The U.S. Center for SafeSport launched a new training on January 15, 2018. All NWBA Non-Athlete members will need to complete this new training for the 2018-19 NWBA season.
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 Center’s responsibilities include Education and Training, and Response and Resolution services to National Governing Bodies.
In partnership with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the National Wheelchair Basketball Association requires that all Non-Athlete members must successfully pass the SafeSport Training.
NWBA Policies and Procedures state Article I, Section 4 Registration Process and Requirements (6.): All team administrators, coaches, athletic trainers, and personnel must successfully pass the SafeSport initiative every two years. The SafeSport certification should be obtained no later than September 30 or within 45 days of registering.
NWBA Policies and Procedures state Article I, Section 4.3 Individual Registration: All individuals must have a verified complete NWBA Athlete and/or Non-Athlete Registration 10 days prior to their first competition at a NWBA sanctioned event. All individuals registering within 10 days of an NWBA sanctioned event will NOT be eligible to participate. A Complete Athlete Registration includes any additional required documentation as outlined in Divisional Guidelines. A Complete Non-Athlete Registration includes the successful completion of the following certifications: Background Check, Safe Sport Certification, Coaches Certification (if applicable), Officials Certification (if applicable), Team Reviewer Certification (if applicable).
SafeSport is offering a new training as of January 15, 2018. You will need to enter the following access code to complete:
NWBA Access Code: XPYUBVGZQ4YJ9ACA
Parents and guardians are an important part of the solution, as we all work together to prevent abuse in sport. Click here to access the SafeSport Parent Toolkit.