USA Track & Field has been committed to creating a culture that clearly advocates, and provides for, a safe environment in which our athletes compete and train. We believe this is paramount to the success of all our programs.

For the safety of our athletes, particularly our youth athletes, as well as all our member participants, USATF adopted the USATF SafeSport Program back in 2014. SafeSport at USATF aims to prevent sexual misconduct and abuse, bullying, hazing, harassment, physical abuse, and emotional abuse, in the sports of LDR, racewalking, and track and field. Our goal is to create a clear culture of awareness to protect the participants in our sports at all levels.

USATF’s SafeSport Program includes elements of governance, advocacy, education and communication, and compliance and monitoring. Additionally, an important aspect of USATF's SafeSport Program is the requirement that certain individuals within USATF be USATF 3-Step SafeSport Compliant. USATF currently requires members of the following groups to be USATF 3-Step SafeSport Compliant: National Office Staff, Board of Directors, registered coaches, certified officials, authorized agents, National Team staff, National Committee Chairs, Association leadership, Youth Committee members, AAC Committee Members, AAC Event Leaders, all meet volunteers in an official capacity, Youth Camp staff, and vendors with access to athletes. 

Visit the USATF SafeSport page for more details and visit the USOC SafeSport website to take the course.