Everyone has a role to play in creating a healthy setting for sport. SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promotes open dialogue, and provides training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a game plan to make sport safe ― for everyone. Providing a safe environment to protect the health and well being of athletes is a high priority for the USSA. SafeSport is a valuable partnership between the USSA and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) with a variety of SafeSport Guidance Resources to help USSA clubs, athletes, coaches, officials, parents and volunteer members.

USOC SafeSport Hotline (24/7): 1.855.665.5473

Did You Know?

  • Every USSA staff member, plus all coaches, officials, judges, and volunteer members undergoes background screening before issuance of membership or employment by the USSA.
  • Parents, you can verify the membership and background screening of any club coach, judge, official or volunteer member through the USSA Background Screening Lookup tool or by calling USSA Member Services at 435.647.2666 to ensure that the coaches, officials and volunteer members working with your child have undergone background screening.
  • Club leaders, the USOC provides online SafeSport training for your coaches, judges, officials and volunteer members.
  • USSA has a set of guidelines to help you - as a parent, official, club leader, coach, athlete or volunteer member - understand situations to help you better understand SafeSport environment.
  • Athletes and parents, you can call a toll-free hotline 24/7 if you have any questions or concerns about SafeSport environment. Simpy call: 1.855.665.5473

SafeSport Programs

USOC SafeSport Programs
The USOC provides a wide range of SafeSport resources including online education and awareness, a 24/7 staffed hotline plus counseling. 

USSA Fast Start Coaching Course
Understanding the SafeSport environment is an important basic element for USSA clubs, coaches and officials. The USSA Fast Start Coaching Course, now mandatory for all USSA coaches, includes SafeSport awareness as a key component. Click here for more information on the USSA Fast Start Coaching Course.

USSA Background Screening
To help ensure SafeSport environment, the USSA requires all staff, club coaches, club officials and club volunteers to undergo background screening. Click here for more information on the USSA's Background Screening programs.


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