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 has updated the SafeSport Code and Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) on April 15, 2019. 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.
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)
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.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport updated the 2019 SafeSport Code as of April 15, 2019. Click on below for noteworthy revisions.
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.
Since the launch of the new U.S. Center for SafeSport Training in 2017, we’ve been listening to your feedback. One of the most common requests was to combine the 3 existing 30-min modules into a single 90-min one encompassing all the core material. After a pilot period in 2018, we are excited to inform you that we will be rolling out the single course for all NGBs.
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.