish a United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) policy that assures a safe environment for athlete and non-athlete members who participate in USABA-sanctioned events and programs.

Policy Statement:

USABA is committed to the safety and well-being of all athlete and non-athlete members who participate in USABA sanctioned events and programs. This will be accomplished by creating a safe and positive environment that is free of misconduct to include bullying, hazing, harassment (including sexual harassment), emotional misconduct, physical misconduct and sexual misconduct. USABA’s commitment extends to our role as a membership organization (including a training site in Fort Wayne, Indiana), as a United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Multi-Sport Organization and as the USOPC High Performance Management Organization for the sport of goalball. This policy supports the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

Along with this commitment, USABA establishes the following policy that applies to our employees, contractual staff, independent contractors, coaches, USABA referees, guides, pilots and athletes USABA designates for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) required testing pool (RTP)

1. Prohibited Conduct:

Employees, contractual staff, independent contractors, coaches, USABA referees, guides, pilots and athletes USABA designates for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) required testing pool (RTP) must refrain from all forms of misconduct, including bullying, hazing, harassment (including sexual harassment), emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, and sexual misconduct as set out in the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements (the “Code”) as adopted by the USCSS, and all other policies or procedures issued or adopted by the USCSS.

Additional details regarding each type of misconduct listed above can be found in the SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement (https://safesport.org/policies-procedures).

Additionally, prohibited misconduct shall include, without limitation, the following:

Romantic or sexual relationships, which began during the sports relationship, between athletes and or other participants and those individuals (i) with direct supervisory or evaluative control, or (ii) who are in a position of power and trust and authority over the athlete or other participant. Except in circumstances where no imbalance of power exists, coaches have this direct supervisory or evaluative control and are in a position of power and trust over those athletes or participants they coach. Individuals with positions of power and trust and authority over an athlete include coaches, employees, contractual staff, board of directors’ members, trainers and key volunteers.

The prohibition on romantic or sexual relationships does not include those relationships where it can be demonstrated there is no imbalance of power. For example, this prohibition does not apply to a pre-existing relationship between two spouses or life partners.

2. Criminal Background Checks:

USABA shall require criminal background checks, at least every two years, for all employed and contracted staff and volunteers who USABA formally authorizes, approves or appoints (a) to a position of authority over or (b) to have frequent contact with athletes; which includes applicable employees, contractual staff, independent contractors, coaches, guides, pilots, and USABA referees who have direct supervision over athletes (hereby referred to as “USABA Designee”). In adherence with the USOPC Athlete Safety Policy, background checks must be completed for any adult U.S. residents residing at a USOPC Olympic Training Center.

Additionally, criminal background checks are required for any non-athlete individuals who stay or work at Olympic Training Centers or at USABA’s Goalball Residential Training Program housing. USABA will accept current and favorable background checks from the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI).

The information revealed by the criminal background check may disqualify a USABA Designee from participating in USABA programs and events. Any conviction, guilty plea, plea of no contest, deferred sentence, deferred adjudication or similar disposition of any of the following may result in disqualification:

Automatic Disqualifiers (“Red Lights”)

A felony crime is any crime punishable by greater than one year in jail or prison, regardless of how characterized by a jurisdiction. This includes crimes punished by a range, alternate sentencing, or indeterminate sentencing, where the outer range is greater than one year.

Potential Disqualifiers (“Yellow Lights”)

Pending Court Cases
No decision will be made on a prospective USABA Designee’s eligibility if he or she has a pending court case for any of the potentially disqualifying offenses until the pending case concludes. If, however, during the case’s pendency, USABA undertakes an independent investigation and conducts a hearing, any determination may be used to disqualify the prospective USABA Designee.

FULL DISCLOSURE
Each USABA Designee and prospective USABA Designee has the affirmative duty to disclose his or her criminal history. Failing to disclose or intentionally misrepresenting an arrest, plea or conviction history is grounds for USABA member status revocation or restriction, regardless of when the offense is discovered. USABA Designees need not disclose arrests in which charges were not filed, charges were dismissed or the USABA Designee was acquitted; however, USABA Designees are required to disclose “non-convictions” involving deferred sentences, deferred adjudications or other similar dispositions.

USABA Designees have the ongoing duty to disclose criminal history. In the event a USABA Designee (i) is arrested, (ii) enters a guilty plea or (iii) is convicted of a criminal offense other than a traffic offense, he or she has an affirmative duty to disclose such information immediately to the Office of the Executive Director, USABA, at (719) 866 3224.

Any USABA Designee who has been banned by another sport organization, as temporarily or permanently ineligible, must self-disclose this information. A failure to disclose is a basis for disqualification.

FINDINGS
USABA’s criminal background check report will return a “green light,” “red light,” or “yellow light” finding.

Misdemeanor crimes exclude infractions, violations and the like.

A green light finding means that the background check vendor located no records that would disqualify the individual. A green light score, however, is not a certification of safety or permission to bypass/ignore other screening efforts. Other disqualifying factors may exist and can be revealed through other means.

A red light finding means the criminal background check revealed criminal records which suggest the individual “does not meet the criteria” and is not suitable for USABA Designee status. An individual subject to disqualification under a red light finding may challenge the accuracy of the reported information reported by the criminal background check vendor but not the consequence of disqualification.

A yellow light finding means that the individual may be subject to disqualification; however, an individual with a yellow light finding may seek an exemption from the USABA Disciplinary Committee. In order to receive an exemption from disqualification, the individual must demonstrate that the conviction or charge does not violate the spirit of SafeSport and that he or she poses no risk to the sport. In order to seek an exemption from disqualification, contact the USABA Executive Director at (719) 866-3224.

APPEAL TO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK VENDOR
Any disqualified individual has the right to dispute the findings of the criminal background check directly with USABA’s approved criminal background check vendor. An individual may not appeal the findings of the criminal background check vendor or the automatic disqualification resulting from a red light finding to USABA. USABA is required by this Criminal Background Check policy to accept the findings of the criminal background check vendor. Individuals automatically disqualified are excluded from participation in any USABA program or sanctioned events and/or activities as a USABA Designee. Such individuals shall not be granted membership in USABA.

AFFIRMATIVE DUTY TO DISCLOSE
If a USABA Designee is accused, arrested, indicted or convicted of a criminal offense set out above or other criminal offense against a child, it is the duty and responsibility of the USABA member to immediately disclose this information to the USABA Executive Director at (719) 866-3224.

OTHER POTENTIALLY DISQUALIFYING FACTORS
Even if an individual passes a criminal background check, USABA may determine that an individual may be disqualified and prohibited from USABA member status if the individual has:

REVIEW OF DISQUALIFIERS
USABA will review its disqualifiers from time to time or as otherwise required or modified by law.

3.   Education and Training:

Effective with the issuance of this policy, USABA shall require education and training concerning the key elements of this Athlete Safety Policy and the USCSS SafeSport program for all employees, board members, including applicable contractual staff, coaches, adult athletes, guides, pilots and USABA referees who have regular contact and/or direct supervision over athletes. Training will include review of this policy document and completion of USCSS SafeSport training. This policy also extends to any non-athlete USABA member who is authorized to train, reside or work at USABA Goalball Resident Program housing and staying on-campus at a USOPC Olympic and Paralympic Training Center.

This policy includes staff of the USOPC Paralympic Training Site, Turnstone Center for Children & Adults with Disabilities that work with USABA athletes. USABA and Turnstone are in a joint contract under the USOPC as it pertains to the USABA Goalball Resident Program in providing key auxiliary services for high-performance level athletes. With the USABA Goalball Resident Program being an application only program, USABA is aware of all athletes, coaches and individuals – both minors and adults – who walk through the doors and reserves the right to decline entrance to any person who does not meet the safety requirements outlined in this document. USABA and Turnstone ensure the safety requirements of all Turnstone staff working with USABA athletes on a monthly basis.

Individuals will be required to demonstrate successful completion of USCSS SafeSport Training before being granted access to USABA sanctioned events and to Olympic Training Centers or USABA Goalball Resident Program housing. This policy document and a link to access USCSS SafeSport training will be posted in a prominent location on the USABA website and mentioned in periodic USABA newsletters.

The above listed adults are required to complete training concerning child abuse prevention:

Refresher Course(s)

A refresher course is required on an annual basis beginning January 1st of each year, effective the calendar year following the completion of the Core Center for SafeSport Training for each of the above listed adults at USABA.

 Minor Athletes

            USABA shall, subject to parental or guardian consent, annually offer and give training to members who are minors regarding prevention and reporting of child abuse. USABA shall track:

https://www.usaba.org/membership/safe-sport/

4.  Required Policies for one-on-one interaction:

The majority of child sexual abuse is perpetrated in isolated, one-on-one situations. By reducing such interactions between children and adults, programs reduce the risk of child sexual abuse. However, one-on-one time with trusted adults is also healthy and valuable for a child. Policies concerning one-on-one interactions protect children while allowing for these beneficial relationships.

ONE-ON-ONE INTERACTIONS

a. Application
This policy shall apply to:

  1. Adult members at a facility that is either partially or fully under the jurisdiction of USABA
  2. Adult members who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors;
  3. Any adult authorized by USABA to have regular contact with or authority over an amateur athlete who is a minor; and
  4. Adult staff and board members of USABA.

(Collectively “Applicable Adult” for the purposes of this policy.)

b. Observable and interruptible

c. Meetings

d. Meetings with mental health care professionals and health care providers
If a mental health care professional and/or health care provider meets with minor athletes at a facility partially or fully under our jurisdiction, a closed-door meeting may be permitted to protect patient privacy provided that: (1) the door remains unlocked; (2) another adult is present at the facility; (3) the other adult is advised that a closed-door meeting is occurring; and (4) written legal guardian consent is obtained in advance by the mental health care professional and/or health care provider, with a copy provided to our organization.

e. Individual Training Sessions
Individual training sessions between Applicable Adults and minor athletes are permitted at a facility partially or fully under our jurisdiction if the training session is observable and interruptible by another adult. It is the responsibility of the Applicable Adult to obtain the written permission of the minor’s legal guardian in advance of the individual training session if the individual training session is not observable and interruptible by another adult.  Permission for individual training sessions must be obtained at least every six months. Parents, guardians, and other caretakers must be allowed to observe the training session.

f.   Monitoring
When one-on-one interactions between Applicable Adults and minor athletes occur at a facility partially or fully under our jurisdiction, Applicable Adults will monitor these interactions. Monitoring includes knowing that the one-on-one interaction is occurring, the approximate planned duration of the interaction, and randomly dropping in on the one-on-one.

MASSAGES AND RUBDOWNS/ATHLETIC TRAINING MODALITIES

a. Application

This policy shall apply to:

  1. Adult members at a facility that is either partially or fully under the jurisdiction of USABA
  2. Adult members who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors;
  3. Any adult authorized by USABA to have regular contact with or authority over an amateur athlete who is a minor; and
  4. Adult staff and board members of USABA.

(Collectively “Applicable Adult” for the purposes of this policy.)

b. Massage or rubdown/athletic training modality
Any massage or rubdown/athletic training modality performed at a facility or a training or competition venue must be conducted in an open and interruptible location. Any massage of a minor athlete must be done with at least one other adult present and must never be done with only the minor athlete and the person performing the massage or rubdown/athletic training modality in the room.

LOCKER ROOMS AND CHANGING AREAS

a. Application

This policy shall apply to:

  1. Adult members at a facility that is either partially or fully under the jurisdiction of USABA
  2. Adult members who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors;
  3. Any adult authorized by USABA to have regular contact with or authority over an amateur athlete who is a minor; and
  4. Adult staff and board members of USABA.

(Collectively “Applicable Adult” for purposes of this policy.)

b. Non-exclusive facility
If our organization uses a facility not fully under our jurisdiction (for, e.g., training or competition or similar events) and the facility is used by multiple constituents, Applicable Adults in categories 1 through 4 are nonetheless required to adhere to the rules set forth herein.

c. Use of recording devices
Use of any device’s (including a cell phone’s) recording capabilities, including voice recording, still cameras and video cameras in locker rooms, changing areas, or similar spaces at a facility under our organization’s jurisdiction is prohibited. Exceptions may be made for media and championship celebrations, provided that such exceptions are approved by the Covered Organization or the LAO and two or more Applicable Adults are present.

d. Undress
Under no circumstances shall an unrelated Applicable Adult at a facility under our organization’s jurisdiction intentionally expose his or her breasts, buttocks, groin, or genitals to a minor athlete.

e. One-on-one interactions

f. Monitoring
Our organization regularly and randomly monitors the use of locker rooms and changing areas at facilities under our jurisdiction to ensure compliance with these policies. Applicable Adults make every effort to recognize when a minor athlete goes to the locker room or changing area during practice and competition and, if they do not return in a timely fashion, will check on the minor athlete’s whereabouts.

SOCIAL MEDIA & ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

a. Application
This policy shall apply to:

  1. Adult members who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors;
  2. Any adult authorized by USABA to have regular contact with or authority over an amateur athlete who is a minor; and
  3. Adult staff and board members of USABA.

(Collectively “Applicable Adult” for the purposes of this policy.)

b. Content
All electronic communication originating from Applicable Adults to minor athletes must be professional in nature.

c. Open and transparent

d. Requests to discontinue
Legal guardians may request in writing that their minor athlete not be contacted through any form of electronic communication by the organization or by the Applicable Adults subject to this policy. The organization will abide by any such request that their minor athlete not be contacted via electronic communication, absent emergency circumstances.

LOCAL TRAVEL

Local travel consists of travel to training, practice, and competition that occurs locally and does not include coordinated overnight stay(s).

a. Application
This policy shall apply to:

  1. Adult members who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors;
  2. Any adult authorized by USABA to have regular contact with or authority over an amateur athlete who is a minor; and
  3. Adult staff and board members of USABA.

(Collectively “Applicable Adult” for the purposes of this policy.)

b. Transportation
Applicable Adults who are not also acting as a legal guardian, shall not ride in a vehicle alone with an unrelated minor athlete, absent emergency circumstances, and must have at least two minor athletes or another adult at all times, unless otherwise agreed to in writing by the minor athlete’s parent/legal guardian in advance of each local travel.

c. Shared or Carpool Travel Arrangement
We encourage parents/legal guardians to pick up their minor athlete first and drop off their minor athlete last in any shared or carpool travel arrangement.

TEAM TRAVEL

Team travel is travel to a competition or other team activity that the organization plans and supervises.

a. Application
This policy shall apply to:

  1. Adult members who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors;
  2. Any adult authorized by USABA to have regular contact with or authority over an amateur athlete who is a minor; and
  3. Adult staff and board members of USABA.

(Collectively “Applicable Adult” for the purposes of this policy.)

b. Team/competition travel
When only one Applicable Adult and one minor athlete travel to a competition, the minor athlete must have his/her legal guardian’s written permission in advance and for each competition to travel alone with said Applicable Adult.

c. Hotel rooms
Applicable Adults shall not share a hotel room or other sleeping arrangement with a minor athlete (unless the Applicable Adult is the legal guardian, sibling, or is otherwise related to the minor athlete). However, a parent/legal guardian may consent to such an arrangement in advance and in writing. Furthermore, a parent/legal guardian may consent in advance and in writing to the minor athlete sharing a hotel room or other sleeping arrangement with an adult athlete.

d. Meetings
Meetings shall not be conducted in a hotel room and shall be conducted consistent with the organization’s policy for one-on-one interactions (i.e., any such meeting shall be observable and interruptible).

5.  Reporting:

The process for issuing a report of complaint or accusation of misconduct as outlined in this policy from a USABA employee, contractual staff member, coach, adult athlete, guide, pilot or referee who have regular contact and/or direct supervision over athletes will be to report to either the USABA Executive Director, USABA Athlete Representative, or to the USOPC Director of Athlete Safety and, when applicable, to local law enforcement authorities. For reports of misconduct in violation of the US Center for SafeSport (USCSS) Code in terms of physical, emotional, and sexual misconduct including violations of the One-on-One Interactions Policy, the Massage and Rubdowns/Athletic Training Modalities Policy, the Locker Room and Changing Areas Policy, the Social Media and Electronic Communications Policy, the Local Travel Policy, and the Team Travel Policy, reports can be made directly to the USCSS. No direct fees or other cost is involved in making a report. Contact your local authorities if you have a reasonable suspicion that child sexual abuse or neglect has occurred. All reports of child abuse or sexual assault of a minor must also be reported to local authorities. Reports of abuse not involving a minor may also be reported to local authorities. Reports to USABA may be anonymous. However, to assist in investigation, they will be encouraged to be made with the identity of the accuser or reporter being identified. This process will be included in the training and education described above. USABA will establish and ensure a reporting process for complaints issued and the findings. If a report is associated with USABA’s role as a USOPC Multi-Sport Organization or with USABA’s role as a USOPC High Performance Management Organization for goalball, reports shall be made to the USOPC and any applicable legal agencies as appropriate. A link to report complaints or accusations will be included on the USABA website on the Safety Initiatives page in a prominent place along with links for training materials. A list of Suspended Members based upon the confirmation of misconduct decided during an investigation by the USABA Judicial Board will be available on the USABA website on the Safety Initiatives page in a prominent place.

Report misconduct to USABA:

Report misconduct to the US Center for SafeSport:

Report misconduct to USOPC:

Federal law requires all suspected child abuse, including sexual abuse, to be reported to both the USCSS and appropriate law enforcement authorities. USABA and USOPC does not investigate suspicions or allegations of child physical or sexual abuse, or attempt to evaluate the credibility or validity of such allegations as a condition for reporting to the appropriate law enforcement authorities.

HOW TO REPORT

USABA and USOPC will accept a report in whatever way is most comfortable for you including an anonymous, in-person, verbal, or written report. Regardless of how you choose to report, it is helpful if the report includes the following information:

Reports to USOPC may be made on an Incident Reporting Form, which can be found on the USOPC website at: https://www.teamusa.org/SafeSport-Reporting-Form.

All reports of suspected child abuse made to the USABA and USOPC will be forwarded to the USCSS and appropriate law enforcement authorities.

CONFIDENTIALITY, ANONYMOUS REPORTING AND BAD FAITH ALLEGATIONS

To the extent permitted by law, and as appropriate, the USABA and USOPC will, on request, keep confidential the names of the complainant, the potential victims, and the accused perpetrator.

However, anonymous reporting may make it difficult for the USABA and USOPC to properly address allegations.

Regardless of outcome, the USABA and USOPC will support the complainant(s) and his or her right to express concerns in good faith. The USABA and USOPC will not encourage, allow or tolerate attempts from any individual to retaliate, punish, allow, or in any way harm any individual(s) who reports a concern in good faith. Any allegations of such retaliation should be reported using the same process as for reporting an initial concern. A report of abuse, misconduct or policy violations that is malicious, frivolous or made in bad faith, is prohibited. Depending on the nature of the allegation, a person making a malicious, frivolous or bad-faith report may also be subject to civil or criminal proceedings.

6.  Enforcement:
a. USABA’s Grievance, Complaint and Appeal Procedures (https://www.usaba.org/membership/safe-sport/) as referenced in the previous section, are materially free of bias and conflicts of interest, to address allegations of misconduct following the report of complaint of misconduct which were adjudicated under a criminal background check. All reports of suspected child abuse made to the USABA and USOPC will be forwarded to the USCSS and appropriate law enforcement authorities.

b. In cases where the Ted Stevens Act applies, USABA will comply with the Act’s requirements. 

Additional Terms of This Policy:

This Athlete Safety Policy may be amended from time to time by the USOPC. Additionally, USABA shall be guided by the principle that the health, safety and well-being of our athletes are fundamental elements of our managerial responsibility. 

USABA understands that failure to meet the minimum standards as set forth by this policy may result in disciplinary action by the USOPC including, without limitation, loss of status as a USOPC Multi-Sport Organization and loss of status and USOPC support as the High-Performance Management Organization for goalball.

Additionally, an individual who has committed a SafeSport violation who receives USOPC benefits may, at the discretion, lose those benefits. Benefits that may be lost or restricted may include, but are not limited to, athlete support payments, tuition grants, use of and residence at Olympic Training Centers (including the Goalball Center of Excellence Resident housing), elite athlete health insurance, alumni relations programs, athlete marketing programs, athlete ambassador programs, athlete service centers, career assistance programs, media services, USOPC workshops, conferences and summits, personal development programs, sports medicine and performance services, and sports coaching and education programs. Additionally, individuals may lose opportunities to participate in or be associated with the U.S. delegation at a Delegation Event and any other competition or event as determined by the USOPC. 

The Center for SafeSport offers a Parent Toolkit that provides tips and information for supporting a positive sport experience for children.

SafeSport Parent Toolkit
SafeSport’s free online parent training
More resources:
Parents of Preschool Children
Parents of School-Age Children
Parents of Middle School Youth
Parents of High School Aged Adolescents