Safe Sport Background Screening Pool (SSBCP)
USAB shall conduct a screening background check at least every two years for those individuals it formally authorizes, approves or appoints (a) to a position of authority over, (b) to have frequent contact with athletes  (including, all athlete chaperones), and (c) any non-athlete individual that USAB authorizes to train, stay, or work at an Olympic Training Center (collectively, the “SafeSport Background Screening Pool” or “SSBCP”). For purposes of clarification, USAB is considered to formally authorize, approve or appoint an individual in instances where USAB has control over the appointment process. 

No less than annually, USAB will publish on its website the categories of individuals in the SSBCP. 

In USAB’s discretion on a case by case basis USAB may bypass this background check requirement for those people in the SSBCP who are under 18 years of age.

As to members of the SSBCP newly taking a role, USAB requires background screening prior to contact with athletes begins, and in any event within sixty (60) days of the commencement of the new role.

USAB will track all SSBCP background screening and perform periodic checks to ensure compliance with this Policy.


USAB Staff 

USAB staff who intend to be involved in any USAB sanctioned tournaments or in positions of authority over athletes. This would include any contracted doctors and/or other medical staff secured by USAB.

a) for all USAB certified coaches to maintain their certification, receive coaching passes to coach in sanctioned junior events and to obtain accreditation to coach at Badminton World Federation (BWF) sanctioned events. 

b) for all non-USAB certified coaches to obtain accreditation to coach at Badminton World Federation (BWF) sanctioned events. 

Adult Athletes

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


Technical Officials 

USAB certified Technical Officials (see below) who intend to be involved in any USAB and BWF sanctioned tournaments.

Referees -  BWF/PABC, National, and Regional

Umpires – International (BWF/PABC), National, and Regional

Line Judges – International and National

Team Officials 
USAB members who intend to accompany any USAB Teams or athletes as USAB approved Team Officials such as Team Managers and Chaperones.

Tournament Officials
Tournament Directors
Deputy Tournament Directors

Club Owners
Club Administrators