NGB Services


Achieving our mission relies heavily on working with you, the National Governing Bodies (NGBs). Our independent status and congressional authorization (Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017) designates the U.S. Center for SafeSport as the leader in the movement to end emotional, physical, and sexual abuse of amateur athletes. Together, we provide accountability and encouragement to take the right steps ensuring that talented athletes, coaches and members of the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) are protected and empowered. 

The Center’s responsibilities include Education and Training, and Response and Resolution services to NGBs, including:

  • Establishing training and policy requirements for NGBs
  • Providing training and implementing educational programs for coaches, athletes and parents
  • Receiving all sexual misconduct reports (which can be reported anonymously) from NGBs and anyone in the USOPC
  • Investigating reports of sexual abuse in a confidential manner
  • Issuing decisions if an individual did or did not violate the Center for SafeSport Code
  • Sanctioning individuals found in violation of the Code, up to permanent ineligibility
  • Establishing oversight mechanisms, including regular and random audits of the NGBs. (Compliance)

Response and Resolution

All reports of sexual misconduct and child abuse must be reported to the Center, and any child abuse reports must also be reported to law enforcement within 24 hours. All reports of non-sexual misconduct should be reported to the National Governing Body.

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Education and Outreach

The Center has established training and education policies to prevent abuse and misconduct in sport. We provide consultation and best practices to NGBs on how to improve accountability and streamline access to abuse prevention and awareness resources.

Complete the Required SafeSport® Trained Core Courses

The core training is an initial 90-minute training requirement across all NGBs with additional refresher trainings available after one year.

Contact your NGB directly to access the NGB-specific (and trackable) training requirements.

Become Familiar with our Resources and Policies

Need more help? Contact us

Main Number:+1 (720) 531-0344
Report a Concern: 833-5US-SAFE (587-7233)
24/7 SafeSport Crisis Line: +1 (866) 200-0796