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Safe Sport Act Information and Resources

Safe Sport Act Information and Resources

Click HERE to learn more about the Safe Sport Act and how it effects managers, coaches, assistants, parent volunteers here at Danbury Youth Baseball.

After reading all of that, you probably still have some questions. Here are the basic facts surrounding this federal legislation, and how it effects us here at DYB.

Signed into law on February 14, 2018, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017 (referred to simply as the Safe Sport Act on this page) requires all managers, coaches, board members, as well as any other persons/volunteers, who provide regular service to the league, and/or have repetitive access to, or contact with, players or teams, complete Awareness and Prevention Training.

The Awareness and Prevention Training program is broken into two pieces:

  1. Complete a background screening that includes a check of the applicable government sex offender registry. (A background screening must be completed every two years.) There is a $25.50 fee associated with this background screening.
  2. Complete Abuse Awareness and Prevention Training. This training is conducted online and the course take approximately 1.5 hours to complete, and does not have to be completed in one session. This training is required every two years.

Click HERE for more Frequently Asked Questions regarding this process. This page also contains a link to initiate the background screening and the Awareness and Prevention Training via SportsEngine.
    
The background screening process can take up to 5 business days to complete, so we encourage all board members, managers, coaches, assistants, or anyone who anticipates having involvement in team activities in any significant way to please start this process as soon as possible so there are no disruptions to your ability to be involved.


General Guidelines for League Volunteers

The following document summarizes the recommended general guidelines for all Babe Ruth League organizations and volunteers, which includes all board members, coaches, assistant coaches, as well as anyone who provides regular/routine service to the league and/or has ongoing contact with or access to youth athletes.