$35.00 every two years. This includes the following:
International Screens for non-citizens has shifted to a flat rate. Searches for Canada will be at the cost of $75.00 and all other international locations will be $150.00
Every adult who has regular contact with junior level/minor age athletes. Each adult's USA Volleyball membership credential will state if this minimum standard has been met.
Organizations who contract with a background screen company determine the offenses which disqualify a person from participation and/or membership. USA Volleyball will not accept a background screen that is completed outside of the organization. Such a policy better ensures that adult members working with minor age athletes have been thoroughly vetted at a consistent, high standard across all Regions.
This USAV Volleyball and Regional Volleyball Association Background Check Policy includes significant alterations to the automatic disqualifiers section. Those who may have passed the background screen previously may no longer qualify under the current automatic disqualifiers.
Full Background Checks. All full background check screens will include at least the following search components:
Supplemental Background Checks. All supplemental off-year background check screens will be conducted using at least the following search components:
Falsification of information on any membership application or the consent/release form is grounds for membership revocation or restriction of membership.
Individuals that are disqualified must wait one season before reapplying for affiliation and/or participation with a junior club or team.
ENFORCEMENT: The hiring entity is responsible for ensuring adherence to this policy, and ensuring that those individuals who are disqualified do not participate in USAV/RVA sanctioned events and/or activities.
PENALTY: Failure of a club/entity to request background screening or enforce disqualification is cause for the RVA or USAV to impose penalties. The minimum penalty shall be suspension of all members of the offending club/entity until background screening and enforcement requirements are met. Additional measures may include financial penalties and/or extended suspensions against disqualified individuals and/or the club/entity.
•U.S. Center for SafeSport "Core" Training:This is required training for adults who have regular contact with amateur athletes who are minors, and/or have regular contact with or authority over an amateur athlete who is a minor. The training must be completed before regular contact with an amateur athlete who is a minor begins; or within the first 45 days of initial membership, or upon beginning a new role subjecting the adult to the MAAPP. The “Core”training is required also prior to eligibility to take the Refresher.This training is a member benefit and no additional fee is applied to complete.
•Core Safesport: Required every two years. for any adult who is on a Region - USA Volleyball official roster or has regularly contact with USA Volleyball minor age athletes at events, practices, tournaments, etc... This training is available to USAV-NCR members for free.
•NEW 15 -Minute Refresher: This is conducted annually following "Core" Center for SafeSport Training. This training is approximately 15 minutes and is a review of the information shared in the Core Center forSafeSport Training. This training is available to USAV-NCR members for free.
•Athletes turning 18 during the season, *whose teammates are minors, will be required to take "Core" Center for SafeSport training upon turning 18. To prevent any disruption in play, the center will allow athletes who are 17, turning 18 during the season to take "Core" given parental consent. Once a player turns 18, he or she will not be permitted to continue play until "Core" SafeSport training has been completed.
Respectful conduct in a sport environment involves ethics, morals, and standards of behavior. All Members of USA Volleyball sign a Code of Conduct when registering for membership. Why is it important?
NEW USA Volleyball is proud to introduce Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP). These policies outline training requirements and limit one-one-one interactions with minor athletes. The policies also meet the mandate from the U.S. Center for SafeSport for all National Governing Bodies to implement measures that better ensures safety for coaches, affiliated adults, and minor athletes. The policies are effective June 23, 2019. Legal Guardian Consent(LG)form, fillable. Legal Guardian Consent Form
The goal of Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies is to limit one-on-one interactions with minor athletes--interactions with minors should be observable and interruptible. Any violation of MAAPP is reportable.
The policy covers six areas:
Questions regarding MAAPP should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA Volleyball and the 40 Regions are able to provide to each member secondary liability coverage insurance. This individual benefit is a part of USA Volleyball membership and utilized at USA Volleyball or Region sanctioned tryouts, practices, tournaments, camps and clinics.
CERTIFICATE of INSURANCE