SafeSport at USATF Newsletter

6/2/2020
 

SafeSport at USATF
Newsletter 


Welcome to the first edition of the USATF SafeSport Newsletter.  Here, you will find the most up-to-date and important information related to USATF’s SafeSport Program.

Have you heard about USATF 3-Step SafeSport Compliance?
Being USATF 3-Step SafeSport Compliant is the best way to ensure you’re able to participate as a coach, official, or volunteer with USATF.  Being USATF 3-Step SafeSport Compliant means having:
  1. A current USATF membership (can be purchased in one, or multi-year packages)
  2. A current USATF background screen (valid for two years, includes acknowledging USATF SafeSport Handbook and respective code of conduct)
  3. Current SafeSport training (renewed annually, must be completed within the past 365 days)
SafeSport Training
With the launch of USATF Connect, members looking to complete SafeSport training will be able to do so directly on their USATF Connect profile and will no longer need to log-on to safesport.org to access the training. USATF has transferred the SafeSport trainings of all USATF members who have already completed a Core Training or Refresher course on safesport.org into the member's USATF Connect profile. At the time the next training is required, the member will log-in to their USATF Connect profile to complete the training.  Please reach out to safesport@usatf.org if you have any questions about completing this training.  Please note, SafeSport training is an annual requirement, meaning SafeSport trainings need to be renewed once every 365 days. 

Report a SafeSport Concern
Participant health and safety is of paramount importance and is something that USATF takes very seriously.  As always, you should report any instances of sexual misconduct to the U.S. Center for SafeSport via their online reporting form here.  Please report misconduct relating to bullying, hazing, harassment, and physical or emotional misconduct to USATF via our online reporting form here, by emailing safesport@usatf.org, or by calling (317) 713-4688.

Other Updates:
New to USATF is the creation of the Association SafeSport Volunteer Coordinator.  This position has been created so that our constituents (athletes, parents, clubs, and others) have a more direct line of communication through the association to the National Office.  SafeSport at USATF is looking forward to working with these coordinators in our national effort to maintain a safe and healthy environment for all.