Safe Sport Udate

HI PLEASE READ BELOW - AN IMPT UPDATE FROM US SKI AND SNOWBOARD. Sorry for any repeat emails on this- some of you are on all my lists - I just want t make sure everyone get this. I will post on VARA as well. -  Thanks - Julie


Hello Everyone,


It was great to see many of you at Congress! And for those of you who were unable to make it this season, we hope to see you next year. It was a busy time with much focus on SafeSport. However, there are additional updates available.



  • Announcing the return of the alpine non-scored student membership - See below for a description.
  • U.S. Ski & Snowboard Non-Scored Student: The membership is designed for students 14-24, prior to Dec. 31 and is primarily for interscholastic and intercollegiate racing only. The Non-Scored Student membership provides access to all levels of U.S. Ski & Snowboard scored and non-scored competitions at the local, divisional, regional and national level. However, as the name implies it does not include access to the U.S. Ski & Snowboard points list. Alpine Non-Scored Students age 18-22 may race in Alpine Masters races (excluding championships).


  • Coach, official and club volunteer members
    • We always encourage our coaches, officials and club volunteer members to register early. However, with the change in background screening frequency and the addition of the SafeSport training requirement it’s more important than ever to get the message out to these members and clubs. While Member Services will be sending communication to this effort, we appreciate any additional efforts you can make to get the word out.


    • Underage Coach, Official and Club Volunteer Members? As discussed last week, this is an open issue at present. For now, only those 18 & over are eligible for these membership categories. We’re researching how other NGB’s manage this area while maintaining SafeSport compliance and best practices.


  • Club membership

o   The mandate on Club Minimum Standards makes it equally important for our club partners to register early. We’re in the process of preparing club renewals with a goal of getting those out in the next 1-2 weeks via email.


  • SafeSport Training for Parents

Parent resources are here! Below, please find the links to access the free online parent training and the parent toolkit. All resources are available on our website. Please go ahead and share this information with your members. Tonight, the parent course will also be added to the online training portal your members have access to. It will not go live there until this evening, as to not cause an interruption in service for those taking the core Center for SafeSport course.


Resources for Parents

Free online parent training


Complete Parent Toolkit



As always, please forward this message to those you feel would benefit from the information.


Thank you all for your assistance as we move into the 2018-19 season!


Sheryl Barnes


Sheryl Barnes
Member Services Director
U.S. Ski & Snowboard
O: +1 435.647.2013 | C: +1 435.640.2662 | F: +1 435.940.2753


Julie Woodworth
VARA Executive Director
PO Box 774
Woodstock, VT 05091