USA Volleyball and Safe Sport
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.
The SafeSport Code establishes consistent standards of response and resolution to abuse and
misconduct claims across the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, whose affiliated individuals
must comply with policies and procedures as defined by the Code.
Please note that there are a number of options and requirements to report abuse.
Report to law enforcement immediately if you are aware of sexual 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 Safe Sport reports.
The U.S. Center for SafeSport accepts all reports affecting the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement of:
- Sexual Misconduct, including without limitation child sexual abuse and any misconduct that is reasonably related to an underlying allegation of Sexual Misconduct
- Criminal Charges or Dispositions involving Child Abuse or Sexual Misconduct
- Misconduct Related to Reporting, where the underlying allegation involves Child Abuse or Sexual Misconduct
- Misconduct Related to Aiding and Abetting, Abuse of Process, or Retaliation, when it relates to the Center’s process
- Other Inappropriate Conduct
The Center has exclusive jurisdiction to investigate and resolve reports affecting the Movement in the bulleted categories above.
The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including bullying, hazing, stalking and harassment) within the Movement. Reports of emotional and physical misconduct can also be made directly to USA Volleyball. Also, reports of MAAPP violations can be made directly to USA Volleyball.
Call 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233), the Center’s toll-free number to report a concern
Other forms of misconduct includes physical and/or emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing and/or harassment, and MAAPP violations. Reports are submitted to USAV and the appropriate region.
By submitting this form, you are giving permission to USA Volleyball’s Safe Sport 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.
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.
Safe Sport Updates
Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies
The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) is a collection of prevention and training
policies that bind adult participants and organizations in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement
The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) outline training requirements and limit one-one-one interactions with minor athletes. The policies were updated and effective Sept. 1, 2021. Visit our MAAPP page to learn more.
USA Volleyball Response and Resolution Standards
Email us if you have general questions about Safe Sport.
Each of the 40 USA Volleyball regions has a regional Safe Sport contact, who is in charge of distributing the educational and training materials, and is the point of contact for Safe Sport in that region.
Find your region and check with your contact for any local questions regarding Safe Sport.
Visit the Center’s NGB Services page for more information on responsibilities, education and training.