USAB Commitment
USA Badminton (USAB), together with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), is committed to enabling a safe environment for its community. The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USAB. USAB has a ZERO TOLERANCE policy for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of USAB’s programs

U.S. Center For Safe Sport 
The U.S. Center for SafeSport opened its doors in March 2017, as a wholly independent body to investigate and resolve reports of policy violations within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic  Movements. More information on the U.S. Center for SafeSport is available throughout its website.

SafeSport Video         

US Center for SafeSport website

SafeSport Communication

USAB Safe Sport Policy
USAB has developed a Safe Sport Policy that is designed to protect its members from all types of misconduct and abuse. For more information, click here

Covered Individuals 
The USAB Safe Sport Policy is applicable to the following individuals (collectively, “Covered Individuals”):

- Staff, board members and interns;
Members;
Athletes;
Club owners, directors and administrators;
Tournament directors;
Referees, umpires line judges;
Coaches and team managers; and
- All other individuals, athletes or non-athletes, USA Badminton formally authorizes, approves or appoints (i) to a position of authority over, or (ii) to have frequent contact with athletes, including but not limited to, athlete chaperones.

USAB Safe Sport Training Pool (SSTP)
To ensure the safety of its community, USAB requires safe sport training for the following individuals:  (a) all USAB staff, (b) individuals USAB formally authorizes, approves or appoints to (i) a position of authority over, and (ii) to have frequent contact with athletes (including, all athlete chaperones), and (c) any non-athlete individual that USAB authorizes to train, stay or work at an Olympic Training Center (collectively, the “SafeSport Training Pool” or “SSTP”).

The USAB also encourages athletes in the US Anti-Doping Registered Testing Pool (RTP) as well as all other athletes and anyone else involved in this sport to take the training.

New members of the SSTP are required to complete SafeSport Training prior to initial contact with athletes, and in any event within sixty (60) days of the commencement of the new role.

No less than annually, USAB will publish on its website the categories of individuals in the SSTP.

USAB requires all its member who are categorized as part of the “Safe Sport Training Pool (SSTP)” to comply with the policies of the USAB Safe Sport Policy including completing sexual molestation, hazing and bullying awareness and prevention training. For more information, click here


USAB Safe Sport Training
USAB requires all its member who are categorized as part of the “Safe Sport Training Pool (SSTP)” to take Safe Sport training comply with the policies of the USAB Safe Sport Policy, which includes completing sexual molestation, hazing and bullying awareness and prevention training. For more information, click here

USAB Safe Sport Background Screening Pool (SSBCP)
To ensure the safety of its community, USAB shall conduct a screening background check at least every two years for those individuals it formally authorizes, approves or appoints (a) to a position of authority over, (b) to have frequent contact with athletes  (including, all athlete chaperones), and (c) any non-athlete individual that USAB authorizes to train, stay, or work at an Olympic Training Center (collectively, the “SafeSport Background Screening Pool” or “SSBCP”). For purposes of clarification, USAB is considered to formally authorize, approve or appoint an individual in instances where USAB has control over the appointment process. To view this list, click here

Making A Report
The US Center for SafeSport requires the reporting of sexual misconduct by or of any member to the US Center for SafeSport Response and Resolution Office. USAB strongly encourages reporting of any concerns related to USAB's SafeSport policies. For more information, click here.

Resources For Parents
The US Center for SafeSport has added new resources for parents, including free online parent training and the "Parent Toolkit" for a variety of age groups.

USAB Safe SPort Handbook for Clubs
USAB Member Clubs are strongly recommended to refer to the USAB Safe Sport Handbook for Clubs to develop their own Club Safe Sport Policy. Click here for the USAB Sport Sport Handbook for Clubs. 

 

 

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