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SAFESPORT & MAAPP

SAFESPORT (New policies for 2019-2020)

Volleyball athletes have a great sense of self-worth, demonstrate better collaboration skills and maintain healthier peer relationships. Unfortunately, sports, including volleyball can also be a high-risk environment for misconduct, including physical and sexual abuse. All forms of misconduct are intolerable and in direct conflict with the values of USA Volleyball.

Along with all USOC National Governing Bodies, USA Volleyball has adopted the SafeSport program as required education for members.  CEVA requires all adults affiliated with a junior program to take the SafeSport training.  This includes all Club Directors, Club Administrators, Head & Assistant Coaches, Team Reps, Chaperones, Officials, etc. 

New policies for 2019-2020 season:

  • Per the MAAPP policies, SafeSport will be an annual certification.  We encourage you to wait until after September 1st (new membership season) to complete your SafeSport requirements for the upcoming season.
  • Per the MAAPP policies, athletes who are 18, or who turn 18 during the season, will be required to complete the Core SafeSport training in 2019-2020.  This must be done either before the athlete turns 18, or immediately upon turning 18.  Athletes will not be permitted to participate if they are 18 and do not have SafeSport.  CEVA recommends all athletes 17-years-old or older take SafeSport prior to the season to prevent a disruption in their participation.  A parental consent form must be completed in order for a minor to complete SafeSport.  
  • We strongly encourage you to read the MAAPP policies published by USAV using the link below.
  • Team managers under 18 in the CEVA region do NOT have to complete a SafeSport certification.  However, once managers turn 18, they must complete a Background Screen and SafeSport certification within 30 calendar days.

OBTAINING YOUR CERTIFICATION

1 - Go to https://webpoint.usavolleyball.org/
2 - Log into your USAV account (using the same credentials for your membership)
3 - In the navigation menu, click on USAV Clinics and select USAV Coaching Clinics.
4 - Select Core Center For SafeSport Training
5 - Complete registration for this course
6 - To access the coursework, click on the red "Login to USAV Academy" button.
7 - Should you need to return to your coursework at a later time, just log back into your account and click on the red "Login to USAV Academy" button again.

HELPFUL HINTS
1 - It can take up to 24 hours for your SafeSport certification to be updated in Webpoint once you complete the courses.  Do not attempt this certification at the last minute - for example, don't do this coursework on a Friday night before a Saturday morning tournament.  Your certification may not update in time for you to be put on a roster.
 
2 - At the end of each of the three course modules, you have the option to download a certificate of completion for that particular module.  Please download those and keep them for your records.  If there is a question about if you've completed the course, these certifications can offer proof.  You can also download a certificate on the dashboard of your USAV Academy account.  You will also receive an e-mail when your certification is updated in Webpoint.
 
3 - A valid SafeSport certification means that you have completed all of the modules within the training.  There is an introduction in one module, followed by 3 specific course modules.  You must complete all of these to be certified and for your Webpoint profile to be updated.  Completion of anything less than the full course does not grant certification.