The U.S. Center for SafeSport offers a free online training course aimed at creating safe and respectful sport environments for all athletes.
The "SafeSport Trained" course will help you recognize if an athlete is being abused. Most importantly, you will learn how to prevent this from happening or how to respond if the abuse already has happened. This training ensures you are a part of our daily effort to make athlete well-being the centerpiece of our nation’s sport programs. Thank you for helping us champion respect, and end abuse in sport.
The SafeSport Trained course covers the following topics:
- Mandatory Reporting
- Sexual Misconduct Awareness Education
- Emotional and Physical Misconduct
Here is a how-to guide on the online enrollment process for the SafeSport website.
SafeSport Trained Course
The “SafeSport Trained” course is required for the following individuals:
- Anyone in a role which requires one to be a Registered Volunteer
- Members 18 years of age or older bowling in any league with members 17 years of age or younger
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Members who are 17 may take the “SafeSport Trained” course prior to turning 18, with parental consent. Click the box below to begin:
Registered Volunteer Program requirements
Are you looking to become a Registered Volunteer?
To become a Registered Volunteer, the program requires individuals to complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport training and individuals also must pass a background screen through the National Center for Safety Initiatives (NCSI).
If you have completed the online SafeSport training, you now can begin the process of the background screen through NCSI. Please click HERE to begin the process.
Youth Athlete Training courses
The U.S. Center for SafeSport Youth Athlete Training courses are now live! These FREE resources include courses for children of preschool age; grades K-2; grades 3-5; middle school and high school. These online trainings are designed as an introduction for minor athletes and their parents or other caregivers to understand the importance of positive, welcoming environments in sports, where misconduct like bullying or abuse is less likely to happen, and to know where to report abuse, should it occur.
Each course requires that a parent/legal guardian create an account to provide consent for their child to access the training. Once an account is created, parents can choose which course is best for their child based on their actual or developmental age. Each course will take less than 30 minutes to complete. A writeable PDF certificate is available at the conclusion of each training, and parents are encouraged to create one bearing their child’s name.
Click HERE to learn more.