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Safe Sport Policy - updated 2/9/21 (.pdf)
  • Identifies seven primary types of misconduct and provides guidelines for travel and maintaining healthy boundaries 
  • Outlines reporting based on type of misconduct
  • Defines the disciplinary procedures and response to allegations

Safe Sport Frequently Asked Questions (.pdf)

USA Climbing Safe Sport Screening and Background Check Policy (.pdf)

  • Screening process for Covered Individuals (see document) may include successful completion of an application, interview, and/or reference check. 
  • Outlines disqualifying factors or potentially disqualifying factors for Covered Individuals
  • Each Covered Individual has the affirmative duty to disclose any of the disqualifying or potentially disqualifying factors cited in this Policy. 

Incident Report Form (.pdf)

  • Form that may be used to report violations of USA Climbing's Safe Sport Policies, Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies or other inappropriate behavior.

File a Report- Sexual Misconduct

  • The Center handles ALL reports of sexual abuse and child abuse within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements. Make a report to the Center if you have a reasonable suspicion of child abuse (including child sexual abuse), sexual misconduct, non-consensual sexual conduct, sexual harassment or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power. The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including bullying, hazing and harassment) within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

Parental Consent Form for SafeSport Training

US Center for SafeSport Policies and Procedures

SafeSport Code - 
Effective April 1, 2020

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy "MAAPP" - Effective January 23, 2019

  • The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies were created and designed to set training requirements, and limit one-on-one interactions between adult members of national governing bodies or Paralympic sports organizations who have regular contact with minor athletes, as required by federal law.

MAAPP Requirements

MAAPP Frequently Asked Questions

SafeSport Response and Resolution Process

Resources for Parents

Parent's Guide to Misconduct in Sport (click)

  • Designed for the parents of athletes of all ages, this course explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience.

SafeSport Toolkits (click)

  • Parents of PreSchool Children
  • Parents of School-Age Children
  • Parents of Middle School Youth
  • Parents of High School Aged Adolescents





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