Athlete Safety

NEO Allstars is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for all athletes’ physical, emotional, and social development. We work to promote an environment free from abuse and misconduct. In addition, we do not tolerate physical or emotional abuse, bullying, threats, or harassment. Please CLICK HERE for more defined details about our bullying policy and procedures.

NEO STAFF SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The United States All Star Federation (USASF) has aligned with All Star organizations and taken important steps to ensure the highest level of safety within our industry. One of these steps is the background screening for anyone age 18 years or older who works directly with our youth.

“The United States All Star Federation is proud to partner with the National Center for Safety Initiatives, which facilitates all background screenings of our adult members. This includes a comprehensive screening program using NCSI's full-service product and a simple red light/green light determination report issued in accordance with the criteria chosen by the USASF. Only those applicants receiving a green light report will be considered for eligible membership.”

All NEO staff and outsourced vendors that work directly with our athletes must comply with these USASF green light guidelines.

In addition to background screenings, NEO staff members are SafeSport trained, certified by the Coaching Alliance Online Learning Center, and Stewards of Children trained.

ONE-ON-ONE INTERACTIONS

This policy applies most to athletes who choose to participate in private lessons.

The majority of child sexual abuse is committed in isolated, one-on-one situations. By reducing such interactions between children and adults, we reduce the risk of child sexual abuse. However, one-on-one time with trusted adults is also healthy and valuable for a child. One-on-one interactions between a minor athlete and an applicable adult (who is not the minor’s legal guardian) at a facility are permitted if they occur at an observable and interruptible distance by another adult.

Coaches are prohibited from interacting one-on-one with minor-aged athletes in settings outside of the program that are not observable unless parent/legal guardian consent is provided for each out-of-program contact. Nonetheless, such arrangements are strongly discouraged.

In addition to any legal obligation of an athlete or family to report sexual abuse or misconduct to law enforcement authorities, all NEO athletes must promptly report any alleged violations of the Sexual Abuse and Misconduct Policy to the owner of NEO Allstars.



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