USA Racquetball Commitment to Player Safety
by USA Racquetball
USA Racquetball’s top priority continues to be creating a safe, healthy, and positive environment free from abuse for all of our members. As part of our commitment to safeguard athletes, USA Racquetball works with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to enhance our Safe Sport Policy including the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) which is applicable to all members, tournament directors, and state organizations. We will continue to provide support in any way possible for our members. Please read this article and visit the provided links to learn more about our policies including how to report violations of sexual, emotional, and physical misconduct or violations of the USA Racquetball Safe Sport Handbook, which includes the MAAPP.
In response to a recent requirement update from the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the “Center”), USA Racquetball’s updated Response and Resolution Process has been posted here: https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Racquetball/SafeSport/Response-and-Resolution-Process
Access to key points of the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP) are listed below:
- One-on-One Interactions (DOWNLOAD)
- In-Program Contact (DOWNLOAD)
- Athletic Training Modalities, Massages & Rubdowns (DOWNLOAD)
- Electronic Communications (DOWNLOAD)
- Locker Rooms & Changing Areas (DOWNLOAD)
- Lodging Guidelines (DOWNLOAD)
- Meeting & Training Sessions (DOWNLOAD)
To view the full updated USA Racquetball Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies & Guidelines, click here: (https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Racquetball/SafeSport/MAAPP).
We encourage our members to take advantage of the free trainings for parents, minor athletes, adult athletes, coaches, and administrators – these trainings can be accessed at http://www.uscenterforsafesport.org/maapp and https://safesporttrained.org/.
We will continue to provide support in any way possible for our members. For questions regarding the updated MAAPP, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To report any violations of sexual, emotional, and physical misconduct or violations of the USA Racquetball Safe Sport Handbook, which includes the MAAPP, please see below:
To report sexual misconduct to the U.S. Center for SafeSport, please visit: https://uscenterforsafesport.org/report-a-concern or call (833) 587-7233.
To report a violation of the MAAPP, please contact email@example.com.
To report any other forms of misconduct to USA Racquetball, please contact USA Racquetball Executive Director Mike Grisz at firstname.lastname@example.org or (972) 849-0212. To view USA Racquetball’s Code of Conduct and Statement of Ethics, go to https://www.teamusa.org/usa-racquetball/about/policies.