USA BOCCIA is committed to maintaining cooperative work, training and sports environments in which there exists mutual respect for all athletes, coaches, judges and other officials, and for all USA BOCCIA directors, officers, employees and volunteers. USA BOCCIA is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its athletes and participants involved in sport, free of misconduct.
Athletes Resources – for more information on SafeSport and what is available to you as an athlete please follow this link
USA Background Check and SafeSport Screening
To ensure the safety of our players USA Boccia has adopted a new policy to reduce the risk of players becoming a victim of sexual or physical abuse. Any employee, volunteer, instructor, coach, referee, administrator or member who is formally authorized or appointed to a position of authority over, or will have frequent contact with athletes within a USA BOCCIA event or club activity must clear a USA BOCCIA approved background screening and successfully complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s training at a minimum of every two years (beginning in 2018). This information must be verified by USA BOCCIA within USA BOCCIA’s membership records. Any person serving in such capacity at a USA BOCCIA event or club activity who has, or is expected or planned to have, interactions with athletes in the course of their duties is considered to have routine access.
- No USA Boccia personnel will have access to the screening information as it is conducted by a paid third party provider – Sports Engine subsidiary.
- Once completed, the background check will last for 2 years and cover all USA Boccia Sanctioned Events.
- Only failed screenings will be privately notified.
USA Boccia uses Sports Engine through our membership website to complete a background check.. This makes it easy for our required members to complete their background check just by logging in to their SportEngine account.
**Note: You will need to log with your own SportsEngine account to complete this. If you do not have a SportsEngine account, you will need to first create one.
USA Boccia SafeSport Training SafeSport Access Code – QCT3-AB96-YGTB-I7U8