SAFESPORT

Introducing the U.S. Center for SafeSport

General Information on the U.S. Center for SafeSport

Response and Resolution Office: What You Need to Know

U.S. Center for SafeSport Launches Victim Services Helpline

 

 

Take the training hereAccess Code (case sensitive): V256-LF4Y-72G4-H57V

*Please only submit the final "SafeSport Certificate". The three course certificates are not needed.

US Speedskating SafeSport Policy:

 

The US Speedskating SafeSport Policy was created to establish a healthy, positive and safe environment for all parties participating in the sport of speed skating. The USS SafeSport 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 a 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 Safeport 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 of SafeSport has exclusive authority within speed skating to investigate and resolve allegations of sexual misconduct and any related misconduct.

 

The U.S. Center of 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 Safesport training; elected members of the USS Board of Directors, Staff, Certified Coaches,  Level 3, 4 & 5 Officials, and USS contractors that have frequent or regular contact with athletes. 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.

Banned Individuals List:

The U.S. Center of SafeSport maintains records of current and past decisions regarding investigations that have fallen under the Center's jurisdiction here: https://www.safesport.org/userviolations/search

Additionally, USS maintains a list of members, coaches, officials and athletes who have received a life-time ban from USS. If you have an inquiry regarding a specific person’s membership status please contact Executive Director, Ted Morris at tmorris@usspeedskating.org.

24 Hour Victim Services Helpline:

Phone: 866-200-0796 

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

Website: safesporthelpline.org 

Reporting Abuse:

Should an allegation of abuse, misconduct, or policy violations or inquiries regarding abuse need to be made, the recommended contact is the U.S. Center for SafeSport. Below is the contact information to make these reports.

Onlinehttps://safesport.org/response-resolution/report

Telephone: (720) 524-5640

Allegations can also still be made to the US Speedskating office to the contacts listed below, if this is preferred by the individual making the report. This reports can be made either initially by phone or by submitting "Form A: Abuse Reporting Form" (found in the Participant Welfare Policy). This information will then be relayed to the U.S. Center for Safesport as they maintain jurisdiction over these areas. USS will list here on this webpage both one male and one female staff designee and one male and one female athlete representatives at all times as reporting recipients for such matters.

Male: Dale Schoon, USS Director of Finances, dschoon@usspeedskating.org, (801) 417-5372

Female: Angela Bond, USS Membership Coordinator, abond@usspeedskating.org, (801) 417-5375
 
Male: Matt Plummer, mattplummer06@gmail.com
Female: Katherine Reutter, ktlaine@yahoo.com