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SafeSport

USA Fencing’s Commitment to Safety

USA Fencing is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for athletes’ physical, emotional and social development, and to ensuring that it promotes an environment free of misconduct.

USA Fencing is committed to improving the development and safety of athletes and participants involved in sport. Unfortunately, sport can be a high-risk environment for misconduct, including child physical and sexual abuse. While child physical and sexual abuse is one type of misconduct, it is important to remember that this policy covers many inappropriate behaviors that do not involve children at all. This policy applies regardless of the ages of the individuals involved in the alleged activity. 

Six primary types of misconduct addressed in the SafeSport Policy:

  • Sexual Misconduct, including Child Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional Misconduct
  • Physical Misconduct
  • Bullying
  • Harassment
  • Hazing

All forms of misconduct are intolerable and in direct conflict with USA Fencing ideals.

Effective August 1, 2017, the Center will have exclusive authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations involving sexual misconduct. USA Fencing will retain the authority to investigate and resolve alleged SafeSport Code violations that are non-sexual in nature, including physical misconduct, emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing and harassment; although, at USA Fencing's request, the Center may exercise the discretionary authority to take on these cases.

SafeSport Membership List

Click here to view the up-to-date membership lists. Once on the page, the right sidebar contains available downloads, including the SafeSport list.

This list includes all members who have met the SafeSport requirements, which include a background screen and SafeSport training. The list is updated daily.

Resources

  • Clubs and Coaches
  • Parents
  • Athletes
  • U.S. Center for SafeSport
    • U.S. Center for SafeSport Podcast: The U.S. Center for SafeSport has a variety of monthly podcasts for parents, coaches and athletes that include valuable information, shareable tips and helpful resources on how to keep sport safe. 
    • Resources from the Center: Whether you are a parent, athlete, coach or club owner, there is a resource to help with the impact of abuse in our sport. This list of resources should prove to be helpful to you; simply click on the blue links to be directed to these organization’s websites.
    • MAAPP Trainings: offered for parents, coaches, athletes and administrators to introduce elements that will be new in the 2022 MAAPP.
  • Blog

Suzie Riewald

SafeSport Coordinator

Phone: 719.866.2616

Reporting

Ineligible and Suspended List

A listing of other individuals who have been declared ineligible by other Olympic Sport NGBs and the Center for SafeSport can be found here. The list can be searched by name, location or sport.