SafeSport and Reporting

USA Volleyball and SafeSport 

The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to USA Volleyball.

USA Volleyball has a ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of USA Volleyball’s programs.

USA Volleyball is committed to creating safe and fun environments for youth. This includes, but is not limited to, providing training, educational materials and resources for our regions, clubs, coaches and parents.

Policies

NGB Athlete Safety Policy (PDF) | SafeSport Code

Contact Us

Email us if you have general questions about SafeSport.

Each of the 40 USA Volleyball regions has a regional SafeSport contact, who is in charge of distributing the educational and training materials, and is the point of contact for SafeSport in that region.

Find your region and check with your contact for any local questions regarding SafeSport.

SafeSport Webinars

Sept. 30, 11 a.m. MT: Understanding Male Victimization, register now

Oct. 16, 12 p.m. MT: Coaching with Courage, register now

SafeSport Updates

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies

The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) outline training requirements and limit one-one-one interactions with minor athletes. The policies were effective June 23, 2019. Visit our MAAPP page page to learn more.

Report Abuse

Please note that there are a number of options and requirements to report abuse.

Report to law enforcement immediately if you are aware of abuse. If abuse includes sexual misconduct report to both law enforcement and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or malicious report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of USA Volleyball’s Code of Conduct. USA Volleyball strictly prohibits staff/regions/clubs from charging filing fees for SafeSport reports.

Report Other Forms of Misconduct (Physical/Emotional) and MAAPP Violations

Report other forms of misconduct (physical/emotional).

Other forms of misconduct include physical misconduct, emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing and/or harassment. Reports are submitted to USAV and the appropriate region. Reports can also be submitted by calling 1-855-306-7775.

By submitting the form, you are giving permission to USA Volleyball’s SafeSport Program staff to contact you. Your report will be sent to the appropriate region for review and action. Although USA Volleyball accepts anonymous reporting, doing so limits the ability to investigate and respond.