Safe Sport Training Pool (SSTP)
To ensure the safety of its community, USAB requires safe sport training for the following individuals:  (a) all USAB staff, (b) individuals USAB formally authorizes, approves or appoints to (i) a position of authority over, and (ii) 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 Training Pool” or “SSTP”).

The USAB also encourages athletes in the US Anti-Doping Registered Testing Pool (RTP) as well as all other athletes and anyone else involved in this sport to take the training.

New members of the SSTP are required to complete SafeSport Training prior to initial contact with athletes, and in any event within sixty (60) days of the commencement of the new role.

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

USAB will track all SSTP training and perform periodic checks to ensure compliance with this Policy.

To ensure the safety of its community, USAB is adopting USOC’s Safe Sport Training and make this training mandatory for its respective members and staff appointed to a position of authority over athletes including any individual who has frequent contact with athletes.

USAB requires safe sport education and training and complete background check for (a) the above individuals, and (b) USAB staff.  These individuals shall be collectively referred to as the “SafeSport Training Pool” (SSTP). 

USAB may review and publish on its website the categories of individuals in the SafeSport Training Pool from time to time. 

SSTP List
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.

Coaches
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. 

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.

T
ournament Officials
Tournament Directors
Deputy Tournament Directors

Others
Club Owners
Club Administrators