Click here to see if you are current. If you have taken SafeSport this year and you do not see your name, it is probably because you failed to select USA Softball as your governing body. Give me a call and we get you marked as done.
Leagues are going, some for more than 5 weeks, but when going through this list, I do not see names of coaches that I know are coaching this year. This has to change. I am somewhat familiar with hockey. You get background check and do SafeSport training or you do not get on the ice.
Softball has always been a "trust that you have done it" over the years. That is going to change. We are getting more and more pressure from USA Olympic Committee, SafeSport, and the USA Softball National Office to get this done. After all it is a federal law. The author of the bill was our very own John Thune and signed into law by President Trump. The bill passed 406 to 3 in the House, including then Rep Kristi Noem. This bill passed the Senate unanimously January 30, 2018. President Trump signed into law on February 14th, 2018.
So we are asking all of you that are in those dugouts to get that back ground check done and take SafeSport for the safety of all. Do not be surprised if you are asked for your certificate this state tournament.