USASF SAFESPORT CODE & ATHLETE PROTECTION POLICIES
The U.S. All Star Federation is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its participants’ physical, emotional, and social development and ensuring it promotes an environment free from abuse and misconduct. As part of this program, the U.S. All Star Federation has implemented policies addressing certain types of abuse and misconduct, as well as certain policies intended to reduce, monitor and govern the areas where potential abuse and misconduct might occur.
The policies outlined in the U.S. All Star Federation SafeSport Code set forth some of the boundaries for appropriate and inappropriate conduct.
Included in the U.S. All Star Federation SafeSport Code document are policies that address types of abuse and misconduct:
- Sexual Abuse and Misconduct
- Physical Abuse and Misconduct
- Emotional Abuse and Misconduct
- Bullying, Threats and Harassment
The U.S. All Star Federation has determined that the U.S. All Star Federation’s policies prohibiting abuse and misconduct in all areas listed above shall be the same as the applicable policies of the U.S. Center for SafeSport (USCSS), which may be found at USCSS Policies.
All U.S. All Star Federation Members shall familiarize themselves with each form of misconduct and shall refrain from engaging in misconduct and/or violating any of these policies.
- Adhere to Professional Responsibility Code
- Adopt and Implement Pro-Active Policies
- Complete Background Screening
- For USASF program owners, coaches, personnel and adult athletes.
- Adult Athletes: The USASF member database calculates age as of December 31, 2020. Background checks are an eligibility requirement for adult athletes on open teams. Adult athletes are 19 years and older, or will be as of December 31, 2020.
- SafeSport Training
- For adult professionals such as owners, coaches, and other personnel
SUSPENDED / INELIGIBLE MEMBER LIST
Membership in the U.S. All Star Federation (USASF) is a privilege that can be denied or withdrawn at any time when a person’s conduct is determined to be inconsistent with the best interests of All Star and the athletes it serves. The USASF has reserved the right to publish a list of individuals whose memberships have been suspended or revoked related to Athlete Protection.
Based on the notifications and general disclosures presented to members in the USASF Professional Responsibility Code (“PRC”), USASF has the right to deny, suspend or revoke membership for:
- Any person under criminal investigation.
- Any person charged with a crime that is not consistent with the rules, policies or standards of USASF.
- Any conduct inconsistent with USASF PRC, rules, policies or standards.
- When actions of misconduct are reviewed by the Disciplinary Committee and determined not to serve the best interests of All Star or USASF.
USASF has reserved the right to publish a list of individuals whose memberships have been suspended or revoked related to Athlete Protection.
Please visit Suspended / Ineligible Members for complete list and information
QUICK LINKS TO ADDITIONAL ATHLETE PROTECTION RESOURCES
Create a Winning Environment for Athlete Safety
Effective August 1, 2019, all owners, coaches and personnel members will be required to complete the U.S. Center for SafeSport™ Trained online course to be considered an Eligible Member of the U.S. All Star Federation.
This is in addition to the current eligibility requirements.
More information can be found on the SafeSport Training page.
The United States All Star Federation has taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our member all star programs. One of these steps is the implementation of a standardized approach to member eligibility background screening for any USASF Adult Members who accompanies a team into a warm-up room at all USASF sanctioned events. This includes Owners, Coaches and any other volunteer or staff member associated to a program.
Please visit the Background Check page on USASF for complete details.
The USASF Board of Directors announced its intention to take an even more aggressive and proactive approach to protecting its athlete members following the November 2018 meeting. This protection extends beyond the safety rules and guidelines in taking steps to further protect athletes and do everything the organization can to eliminate potential abuse and predators.
Please visit Athlete’s 1st Information Page for complete details.
The USASF recognizes that a key element to preventing abuse and misconduct is the implementation of an effective reporting policy that results in reports of suspected abuse and misconduct, and does not in any way deter victims or witnesses from reporting abuse and misconduct.
Potential abusers will avoid involvement in a program where there is a likelihood that suspected abuse will be reported.
Please visit Reporting Concerns of Abuse and/or Policy Violations for more information.