U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESPORT

About USROWING's SafeSport Program

GBC's Policy

USRowing's Safe Sport program is designed to assure athlete safety by promoting and enforcing policies and programs that address: bullying, hazing, harassment (including sexual harassment), emotional misconduct, physical misconduct and sexual misconduct (including child sexual abuse and/or grooming behaviors).

All USRowing Member Organizations are required to have their own athlete safety program. While the primary focus is to safeguard children, these policies extend to all age groups including masters and college level. 

As a condition of membership, USRowing Member Organizations must accept the jurisdictional role of the U.S. Center for SafeSport to investigate and adjudicate any issues of sexual misconduct within their organization.

Safe Sport violations for behaviors other than sexual misconduct should be investigated and handled within each member organization following its internal policies and procedures. After exhausting all remedies afforded by the member organization's policy, issues of misconduct may be brought to USRowing.

All Board Members and Coaching Staff, along with parent volunteers for Spring Break Camp are required to take the SafeSport Training as well as submit to a background investigation.  The links for each are found below.


If you do not have a USRowing membership and are associated solely in a support staff role, USRowing now offers a free limited membership for staff, administrators, board members, volunteers, and other non-athlete/non-coach participants associated with USRowing member organizations. You can sign up for this free limited membership here.

Great Bridge's SafeSport Policy can be found here

More Information on USRowing and SafeSport 

can be found on the USRowing Website 

Sign Up for a free USRowing Membership

If you do not have a USRowing membership and are associated solely in a support staff role, USRowing now offers a free limited membership for staff, administrators, board members, volunteers, and other non-athlete/non-coach participants associated with USRowing member organizations. You can sign up for this free limited membership here.

Complete your SafeSport Training

You can access this training by logging into your individual USRowing account with your member number and password.

 

Click the SafeSport button in the menu bar on the left hand side. If you have already taken the 90 min Core training in previous years, you are likely due for a 30 minute Refresher Course; 1, 2, or 3.

Complete your NCMI Background Check

To protect athletes and all members of the USRowing community, part- and full-time employees of USRowing, USRowing member organizations, members of the Board of Directors, coaches, referees, volunteers that have direct access to athletes over the course of several days, and vendors with direct access/interactions with athletes are required to undergo criminal background checks. 

Submit your Background Investigation Here