SafeSport Training Required January 1, 2014


Effective January 1, 2014, satisfactory completion of the SafeSport course is required for USA Judo club membership. If you have already completed the course and submitted a copy of your certificate, you do not need to resubmit.

For more information or to take the course, please visit


SafeSport seeks to create a healthy, supportive environment for all participants. Through education, resources, and training, we help members of the sport community recognize, reduce, and respond to misconduct in sport.


The SafeSport program is the culmination of sustained work on the part of a number of passionate individuals. In 2010, the USOC convened the Working Group for Safe Training Environments and charged it with the task of developing a set of recommendations concerning misconduct in sport. The diverse group, which included individuals from the Olympic Family as well as external experts, focused on four primary objectives:

▪ Addressing sexual and physical misconduct in sport

▪ Reviewing the guidelines across sports and other related organizations for responding to these issues

▪ Assessing the needs of athletes, coaches, staff, National Governing Bodies (NGBs), clubs and other sport organizations

▪ Developing a set of recommendations to promote athlete well-being

Based on the group’s report, the USOC founded the SafeSport program to address misconduct in sport by providing information, training, and resources.

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