The USeF uses SafeSport to ensure coaches are background checked to ensure the safety of participants. SafeSport has a series of courses that coaches are required to pass before they are allowed to participate. 

  1. Mandatory Reporting: Understanding Your Responsibilities
    • Barriers to reporting
    • Legal Requirements
    • Suspicion of abuse
    • Reporting process
  1. Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
    • Creating a safe and respectful environment
    • Relationship dynamics
        • Coach-athlete relationship
        • Power dynamics and imbalances
    • Understanding the differences between laws and policies
        • Criminal laws
        • S. Center for SafeSport policies
        • Organizational policies
    • What is sexual misconduct?
        • Definition
        • Types of sexual misconduct
    • Understanding consent
        • Definition of consent
        • Age of consent
        • Capacity to consent
        • Consent and power imbalances
    • Child sexual abuse
        • Legal definitions
        • SafeSport policy definitions
        • Grooming
        • The victim’s perspective
            • How victims respond
            • Why they don’t report
        • Signs and symptoms of abuse
        • Prevention and response
            • Managing high-risk situations (travel, social media and electronic communications, etc.)
            • Do’s and don’ts
  1. Emotional and Physical Misconduct
    • Bullying
        • Definition of bullying
        • Cyberbullying
        • Effects of bullying
        • Preventing bullying behaviors
    • Hazing
        • Definition of hazing
        • Preventing hazing
    • Harassment
        • Definition
        • Creating a safe environment for all athletes
    • Emotional misconduct
        • Definition
        • Types of emotional misconduct
        • Effects of emotional misconduct
    • Physical misconduct
        • Definition
        • Types of physical misconduct
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