The USASF is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its participants' physical, emotional, and social development and promoting an environment free from abuse and misconduct. As part of this program, the USASF has implemented policies addressing certain types of abuse and misconduct, as well as certain policies intended to reduce, monitor and govern the areas where potential abuse and misconduct might occur.
The policies outlined in the USASF Code of Conduct & Compliance set forth some of the boundaries for appropriate and inappropriate conduct.
Included in the USASF Code of Conduct & Compliance document are policies that address types of abuse and misconduct:
All U.S. All Star Federation Members shall familiarize themselves with each form of misconduct and shall refrain from engaging in misconduct and/or violating any of these policies.
USASF Adult Members must:
Membership in our organization is a privilege and can be withdrawn at any time when it is determined that a member's conduct is inconsistent with the best interests of All Star and the athletes we serve.
Based on the notifications and general disclosures presented to members in the USASF Code of Conduct & Compliance, USASF has the right to deny, suspend or revoke membership. USASF has reserved the right to publish a list of individuals who have violated the terms of membership and/or would not meet the qualifications for future membership as they relate to Athlete Protection.
The USASF recognizes that a key element to preventing abuse and misconduct is the implementation of an effective reporting policy that results in reports of suspected abuse and misconduct, and does not in any way deter victims or witnesses from reporting abuse and misconduct. Potential abusers will avoid involvement in a club where there is a likelihood that suspected abuse will be reported.
Athletes 1st is an initiative focused on the overall well being and development of All Star athletes that involves owners, coaches, parents and the athletes themselves in making sure athletes remain at the center of All Star. The USASF Board of Directors is committed to an aggressive and proactive approach to protecting its athlete members from misconduct and abuse. Collectively, all members of the All Star community must do their part to protect athletes and eliminate potential abuse and predators.