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SafeSport

SafeSport

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is designated by Congress through the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 to serve as the independent national safe sport organization, with the responsibility for developing policies and procedures to prevent the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of amateur athletes. 

The U.S. Center for SafeSport Code and the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) make the following "Applicable Adults" subject to the mandatory training requirements and jurisdiction of the outlined Code and MAAPP:

  • All NWBA members that are 18 years or older.
  • All NWBA members that are 17 years old must complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport's 'Core' Training, with required parental/legal guardian consent, before their 18th birthday.
  • All adults engaged in any activities with NWBA members that are minor athletes:
    • These adults include, but is not limited to, board of directors, employees, staff, contractors, interns, etc.

Please review the Code, MAAPP and other resources included below.


SafeSport Training

Participation Requirements
As outlined in the NWBA Policies and Procedures, all individuals:

  • must have a verified complete NWBA Athlete (Junior or Adult) and/or Non-Athlete Registration 10 days prior to their first competition at a NWBA sanctioned event.
  • registering within 10 days of an NWBA sanctioned event will NOT be eligible to participate.

As outlined in the MAAPP, all Applicable Adults are required to:

  • complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s “Core Center for SafeSport Training” and/or the appropriate Refresher Training in subsequent years.
  • complete the Training within 10 days of submitting their NWBA Individual Membership Registration and prior to engaging in any activities with the NWBA.

NOTE: Each SafeSport training is valid for the NWBA Individual Membership Registration season in which it is completed.

Access
The appropriate U.S. Center for SafeSport Training (i.e., “Core”, “Refresher 1”, “Refresher 2” or “Refresher 3”) can be accessed upon completion of a NWBA Individual Membership Registration for the current season.

  • Adult Athlete Individual Membership Registration
    These members can directly access the Training by clicking the SafeSport "Complete Certification" button provided in the eligibility/confirmation email received within 24 hours after submitting an NWBA membership registration.
  • Junior Athlete and Non-Athlete Individual Membership Registration(s)
    These members will receive an email within 24 hours of submitting their membership registration with the instructions and the access code to complete the training.​​​​​​​

NOTE: Players who submit an Adult Athlete Registration as well as Non-Athlete Registration should complete the SafeSport Training by clicking the "Complete Certification" button provided in the eligibility/confirmation email received from the Adult Athlete Registration (NOT through the Non-Athlete Registration).

SafeSport Trained

Once completed, all SafeSport certificates can be accessed from the SafeSport dashboard

SafeSport Training Technical Support

Junior Athlete and Non-Athlete Individual Membership Registrations: Click the link below for the U.S. Center for SafeSport Training for technical support.

Adult Athlete Individual Membership Registrations: Email: Tina Cain, NWBA Business and Compliance Manger for technical support.


SafeSport Code

Noteworthy Revisions - 2020 SafeSport Code

The U.S. Center for SafeSport updated the 2020 SafeSport Code as of April 2020. Click the link to review noteworthy revisions.


Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies

2020 Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies Updates Noted

The 2020 MAAPP was updated as of August 2020. Click the link to review the revisions.


SafeSport Response & Resolution Process

SafeSport Reporting

Click here to report a SafeSport alleged violation to the U.S. Center for SafeSport

The U.S. Center for SafeSport jurisdiction includes concerns of sexual abuse or misconduct.

Click Here to report a SafeSport alleged violation to the NWBA

NWBA jurisdiction includes violations other than sexual abuse or misconduct, such as failure to comply with the policies (i.e., MAAPP and/or the SafeSport Code), emotional or physical misconduct, bullying, hazing or harassment.


SafeSport Training for Youth Athletes

SafeSport Parent ToolKits


SafeSport Podcasts