The safety of its members is of paramount importance to USA Rugby and RugbyPA. There's a Zero Tolerance for abuse and misconduct.
This includes not only on-pitch safety but also off-pitch safety in any part of USA Rugby’s programs. USA Rugby and RugbyPA are committed to creating safe and fun environments for its members.
USA Rugby has developed a SafeSport Handbook, intended to be a central location for all of the policies and procedures that are designed to protect its members from all types of misconduct and abuse. It also includes information and education for adults on how to be proactive, to recognize areas of concern and signs of abuse.
USA Rugby requires all its member coaches, referees, administrators, players, Board members, and all other covered individuals to comply with the policies of the USA Rugby SafeSport Handbook including completing sexual molestation, hazing and bullying awareness and prevention training. See more at: NFHS Creating a Safe and Respectful Environment and USOC SafeSport