SafeSport

Together, the U.S. Center for SafeSport and USA Boccia are committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of emotional, physical, and sexual misconduct. Please review USA Boccia’s SafeSport and Background Check policies, the SafeSport Code and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy and join us in creating a safe and positive environment for our athletes, coaches, other leadership and USA Boccia staff.

To ensure the safety of all those affiliated with USA Boccia, 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 check every two years and successfully complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s training on an annual basis. Additional training for minor athletes, provided by the US Center for SafeSport, is available upon request by a parent or guardian.

 

If you are an athlete who has experienced inappropriate behavior or know of an athlete who has experienced inappropriate behavior, CLICK HERE to report.

For instructions on completing these items, please review the applicable FAQs below.

SafeSport FAQs

US Center for SafeSport – Training

 

Minor Athlete Abuse Policy

The USA Boccia Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention (MAAP) Policy must be reviewed and agreed to by all athletes, parents, coaches and other non-athlete members. MAAP Policy

Reporting

Suspicions or allegations of misconduct should be reported directly to the US Center for SafeSport. If you are an athlete who has experienced inappropriate behavior or know of an athlete who has experienced inappropriate behavior, CLICK HERE to report.

SafeSport Training

To ensure the safety of all those affiliated with USA Boccia, 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 successfully complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s training on an annual basis. Additional training for minor athletes, provided by the US Center for SafeSport, is available upon request by a parent or guardian.

Background Checks

To ensure the safety of all those affiliated with USA Boccia, 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 check every two years.

Resources

U.S. Center for SafeSport

SafeSport Code

MAAP Policy

 

For more information on USA Boccia’s SafeSport, Background Check and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention policies please contact Administration & Compliance Manger – Lorin Fiehler at lorin.fiehler@usaboccia.org.

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