USA Badminton Policy Updates

Sept. 04, 2019, 1:57 p.m. (ET)


Please read this important information regarding recent USA Badminton SafeSport Policy updates. If you have any questions, please email Katherine Tor,


Effective 2020, all Covered Individuals must complete the SafeSport Refresher course regardless of previous training. The Refresher course may only be completed by those individuals that have already completed the core SafeSport training course. Moving forward, the core training will expire one year from the date of completion, followed by the annual requirement of the Refresher course as released by the Center for SafeSport.  

Directions: The Refresher 1: Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct course (total of 20 minutes) can be taken via the SimplyCompete account. 

If you have any questions about whether this applies to you or how to take the training, please contact Katherine Tor, USAB Operations Manager,  

Covered Individuals are: 

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 (i) to a position of authority over, or (ii) to have frequent contact with athletes, including but not limited to, athlete chaperones.



Effective Sept 1, 2019, all background screens will be on a two-year expiration cycle and will increase to a flat fee of $30 (exception of some counties). The price increase is due to additional screening as required by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. The Background Screen Policy shall also apply to any athlete and alternates, training partners and guides 18 years of age or older selected by the USAB to participate in a national or international team or Delegation Event as well as selected to train at any Olympic Training Center or Site, or Delegation Event Training Site.  Background screens as described here must be completed prior to the start of work, training or competition.

For more information on the search components and criteria, please click HERE.  



By now, you may have seen a few updates to the membership system. These have been made to make the system more user friendly, especially regarding USA Badminton SafeSport policy requirements. 

1.       SafeSport training is now available through SimplyCompete  

a. Members will be redirected to the Center for SafeSport website and the date will be imported to your SimplyCompete account (one-year expiration) 

2.       SafeSport and Background Check Expiration Date are on the bottomleft hand corner of the screen 

3.       Email reminders will be sent one month prior to SafeSport and background screen expiration dates