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 is 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. We must comply with national and international anti-doping codes.
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• 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.
As a member of World Skate, the international federation for skateboarding, we follow their regulations for international competition.
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