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New Mandatory requirement for all Volunteer Adults for the AUSAW 2018 season - Safe Sport Training


New requirement for Alaska USA Wrestling 2018 season: All adults who help at their club must complete the Safe Sport training & provide a copy of the certificate to your club leaders as well as carry it with you; either paper, electronic copy or a photo image on your phone will be acceptable. This includes but isn't limited to all coaches, officials, club board members and any other volunteer adults helping their club's board with any club business.  In addition, All coaches are still also required to have "Copper" or “Bronze” certification and provide a current USAW coaches card and Concussion Training certificate to receive a coaches band and to be allowed in the corner at tournaments. This will be required from now on starting with the first tournament on 3/2-3/18. AUSAW BOD will be spot checking coaches, so please abide by these rules.


In exchange for a coaches band, coaches will be REQUIRED to produce their Safe Sport certification, a current dated, not expired, ASAA or CDC concussion training certificate and a current USAW coaches card with either Copper, Bronze or higher certification. AUSAW BOD will be spot checking coaches, so please abide by these rules when handing out the wristbands at your tournament.

Free Safe Sport training can be found:

Within their USAW Membership account even if they only have the account for renewing their Child's Athlete Membership, aka, not a Coach or Official.  Renewals for Coaches and Officials now will require Safe Sport just like the back ground check has been required.  Those Coaches who 2 year renewed last year also are required to log into their Membership account and take the Safe Sport test now as well.

Free concussion training can be found:

HEADS UP to Youth Sports: Online Training | HEADS UP | CDC Injury Center

Safe Sport Certification

AUSAW Coaches & Officials,

The Safe Sport Certification is now a mandatory requirement from USAW for ALL Coaches and Officials from the minimum 13 year old age and up.  Again, this pertains to all of them, no longer just those 18 and up.  As it is for any Coach that bought a two year membership last year, the same applies to any 13-17 year old Coach or Official that renewed their membership prior to this going into affect in the Membership system, they to now must also go back in and complete Safe Sport to be eligible to Coach or Officiate at any AUSAW tournaments and for that matter, for any Coach working in any Club's practice room as well.  Please take this requirement very seriously and enforce among yourselves and within your clubs.

The following is from Tony Black, Director of State Services at USAW: We are fully aware that this is incredibly sensitive material to discuss, as all types of abuse, misconduct (whether sexual or not), and grooming behaviors are sensitive by nature.  The requirement is in place for anyone who is in a position of authority in USA Wrestling, and any other youth sport organization that is part of the Olympic Movement. 

If you feel as though this is not appropriate for your 13-17 year old son or daughter to be exposed to this education at this moment, that is certainly something that we respect.  It does mean, however, that he or she will not be able to be a member official and/or coach of USA Wrestling.

Thank you,

Bob Ottum

AUSAW Vice Chairman


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