USA Skateboarding is committed to maintaining cooperative work, training and sports environments in which there exists mutual respect for all athletes, filmers, team managers, managers, coaches, judges and other officials, and for all USAS directors, officers, employees, contractors, and volunteers. USAS is committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its athletes and participants involved in sport, free of misconduct.
The USAS Athlete Safety Policy applies to covered individuals, employees, athletes in the USADA registered testing pool, and any other individuals, whether paid or volunteer, formally authorized, approved, or appointed to a position of authority over or to have frequent contact with athletes.
As a member organization of the U.S. Olympic Committee, USAS and its members are required to comply with the U.S. Center for SafeSport Code for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Movement, the appended Practices and Procedures (Appendix A to the Code), and the Supplemental Rules for SafeSport Arbitrations (Appendix B to the Code) (collectively, the “Code”), including reporting requirements. Except as specifically noted in the Code, the Code applies without respect to age or competitive level. The Code serves as the benchmark by which the U.S. Center for SafeSport or USAS determines whether a SafeSport Code Violation has occurred. For those violations that fall within the jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for SafeSport, the Center will determine resolutions and sanctioning for the violation. Any SafeSport Code Violation that occurs outside the jurisdiction of the U.S. Center for SafeSport will be processed through USAS’s Internal Complaint procedures as outlined in the USAS bylaws (Section 13).
The Code outlines prohibited conduct related to:
• Bullying Behavior
• Emotional Misconduct
• Physical Misconduct
• Sexual Misconduct
• Minor Athlete Abuse
Prevention Policies (MAAPP)
The definitions of prohibited conduct and other defined terms contained in the Code, as amended from time-to-time, are incorporated herein by this reference. The Code in its full form along with reporting guidelines can be found at the U.S. Center for SafeSport website at uscenterforsafesport.org. In addition to engaging in prohibited conduct under the Code, engaging in misconduct which is contrary to USAS policy of equal employment and sports opportunity without regard to age, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, religion, race, disability or national or ethnic origin, will not be tolerated within the USAS.
Other USAS policies, procedures and codes, including, but not limited to, the USAS Code of Conduct and Code of Ethics, may deal with other forms of conduct that are prohibited and that are subject to action by USAS for violation of such policies, procedures and codes.
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Having a fair and effective anti-doping program is vital to ensure that the rights of clean athletes and the integrity of competition are upheld. USA Skateboarding and The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee are opposed to the practice of doping in sport, and fully supports and complies with the policies, protocols and rules set forth by the World Anti-Doping Agency and the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency in their efforts to protect clean athletes in sport. This includes cooperating with WADA and USADA in promoting fairness and equality for all athletes and respecting the autonomy of both agencies. As a condition of membership and recognition by the USOPC, National Governing Bodies and High-Performance Management Organizations must comply with national and international anti-doping codes.
Click here for more information regarding anti-doping and anti-doping policies. LINK TO USOPC PAGE
Preserve the Integrity of Competition | Inspire True Sport | Protect the Rights of Athletes
• Check the status of your medications: GlobalDRO.com
• Reach your full potential with good nutrition: USADA.org/diet
• Realize, recognize, and reduce supplement risks: Supplement411.org
• Help keep your sport clean: USADA.org/playclean
• Legitimate medical need? Apply for a TUE: USADA.org/TUE
• Share the TrueSport values: TrueSport.org
The Office of the Athlete Ombuds and its staff (the “Athlete Ombuds”) offers independent, confidential advice to athletes regarding their rights and responsibilities in the Olympic and Paralympic Movement, and assists athletes with a broad range of questions, disputes, complaints and concerns. The Athlete Ombuds’ focus is to serve athletes who represent the United States in international competition. The Athlete Ombuds operates on the core principles of confidentiality and privacy, independence, and impartiality.
No employee, contractor, agent, volunteer, or USA Skateboarding itself shall take or threaten to take any action against an athlete as a reprisal for disclosing information to or seeking assistance from the Office of Athlete Ombuds as protected by the Act in Section 220509(b)(5).
Additional information about, and contact information for, the Athlete Ombuds can be found online at https://www.teamusa.org/athlete-ombuds.
USA Skateboarding announced during our National Team Summit in January 2020 the decision to make helmets mandatory for all American Park skateboarders in Olympic Qualifying events.
USA Skateboarding and its staff are committed to providing education and guidelines for athletes, coaches, and parents regarding the recognition and management of concussions. The safety of skateboarding athletes sustaining head injuries is of paramount importance to the health of all skateboarders.
Concussion is a hot topic in the sports world due to the potential seriousness of the injury. It was for this reason that USA Skateboarding was the first skateboarding NGB in the world to mandate helmet use for all Park Skateboarding Athletes in competition, a move that our international federation soon followed. It is important to recognize a concussion and seek medical attention as the brain is in a “vulnerable” state during this period. Another head injury during the post-injury period can significantly prolong post-concussion symptoms or even be life threatening.
All coaches, officials, athletes, and parents should be familiar with the guidelines and information sheets on the Centers for Disease Control website.
All USA Skateboarding sport performance staff, including coaches and trainers, are required to complete a concussion awareness training course offered by the CDC or National Federation of High Schools.
2023 USA SKATEBOARDING NATIONAL TEAM SELECTION PROCESS: PARK AND STREET DISCIPLINES:The 2023 USA Skateboarding National Team will be comprised of a maximum of sixteen (16) athletes–four (4) athletes per Olympic event (Men’s Park, Men’s Street, Women’s Park, and Women’s Street) based on the following:
1. The winner of the 2022 National Championship in each of the four (4) Olympic events (athletes total) as of 4 December 2022 will be invited to become members of the 2023 USA Skateboarding National Team.
2. The two (2) highest USA Skateboarding OWS ranked athletes in each of the four (4) Olympic events (8 athletes total) as of 4 December 2022 will be invited to become members of the 2023 USA Skateboarding National Team. In the event that the winner of the 2022 National Championships is already one of the top two (2) highest ranked US athletes, the next highest OWS ranked athlete as of 4 December 2022 will be selected.The USA Skateboarding rankings are sanctioned by USA Skateboarding and are published at https://usaskateboarding.com.
3. The fourth team slot in each of the four (4) Olympic events (4 skateboarders total) will be discretionary selections as described below. See“Discretionary Selection for National Team”procedures, below.Note: In the event that no OWS rankings are available for a particular Olympic event at the time of the National Championships (4 December 2022), the top two (2) podium finishes from the National Championships and two (2) discretionary selections (4 athletes total) will be invited to become members of the 2023 USA Skateboarding National Team.Eligible athletes who continue to train and remain on the National Team will receive monthly stipends. Athletes who are named to the team in more than one discipline will receive only one stipend per month.Discretionary Selection for National TeamTo ensure the National Team is comprised of those athletes most capable of competing at the highest international level, discretionary selection will be utilized to determine the last National Team spot in each event. The application of discretionary selection may allow elite riders who were injured, ill, or who experienced extenuating circumstances to include, but not limited to equipment failure, weather complications, travel delays, or canceled events during the qualification period the opportunity to be considered for the National Team. When applying discretionary selection, the USA SKB Athlete Selection Committee will consider a range of performance factors that will include the following in no particular order:- Athletes who medaled at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics- Athletes who demonstrate an overall consistent ability to place top ten through reliable execution at the highest-level events within the previous 15 months- Athletes with a podium finish at the most recent USA Skateboarding National Championships- Athlete results from the qualifying events tour for the 2022(including National Championships, Rome and the World Championships)NOTE: In the event a National Team member is removed from the team (either voluntarily or involuntarily), USA Skateboarding will apply discretionary criteria to select a replacement National Team member. This skater will be offered EAHI immediately and will receive a stipend beginning the 1st of the following month.EAHI- All athletes who qualify for Athlete Stipends as of January 1, 2023 will be offered EAHI.- If at any point the athlete is removed from the National Team, they will be removed from EAHI, effective immediately.
USA Skateboarding National team athletes receive $500 per month.
As a member of World Skate, the international federation for skateboarding, we follow their regulations for international competition.
JAN 29 - FEB 12, 2023 | UAE SKATEBOARDING PARK AND STREET WC 2022 - GENERAL INFORMATION (CLICK FOR LINK)
JUN 18 - JUN 25, 2023 | WST: Rome Street 2023 (CLICK FOR LINK)