SafeSport training was developed by the United States Olympic Committee as part of a nationwide initiative to recognize, reduce, and respond effectively to inappropriate and potentially harmful behavior in sport. The program is available at no cost to members of USA Curling and can be found at

As of January 1, 2014, all individuals the USCA formally authorizes, approves, or appoints to a position of authority over, or to have frequent contact with, athletes must complete the USOC SafeSport online program. These individuals include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • All coaches, including those at USCA events, championships, and playdowns leading to championship events;
  • All officials serving in the capacity of chief umpire or deputy chief umpire at a USA Curling championship or other event, including all active Level III apprentices;
  • The head ice maker at a USA Curling championship or event;
  • The chair of the organizing committee for the USCA U18 and Junior National Championships;
  • All course conductors for USA Curling Sport Education classes;
  • Level II (or higher) certified instructors;
  • Directors of junior camps and any other junior program receiving financial or administrative support from the USCA;
  • All USA Curling employees, including High Performance staff, and board members;
  • All non-athletes who are authorized by USA Curling to reside, train, or work at an Olympic Training Center; and
  • All athletes receiving funding from USA Curling, representing the United States in curling at world championship events, and/or designated for the required USADA testing pool.

In addition, clubs are encouraged to have their members, especially those who work with youth, participate in the training. Successful completion of all evaluation exercises is required. More information can be found in the USA Curling SafeSport Handbook. To access and complete the SafeSport Training, or if you have questions about training requirements or your current status, please contact Shane Stein by email at shane.stein@usacurl.orgor by phone at 715-344-1199, Ext 209.