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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, 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 #31 on: August 14, 2019, 12:51:01 AM »
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.


This is a federal law, not something the usbc came up with to get in the olympics.

Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and Safe Sport Authorization Act of 2017
Sponsor: Sen. Feinstein, Dianne [D-CA] (Introduced 03/06/2017)
Committees: Senate - Judiciary
Latest Action: 02/14/2018 Became Public Law No: 115-126
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #32 on: August 14, 2019, 07:22:43 AM »
Every member of the local USBC Board of Directors is required to take the Safesport training and undergo the background check.  Even if they never interact with bowlers under the age of 18 while serving on the board.

I understand the intent and spirit of the training, however expecting entire leagues to be willing to take the training just to allow/accommodate a bowler under the age of 18 to participate in an adult league is unreasonable.
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #33 on: August 14, 2019, 08:32:26 AM »
As much as I don't like certain things going on with USBC, this isn't their fault.

People can thank Jerry Sandusky for this one.
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #34 on: August 14, 2019, 09:36:59 AM »
No, people can thank liberal politicians who are able to be bribed. It's not a coincidence that it's a California politician who sponsored this bill.

Look into who is making money off of this "training" and check how much money they donated to politicians. That will tell you all you need to know. I would bet they are a "non-profit" of some type, which is just another way to skim money.
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #35 on: August 14, 2019, 10:05:22 AM »
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.

WOW, didn't even think about that one.  Makes my 18 yo son's decision easy.  Just got done with the state finals tourney and has 2 more weeks left of the summer youth season.  Then he is done with youth bowling.   
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #36 on: August 14, 2019, 11:21:18 AM »
Sandusky and Nassar were both enabled by corrupt college sport organizations.  Same with Baylor.  Talk about a system rotten to the core (FIFA at least has to pay the players).  USBC isn't so bad compared to that den of snakes. Figures they are behind this as adults taking advantage of kids and young adults is what they do.
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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #37 on: August 14, 2019, 07:29:43 PM »
Complete ridiculousness.

What's worst about it is it doesn't stop anyone who wants to commit such a crime from committing one. It just makes it a helluva lot harder.

"But there's a background check." Nice, when was the last time you got carded when you signed up for league? I remember the ABC intake form used to have a spot on it for Social Security number. I didn't think my local league secretary needed that information, so I never filled it out. Guess how many times I was ever asked to provide it after the fact? Your guess of "Zero" is correct, sir/ma'am.

Right now in league, you can sign up as Frosty McPoopydog and you'll get a USBC card with that name on it. You think a sex offender/addict isn't going to figure out a workaround from day one? Just more ridiculous government regulation that does nothing besides create more oversight for the heck of it.



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Re: USBC Safesport rules!
« Reply #38 on: August 14, 2019, 07:57:06 PM »

This has a summary of safesport along with a pdf of the full 9 page bill.

No where have I read requiring said 2 hour course.  It does talk about training in regards to those in charge to understand how to report abuse etc.  The clip below is repeated a lot about reasoning for safesport.

The center has jurisdiction over the U.S. Olympic Committee, NGBs, and Paralympic sports organizations with respect to safeguarding amateur athletes from abuse. It must develop training, practices, policies, and procedures to prevent abuse.

The articles online repeat

For example, USA Gymnastics would implement and enforce policies to ensure coaches and personnel are trained in sexual abuse prevention
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