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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 Center’s responsibilities include Education and Training, and Response and Resolution services to National Governing Bodies. 

The U.S. Center for SafeSport updated the SafeSport Code and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) on April 1, 2020. The new Code and MAAPP make the following individuals subject to the mandatory training requirements and jurisdiction of the outlined Code and MAAPP:

- All members of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association that are 18 years or older.

- Individuals that are 17 years old must complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport training, with parental consent, no later than their 18th birthday.

Please review the materials below on the Code, MAAPP and other resource materials provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport.


SafeSport Training

You will need to enter the access code for NWBA members which is provided via email upon completed a registration for the 2019-20 season! (please check your junk/spam folders for this email)

SafeSport Trained

The SafeSport Course "core" requirement is valid for one (1) year after completing it. In subsequent years users must take a Refresher Course. In the first year after completing the “core” requirement, users will take Refresher 1. In the second-year users will take Refresher 2. A new refresher course will be rolled out each year and follow this pattern.

The NWBA requires uploading the master “SafeSport Trained” certificate, Refresher 1 certificate or Refresher 2 certificate to your entry for Individual Registration. All SafeSport certificates are accessible from your SafeSport dashboard. You may edit your entry for Individual Registration when previously submitted to include necessary documentation. Please click here to learn how to edit a registration entry.

Uploading SafeSport Completion Certificate "How-To" Video

SafeSport Upload

This video shows an upload to Non-Athlete Registration. Please click the pencil icon to upload certificate next to text "REGISTRATION TYPE" for Non-Athlete and "REGISTRATION INFORMATION" for Athlete.

Technical Support

The U.S. Center for SafeSport, a division of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, manages all aspects of SafeSport Training, thus if there is an issue with the SafeSport training system please contact them directly. Please refer to https://safesport.org/help/index or contact them by visiting https://safesport.org/contact. Additionally, you may contact them at their Online Training Help Desk at (720) 676-6417.


SafeSport Code Update

The U.S. Center for SafeSport updated the 2020 SafeSport Code as of April 1, 2020. Click on below for noteworthy revisions.

SafeSport Code


Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies


Response & Resolution Process

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

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.

FREE online parent training is available at www.athletesafey.org.


SafeSport Public Service Announcement