Contact | About Us | Privacy Policy | USAV Login          
Iowa Volleyball Region
You Are Here: Home :: Rules & Officials :: SafeSport



SafeSport – Where Your Game Plan Starts

We all have a role to play in creating a healthy setting for sport. SafeSport helps raise awareness about misconduct in sport, promote open dialogue, and provide training and resources. When we work as a team, we can build a game plan to make sport safe―for everyone.

Recognize:  Learn about the different types of misconduct in sport.

Reduce:   Develop a strategy to ensure athlete well-being.

Respond:   Know how to take action before there's a problem.

The USOC has mandated that each National Governing Body (NGB) prepares and instills SafeSport programming.  
USA Volleyball is a forerunner with this training and full organization rollout plan and as a member region, Iowa Region is also fully invested in this program as well.     


SafeSport Training & Certification Process

Within the guidelines of the 5 year roll out plan for full certification, this year it is important that our Region Office Staff, Board Members, Region Program Staff, Referees, Tournament Directors, Club Directors, Team Reps, Refs and Scorekeepers, Chaperones and Coaches of junior teams (regardless of the coaches' age) all complete the 90 minute certification course.   Essentially, all adults associated with a Jr. team & club and all coaches.  
Our Iowa Region SafeSport deadline is in line with our IMPACT deadline- February 15, 2015.   Individuals required to take this course should do so by February 15, to remain in compliance and on the team roster.  The Region registrar will review rosters after that date and non-compliant members will be notified.  Roster removal is likely for continued non-compliance.  

**NEW PARENT COURSE OFFER:  While our roll-out plan includes these individuals, ANY adult with USA Volleyball membership is welcome to the free course.  There is also a new SafeSport course for Parents and that can be found HERE as well and then follow the same directions for the Club Affiliate course as outlined below.    Please share this link with parents of Junior athletes.  It is a great resource and this training holds tremendous potential to positively impact youth sports across the board.  Knowledge is power...and together we can work to combat misconduct in youth sports.    

SafeSport Certification Process For Jr Program/Team Adults and All Coaches (~90 Minutes):

1)  First, please know that beginning with the 2014-15 season, all USA Volleyball (for fee) IMPACT and Beach IMPACT courses will also address SafeSports and all attendees will automatically obtain SafeSport certifications with their IMPACT.  
However -- if you plan to attend an Iowa Region (Free) IMPACT clinic, you must take this training before your IMPACT clinic.  

2)   For SafeSport training continue with these steps to add this important, required certification:

  • Look up & record your USA Volleyball member contact ID number (from Webpoint) as you will need this to register for the SafeSport course.
    When you log in to your USA Volleyball member area (in Webpoint) follow the Member Profile link on the left.
    Once there you'll see the CONTACT ID.  That's the number you'll need.
  • Follow THIS LINK to the USOC (United States Olympic Committee) Training Site
  • Follow the STORE link, and select the free SafeSport training
  • On the next screen, select the gold "Add to Bag" button
  • On the next screen, select the red "Checkout" button
  • On the next screen, follow the gold Register for Team USA account prompts
  • Register for a Team USA account (creating a new user name and password--not necessarily your Webpoint ones)
  • Select "USA Volleyball" as your organization ...and input your USA Volleyball number (as obtained earlier on Webpoint)
  • Continue to begin coursework.  
Please know that the full training is ~90 minutes. You are welcome to leave the course at any time (and pick up where you left off) if you are not able to complete the course in one sitting.   All certifications will be added to your Webpoint membership (and reflected on rosters/membership cards, etc) within 7 days.  

TROUBLE-SHOOTING TIPS:  If you ever have trouble with the USOC SafeSport site, try these suggestions as a possible remedy:

1. Log out of your SafeSport account

2. Clear your cache history (browser history)

3. Log back into your SafeSport account

Thank you so much for your compliance with this new requirement.  Thank you also, for spreading the word on this important training.   Everyone needs to hear this information.  #FTK (Taking one from the Dance Marathon motto--for the kids!)  

Questions on any SafeSport Training, contact Michelle Goodall at [email protected]


Need to report an abuse or misconduct?  
FLOW CHART of what to report and to whom.  

USA Volleyball requires the reporting of sexual misconduct by or of any member and strongly encourages reporting of any concerns related to SafeSport. Please read over the Report Abuse information to fill out a Report Abuse Form.

At the Regional level, feel free to call the Iowa Volleyball Region SafeSport contact:   Michelle Goodall:  [email protected], (515) 727-1860 or (515) 229-6114.

To reach out directly to the National Office SafeSport contact, 1-855-306-7775

Don't attempt to evaluate validity before you report.