All Junior Club Directors, Coaches, and Officials (referees and scorers) Tournament Directors, Site Directors, and Mentors to complete SafeSport to be eligible to be rostered for the 2018-19 season. 2019 Tryouts may not be sanctioned until the Club Director has current Safesport Certification. USAV is requiring that SafeSport certification be completed by ALL registered adults involved in any way with any junior programming before participation in nationally or regionally sanctioned junior events will be permitted (Local events, Qualifiers, JNCs, tournament directors, site directors, adult mentors).
SafeSport certification is good for 2 years. For those whose current SafeSport Certification will expire October 31, 2018, you will need to renew your SafeSport Certification to remain in good standing to engage in coaching activities after October 31, 2018.
To register for SafeSport training one MUST be a current member:
For technical issues, while completing the course, please visit: http://help.usavolleyballacademy.org/
NOTE: Users of Safari or Google Chrome have reported having difficulties completing online coursework. Tablet users or those on highly secure networks (school, bank, hospital) have also reported difficulties completing or navigating the online videos. Users with exceptionally strong pop-up blockers or security firewalls have also experienced difficulties. It is recommended that users access webpoint/USAV Academy from a computer or laptop and use Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox.
Please be advised the U.S. Center for SafeSport has published a series of Parent Tool Kits. While the tool kits are aimed at parents, the information is helpful to anyone wanting to better understand the forms, signs and means of preventing abuse. To view the complete guide, covering all identified age groups, click on the “complete parent tool kit.” To view a particular age group, click on the associated link. Please distribute broadly to your membership.
Additionally, Michelle Carlton has been assisting us as we prepare to release a new complaint reporting form on the USAV Website. The new form provides the capability to upload supporting documents and report metrics. Note this form is not intended to replace any mandatory reporting to authorities regarding child abuse or the reporting of sexual misconduct to the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Instead, this form is used for reporting all other forms of misconduct.
The link is now live and on the USAV website under the “Report Abuse" button located on the USAV SafeSport page. The “click here” option takes the user directly to the appropriate form to report depending on the nature of the concern. You can Click here to see the form live.
The new SafeSport Platform at https://safesport.org has launched! To become SafeSport certified, a USAV member will need to complete all three of the 30-minute modules (replacing the current 90-minute course).
1. Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
2. Reporting Child Sexual Abuse
3. Emotional and Physical Misconduct
The training will be valid for 2 membership seasons, similar to how we currently handle background checks.
Per the USOC, NGBs must provide a SafeSport education program for (1) those individuals it formally authorizes, approves or appoints (a) to a position of authority over, or (b) to have frequent contact with athletes; and (2) NGB staff.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is excited to announce it today launched a 24-hour victim services helpline.
The helpline offers confidential support services and is operated in partnership with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.
We encourage you to share this exciting news with your constituents and have provided access details (below) and digital resources (attached). Please also find a news release with additional information attached.
As always, please reach out with questions.
SafeSport Helpline Access
Community Outreach and Communications Coordinator
1385 S. Colorado Blvd., Bldg. A, Ste. 706, Denver, CO 80222