USA Team Handball, together with the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee, is committed to enabling a safe environment for participants in USA Team Handball. To this end, USA Team Handball has partnered with the U.S. Center for SafeSport to develop policies, provide an independent and confidential way to report violations and access to the SafeSport training & education curriculum.
About the U.S. Center for SafeSport
The U.S. Center for SafeSport is an independent nonprofit organization responsible for responding to and preventing emotional, physical, and sexual misconduct and abuse in the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. The Center also serves as an educational resource for sports organizations at all levels, from recreational sports organizations to professional leagues.
- USA Team Handball Athlete Safety Policy: The Athlete Safety Policy applies to all Directors, Employees and Members of USA Team Handball. Download it here: LINK
- SafeSport Code: The SafeSport Code establishes consistent standards of response and resolution to abuse and misconduct claims across the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, whose affiliated individuals must comply with policies and procedures as defined by the Code. More on the SafeSport Code: LINK
- Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies: The Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) is a collection of prevention and training policies that bind adult participants and organizations in the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement. Download a copy of the USA Team Handball MAAPP: LINK
- Response & Resolution Policy: Click here for USA Team Handball's Response & Resolution Policy: LINK
Training and Education
- All U.S. Center for SafeSport training and courses are available for USA Team Handball members and stakeholders at our Membership portal: Link
- Additional training for minors and their parents: Link
- U.S. Center for SafeSport NGB Services page: Link
Reporting Abuse and Misconduct
The Center accepts all reports of sexual abuse and child abuse within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Report here if you have reasonable suspicion of sexual misconduct or harassment, child abuse (including child sexual abuse), or intimate relationships involving an imbalance of power.
The Center also accepts reports of emotional and physical misconduct (including but not limited to bullying, hazing, stalking, and harassment) within the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement. Reports of emotional and physical misconduct can also be reported directly to your sport’s national governing body (NGB).
Complaints of a sexual nature related to MAAPP should be reported directly to the U.S. Center for SafeSport without delay.
SafeSport Report Online and Helpline https://uscenterforsafesport.org/report-a-concern/(833) 587-7233
In addition to reporting any abuse to the U.S. Center on SafeSport, persons must also report suspected child physical or sexual abuse to the appropriate law enforcement authority. Members of USA Team Handball (inclusive of employees) should not under any circumstances attempt to valuate credibility or validity of any sexual or physical abuse allegation before reporting to the relevant law enforcement authority.
Complaints of a non-sexual nature, physical and/or emotional misconduct should be reported directly to the USA Team Handball Safe Sport customer service inbox of firstname.lastname@example.org or directly to the CEO.
Complaints of violations of the Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy should be reported directly to the USA Team Handball Safe Sport customer service inbox of email@example.com.
- Anonymous Reporting: Complaints of a non-sexual nature or ofviolations of the Minor Athlete Abuse Protection Policy can be reported anonymously to USA Team Handball HERE
- There are no associated costs, fees, or other financial barriers to submitting a SafeSport or MAAPP report.
U.S. Center for SafeSport Centralized Disciplinary Database: Link