New Updated SafeSport Training from the US Center for SafeSport

Dec. 23, 2017, 9:33 p.m. (ET)

Attention all referees, coaches, instructors and club owners:

 

Beginning immediately, all USA Karate Official and Coach members will be required to complete the FREE updated training course supplied by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. This course replaces the material previously found on the TeamUSA Training site. The new training course consists of three 30-minute videos on the following topics:

 

  1. Mandatory Reporting
  2. Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
  3. Emotional and Physical Misconduct

 

All three courses will need to be completed before these membership groups will be allowed to participate in USA Karate activities.  As a reminder compliance with SafeSport is a condition of membership per our Bylaws.

 

SafeSport training must be completed every two (2) years. Therefore, anyone who is due to renew their SafeSport training or is completing training for the first time will need to complete the new courses.

 

We urge everyone take the new training as soon as possible, even if it has been less than two years since you completed the old version.  The updated materials will ensure your full understanding of SafeSport now that the program is under the jurisdiction of the US Center for SafeSport.

 

The website to take the new course is https://safesport.org/. Users will have to create an account prior to being able to take the course. You can create your account at https://safesport.org/authentication/register?token=387667f7-f3dc-4285-af8b-5fd23af7201b

This also applies for those that have taken the TeamUSA training course before.

 

Use code 5CJA-L3B7-8GCC-LUMF in order to be linked to USA Karate – if you do not use this code USA Karate will not be notified of your compliance, so please take care when signing up.

 

Also, please note that this training is available FREE to everyone, not just those in the categories listed above and we recommend that everyone takes the courses – especially athletes and parents of athletes – in order to be fully informed on how to spot the signs of abuse, and how to react appropriately and effectively if you suspect misconduct.

 

Information on USA Karate’s SafeSport Program can be found on our website https://www.teamusa.org/usa-karate/member-resources/safe-sport-program

 

If you have any questions, please contact USA Karate Membership Manager Elizabeth Sottile at esottile@usankf.org or USA Karate CEO Phil Hampel at phampel@usankf.org