USTA Safe Play
education & training
Education and training are key components to establishing a safe and fun environment for those involved in USTA programs and events. The USTA has adopted the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s online training module as its education and training tool for Safe Play. In addition, the USTA encourages everyone participating in its programs and events to watch the online training module produced by the U.S. Center for SafeSport. This training is a useful tool for disseminating valuable information in regard to procedures to follow to keep our play environment safe.
All Net Generation providers and USTA Junior Team Tennis volunteers and coordinators must complete the registration process found here: https://netgeneration.usta.com/.
All individuals seeking certification as a USTA Certified Official, please contact the Officiating Department for details on the process.
All other individuals seeking Safe Play compliance, please reach out to your USTA contact for additional information.
The USTA also has teamed up with some industry experts to provide you with accurate and relevant resources in the areas of bullying, hazing, harassment and abuse. This list is in no way exhaustive, but we hope it will at least provide you with some basic resources to learn more.
- SafeSport – Where your game begins.
- Darkness to Light – How adults can protect children from the unthinkable.
- Child Lures Prevention – The profile of a molester
- Child Lures Prevention – Reports and statistics on abuse
- Child Lures Prevention – Downloadable content for parents on abuse prevention
- National Children’s Advocacy Center – Find a local CAC chapter near you
- National Council of Youth Safety – Sports parenting and coaching tips
- Safe 4 Athletes – Advocates for athlete welfare
- Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – State-by-state resources
- National Center on Elder Abuse – State-by-state resources