USASF SAFESPORT CODE & ATHLETE PROTECTION POLICIES
The U.S. All Star Federation is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its participants' physical, emotional, and social development and ensuring it promotes an environment free from abuse and misconduct. As part of this program, the U.S. All Star Federation has implemented policies addressing certain types of abuse and misconduct, as well as certain policies intended to reduce, monitor and govern the areas where potential abuse and misconduct might occur.

The policies outlined in the U.S. All Star Federation SafeSport Code set forth some of the boundaries for appropriate and inappropriate conduct.

Included in the U.S. All Star Federation SafeSport Code document are policies that address types of abuse and misconduct:

  • Sexual Abuse and Misconduct
  • Physical Abuse and Misconduct
  • Emotional Abuse and Misconduct
  • Bullying, Threats and Harassment
  • Hazing

The U.S. All Star Federation has determined that the U.S. All Star Federation's policies prohibiting abuse and misconduct in all areas listed above shall be the same as the applicable policies of the U.S. Center for SafeSport (USCSS), which may be found at USCSS Policies.

All U.S. All Star Federation Members shall familiarize themselves with each form of misconduct and shall refrain from engaging in misconduct and/or violating any of these policies.

In addition to adherence to the U.S. All Star Federation SafeSport Code and following all U.S. Center for Safe Sport Policies, USASF Members must also:

  1. Adhere to Professional Responsibility Code
  2. Adopt and Implement the USASF Proactive Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies
    1. Sexual Abuse Prevention Policy
    2. Electronic Communication Policy
    3. Addressing Bullying
    4. New for 2019-2020 Travel Policy
    5. New for 2019-2020 Billet & Housing Policy
  3. Complete Background Screening
    1. For adult professionals such as owners, coaches, and other personnel
    2. Adult Athletes who will be 21 on or before December 31, 2019
  4. New for 2019-2020  SafeSport Training
    1. For adult professionals such as owners, coaches, and other personnel

SUSPENDED / INELIGIBLE MEMBER LIST
Membership in the U.S. All Star Federation ("USASF") is a privilege granted by USASF. That privilege can be withdrawn by USASF at anytime when a member's conduct is determined to be inconsistent with the best interests of All Star and the athletes we serve.

Based on the notifications and general disclosures presented to members in the USASF Professional Responsibility Code("PRC"), USASF has the right to deny, suspend or revoke membership for:

  1. Any person under criminal investigation.
  2. Any person charged with a crime that is not consistent with the rules, policies or standards of USASF.
  3. Any conduct inconsistent with USASF PRC, rules, policies or standards.
  4. When actions of misconduct are reviewed by the Disciplinary Committee and determined not to serve the best interests of All Star or USASF.

USASF has reserved the right to publish a list of individuals whose memberships have been suspended or revoked related to Athlete Protection.

Please visit Suspended / Ineligible Members for complete list and information


QUICK LINKS TO ADDITIONAL ATHLETE PROTECTION RESOURCES

SAFESPORT TRAINING

Create a Winning Environment for Athlete Safety

Effective August 1, 2019 for the 2019-2020 season, all owners, coaches and personnel members  will be required to to complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport™ Trained online course to be considered an Eligible Member of the U.S. All Star Federation.

This is in addition to the current eligibility requirements.

More information can be found on the SafeSport Training page.

BACKGROUND SCREENING

The United States All Star Federation has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our member all star programs. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to member eligibility background screening for any USASF Adult Members who accompanies a team into a warm-up room at all USASF sanctioned events. This includes Owners, Coaches and any other volunteer or staff member associated to a program.
Please visit the Background Check page on USASF for complete details.

ATHLETE'S 1ST

The USASF Board of Directors announced its intention to take an even more aggressive and proactive approach to protecting its athlete members following the November 2018 meeting. This protection extends beyond the safety rules and guidelines in taking steps to further protect athletes and do everything the organization can to eliminate potential abuse and predators.

Please visit Athlete's 1st Information Page for complete details.

REPORTING

The USASF recognizes that a key element to preventing abuse and misconduct is the implementation of an effective reporting policy thatr esults in reports of suspected abuse and misconduct, and does not in any way deter victims or witnesses from reporting abuse and misconduct.

Potential abusers will avoid involvement in a program where there is a likelihood that suspected abuse will be reported.

Please visit Reporting Concerns of Abuse and/or Policy Violations for more information.