Safe Sport Club Checklist
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Policies and Guidelines
Is child protection included in your mission statement? *
Do you have a team travel policy? *
Do you have an electronic communication policy? *
Do you have an anti-bullying plan? *
Do you have a photography policy? *
Do you have a locker room monitoring policy? *
How often do you communicate the policies to the members of your club (including coaches, athletes, parents, and volunteers)? *
Who do you target your communication to regarding policies? (Select as many as apply) *
Does your club give members instructions on how to report policy violations? *
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Screening and Selection
How are new staff members recruited? (Select as many as apply) *
How are regular volunteers recruited? (Select as many as apply) *
How often are reference checks completed for new staff members? *
How often are performance reviews completed for staff members? *
Does your team have a standard hiring procedure? *
Do you regularly hire former athletes? *
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Training and Education
How often do you discuss Safe Sport with your team? *
How often do you communicate with local experts or the National Office regarding Safe Sport topics? *
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Monitoring and Supervision
Does your team have a designated Safe Sport Coordinator? *
How often does the head coach check in with his/her assistant coaches? *
How often are assistant coaches supervised in-person by the head coach? *
Are coaches on your staff actively mentored? *
How often do you ask athletes to evaluate their coaches? *
How often do you reach out to parents to solicit feedback about coach behavior and coaching styles? *
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Recognizing, Responding, and Reporting
Do you have a club code of conduct for athletes? *
Do you have a club code of conduct for coaches? *
Do you have a club code of conduct for parents? *
Does your club have a grievance process? *
How often do you hear of Safe Sport complaints from your athletes, coaches, or athletes’ parents? *
How often do you communicate with the National Office regarding Safe Sport complaints? *
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Grassroots Engagement and Feedback
How do you solicit feedback from your members? *
How often do you communicate feedback on Safe Sport to the National Office? *
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Additional Comments
If you would like individual feedback on your team's self-assessment, please contact Maggie Vail at (719) 866-3552 or mvail@usaswimming.org.