New Requirements For SafeSport, Background Screening
The 2018-19 season brings the following changes for Coach, Official, and Club Volunteer members.
- Background screening
- Now required every two seasons
- Minimum age requirement 18 years
- SafeSport Training: Now required every two seasons with a refresher in between
- Fast Start Coaching Course: Now required for Level 100 certification
These changes are in part due to legislation passed by Congress called ‘Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017.’ Federal law now requires that adults who have frequent contact or are in positions of authority over athletes must receive consistent education on prevention and reporting.
More details regarding SafeSport are available on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard website.