The U.S. Center for SafeSport seeks to create a healthy, supportive environment for all participants. Through education, resources, and training, the U.S. Center for SafeSport helps members of the sport community recognize, reduce, and respond to misconduct in sport. All teams must have at least 2 Coaches who are currently SafeSport Certified!
There is NO-CHARGE for the SafeSport Certification if you do it thru our RegisterUSASoftball.com website.
To file a report of abuse or misconduct please visit http://safesporttrained.org
USA Softball and SafeSport
USA Softball is committed to creating and upholding traditions of excellence in softball by building and maintaining a supportive and nurturing environment in which youth may grow, develop, and prosper. Simply put – USA Softball will not tolerate ANY abuse whether it is physical, mental, emotional or sexual.
Many of our members have been misinformed that this federal law affects only those NGBs under the umbrella of the USOPC, but that is not the case. This federal law extends to non-NGB sports organizations also given that they engaged in interstate or international commerce or activities. Interstate competition refers to sports organizations that travel across state lines to compete.
So what does this piece of legislation mean? It means that anyone 18-years and older who serve in a position of authority over athletes or have regular contact with athletes 17 years and younger (minors) must complete a background check and complete the USCSS courses.
For complete information on SafeSport Certification, visit the link below. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/News/2020/February/20/A-letter-to-USA-Softball-Members
To review the national code for SafeSport visit the website at: https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/safesport
Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP). Please review the document for information on this policy!