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. For additional SafeSport information go to https://www.teamusa.org/usa-volleyball/about-us/safesport
All adult members of the Delta Region are required to be certified in SafeSport. Beginning with the 2018-2019 season, SafeSport content has been updated within the training program. Therefore, all adults who have not taken the new online courses will need to be re-certified. From this point on, SafeSport certification will be required every two years.
To become SafeSport certified, a USAV member will need to complete all three of the 30-minute modules (replacing the current 90-minute course).
The SafeSport coursework is now delivered through the USAV Academy. Accessing the course through the USAV Academy is critical to tracking certification and expiration dates. Please access the course exclusively through the USAV Academy (not the USOC SafeSport website). To register for SafeSport training:
Should you need to return to your coursework at a later time, log in to your USAV account and click on the Log into USAV Academy button. For technical issues, while completing the course, please visit: http://help.usavolleyballacademy.org/.
Want to report a concern or potential violation? USA Volleyball now works with the Center for SafeSport.
The Center’s goal is to be accessible, empathetic and responsive to anyone needing assistance. We understand and respect that asking for help or making a report can be an emotional process. Our professionals are highly trained and handle every situation with the attention and confidentiality it deserves.
We want to make reporting as simple as possible; below are guidelines to help you choose the right option(s). If in doubt, you can always contact the Center to ask questions. The Center is commissioned to respond to any report of a SafeSport Code violation involving sexual misconduct for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. It can manage other types of Code violations on a case-by-case basis.
The Center handles ALL reports of sexual abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements. Make a report to the Center if you have a reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct such as child sex abuse, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power. Report to SafeSport
Contact your local authorities if you have a reasonable suspicion that child sexual abuse or neglect has occurred. All reports of child abuse or sexual assault of a minor must also be reported to local authorities. Reports of abuse not involving a minor may also be reported to local authorities.
Contact the National Governing Body for your sport to report other forms of misconduct such as emotional or physical misconduct, bullying, hazing or harassment.
24/7 crisis support
For 24/7 crisis support, contact the SafeSport helpline for crisis interventions, referrals and emotional support. This confidential and secure helpline is operated by RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.