As a condition of membership, all U.S. Ski & Snowboard members agree to abide by the SafeSport Code.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard prohibits the following conduct

  • Sexual Misconduct

  • Physical Misconduct

  • Emotional Misconduct

  • Bullying, Threats and Harassment

  • Hazing

  • Willfully Tolerating Misconduct

Any member of U.S. Ski & Snowboard who is appointed to a position of authority over, or who has frequent contact with athletes must clear criminal background screening and complete SafeSport training every two years with a refresher required every other year. This includes U.S. Ski & Snowboard members holding a U.S. Ski & Snowboard coaching license, U.S. Ski & Snowboard members holding a U.S. Ski & Snowboard officials license, U.S. Ski & Snowboard members holding a U.S. Ski & Snowboard club volunteer membership and U.S. Ski & Snowboard members at U.S. Ski & Snowboard clubs whom the club formally designates to be in a position of authority over athletes, and the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Governance Board members.

Every U.S. Ski & Snowboard member must report suspected violations of the SafeSport Code. If you suspect that a child is experiencing misconduct of a sexual nature, don’t investigate yourself.  Call the SafeSport hotline and local child protection authorities (Police or Child Welfare Office) and report it to the experts who have the skills to investigate the matter.  If you have a doubt on whether conduct is occurring, please err on the side of reporting.  Conduct which does not involve sexualized conduct but which may violate one of the six categories of prohibited conduct may be reported to

SafeSport Helpline | 866.200.0796
The Center for SafeSport provides 24-hour support via the SafeSport Helpline or by calling 866.200.0796.

Reporting Suspected Violations of Sexualized Conduct

USOC SafeSport Programs
The USOC provides a wide range of SafeSport resources, including online education and awareness.  All U.S. Ski & Snowboard coach, official and club volunteer members (those in a position of authority over athletes) are required to take the online SafeSport course. Information and access will be provided via email following membership registration.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Fast Start Coaching Course
Understanding the SafeSport environment is an important basic element for clubs, coaches, and officials. The Fast Start Coaching Course, now mandatory for all U.S. Ski & Snowboard coaches, includes SafeSport awareness as a key component. Information on the Fast Start program is available Coach Development section.

U.S. Ski & Snowboard Background Screening
To help ensure SafeSport environment, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard requires all staff, club coaches, club officials and club volunteers to undergo background screening. Scroll below for more information on the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Background Screening programs.

Did You Know?
Every U.S. Ski & Snowboard staff member, plus all coaches, officials, judges, and volunteer members undergo background screening before issuance of membership or employment by U.S. Ski & Snowboard.
Parents, you can verify the membership and background screening of any club coach, judge, official or volunteer member through the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Background Screening Lookup tool or by calling U.S. Ski & Snowboard Member Services at 435.647.2666 to ensure that the coaches, officials and volunteer members working with your child have undergone background screening.

Club leaders, the USOC provides online SafeSport training for your coaches, judges, officials and volunteer members.