Our Commitment

The safety of our members is extremely importance to Rugby Ohio. We have a zero tolerance for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-pitch safety, but also off-pitch safety in any part of our rugby programs. Rugby Ohio is committed to creating safe and fun environment for all of our players, teams, parents and fans.

When or how should you make a report?

USA Rugby and the US Center for SafeSport require the reporting of sexual misconduct by or of any member of Rugby Ohio to the US Center for SafeSport Response and Resolution Office. We strongly encourage reporting of any concerns related to USA Rugby’s SafeSport policies by following the direction here: SafeSport Reporting.

USA Rugby SafeSport Handbook

USA Rugby has developed a SafeSport Handbook, intended to be a central location for all of the policies and procedures that are designed to protect its members from all types of misconduct and abuse. It also includes information and education for adults on how to be proactive, to recognize areas of concern and signs of abuse.

All items relating to Sexual Abuse or Sexual Misconduct should be reported to SafeSport reporting office linked above. Any other Abuse, harassment, bullying or hazing should be reported to USA Rugby SafeSport Liaison via this reporting form or directly at jatkeison@usa.rugby or 720-263-2059

USA Rugby SafeSport Training

USA Rugby requires all its member coaches, referees, administrators, players, Board members, and all other covered individuals to comply with the policies of the USA Rugby SafeSport Handbook including completing sexual molestation, hazing and bullying awareness and prevention training.

In order to support a rugby community that works together to protect the well-being of all rugby participants, USA Rugby recommends that all members (including parents, players, and administrators) seek information, courses and resources. The online modules are free and online. You can find them by logging into your USAR Membership Profile, and selecting Qualifications.

US Center for SafeSport

USA Rugby requires all its member coaches, referees, administrators, players, Board members, and all other covered individuals to comply with the code and policies and procedures of the US Center for SafeSport.

In order to support a rugby community that works together to protect the well-being of all rugby participants, USA Rugby recommends that all members (including parents, players, and administrators) seek information, courses and resources from the US Center for SafeSport.