USA Roller Sports

 If you have a potential SafeSport Violation you need to report click here:  SafeSport Reporting Portal 

Or call toll free at this number: 833-SUS-SAFE (833-587-7233)

 

Also if the issue involves a minor and prohibited conduct of abuse, you are required to notify the local legal enforcement authorities, where the incident occurred.

 

For USA Roller Sports Forms associated with Athlete Safety Click below

USA Roller Sports Grievance Form

Event Sanction Applications on USARS forms page

Post Event Sanction Reporting Form

Parental Consent for Massage or Rubdown of Minor Athlete Form

Parental Consent for One-on-One Individual Training Sessions Form

Minor Athlete Travel Permission Form

Authorization for Minor Athlete Housing Form

 

Below are several key links, references and resources available to the USA Roller Sports membership regarding Athlete Safety:

 

Athlete Safety GuideCLICK HERE

The Athlete Safety Guide is a comprehensive  road map for all members on the subject areas of Prohibited Conduct, Reporting, the US Center for SafeSport’s  MAAPP, Pre and Post event sanctioning and follow up.   It is this document that you will want to have downloaded to your phone or printed out and in hand ready to access. 

In addition the guide also includes information on Criminal Background Checks, Jurisdictional Authority, and Enforcement

 

US Center for SafeSport:   www.USCenterforSafeSport.org

US Center for Safe Sport Centralized Disciplinary Databsehttps://uscenterforsafesport.org/response-and-resolution/centralized-disciplinary-database/ 

US Center for SafeSport Training Requirements Information:  https://uscenterforsafesport.org/ngb-services/training/

USOPC’s Athlete Safety & Services Page:  https://www.teamusa.org/team-usa-athlete-services/safe-sport

 

SafeSport 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.

 

Minor Athlete Abuse and Prevention Policies  (MAAPP)

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.

 

REPORTING ABUSE AND MISCONDUCT

The Center accepts all reports of sexual abuse and child abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement.

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).

Report here

 

USA Roller Sports SafeSport Bylaws Reference

Article X: Section 2:

As a member National Governing Body of the United States Olympic Committee, USARS is required to adhere to the SafeSport Rules and Regulations of the USOC. Additionally, USOC Bylaw Section 8.7 (l) provides that, as a condition of membership in the UOSC, each NGB shall comply with the policies and procedures of the independent safe sport organization designated by the USOC to investigate and resolve safe sport violations. The USOC has designated the U.S. Center for Safe Sport as that organization. The current SafeSport rules, policies and procedures are available at the offices of USARS or on-line at the following website: www.USCenterforSafeSport.org As a condition of membership in USARS and a condition for participation in any competition or event sanctioned by USARS or its member organizations, each athlete, coach, trainer, agent, athlete support personnel, medical or para-medical personnel, team staff, official and other person who participates in USARS or USARS events (whether or not a USARS), agrees to comply with and be bound by the SafeSport rules, policies and procedures of the U.S. Center for SafeSport and to submit, without reservation or condition, to the jurisdiction of the US. Center for SafeSport for the resolution of any alleged violations of those rules, policies and procedures, as may be amended from time to time. To the extent any USARS rule is inconsistent with the rules of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, such rule is hereby superseded. If the U.S. Center for SafeSport declines jurisdiction, USARS would assume jurisdiction and review consistent with its rules.

  

 

Additional Notes Related to Reporting:

 

In all cases where the US Center for SafeSport is involved, jurisdiction with regard to investigations and discipline will be dictated by the US Center for SafeSport.    As a result, the Center reserves the right to return cases back to USA Roller Sports to handle.

For cases that involve an emergency, illegal or potentially illegal activity the reporting party should immediately notify the local authorities within the jurisdiction for which the offense may have occurred by going through law enforcement, child protective services or other agencies specific to that area.

 

SafeSport Training is conducted through the U.S. Center for Safe Sport:  USA Roller Sports Compliance Line-  402-483-1465 x 1201.

To take your SafeSport Training, log into your dashboard in the USA Roller Sports Online System 

*USA Roller Sports will only accept SafeSport Training certificates from the SafeSport system directly, or from other National Governing Bodies recognized by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee.