Main Office: (515) 727-1860
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SafeSport – Where Your Game Plan Starts
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.
- Recognize: Learn about the different types of misconduct in sport.
- Reduce: Develop a strategy to ensure athlete well-being.
- Respond: Know how to take action before there's a problem.
The USOC has mandated that each National Governing Body (NGB) prepares and instills SafeSport programming.
USA Volleyball is a forerunner with this training and full organization rollout plan and as a member region, Iowa Region is also fully invested in this program as well.
LEARN MORE HERE!
Need to report an abuse or misconduct?
Flow Chart of what to report and to whom.
USA Volleyball requires the reporting of sexual misconduct by or of any member and strongly encourages reporting of any concerns related to SafeSport. Please read over the Report Abuse information to fill out a Report Abuse Form.
At the Regional level, feel free to call the
Iowa Volleyball Region SafeSport contact:
Michelle Goodall: firstname.lastname@example.org, (515) 727-1860 or (515) 229-6114.
To reach out directly to the National Office SafeSport contact, 1-855-306-7775
Don't attempt to evaluate validity before you report.
Within the guidelines of the 5 year roll out plan for full certification, this year it is important that our Region Office Staff, Board Members, Region Program Staff, Referees, Tournament Directors, Club Directors, Team Reps, Refs and Scorekeepers, Chaperones and Coaches of junior teams (regardless of the coaches' age) all complete the 90 minute certification course. Essentially, all adults associated with a Jr. team & club and all coaches.
Our Iowa Region SafeSport deadline is in line with our IMPACT deadline - February 15, 2016. Individuals required to take this course should do so by February 15, to remain in compliance and on the team roster. The Region registrar will review rosters after that date and non-compliant members will be notified. Roster removal is likely for continued non-compliance
SafeSport Training & Certification Process
NEED A SAFESPORT CERTIFICATION?
SafeSport Certification Process For Jr Program/Team Adults and All Coaches (~90 Minutes).
Please note that SafeSport is NOT a required course for athletes!
Look up & record your 7-digit USA Volleyball member contact or member ID number (from Webpoint) as you will need this to register for the SafeSport course. To locate your contact/member number in your membership: Log in. Follow the Member Area link. Follow the Member Profile link. On top of screen in navy header you will find the right number. Write it down.
- Follow THIS LINK to the exact required course on the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) Training Site. ONLY ONE COURSE OFFERS CREDIT. BE SURE TO TAKE THE FULL 90 MIN SAFESPORT COURSE IF "CREDIT" OR CERTIFICATION IS NEEDED.
- Select the gold "Add to Bag" button
- On the next screen, select the red "Checkout" button
- On the next screen, follow the gold Register for Team USA account prompts
- Register for a Team USA account (creating a new user name and password--not necessarily your Webpoint ones)
- Select "USA Volleyball" as your organization ...and input your USA Volleyball number (as obtained earlier on Webpoint)
- Continue to begin coursework.
Please know that the full training is ~90 minutes. You are welcome to leave the course at any time (and pick up where you left off) if you are not able to complete the course in one sitting. All certifications will be added to your Webpoint membership (and reflected on rosters/membership cards, etc) within 7 days.
**NEW SAFESPORT TRAINING FOR ALL PARENTS:
SafeSport Parent Course (Free)
There is also a new SafeSport course for any parents who do not need certification. This Parent course does not issue certification credit, so this is not for official Jr Parent Helpers.
Please share this link with parents of Junior athletes. It is a great resource and this training holds tremendous potential to positively impact youth sports across the board. Knowledge is power...and together we can work to combat misconduct in youth sports.