USATF UPDATE ON COVID-19 CONCERNS
As we navigate these unpredictable and unprecedented times, we hope that you, your families and teammates are safe.
Because the situation with Coronavirus (COVID-19) is rapidly changing, USATF has developed USATF.org/COVID19 to help communicate updated information to athletes, coaches, athlete representatives, event organizers, volunteer leaders and members. The page will be updated regularly as new information emerges. The website is a supplement to information from the CDC with best practices and information from our COVID-19 Working Group and logistical information from our High Performance department.
Earlier, we announced that all USATF Championships are cancelled for the next 30 days. Also cancelled is the 2020 USATF Masters 10 km Championships set to be held in Dedham, Massachusetts on April 26, 2020. USATF Associations should follow the recommendations of their local health authorities when determining whether to proceed with scheduled events. We encourage each Association to err on the side of safety.
Continue to follow the recommendations and updates from the CDC, including proper hygiene practices.
Be safe as we continue to navigate this uncertainty.
U.S. CENTER FOR SAFESORT TRAINING NOW AN ANNUAL REQUIREMENT
In compliance with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, USATF registered coaches (among others) must complete SafeSport training on an annual basis. This means you must have completed either the Core SafeSport Training, or a SafeSport Refresher course within the past 365 days. If you have not yet completed the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s Core training on safesport.org, please create an account and complete the training (instructions for doing so can be found at: https://www.usatf.org/safesport/safesport-training). This Core SafeSport training is completely free to USATF members using your USATF member number. The Core SafeSport training will take roughly 90 minutes to complete and can be interrupted and completed at any time (it does not have to be completed all in one sitting). A SafeSport Trained PDF certificate will be available for download once you complete the training. Please retain this PDF for your records.I
f you already have your SafeSport Trained PDF but you completed the training more than one year ago, you will need to complete a SafeSport Refresher Course, available on safesport.org on your Learning Dashboard. If you have completed SafeSport training (either the Core training or a Refresher course) within the past year (365 days), no further action is needed from you at this time, but you must renew your SafeSport training on or before your training lapses one year.
Please ensure the SafeSport training you have completed is dated within the past 365 days. Thank you for helping to make USATF a safe environment in which our athletes can train and compete. Please reach out to email@example.com with any questions.