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SafeSport Resources


Click Here to Report a SafeSport Concern

As the State Rugby Organization for Iowa, the Iowa Youth Rugby Association is a part of USA Rugby, and will adhere to and promote USA Rugby's SafeSport Policies and Procedures.

According to USA Rugby, "The safety of its members is of paramount importance to USA Rugby. USA Rugby has ZERO tolerance for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-pitch safety, but also off-pitch safety in any part of USA Rugby's programs. USA Rugby is committed to creating safe and fun environments for its members."

The Safesport Program Handbook includes the various policies adopted by USA Rugby that apply to:

  • All USA Rugby staff, interns and contractors
  • Certified coaches and officials
  • USA Rugby Board members
  • USA Rugby operational and governance committee members
  • Registered members of USA Rugby
  • USA Rugby training and education certification workforce
  • Contracted medical personnel at USA Rugby sanctioned events
  • Contracted medical personnel relating to USA Rugby national teams
  • Volunteers acting on behalf of the USA Rugby at USA Rugby sanctioned events
  • Volunteers acting on behalf of USA Rugby in conjunction with national teams
  • Other individuals that USA Rugby formally approves or appoints on an ad hoc or interim basis to a position of authority over or who has frequent contact with minor athletes 

For Information on the USA Rugby Safe Sport Reporting, Training, Handbook, and more please visit: http://usarugbysafesport.com/

Safesport Awareness Training for For Parents

This is a FREE online course. https://athletesafety.org/training/index

Designed for the parents of athletes of all ages, this course explains the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience.

US Center for Safesport Parent Toolkit/Handbooks

The US Center for SafeSport has created age level handbooks for parents to help them understand the issues of misconduct in sport and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe sport experience.