SafeSport Reporting Form for Hillsborough High School Rowing Club

As required by US Rowing, Hillsborough High School Rowing Club has established a SafeSport Policy as it relates to providing an environment where participants can work and learn together free of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse and misconduct. USRowing's SafeSport program is designed to assure athlete safety by promoting and enforcing policies and programs that address: bullying, hazing, harassment (including sexual harassment), emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, and sexual misconduct (including child sexual abuse and/or grooming behaviors). You will find more information on the US Center for SafeSport here: As a reminder, rowers should have completed SafeSport training with knowledge of acceptable or unacceptable behavior relating to club activities. 

As part of this policy, we wanted to provide a means of communication where individuals may report any incidents or concerns related to SafeSport. As a result, we have created our own reporting form for the club. The Hillsborough High School Rowing Club SafeSport reporting form can be found here:

All responses may remain anonymous, or if they choose to share their identity, no personal information will not be shared outside the Hillsborough High School Rowing Club Board of Directors without the reporter's permission. The more specific the information shared, the better HHSRC Board can assess the individual occurrences for further action.

And as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email us at

US Rowing SafeSport requirements for Hillsborough High School Rowing Club Rowers, Parents, and Volunteers


The USRowing SafeSport program addresses six areas of misconduct: sexual misconduct (including child sexual abuse and/or grooming behaviors), emotional misconduct, physical misconduct, bullying, hazing, and harassment.

To protect athletes and all members of the USRowing community, part-time and full-time coaches/trainers, members of the Board of Directors, and volunteers with direct access/interactions with athletes are required to undergo criminal background checks, receive education and training, and be familiar with the USRowing SafeSport reporting, investigation, and hearing process.


Hillsborough High School Rowing Club requires rowers under 18 to complete a free, online SafeSport course, found here: This course will take approximately 20 minutes. Rowers are to complete the SafeSport training by the first day of practice, August 10, 2022.

  • When registering, select Enrollment Key on the landing page and enter the following key: NGBUSR-RFKt8f
  • Please have your rower create an account (please list your organization/club as ‘Hillsborough High School Rowing Club’ at the bottom of registration).
  • Rowers will include their MembershipID, which is your USRowing member number (you would have received this when completing the USRowing waiver).
  • Once registered, you can access “Catalog” on the SafeSport Trained homepage, and you will see options for available courses. Your rower will need to complete “SafeSport for High School Athletes”. 
  • Rowers will select SafeSport for High School Athletes course to “Enroll” from the list of options. Your rower may then “Start” the course. The high school course focuses on bullying and hazing prevention, supporting friends who have experienced abuse or inappropriate conduct, and resources for reporting abuse or misconduct. This course will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Rowers who turn 18 during the racing seasons are required to complete a free 30-minute course, "Adult Athlete”.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a PDF certificate of completion. Please forward the certificate or screenshot of the certificate to


Designed for the parents of athletes of all ages, this course explains the issues of misconduct in sports and helps parents ensure their children have a positive and safe experience.

Quick link for registration:


Coaches, Volunteers, and HHSRC Board Members:

All coaches, volunteers, and HHSRC Board Members complete a City of Tampa background check and are required to be Safe Sport certified. This is a 90-minute course. This Safe Sport course teaches about the nature of misconduct in sports and provides actionable information to better protect athletes.

Please complete the ‘SafeSport Trained NGB1’ course. Every year thereafter, a 30-minute refresher course should be completed.  

 The PDF certificate of completion must be sent to the club email address,