Purpose of the Guidelines
As National Governing Body and steward of our sport, USSA has published these guidelines to assist its clubs, coaches, and team leaders in recognizing unacceptable behavior and acting to prevent or correct it.
These guidelines are not intended to serve as legal advice or to supplant legal definitions of abuse and harassment that vary depending on jurisdiction. Instead these guidelines are designed to raise awareness of areas of concern. If these guidelines raise concerns about behavior you have witnessed, you are advised to notify the child’s parents and seek appropriate counsel.
Definition of a Child
For the purpose of these guidelines, a child is defined as anyone under the age of 18 years.
These guidelines were derived in large part from the good work done by Snowsport Great Britain and disseminated by the International Ski Federation.