Fastpitch Nation takes the safety of children very seriously. Parents want to know that their children are attending events in a safe and welcoming environment. To that end, Fastpitch Nation has adopted the US SafeSport guidelines and policies.
- All Fastpitch Nation employees complete the SafeSport training as provided by the U.S. SafeSport Center.
- SafeSports provides online training for individuals, coaches, umpires, parents and players. We encourage everyone to take the SafeSport training.
- Download the SafeSport Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies.
What is SafeSport
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit committed to building a sport community where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical and sexual abuse and misconduct. Explore their website for training resources, help and best practices for coaches, parents, athletes, youth and amateur sports organizations in creating your SafeSport environment.
The U.S. Congress designated the U.S. Center for SafeSport with the authority to respond to reports of sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movements by passing the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. This legislation also known as S.534, designates the Center to serve as the independent national safe sport organization, with the additional responsibility for the Center to develop national policies and procedures to prevent the emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of amateur athletes.
Through this legislation, the Center has the exclusive authority to respond to allegations of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct within the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee. It also allows the Center to have discretionary jurisdiction on a case-by-case basis over any other forms of misconduct, including bullying, harassment, and physical and emotional abuse.