The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball. USA Volleyball has a 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 is not limited to, providing training, educational materials and resources for our regions, clubs, coaches and parents.
Critical information to help keep every program safe: Everyone will perform better, soar higher, and get more from sport if they feel safe. This SafeSport online training program teaches the nature of misconduct in sport: how to recognize it, how to prevent it and how to take action.
Recognizing misconduct in sport is critical; implementing the right policies and communicating them to all members of the sport community is the next challenge. While every situation is different, you don’t need to start from scratch.
When everyone - clubs, coaches, staff and parents - understands his/her role, we can work as a team to protect athletes and create the best conditions for sport.
We all have a role to play in creating a healthy setting for sport. SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue, and provide training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a game plan to make sport safe―for everyone involved.
When coaches are engaged and proactive, athletes and teams perform at higher levels. The relationship between coach and athlete can have a tremendous impact for all involved. READ MORE
Sport can help you learn how to work hard and make new friends. Practice and competition, as well as winning and losing, can build character and teach valuable lessons. READ MORE
Selecting the right sport and club for your child is about more than athletic development or playing time. Learn about a club’s reputation and its policies to protect all athletes. READ MORE
Regions have a range of responsibilities: strengthen sport, extend opportunities to participate, and instill the values of fair play, respect and hard work for everyone involved. READ MORE
In addition to info for coaches, athletes, parents and regions, here are other materials that can help any interested person help create healthy settings for all involved in the sport. READ MORE
USA Volleyball requires the reporting of sexual misconduct by or of any member and strongly encourages reporting of any concerns related to SafeSport. REPORT ABUSE
Please note that there are a number of options and requirements to report abuse.
Report to law enforcement immediately if you are aware of abuse. If abuse includes sexual misconduct report to both law enforcement and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
Click here for a list (by state) of where to report.
Click here to report to the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
For any other forms of misconduct including: physical misconduct, emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing, and or harassment report to USA Volleyball. Call 1-855-306-7775 or complete the form below to report abuse..
By submitting the form below, you are giving permission to USA Volleyball’s SafeSport Program staff to contact you. Your report will be sent to the appropriate region for review and action. Although USA Volleyball accepts anonymous reporting be aware that doing so limits the ability to investigate and respond.
Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or malicious report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of USA Volleyball’s Code of Conduct.
Provide as much information as possible about the person you are reporting.
It may take 2-3 business days for the completion of the SafeSport certification to be updated in your Webpoint record. You may want to print out your certification at the completion of the course and present it to you regional office or tournament director as proof of completion.
Please note that in order to receive certification in Webpoint, you must complete the full SafeSport Training Course. The SafeSport Parent and SafeSport Refresher courses will not be accepted for certification.Take Training Course