Educating those involved in our sport creates awareness and a shared understanding of the concept of SafeSport. Join the more than 1,750,000 individuals who have completed the U.S. Center for SafeSport training. Do your part to prevent and respond to abuse in sports and keep athlete safety at the forefront.
Q. Why do I have to take SafeSport Training?
A. The U.S. Center for SafeSport (Center) was created under the law, “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017.” The Center provides education and requirements consistent with the law, and this training is part of those requirements. The training is required by the Center. It is also required for certain members of USA Racquetball. It is important that members are SafeSport educated/trained so that they can recognize prohibited behavior and misconduct, and assist with and take action on such misconduct when needed. Additionally, members should understand reporting requirements under the law (i.e., all reports of child abuse, including sexual abuse, of a minor must be reported to local authorities).
Q. Who is required to complete SafeSport Training?
A. Please review the list of those required to complete SafeSport education/training.
Q. How often am I required to take SafeSport?
A. SafeSport training is required every season to activate your membership.
- The core training is required once every four years and takes approximately 90 minutes to complete.
- Refresher courses are required in the years in between and take approximately 15 minutes.
Q. When does the training expire?
A. Training is good for one year from the date of completion of the last training.
A. No. You only need to have one SafeSport account and can affiliate with as many National Governing Bodies (NGBs) as needed. To receive credit for being SafeSport trained for USA Racquetball, please update your Player's Health profile with the completion date and certification code.
Q. May I take SafeSport training before I am 18 years of age?
A. Yes, members who are under 18 may take the age-appropriate training with parental consent.
Q. What is the SafeSport Code?
A. The SafeSport Code is issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The Code describes prohibited conduct and gives definitions for bullying, hazing, harassment (including sexual harassment), emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, and sexual misconduct as well as willfully tolerating such misconduct.
Requirements for reporting misconduct are specified in the Code. The Code also describes the authority of the Center and the processes the Center follows. USA Racquetball encourages all members to read and become familiar with the Code and requires its members to follow the Code.
Q. How to do I file a report of misconduct?
A. The Center provides a safe, professional and confidential place for individuals to report sexual abuse and other inappropriate behavior within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movements. Please report cases of sexual misconduct directly to the Center.
USA Racquetball handles reports of non-sexual behavior such as emotional and/or physical misconduct, bullying, harassment, or hazing. Please make reports to USA Racquetball by emailing email@example.com or reporting through the Player's Health portal.