Overview
For the safety of the athletes, particularly youth athletes, USA Track & Field has committed to providing a safe environment in which our athletes compete and train. This is paramount to the success of all USATF programs.
 
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) recommended USATF implement the program in 2014 and it was required of all Olympic national governing bodies (NGB’s) by 2015. Coupled with our Coaches Registry, our goal is to gain awareness and protect the participants in our sport at all levels.
 
The SafeSport course is an online training module put together by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. The course covers lesson areas that include, but are not limited to, sexual misconduct; emotional and physical misconduct; and mandatory reporting. The training videos in total are approximately 90 minutes long and include quizzes and final exams.
 
All USATF National Staff, Board Members, Youth Committee members, registered agents, Coaches Registry members, youth club coaches and youth club administrators are required to be USATF SafeSport Compliant.


How to become USATF SafeSport Compliant:
  • Be a current USATF membe:    join/renew     check membership status
  • Complete the NCSI background screen   coaches   officials   
    Other volunteers can use either of the above links until such time as we have a separate option available
List of individuals who have met all of the SafeSport requirements  - Click Here