Safesport is the US Olympic Committee program created to help educate those involved in sport on the best practices for keeping participants safe and if necessary, reporting abuse.
The course is designed to help coaches, referees, players, and administrators to navigate through potential abusive issues of any kind.
Safesport is also a tool to report and to investigate alleged issues. Rugby Oregon members are encouraged to report any issues they have witnessed or heard about that might fall within the category of this abuse. Every member and participant within rugby has an obligation to make our sport welcoming and free of abuse of any kind.
All Rugby Oregon Referees and Coaches are required to be Safesport certified to be considered active and compliant. Administrators and anyone affiliated with teams and clubs of any age, gender and level are encouraged to take the Safesport Certification to increase the knowledge of best practices.