Nordic Programs

SafeSport

Everyone has a role to play in creating a healthy setting for sport. SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promotes open dialogue, and provides training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a game plan to make sport safe ― for everyone. Providing a safe environment to protect the health and well being of athletes is a high priority for the USSA. SafeSport is a valuable partnership between the USSA and the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) with a variety of SafeSport Guidance Resources to help USSA clubs, athletes, coaches, officials and parents.

USOC SafeSport Hotline (24/7): 1.855.665.5473


Did You Know?

  • Every USSA staff member, plus all coaches, officials and judges undergoes background screening before issuance of membership or employment by the USSA.
  • Parents, you can verify the membership of any club coach, judge or official through the USSA Member Lookup tool or by calling USSA Member Service at 435.647.2666 to ensure that the coaches and officials working with your child have undergone background screening.
  • Club leaders, the USOC provides online SafeSport training for your coaches, judges and officials.
  • USSA has a set of guidelines to help you - as a parent, official, club leader, coach or athlete - understand situations to help you better understand SafeSport environment.
  • Athletes and parents, you can call a toll-free hotline 24/7 if you have any questions or concerns about SafeSport environment. Simpy call: 1.855.665.5473
 

SafeSport Programs

USOC SafeSport Programs
The USOC provides a wide range of SafeSport resources including online education and awareness, a 24/7 staffed hotline plus counseling. 

USSA Fast Start Coaching Course
Understanding the SafeSport environment is an important basic element for USSA clubs, coaches and officials. The USSA Fast Start Coaching Course, now mandatory for all USSA coaches, includes SafeSport awareness as a key component. Click here for more information on the USSA Fast Start Coaching Course.

USSA Background Screening
To help ensure SafeSport environment, the USSA requires all staff, club coaches and club officials to undergo background screening. Click here for more information on the USSA's Background Screening programs.

 

SafeSport Quick References

 

My USSA

Need to renew your membership, get coaching tips or work on your technique? Want to check rankings or results? Find all that and more on your My USSA page. 

 
Membership

Ready to become a member of USSA? Whether you're an athlete who wants to compete, a fan who wants to follow the action, or part of the support team, the USSA has a program for you.

 
Get Involved

The USSA's athletes get no government funding. Their success is dependent on passionate fans, like you! See how you can help athletes achieve their dreams.

 
2014 Winter Games

The 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, are coming up quickly. Get the latest information on selection criteria, Sochi preparation and more here.