The USASF mission establishes that we “strive for a safe environment for our athletes.” To the USASF, safety extends beyond our Cheer and Dance safety rules for performance. We’re committed to equipping our members with the tools to create the safest overall environment for every All Star athlete. As a result, we’re committed to compliance with the SafeSport code, we’ve established membership requirements and made resources available that are aimed directly at the prevention of athlete abuse.
The Board of Directors strongly urges that all USASF members review membership requirements regarding prevention of abuse and make it a priority to implement the resources provided. The Board will continue to review our efforts to ensure that the most timely policies and resources are in place.
As part of the Athletes 1st initiative, the USASF leadership team put together a simple, one-page “tip sheet” for coaches and parents summarizing some of the most important advice that organizations like Darkness 2 Light recommend for safely and thoughtfully posting pictures and video of young athletes.