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SafeSport 
 

The safety of its participants, both on and off the court, is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball, who has ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. By providing training, educational materials and resources for our regions, clubs, coaches, parents and athletes, USA Volleyball is creating a safe and fun environment for youth to enjoy the game!

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies
 

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) outline training requirements and limit one-one-one interactions with minor athletes. The policies were effective June 23, 2019. Visit our MAAPP page page to learn more.

Updates to SafeSport Training 

(updated Sept. 9, 2019)

  • U.S. Center for SafeSport "Core" Training: This is required training for adults who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors, and/or have regular contact with or authority over an an amateur athlete who is a minor. The training must be completed before regular contact with an amateur athlete who is a minor begins; or within the first 45 days of initial membership, or upon beginning a new role subjecting the adult to the MAAPP. The training must be completed by March 23, 2019, for all current members or after for new members. Available to USAV members for free.
     
  • 30-Minute Refresher: This is conducted annually following "Core" Center for SafeSport Training. This training is 30 minutes and is a review of the information shared in the Core Center for SafeSport Training. Available to USAV members for free.
     
  • Athletes turning 18 during the season, whose teammates are minors, will be required to take "Core" Center for SafeSport training upon turning 18. To prevent any disruption in play, the center will allow athletes who are 17, turning 18 during the season to take "Core" given parental consent. Once a player turns 18, he or she will not be permitted to continue play until "Core" SafeSport training has been completed. 

    Complete the parental consent form before registering for training if you have a minor athlete who needs to take the training. Once the form is completed, your child will be enrolled in SafeSport training. A notification of registration will be sent to the email address on file to access the course.

Take the Training

 

Thank you for your commitment to SafeSport. Together, we can promote a safe and respectful environment on and off the court.

SafeSport training must be completed prior to interacting with athletes. The content of this SafeSport training was developed and is maintained by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, which retains individual course completion records. Note: SafeSport training is free for USA Volleyball members who take the training through the USAV Academy.  

Starting in the 2020-2021 season the correct SafeSport Course will be automatically loaded into each member's SportsEngine account upon membership registration/renewal. No additional registration steps will be required for the courses.

Completing this training through USAV Academy automatically updates your USAV member record.

You will take three lessons during this training:

  • Emotional and Physical Misconduct
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Mandatory Reporting

RESOURCES

 

The following link is to the suspended members page of USA Volleyball.  It is a nationwide list and is not intended to be a complete historical record of current or past members who have ever been suspended.  

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/about-us/safesport/suspended-list

If there are questions or concerns pertaining to membership status of an Evergreen Region member found on the list, then please inquire at office@evergreenregion.org OR contact the ERVA SafeSport Director.

Each club who registers with USAV is required to adopt & follow the minimum policies within the SafeSport & MAAP Policies Handbook. Please find each of those handbooks linked above. 

SAFESPORT REPORTING

Please note that there are a number of options and requirements to report abuse.

Report to law enforcement immediately if you are aware of abuse. If abuse includes sexual misconduct report to both law enforcement and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

Click here to report child abuse to local authorities.

Click here to report sexual misconduct to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

Click here to report other forms of misconduct (physical/emotional).

Other forms of misconduct include physical misconduct, emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing and/or harassment. Reports are submitted to USAV and the appropriate region. Reports can also be submitted by calling 1-855-306-7775. By submitting the form, you are giving permission to USA Volleyball’s SafeSport Program staff to contact you. Your report will be sent to the appropriate region for review and action. Although USA Volleyball accepts anonymous reporting, doing so limits the ability to investigate and respond.

Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or malicious report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of USA Volleyball’s Code of Conduct.

CONTACT 9-1-1 IMMEDIATELY IF YOU'RE FACING A LIFE-THREATENING EMERGENCY

 

The Center's goal is to be accessible, empathetic and responsive to anyone needing assistance. We understand and respect that asking for help or making a report can be an emotional process. Our professionals are highly trained and handle every situation with the attention and confidentiality it deserves.

We want to make reporting as simple as possible; below are guidelines to help you choose the right option(s). If in doubt, you can always contact the Center to ask questions. The Center is commissioned to respond to any report of a SafeSport Code violation involving sexual misconduct for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. It can manage other types of Code violations on a case-by-case basis.

ERVA SafeSport Program Director

Debbie Spray

debbie_spray@msn.com

509-951-4230