USS SAFE SPORT INFORMATION PAGE

 

Reporting Suspected Abuse and/or Policy Violations:

All listed options accept ANONYMOUS reporting

The Center accepts all reports of sexual abuse and child abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Report here if you have reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct or harassment, child abuse (including child sexual abuse), or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power.

The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including but not limited to bullying, hazing, stalking, and harassment) within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Reports of emotional and physical misconduct can also be reported directly to your sport’s national governing body (NGB).

Online: To report, click the image below. 

Report a Concern

Phone: 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233) 24 hours, with an operator available Monday - Friday from 9AM - 5PM MT

Suspected abuse or misconduct and/or policy violations can also still be made to the US Speedskating office by calling 801-417-5375 or emailing membership@usspeedskating.org

If preferred individuals may also report concerns to the designees listed below. These reports can be made either by phone or by email. The information will then be relayed to the U.S. Center for SafeSport to determine jurisdiction. USS will list here on this webpage both one male and one female staff designee and one male and one female athlete representative at all times as reporting recipients for such matters. 

24-Hour SafeSport Helpline

Phone: 866-200-0796 

Online chat: https://hotline.rainn.org/safesport

Website: https://www.safesporthelpline.org

 

 

Training and Education: 

To take the training please login to your USS account here

How to take/renew your SafeSport Training via your USS account:

  1. Login to your USS account at https://usspeedskating.sport80.com/login

  2. Click View on your profile card

  3. Click the Center for SafeSport Training tab on the list below your name

  4. Click the blue +Add Center for SafeSport Training button

  5. Select the appropriate Training option by clicking the dark blue +Add button next to the course. Complete only one course annually in the following order

    1. Center for SafeSport Training

    2. Refresher Course: Recognizing and Reporting Misconduct

    3. Refresher Course 2: Preventing Misconduct 

    4. Refresher Course 3

  6. Click Start Training in the pop-up and complete it via the SafeSport platform (does not need to be done in one sitting)

  7. Download/save the completion certificate for your records

  8. Your profile will automatically update within 24 hours, so be sure to take the training well in advance of when you need to register for a competition 

The Optional Training: Parent’s Guide to Misconduct in Sport DOES NOT fulfill the training requirement for registration and competitions. 

 

Resources for Clubs and Associations

Below are several one-page documents to help break down the Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP). These are meant to be read, displayed and/or distributed in an effort to help everyone understand these policies better. If you have any questions please email membership@usspeedskating.org or call 801-417-5375

 

Banned Individuals List

The U.S. Center of SafeSport maintains records of current and past decisions regarding investigations that have fallen under their jurisdiction. Click here to search the Centralized Disciplinary Database. 

Additionally, USS maintains a list of permanently USS banned coaches.

 

US Speedskating Safe Sport Policy Overview

 

The US Speedskating Safe Sport Policy was created to establish a healthy, positive and safe environment for all parties participating in the sport of speed skating. The USS Safe Sport Policy helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promotes open dialogue, provides training and resources, and assists members with potential allegations. 

The policy outlines expectations and areas of potential concern, with the goal of a healthy environment for all participants in our sport. This policy applies to all members (first-year members, club competitors/recreational skaters, national-level competitors, USS coaches, USS officials, USS club officers, introductory two-month members and USS alumni members) staff, including office staff, trainers and National Team coaches, Board members, volunteers and contractors, including medical personnel, massage therapists, event volunteers and committee members. Please review the USS Safe Sport Policy which can be found through the link below.

 

USS works in partnership with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to prevent abuse and foster a national sport culture of respect and safety on and off the ice. The U.S. Center for SafeSport has exclusive authority within speed skating to investigate and resolve allegations of sexual misconduct and any related misconduct.

 

The U.S. Center for SafeSport Education and Outreach Office administers national prevention programming, raises awareness and provides resources and training to promote respect and prevent abuse. Learning about the six types of misconduct is an important step to recognize, reduce and respond effectively to inappropriate and potential harmful behavior. The following groups are required to complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport training; elected members of the USS Board of Directors, Staff, Certified Coaches,  Level 3, 4 & 5 Officials, USS contractors that have frequent or regular contact with athletes, all USS members that have a 1st Year, Club Competitor/Recreational, or National-Level Competitor membership and that are 18 years of age or older. It is recommended that all USS Athletes listed in the USADA pool take this training, but it is not required.


Background Checks

Before becoming an elected USS Board member, USS staff, USS contractor that has frequent or regular contact with athletes, certified USS coach and level 3, 4 & 5 officials assigned by USS to USS races, you must have a background check completed. You will be instructed on how to complete this process when going through the various procedures as outlined by USS Staff and through the USS website. A background check will need to be completed every two years.


USS Policies and Forms:

USS Safe Sport Policy & Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies

USS Background Screening Policy and FAQ

Conflict of Interest Disclosure

USS Code of Ethics

USS Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct Violation Document

 

U.S. Center for SafeSport Policies and Links:

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) is a collection of prevention and training policies that bind adult participants and organizations in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement.

The MAAPP is a collection of proactive prevention and training policies for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement. It has three primary components: an Education and Training Policy, Required Prevention Policies, and Recommended Prevention Policies. The Center developed the MAAPP to assist National Governing Bodies, Paralympic Sport Organizations, Local Affiliated Organizations, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and other individuals to whom these policies apply in meeting their obligations under federal law.

The SafeSport Code

The SafeSport Code establishes consistent standards of response and resolution to abuse and misconduct claims across the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, whose affiliated individuals must comply with policies and procedures as defined by the Code. 

This Code of Conduct establishes consistent standards of response and resolution to abuse and misconduct claims behavior across the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The USOPC, NGBs, and LAOs must comply, in all respects, with these policies and procedures as defined by the Code. All participants of these organizations are responsible for adhering to and understanding the Code.

NGB Services page

SafeSport Courses for All

The U.S. Center for SafeSport's website: https://uscenterforsafesport.org