USA Gymnastics is committed to fostering a safe, fun, and healthy environment for all members. Since 1990 – prior to almost all other National Governing Bodies – USA Gymnastics has provided awareness, prevention and reporting information regarding sexual misconduct to professional members, member clubs, athlete members and their families.

In June 2017, USA Gymnastics leadership approved and adopted a new Safe Sport Policy, which significantly strengthened the organization’s approach to athlete safety. The Safe Sport Policy, which is mandatory for all members to comply with:
  • increases the number of individuals who fall under USA Gymnastics jurisdiction; essentially increasing the number of people in our sport who are accountable for their behavior;
  • increases the categories of misconduct from two (sexual and physical misconduct) to six (verbal/emotional misconduct, bullying, hazing and harassment were added);
  • addresses and prohibits boundary violations and grooming behaviors;
  • requires covered individuals to report a suspicion of abuse to law enforcement, even if they are not a mandated reporter according to their state law;
  • requires covered individuals to notify USA Gymnastics or the U.S. Center for SafeSport for any misconduct; and
  • requires covered individuals to take a designated safe sport course every two years.
The information in these pages provides policies, education and training, and tools intended to assist our member clubs, professional members, athlete members and their families in ensuring the safety of our gymnasts to the best of our ability.

Click here to read the Safe Sport Policy.





The United States Center for SafeSport
The U.S. Center for SafeSport was created by the United States Olympic Committee in March 2017 as a wholly independent body to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct in Olympic National Governing Bodies. The U.S. Center for SafeSport has exclusive jurisdiction over sexual misconduct allegations, which means USA Gymnastics and its members report any allegations of sexual misconduct they become aware of to the Center for investigation and resolution. More information on the U.S. Center for SafeSport is available throughout this website.

U.S. Center for SafeSport Policies and Procedures

U.S. Center for SafeSport Code

U.S. Center for SafeSport Helpline









Darkness to Light Videos

"Take Two Minutes for Prevention" is a series of short video clips on a specific part of each of the 5 Steps to Protecting Our Children™ from Darkness to Light’s Stewards of Children®, an education Partner for USA Gymnastics.


One in 10 Children

Abusers Known and Trusted

Bystanders Recognize Red Flag Behavior - Intervention

Bystanders Recognize Red Flag Behavior - Prevention

The What-If Game

Teaching Children Uncomfortable





Additional Resources