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USA Basketball Athlete and Participant - Safety & Protection Handbook

USA Basketball is committed to improving the development, safety of athletes and participants involved in sport. USA Basketball published a SafeSport Handbook as a resource to guide the development, implementation and internal review of effective athlete safety and misconduct prevention strategies for local, regional and national sport organizations. Additionally, the U.S. Center for SafeSport published a code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic movement, which is followed by USA Basketball in addition to the USA Basketball SafeSport Handbook.

NOTE: Users may download each section via the table of contents or the entire handbook is available to download via a link below.

USA Basketball Athlete and Participant - Safety & Protection Handbook
  • Table of Contents •

Introduction

1

Section I: Application and Important Definitions

5

Section II: USA Basketball Misconduct Prevention Policies

11

       A. Sexual Misconduct Policy

12

       B. Physical Misconduct Policy

17

       C. Emotional Misconduct and Harassment Policy

19

       D. Hazing Policy

22

       E. Bullying Policy

24

       F. Locker Room Policy

26

       G. Social Media, Mobile and Electronic Communications Policy

28

       H. Travel Policy

29

Section III: USA Basketball Minor Abuse Protection Policies

31

Section IV: Background Screening Program and Protocols

45

Section V: Education and Awareness Training

49

Section VI: Reporting Concerns of Abuse

53

Section VII: Responding to Allegations of Abuse and Other Misconduct

58

Glossary

63


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