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All adults associated with Junior clubs, and Officials, are required to have SAFESPORT certification!

By Staff, 06/05/18, 12:00PM EDT

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Hazel Goldstein

SafeSport Coodinator

Phone: 845-355-8527; 845-355-1414


USA Volleyball & SafeSport

Committed to Safety for All Participants

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball. USA Volleyball has ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of USA Volleyball’s programs. USA Volleyball is committed to creating safe and fun environments for youth. This includes, but not limited to, providing training, educational materials and resources for our regions, clubs, coaches, parents and athletes.

Summary of USAV and IREVA policies and procedures

  • All adult members associated with junior clubs and activities – coaches, parents, Tournament Directors, Officials, etc. – must be SafeSport certified.
  • It is highly recommended that even all non-member parents should be SafeSport-certified.
  • It is highly recommended that each team have at least 2 adults who are SafeSport-certified in order to oversee compliance with SafeSport policies by all involved – coaches, parents, players, etc.
  • WEBPOINT will only allow adults who are SafeSport-certified to be placed on junior team rosters. It is important for teams to plan for contingencies – illnesses, etc. The SafeSport website may be busy at times, so certification may not be available on short notice.
  • For members, the coursework is now delivered through the USAV Academy. Accessing the course through the USAV Academy is critical to tracking certification and expiration dates. Please access the course exclusively through the USAV Academy (not the USOC SafeSport website). To register for SafeSport training:
    1. Go to https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/.
    2. Log in to your USAV account.
    3. In the navigation menu, click on USAV Clinics and select USAV Coaching Clinics.
    4. Select SafeSport On-Demand: Two-Season Certification.
    5. Complete registration.
    6. To access coursework, click on the Log into USAV Academy button.
  • Should you need to return to your coursework at a later time, log in to your USAV account and click on the Log into USAV Academy button. For technical issues, while completing the course, please visit:  http://help.usavolleyballacademy.org/.
  • SafeSport certification is good for 2 USAV seasons – expiring 10/31, aligning with membership.

NEW SINCE 9/1/17

USAV SafeSport Handbook (11/17/2017):
An updated SafeSport Handbook is now available.

U.S. Center for SafeSport 24-hour victim services helpline:
The helpline offers confidential support services and is operated in partnership with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. 
Online: safesporthelpline.org  
Phone: 866-200-0796

Parent Tool Kits (5/10/18):
The U.S. Center for SafeSport has published a series of Parent Tool Kits.  While the tool kits are aimed at parents, the information is helpful to anyone wanting to better understand the forms, signs and means of preventing abuse.  To view the complete guide, covering all identified age groups, click on the “complete parent tool kit.”  To view a particular age group, click on the associated link.

Complete Parent Toolkit

Parent’s guide to Misconduct in Sport (5/15/18):
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is providing a new resource called the, “Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport.” This is a free training offering and appropriately titled so as not to confuse it with the mandatory SafeSport modules required for certification.

The Parent’s guide is designed for parents of athletes of all ages.  It explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive SafeSport Experience.

The course can be accessed at: www.athletesafety.org (click on training) or on the USAV Website at: https://www.volleyballreftraining.com/SafeSport/parents.php.

Reporting forms for abuse (5/17/18):
The USAV SafeSport webpage now has 3 report form links:

  • child abuse (local authorities)
  • sexual misconduct (U.S. Center for SafeSport)
  • other forms of misconduct (USAV)