USAB SafeSport Policy

The safety of badminton participants is of paramount importance to USA Badminton (USAB). This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of USAB’s programs. Unfortunately, sports can also be a high-risk environment for misconduct, including sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. USAB is committed to protect its participants from this kind of abuse and other types of misconduct such as bullying, harassment, and hazing that can be harmful to all its members, especially its youth players. Every member of the badminton community has a role in creating conditions that protect the physical and emotional well-being of its athletes.

Together, we can create a safe environment for all members to enjoy badminton.

For full disclosure of USAB SafeSport Policy, please refer to document HERE.


WHO DOES THE SAFESPORT POLICY APPLY TO?

This Policy is applicable to the following individuals (collectively, “Covered Individuals”):

  • Staff, board members and interns;
  • Members;
  • Athletes;
  • Club owners, directors and administrators;
  • Tournament directors;
  • Referees, umpires line judges;
  • Coaches and team managers; AND
  • All other individuals, athletes or non-athletes, USA Badminton formally authorizes, approves or appoints:
  1. to a position of authority over, or
  2. to have frequent contact with athletes, including but not limited to, athlete chaperones.

Additionally, to the extent a Covered Individual has regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors, they must abide by USAB’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy.


USAB Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

To the extent a Covered Individual has regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors, they must abide by USAB’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy.  To read the policy, click HERE.

 

SAFESPORT TRAINING POOL (SSTP)

To ensure the safety of its community, USAB requires safe sport training for the following individuals:

  1. all USAB staff,
  2. individuals USAB formally authorizes, approves or appoints to
    1. a position of authority over, and
    2. to have frequent contact with athletes (including, all athlete chaperones), and
  3. any non-athlete individual that USAB authorizes to train, stay or work at an Olympic Training Center (collectively, the “SafeSport Training Pool” or “SSTP”).
  4. all adult athletes who have regular contact with and/or authority over minor athletes are required to abide by the policy and training requirements policies set forth in the USAB's Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy regardless of the age of the minor athletes with whom they interact.

For more information on the SSTP, Click HERE.

 

SAFESPORT BACKGROUND CHECK POOL (SSBCP)

To ensure the safety of its community, USAB shall conduct a screening background check at least every two years for those individuals it formally authorizes, approves or appoints:

  1. to a position of authority over, or
  2. to have frequent contact with athletes (including, all athlete chaperones),
  3. any non-athlete individual that USAB authorizes to train, stay, or work at an Olympic Training Center, and
  4. other individuals who have regular contact with athletes as determined by USAB in its sole discretion and/or as required by USOC (collectively, the “SafeSport Background Screening Pool” or “SSBCP”).

For more information on the SSBCP, Click HERE.

 

** USA Badminton reserves the right to amend this Policy from time to time as necessary.