About SafeSport

Sport provides athletes with an opportunity to perform – on and off the field. Unfortunately, sport can also be a high-risk environment for misconduct and abuse. For example, studies indicate that as many as one in eight athletes will be sexually abused within their sport. Misconduct is a critical issue in sport, and one which we all need a game plan to prevent.

We all play a role in reducing misconduct and abuse in sport. SafeSport provides resources for all members of the sport community – organizations, coaches, parents and athletes – to understand what misconduct is, implement ways to reduce it and identify plans to respond to it. 

SafeSport is the sporting community’s initiative to recognize, reduce and respond to misconduct in sport. The six primary types of misconduct are bullying, harassment, hazing, emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, and sexual misconduct, including child sexual abuse.

Policies, Resources, and News

USA Cycling SafeSport Policies     U.S. Center for SafeSportNews from the Web
USA Cycling Code of Conduct
Athlete Protection Policies
Criminal Background Check Policy
Criminal Background Check Procedure
Education Policy
Misconduct and Abuse Reporting Policy
Policy III: Administrative Grievances
Staff Contact

Introducing the U.S. Center for SafeSport
U.S. Center for SafeSport Response & Resolution Office
U.S. Center for SafeSport website
U.S. Center for SafeSport General Information Sheet
U.S. Center for SafeSport Policies and Procedures

Bullying: Seven Solutions for Parents
Video: Tips for protecting youth
Child sex abuse is a taboo topic for some parents
Sports Illustrated - "Stand Up Speak Out"
ESPN The Magazine - "Not My Coach, Not My Town"
Running Times - "Abuse of Power"
Sports Illustrated - "Every Parent's Nightmare"