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Important Notice Regarding Changes to the U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport Training Expiration Dates
posted on 05/09/2022

The U.S. Center for SafeSport Core Course and Refresher Training is education mandated by the U.S. Center for SafeSport (the Center). All NGBs are responsible for ensuring that their adult members adhere to this educational requirement and complete the training within the Center's designated annual timelines.

Recently, the Center clarified their definition of the word "annual" when describing their timeline of when all adult members of an NGB must renew their training. Specifically, the Center has recently clarified that the word annual is not correlated with an NGB's annual membership season. Instead, it means a yearly renewal that occurs prior to 365 days of when an individual completed their initial training.

Impact on Members and U110 Expiration Dates
Due to this clarification, the issuance of U110 expiration dates will be altered to ensure that all renewals are completed within the appropriate timeframe of 365 days, while trying to minimize disruption to our community.

Starting June 1, expiration dates for U110 training will be issued using the following calendar:

  • June 1-July 31, 2022:
    Members who complete the U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport course from June 1, 2022, through July 31, 2022, will be issued a U110 expiration date of December 31, 2022. An individual will be required to renew their U110 again before December 31st to remain active.
  • August 1, 2022-May 31, 2023:
    Members who complete the U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport course from August 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, will be issued a U110 expiration date of July 31, 2023, only having to complete the course once within the season.

Recommendations
While USAG respects the importance of the U.S Center for SafeSport training, we also recognize that this change may create a significant inconvenience and confusion for community members.

To mitigate these challenges, it is recommended that members consider the following when determining the date to complete their U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport training:

  • for Members WHO DO NOT NEED sanctioned event access and will not be in direct contact with minors at a sanctioned event before August 1:
    • It is recommended to wait to complete the U110: SafeSport training until on or after August 1.
    • Members who complete the U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport course from August 1, 2022, through May 31, 2023, will be issued a U110 expiration date of July 31, 2023.
  • for Members WHO DO NEED sanctioned event access and will be in direct contact with minors at events between June 1-July 31, 2022:
    • Must complete the required U110 training to be eligible to participate.
    • Members who complete the U110: U.S. Center for SafeSport course from June 1, 2022, through July 31, 2022, will be issued a U110 expiration date of December 31, 2022. An individual will be required to renew their U110 again before December 31 to remain active.

We recognize that this change can be confusing and is not ideal for all of you, who are working hard to maintain the educational requirements mandated by the Center.

USA Gymnastics and our fellow NGBs will continue to actively engage with the Center to have their administrative policies be more aligned with the functional realities of NGBs and our members.

We thank you for your commitment to gymnastics and will keep you apprised of updates.

Please email membership@usagym.org with any questions or concerns.