About SafeSport
Athletes will perform better, soar higher, and get more from sport if they feel safe. The SafeSport program seeks to cultivate and steward a culture of dignity and respect to enable every athlete to thrive, on and off the field of play. 

 

In March 2017, SafeSport is opening a U.S. Center, located in Denver, Colorado. The goal of the new center is to educate and provide prevention resources for: emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, sexual misconduct, bully, hazing, and harassment. 

Education & Outreach, Response & Resolution
The new SafeSport Center will house two offices: an Education & Outreach Office and a Response & Resolution Office.

 

The Education & Outreach Office will provide training and materials to help prevent misconduct and offer easy access to education opportunities for coaches, staff, volunteers, parents and athletes.

 

The Response & Resolution Office will investigate and resolve alleged policy violations for the 47 member U.S. Olympic and Paralympic National Governing Bodies, including USA Badminton.

Who is covered?
USA Badminton and the USOC gives the SafeSport Center jurisdiction over all athletes, anyone appointed to a position of authority over athletes and anyone who has frequent contact with athletes. The SafeSport Center has exclusive authority to investigate and resolve any violation involving sexual misconduct. USA Badminton retains the authority to investigate and resolve violations that are of a non-sexual nature. 

 

Who should complete Safe Sports Training?

Coaches
Safe Sports Training is mandatory

a) for all USAB certified coaches to maintain their certification, receive coaching passes to coach in sanctioned junior events and to obtain accreditation to coach at Badminton World Federation (BWF) sanctioned events. 

b) for all non-USAB certified coaches to receive coaching passes to coach in sanctioned junior events and to obtain accreditation to coach at Badminton World Federation (BWF) sanctioned events. 


Team Officials and Volunteers
Safe Sports Training is mandatory for any USAB members who intend to accompany any USAB Teams or athletes as USAB approved Team Official. This is in line with the USOC criteria of having all team officials or support staff who will be in contact with athletes to have background check. 

 

Reporting Violations

All individuals, regardless of membership with USA Badminton, are encouraged to report suspected violations of the SafeSport Code. The SafeSport Center will, to its greatest extent, maintain the privacy of all individuals in the investigation and resolution of alleged violations.  

 

The SafeSport disciplinary process is designed to protect all USA Badminton athletes, members and participants from future misconduct. All recommended sanctions will be reasonable and proportionate to the violation committed and will emphasize education to ensure that minor misconduct does not escalate into major violations.

 

In July, the United States Center for SafeSport launched of a 24-hour victim services helpline, which will be operated in partnership with the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.


The SafeSport Helpline will provide crisis intervention, referrals and emotional support specifically designed for athletes, staff and other sport participants affected by sexual assault. Through this anonymous and secure service, highly trained specialists will provide live, confidential, one-on-one support by phone or online chat. A mobile application is also available for iOS and Android users.


Phone: 866-200-0796
Online chat: https://hotline.rainn.org/safesport
Website: safesporthelpline.org 

 

To access the Misconduct Reporting Form, click HERE

 

To view the USA Badminton Safe Sport Policies, Procedures, Tips, & FAQs, Click Here for the USA Badminton Safe Sport Handbook 

Clink This Link To Access the USOC Online Safe Sport Training: http://training.teamusa.org