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: https://uscenterforsafesport.org. As a reminder, student-athletes should have completed SafeSport training with knowledge of acceptable or unacceptable behavior relating to club activities. 

  • Each year, all student-athletes, novice, and varsity are required to complete a short SafeSport certification. Student-athletes under 18 are required to complete SafeSport for Youth Athletes. This name may change, please contact the club if you are unsure of the course to complete.
  • Upon a rower's 18th birthday, there is an additional required SafeSport training to be completed. Per USRowing 2023 SafeSport Policy, any member of USRowing who is a Relevant Adult Participant is required to complete the 90-minute SafeSport Trained course or one of it’s refreshers as applicable. 18 year old Student-Athletes will need to complete the 90-minute SafeSport Trained course to be compliant. For more information, check out USRowing website. (edited 2/21/23).
  • Course completion information can be found here: https://www.hhsrowingclub.org/safesport/ 
  • Student-athletes will be expected to follow all SafeSport Rules and Regulations outlined in the USRowing SafeSport Policy Manual found here.

 

SafeSport Reporting

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, personal information will not be shared outside the Hillsborough High School Rowing Club Executive 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 hhsrowingclub@gmail.com

US Rowing SafeSport requirements for Hillsborough High School Rowing Club Student-Athletes, 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.

NEW STUDENT-ATHLETES:

Hillsborough High School Rowing Club requires student-athletes under 18 to complete a free, online SafeSport course, found here: https://safesporttrained.org/ This course will take approximately 20 minutes. Student-athletes are to complete the SafeSport training by the first day of practice, August 9, 2023.

  • 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).
  • Student-athletes 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 Youth Athletes”. 
  • Student-athletes will select SafeSport for Youth 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.
  • Upon a rower's 18th birthday, there is an additional required SafeSport training to be completed. Per USRowing 2023 SafeSport Policy, any member of USRowing who is a Relevant Adult Participant is required to complete the 90-minute SafeSport Trained course or one of it’s refreshers as applicable. 18 year old Student-Athletes will need to complete the 90-minute SafeSport Trained course to be compliant. For more information, check out USRowing website. (edited 2/21/23)
  • Upon completion of the course, you will receive a PDF certificate of completion. Please forward the certificate or screenshot of the certificate to hhsrowingclub@gmail.com.

RETURNING STUDENT-ATHLETES:

Hillsborough High School Rowing Club requires student-athletes under 18 to complete a free, online SafeSport course, found here: https://safesporttrained.org/ This course will take approximately 20 minutes. Student-athletes are to complete the SafeSport training by the first day of practice, August 9, 2023.

  • Go to https://safesporttrained.org/ and log in to your account.
  • Catalog” on the SafeSport Trained homepage, and you will see options for available courses. Student-Athletes under 18 will need to completeSafeSport for Youth Athletes.
  • Upon a rower's 18th birthday, there is an additional required SafeSport training to be completed. Per USRowing 2023 SafeSport Policy, any member of USRowing who is a Relevant Adult Participant is required to complete the 90-minute SafeSport Trained course or one of it’s refreshers as applicable. 18 year old Student-Athletes will need to complete the 90-minute SafeSport Trained course to be compliant. For more information, check out USRowing website. (edited 2/21/23)
  • Upon completion of the course, you will receive a PDF certificate of completion. Please forward the certificate or screenshot of the certificate to hhsrowingclub@gmail.com.

Parents:

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: https://safesporttrained.org/?KeyName=NGBUSR-RFKt8f

 

Coaches, HHSRC Board Members, and Volunteers in Direct Contact with Student-athletes Requirements

All coaches, volunteers in direct contact with student-athletes, 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.

Directions for New HHSRC Board Members and Volunteers in direct contact with Student-Athletes: For the club to be SafeSport compliant, all new coaches, trainers, BOD members, and volunteers with direct access to athletes must complete a 90-minute course. You can complete the course in multiple sittings.

  1. The first thing needed for registration is to complete a profile on Regatta Central https://www.regattacentral.com/v3/signup. Your email address must be different from the one your child used for their Regatta Central and USRowing profiles.
  2. After that, sign up here  https://safesporttrained.org/
  3. When registering, select Enrollment Key on the landing page and enter the following key: NGBUSR-RFKt8f
  4. Please create an account (please list your organization/club as 'Hillsborough High School Rowing Club' at the bottom of registration).
  5. Once registered, you can access "Catalog" on the SafeSport Trained homepage and see options for available courses.
  6. Select the course 'SafeSport Trained Core NGB1' Curriculum. This course name may change, please contact the club if you are unsure of the course name.
  7. Upon completion, you will receive a PDF certificate of completion. Please forward the certificate of completion to .
  8. Every year thereafter, a 30-minute refresher course should be completed.
Certificate Renewals:  Coaches, HHSRC Board of Directors and volunteers with direct access to student-athletes are required complete a yearly refresher course, which should appear in your SafeSport account. Please do not hesitate to email the club if you encounter any obstacles or have questions.

When you complete the course, you will receive a PDF certificate of completion. Please forward the certificate or screenshot of the certificate to hhsrowingclub@gmail.com.

Parents SafeSport Training

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: https://safesporttrained.org/?KeyName=NGBUSR-RFKt8f