• USA Volleyball
    & SafeSport
  • Committed to Safety
    for All Participants
  • Coaches & Athletes
  • Parents & Regions
  • Making Sports Better
    for Everyone

Make the Commitment

USA Volleyball & SafeSport

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball. USA Volleyball has a ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of USA Volleyball’s programs. USA Volleyball is committed to creating safe and fun environments for youth. This includes, but is not limited to, providing training, educational materials and resources for our regions, clubs, coaches and parents.


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TRAINING COURSE

Critical information to help keep every program safe: Everyone will perform better, soar higher, and get more from sport if they feel safe. This SafeSport online training program teaches the nature of misconduct in sport: how to recognize it, how to prevent it and how to take action.

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SafeSport Video

Make the Difference

Recognizing misconduct in sport is critical; implementing the right policies and communicating them to all members of the sport community is the next challenge. While every situation is different, you don’t need to start from scratch.

When everyone - clubs, coaches, staff and parents - understands his/her role, we can work as a team to protect athletes and create the best conditions for sport.

Safer for Everyone

We all have a role to play in creating a healthy setting for sport. SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue, and provide training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a game plan to make sport safe―for everyone involved.

COACHES

When coaches are engaged and proactive, athletes and teams perform at higher levels. The relationship between coach and athlete can have a tremendous impact for all involved. READ MORE

JUNIORS

Sport can help you learn how to work hard and make new friends. Practice and competition, as well as winning and losing, can build character and teach valuable lessons. READ MORE

PARENTS

Selecting the right sport and club for your child is about more than athletic development or playing time. Learn about a club’s reputation and its policies to protect all athletes. READ MORE

REGIONS

Regions have a range of responsibilities: strengthen sport, extend opportunities to participate, and instill the values of fair play, respect and hard work for everyone involved. READ MORE

RESOURCES

In addition to info for coaches, athletes, parents and regions, here are other materials that can help any interested person help create healthy settings for all involved in the sport. READ MORE

REPORT ABUSE

USA Volleyball requires the reporting of sexual misconduct by or of any member and strongly encourages reporting of any concerns related to SafeSport. REPORT ABUSE

USA Volleyball SafeSport
Report Abuse

Reporting Abuse

USA Volleyball requires reporting of sexual misconduct by any member and strongly encourages reporting of any concerns relating to safe sport. USA Volleyball appreciates your willingness to report inappropriate behavior. Call 1-855-306-7775 or complete the form below to report abuse. By submitting the form below, you are giving permission to USA Volleyball's SafeSport Program staff to contact you.

Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or vindictive report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of USA Volleyball's Code of Conduct.

Call 1-855-306-7775 or complete the form below to report abuse

Report Abuse Form

1. Person Being Reported

Provide as much information as possible about the person you are reporting.

First Name:*

Last Name:*

Age or Approximate Age:

Gender:

Club Affiliation (or none):*

Position(s) this individual holds or held:*

2. Alleged Offense Information

Provide as much specific information as you are able.

Type of Offense (select all that apply):*

Location that the incident(s) took place. Enter unknown or city, state, specific location:*

Date(s) of Alleged Offense:

Description of Alleged Offense (include as much detail as possible):*

Knowledge of victim(s) involved in the alleged offense:

3. Victim or Victims

If you are the victim and wish to remain anonymous, you may do so. In that case, please enter your name as Anonymous. You may also be unaware of who the victim is. In that case, please enter Unknown.

First Name:*

Last Name:*

Age or Approximate Age:

Gender:

Club Affiliation (or none):

Additional Information:

4. Additional Victims

Fill this section out if additional victims are involved.

First Name:

Last Name:

Age or Approximate Age:

Gender:

Club Affiliation (or none):

Additional Information:

5. Individual(s) Who May Have Additional Information

List anyone who may be able to provide additional information regarding the alleged offense. We will not identify you when we contact these individuals.

First Name:

Last Name:

Phone(include area code):

E-mail Address:

Club Affiliation (or none):

First Name:

Last Name:

Phone(include area code):

E-mail Address:

Club Affiliation (or none):

6. Report Submitted By

You may remain anonymous if you wish. However, providing your information is vastly helpful to a swift and effective investigation. All reports are kept strictly confidential by Safe Sport Program staff. A person reporting alleged misconduct should not fear any retribution and/or consequence when filing a report he/she believes is true. Retaliation of a report made in good faith is a violation of the USA Volleyball Code of Conduct.

First Name:*

Last Name:*

Phone(include area code):

E-mail Address:*

USA Volleyball Member:

Region:

Relationship to victim (if any):*

7. Other Information

Enter any other information that you feel would be helpful to an investigation of the alleged offense you have reported.

Other Information:

SafeSport Training Course

To Complete the SafeSport Training:

  1. Follow the link below to the Team USA Prep Center
  2. Click STORE
  3. Choose SafeSport Training
  4. Click ADD TO BAG
  5. Click CHECKOUT (there is no charge)
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions for registering and completing the training. If you have never created a log in for this site click REGISTER
  7. If registering for the first time, be sure to “+Add Membership” and select USA Volleyball and enter your current USAV Membership Number. (NOTE: If you don’t have your Membership Number, you may enter “official, coach, chaperone or your role”)

It may take 2-3 business days for the completion of the SafeSport certification to be updated in your Webpoint record. You may want to print out your certification at the completion of the course and present it to you regional office or tournament director as proof of completion.

Please note that in order to receive certification in Webpoint, you must complete the full SafeSport Training Course. The SafeSport Parent and SafeSport Refresher courses will not be accepted for certification.

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