The USASF mission establishes that we "strive for a safe environment for our athletes." To the USASF, safety extends beyond our Cheer and Dance safety rules for performance. We're committed to equipping our members with the tools to create the safest overall environment for every All Star athlete. As a result, we're committed to compliance with the SafeSport code, we've established membership requirements and made resources available that are aimed directly at the prevention of athlete abuse.

The Board of Directors strongly urges that all USASF members review membership requirements regarding prevention of abuse and make it a priority to implement the resources provided. The Board will continue to review our efforts to ensure that the most timely policies and resources are in place.

Membership requirements include the Professional Responsibility Code, policies for Athlete Sexual Abuse Prevention, Electronic Communications, Addressing Bullying, and Background Screening for coaches, athletes and professionals over the age of 21.

All requirements are available here.

The following resources are available to members and are used with the permission of our Official Partners.

FOR PROGRAM OWNERS

Coach Interview Questions

Ensuring a Safe Environment for Children


MANDATED REPORTING - KNOW THE LAW

FAQ - Mandated Reporting

Reporting Child Sexual Abuse Tips

Mandatory Reporting with a summary of state reporting laws

FOR PARENTS AND EVERYONE

Child Sexual Abuse Facts

Step Up and Speak Out

Talking to Kids About Digital Safety

Protecting Youth Athletes From Sexual Abuse: Summary [video]

Protecting Youth Athletes From Sexual Abuse: Youth Sports Leaders [video]

Protecting Youth Athletes From Sexual Abuse: Parents And Coaches [video]


DIRECT LINKS TO OUR PARTNERS


SafeSport
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Positive Coaching Alliance
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National Center for Safety Initiatives
     
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Stewards of Children
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Darkness To Light
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Project Love