As the National Governing Body for Softball, USA Softball is committed to the goal of providing Accident and Liability insurance to all of its participants.
Through its network of 70 State or Metro associations, USA Softball provides online individual registrations for team and league members. Get Started HERE.
Safe Sport is the Olympic community’s initiative to recognize, reduce, and respond to misconduct in sport. Safe Sport is composed of 3 individual lessons that subject matter focus on sexual misconduct awareness, mandatory reporting, and emotional and physical misconduct.
USA Softball is excited to offer the free SafeSport Program as on online training/educational tool for our members in becoming more aware and informed on how to help stop and prevent abuse from occurring in our sport. Our goal is to aid in spreading awareness and protect all participants in our sport on all levels from the youth programs to our National Teams. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has implemented this program with all of the Olympic national governing bodies (NGB’s).
As the National Governing Body of Softball in the United States, it is USA Softball’s responsibility to ensure that our coaches achieve a certain level of understanding of what their duties are as coach of a youth softball team. The ACE Education videos and training materials serve as practical guides to the everyday situations you will encounter as a youth softball coach. After obtaining your ACE education, you will be well prepared to coach a youth softball team.
The ACE (Aspire, Challenge, Encourage) Coaching Program is a coaching education program, developed and designed to provide softball coaches of all levels – from beginning coaches to experienced veterans – an opportunity to be educated as a coach with a national softball organization.
USA Softball has retained the services of Protect Youth Sports to provide timely background check screenings and all of its background checks are processed online through Register USA Softball. Background checks conducted by USA Softball are for the sole purpose of determining eligibility for USA Softball sanctioned events and are not used for employment screening. Local organizing bodies may conduct their own background screening and interviews to determine member eligibility in their programs.
USA Softball annually conducts more than 75,000 criminal background checks of its participants. Members who are background checked include adult non-players in youth play, umpires, scorekeepers, staff and other volunteers.