Athlete Safety Policy
USA Skateboarding is committed to maintaining cooperative work, training and sports environments in which there exists mutual respect for all athletes, filmers, team managers, managers, coaches, judges and other officials, and for all USAS directors, officers, employees, contractors, and volunteers. USAS is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its athletes and participants involved in sport, free of misconduct.
All reports of sexual misconduct in the national governing bodies of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements must be reported to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Reports of child abuse require reporting to law enforcement as well as the U.S. Center for SafeSport. All reports of non-sexual misconduct should be reported to the National Governing Body.
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Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies
The U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center) is committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together in an atmosphere free of emotional, physical, and sexual misconduct.
Authority: prevention training and policies
Federal law authorizes the Center to address the risk of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of amateur athletes in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. See Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017.
Federal law authorizes the Center to develop training to prevent abuse, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, of any amateur athlete. At a minimum, national governing bodies and paralympic sports organizations must offer and give consistent training related to the prevention of child abuse to: (1) adult members who are in regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors and (2) subject to parental consent, to members who are minors.
Federal law also authorizes the Center to develop policies and procedures for implementation by national governing bodies or paralympic sports organizations to prevent abuse, including emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, of any amateur athlete. As a part of these policies and procedures, national governing bodies and paralympic sports organizations must implement reasonable procedures to limit one-on-one interactions between an amateur athlete who is a minor and an adult (who is not the minor’s legal guardian) at a facility under the jurisdiction of a national governing body or paralympic sports organization without being in an observable and interruptible distance from another adult, except under emergency circumstances.
Application and implementation
The U.S. Olympic Committee and national governing bodies (collectively, “Covered Organizations”) are required to follow these Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies. At a minimum, these policies are also strongly recommended for National Member Organizations and Local Affiliated Organizations, and, at a maximum, the NGBs may require said organizations to follow them. Covered Organizations are responsible for implementing and monitoring compliance with these policies.
The policies and procedures set forth herein are promulgated by the Center to assist Covered Organizations in meeting their obligations under federal law. If, in implementing the required components identified here, these Covered Organizations are nonetheless not in compliance with federal requirements, the Organization shall implement policies and procedures sufficient to meet such requirements.
CLICK HERE to report sexual misconduct to the Center. Reports can also be made to the Center at (720) 531-0340.
The Center encourages you to provide as much information as possible. All information you are able to provide assists the Center in promptly and effectively responding to reported allegations. Under the SafeSport Code, third-party reporters' names and contact information are kept confidential.
You may report anonymously by omitting your identifying information. However, remaining anonymous may limit the Center's ability to investigate and/or respond to the information you provide.
Report non-sexual misconduct to USA Skateboarding using the form below. To make an anonymous report leave the name and email fields blank.
USA Skateboarding abides by the Center’s policies and procedures and are thus subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The Center’s policies and procedures are guided by the SafeSport Code, which can be found at https://uscenterforsafesport.org/
Sanctions issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport may be accessed utilizing this link: https://uscenterforsafesport.org/response-and-resolution/disciplinary-database/
Please note, sanctions issued by the U.S. Center for SafeSport may be reflected in the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s disciplinary records prior to inclusion on USASkateboarding.net.
About the U.S. Center for SafeSport
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is a national independent non-profit organization. The Center believes that all athletes deserve to participate in sports free from any form of emotional, physical and sexual misconduct. The Center provides response and resolution services within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements and provides education and training to coaches, administrators, athletes, parents and sports organizations.