In addition to specific information for athletes, parents, coaches and regions, here are other materials that can assist any interested person in helping to create healthy settings for sport. Misconduct has the potential to not only affect your performance but also cause physical or emotional harm. Spotting inappropriate behavior depends on understanding what's acceptable as you encounter new and different situations. The following recommendations can help you steer clear of potentially harmful interactions.
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.
Below please find resources for information on child protection, abuse prevention and ways to seek help.
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.
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/.