US Figure Skating in cooperation with the US Olympic Committee and other sports federation strongly encourage creating a safe atmosphere in which all athletes young and old, but particularly the young, can train and compete.  For more information on the US Figure Skating Safesport training modules see below.

SAFESPORT TRAINING:  USFS provides webinars to train all board members, parents, coaches, and volunteers on issues that are important to oversee the safety of our athletes who are minors.   Webinars are no longer than 60 minutes; annual refreshers are 30 minutes.  Here is a safesport training link.

BACKGROUND CHECKS:  For many positions where the volunteer could have one-on-one contact with a minor, USFS now requires annual background checks.  To obtain one you can go to  then under Coach Compliance there is a link to the official vendor that does background checks for a nominal fee.