The safety of its participants is of paramount importance to East Coast Volleyball and USA Volleyball.
ECVB and USA Volleyball has a ZERO TOLERANCE for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-court safety, but also off-court safety in any part of USA Volleyball’s programs.
USA Volleyball is committed to creating safe and fun environments for youth. This includes, but is not limited to, providing training, educational materials and resources for our regions, clubs, coaches and parents.
Please note that there are a number of options and requirements to report abuse.
Report to law enforcement immediately if you are aware of sexual abuse. If abuse includes sexual misconduct report to both law enforcement and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.
Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or malicious report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of USA Volleyball’s Code of Conduct. USA Volleyball strictly prohibits staff/regions/clubs from charging filing fees for Safe Sport reports.
The MAAPP is a collection of proactive prevention and training policies for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement. It has three primary components: an Education and Training Policy, Required Prevention Policies, and Recommended Prevention Policies. The Center developed the MAAPP to assist National Governing Bodies, Paralympic Sport Organizations, Local Affiliated Organizations, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and other individuals to whom these policies apply in meeting their obligations under federal law.
Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) outline training requirements and limit one-one-one interactions with minor athletes.
The HIROS Initiative was created as a response to the prevalent and increasing numbers of harassment incidents making headlines in sport. USA Volleyball has adopted a zero tolerance approach to this initiative at all qualifiers and national championships. The initiative’s aim is to empower tournament staff to confidently respond and report incidents of harassment, in real-time, regarding physical violence and/or hate speech directed toward an individual’s ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.