US Lacrosse believes there are many reasons to play sports, including athletes enjoying a wide range of physical, emotional and social benefits. But abuse, on any level and in any form, can not be part of the equation.
Effective October 15, 2018, all new and renewing adult coach memberships require a mandatory national background screening.
It is the intent of US Lacrosse to clearly demonstrate our organizational commitment to the safety and well-being of lacrosse athletes. The paramount principal for US Lacrosse and its members is that any and all forms of physical and sexual abuse and/or misconduct are strictly prohibited.
- Download the full US Lacrosse Athlete Safety Policy
- US Lacrosse's Criminal Background Screening Policy
- US Lacrosse's Membership Termination Policy
- Membership Requirements - A Coach's Perspective
US Lacrosse requires the highest standard of integrity for its members to ensure that abuse and misconduct do not occur at any level. No member of US Lacrosse may engage in behaviors that are considered child sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, physical abuse, or physical misconduct.
Any suspicion must be reported to state and local child protective services and law enforcement agencies. To assist in understanding where to report in a specific location, check www.childwelfare.gov or call the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.
For questions related to creating a safer sport, please contact email@example.com.
Reporting Child Abuse
US Lacrosse policy requires that all staff members, volunteers, and members of US Lacrosse must report any suspicions or allegations of child abuse or neglect (including child sexual abuse) to law enforcement and child protective services and notify the US Lacrosse Abuse Prevention Program.