TRRA is asking all members age 18 or older to take the annual training provided by the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the independent national safe sport organization.
As a member of the Olympic and Paralympic movement, USRowing, TRRA and its members are required to follow the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017. This means anyone 18 years of age or older (actual age, not your rowing age) with regular contact with minors, including in a setting in which you are teammates (eg. at the boathouse and regattas), is now required by law to take SafeSport training.
The training is free for all members of USRowing. We want to emphasize this is not just a USRowing or TRRA policy, but it is required by law and supported by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee. To get started with your training, please visit the USRowing website for instructions. You must complete the training prior to your next competition or interaction with minor athletes.
It will be important that you utilize the USRowing Enrollment Key when registering for the SafeSport training so that it can be linked to your USRowing membership. This will help ensure that all certifications are tracked internally to ensure all members are compliant with this law.
USRowing is hosting an informational webinar regarding the new SafeSport requirements TONIGHT at 7pm. Register Here