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USBC Safesport rules!
« on: August 07, 2019, 08:58:43 PM »
Can someone give me the Reader's Digest condensed rules for youth wanting to bowl in adult leagues? The question came up in our bowling meeting tonight, because one guy wants his grandson to sub. It was brought up that everyone in the league would have to take the two hour online Safesport class to bowl in the league. I was under the impression that the league would have to vote to let him bowl. I searched on bowl.com, but couldn't find much info! Sounds like a way to destroy an adult league! Thanks
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2019, 01:03:29 PM »
There are still actually people who think this is USBC's doing?  Richgels has written a couple articles about it and it's all over Facebook, this is a national thing that USBC has no choice in, as well as the decision to move the youth eligibility age to 18.  As much as I'm down to Cahd bash, this isn't his fault. 
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2019, 01:13:13 PM »
There are still actually people who think this is USBC's doing?  Richgels has written a couple articles about it and it's all over Facebook, this is a national thing that USBC has no choice in, as well as the decision to move the youth eligibility age to 18.  As much as I'm down to Cahd bash, this isn't his fault. 

Just in case my post was the(or one of) instigator for your post, I wasn't blaming Chad, just sharing an opinion.   ;D
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2019, 01:49:25 PM »
Milo,
Went back and read your original post (page 1).  Does it mean that Chad Murphy is officially off your Christmas card list?

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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2019, 01:55:40 PM »
Milo,
Went back and read your original post (page 1).  Does it mean that Chad Murphy is officially off your Christmas card list?

Depends on whether or not I can find a card that conveys my true feelings toward him.


I probably won't find what I need at a Hallmark store.  ;D
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« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2019, 02:06:21 PM »
They only have to do this if they want to be an Olympic sport right?  What's sad is how they will do this and never be an Olympic sport anyway.
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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2019, 08:10:19 PM »
I don't have a subscription to Richgel's site, so I can't read his take, but when I look at the USBC page on this I can't find anything that says individual bowlers have to complete this training, only those adults in the volunteer program.

As others have said, just put in language barring junior bowlers from your adult leagues, problem solved. I will bring it up at my fall league's start and recommend they pass it into the bylaws.

It's not unreasonable to make sure the volunteers/coaches complete the training. Individual league bowlers ... um, no. I'm not watching videos so I can bowl.

It's unfortunate. I got my start as a junior in an adult league because I had no other options in our small town. But if it comes down to Safesport training for all, or banning the juniors, ban 'em.

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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #22 on: August 10, 2019, 07:36:06 PM »
Any other sports posting about this?  Not seeing it in high school with volunteers.  Not seeing tenis,  golf,   or other sports complaining about this.

Has to be more to it then a blanket it "the man" is mandating this


Everything I'm finding in searches is olympic related sports and require it yearly.
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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2019, 02:11:23 PM »
I wrote the USBC rules dept. about this here's their reply. 

Question:

Is it true that if a adult league allows individuals 17 or younger to bowl, That every adult bowler on the league would have to take a two hour online Safesport class to be allowed to bowl in the league and if they Fail to take the course it result in termination/DQ of bowlers in said league?

Example: A league of 32 teams (A 128 bowlers) has member that wants their 17 yearold son to be a sub on the league, The league approves it. So now 128 bowlers have to take a class or else be kicked off the league.

If true is the best option so that the league doesn't fold up or decide not to certify because of this, to have the league rules state no one under 17 is allowed to bowl under any conditions.

ANSWER:

Good Morning,

This is in regards to your email below.

All of the adults (18 years of age and older) who compete in a league that also has participants who are 17 years of age or younger, must be SafeSport trained effective immediately. Attached is the SafeSport policy that states the requirement. This can also be accessed through the RVP Handbook (pg. 13) which takes you to the SafeSport website where the policy is located. 

Additionally, all of the officers of a league that has participants under the age of 18, will need to be RVP compliant (SafeSport trained and background screening with the NCSI).

If a participant fails to complete the training, they are considered an ineligible bowler. Their games could be subjected to forfeiture.

Please let me know if you have further questions or concerns.

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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2019, 08:39:53 PM »

Safe Sport Training Video

The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) implemented SafeSport as a way to protect athletes competing under the Olympic umbrella from misconduct. Since its initial implementation by the USOC in late 2012, a US Center for SafeSport has been created with an independent advisory council and a new USOC Director of Ethics and SafeSport.
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #25 on: August 13, 2019, 08:44:13 PM »
Note to self...league meeting on the first night explain this rule and propose a league rule of no bowlers under the age of 18 permitted.  This Safesport requirement would be impossible to administer on a league of 160 bowlers such as the one I bowl on. 
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« Reply #26 on: August 13, 2019, 08:54:48 PM »
Note to self...league meeting on the first night explain this rule and propose a league rule of no bowlers under the age of 18 permitted.  This Safesport requirement would be impossible to administer on a league of 160 bowlers such as the one I bowl on. 

We just had our meeting and the local assoc. was there told us about it and that's what we did.
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« Reply #27 on: August 13, 2019, 10:39:41 PM »
I haven't see the video, nor will I. I can tell you a brief summary of what it says.

Guys, keeps your dick in your pants.


Because adults need to be told how to act like decent human beings.
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« Reply #28 on: August 13, 2019, 11:36:03 PM »
Bowling will NEVER be an Olympic sport.  The Olympic scam will stop before Chad and his cronies ever gets in on the graft.
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« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2019, 11:38:52 PM »
Is there a single league that would be willing to go along with this?

What in God's name were they thinking?

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« Reply #30 on: August 13, 2019, 11:41:29 PM »
Talked with a youth coach and he said all of his youth bowlers who are 18 have to go through this to continue bowling in the youth programs. 

I guess if a youth bowler turns 18 during the season, then they have to do this if they want to continue bowling with their (younger) friends.


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