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For the safety of our athletes, particularly our youth athletes, USA Track & Field has committed to providing a safe environment in which our athletes compete and train.  We believe this is paramount to the success of all our programs.

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has recommended USATF implement the program in 2014 and it will be required of all Olympic national governing bodies (NGB’s) by 2015.  Coupled with our Coaches Registry, our goal is to gain awareness and protect the participants in our sport at all levels, but particularly those athletes who are 18-and-under.

The Potomac Valley Association has already offered two training sessions, but we are  offering one more opportunity for you to take this training:

The SafeSport Training Session will be offered at the:

Prince George's County Sports & Learning Complex
8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785
(Room) The Townhall

Thursday December 10,  2015 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

REMINDER:  All USATF National Staff, Board Members, Youth Committee members, registered agents, coaches on the Coaches Registry, youth club coaches and youth club administrators are required to complete the USOC SafeSport course no later than December 31, 2015.  This requirement is in addition to the background check for youth coaches, officials and volunteers who work with the athletes.  The participants will be required to view a slide presentation which is about 2 hours long.  The lesson areas include, but are not limited to, sexual, physical and emotional misconduct; local and overnight travel; bullying and harassment.  No test is required.

If you are unable to attend the PVA-offered training, visit the SafeSport website at SafeSport.org to begin the online process.  A test is required for the online process.
USATF will also be facilitating opportunities to take the USOC SafeSport course at select National events. 

The 2015 USA Track & Field

Potomac Valley Association Annual Meeting

will be held 

WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2015

WHERE: The Prince George's County Sports & Learning Complex

      8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD  20785 
Room 128  TIME:  7:30 PM  

Thank you so much for your attendance at this meeting.

Prior to the meeting, please go the Association News tab to read the

2014 Annual Meeting Draft Minutes