Thank you for your commitment to SafeSport. Together, we can promote a safe and respectful environment on and off the court.

As the federal laws and regulations are enacted, there are several changes to the SafeSport program. Here is where you can keep up-to-date with all the changes. 

SafeSport training must be completed for covered individuals prior to interacting with minor athletes. The content of this SafeSport training was developed and is maintained by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, which retains individual course completion records. Note: SafeSport training is free for USA Racquetball members who take the training through the U.S. Center for SafeSport (see instructions in How to Complete the Training).  Beginning in the summer/fall of 2020, completing this training through the Center automatically updates your USAR member record.

You will take three lessons during this training:

  • Emotional and Physical Misconduct
  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Mandatory Reporting

Updates to SafeSport Training 

(updated March 24, 2020)

  • U.S. Center for SafeSport "Core" Training: This is required training for adults who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors, and/or have regular contact with, or authority over, an amateur athlete who is a minor. The training must be completed before regular contact with an amateur athlete who is a minor begins; or within the first 30 days of initial membership, or upon beginning a new role subjecting the adult to the MAAPP. The training must be completed by September 1, 2020, for all current members or after for new members. Available to USAR members for free.
  • Regular contact has been defined as anyone playing against a minor athlete four (4) or more times in a year. 
  • All referees of a match with a minor athlete will need to be SafeSport trained. USAR is working with R2Sports to provide tournament directors a quick way to easily identify tournament registrants who are SafeSport trained. 
  • 15-Minute Refresher: This is conducted annually following "Core" Center for SafeSport Training. This training is 15 minutes and is a review of the information shared in the Core Center for SafeSport Training. Available to USAR members for free.

(updated Sept. 24, 2019)

  • Athletes turning 18 during the season, whose teammates are minors, will be required to take "Core" Center for SafeSport training upon turning 18. To prevent any disruption in play, the Center will allow athletes who are 17, turning 18 during the season to take "Core" given parental consent. Once a player turns 18, he or she will not be permitted to continue play until "Core" SafeSport training has been completed. Complete the parental consent form before registering for training if you have a minor athlete who needs to take the training. Once the form is completed, your child will be enrolled in SafeSport training. A notification of registration will be sent to the email address on file to access the course.
  • Youth Training Courses: The U.S. Center for SafeSport has launched youth courses. This training is not mandatory and will be offered through the Center's website at www.athletesafety.org. It requires parental consent. The parent/legal guardian creates the account to provide consent for the child and to decide which course is best for their child. Courses are for preschool age; grades K-2; grades 3-5; middle school and high school. These free courses are for minor athletes and their parents to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse, should it happen.