As a condition of membership, all NENSA members agree to abide by the SafeSport Code.

NENSA prohibits the following conduct:

  • Sexual Misconduct
  • Physical Misconduct
  • Emotional Misconduct
  • Bullying, Threats and Harassment
  • Hazing
  • Willfully Tolerating Misconduct

Any member of NENSA who is appointed to a position of authority over, or who has frequent contact with athletes must clear criminal background screening and complete SafeSport training every two years with a refresher required every other year. This includes NENSA member coaches, NENSA member official, NENSA member volunteers and NENSA members in clubs whom the club formally designates to be in a position of authority over athletes, as well as the NENSA Board members.

Every NENSA member must report suspected violations of the SafeSport Code. If you suspect that a child is experiencing misconduct of a sexual nature, don’t investigate yourself.  Call the SafeSport hotline and local child protection authorities (Police or Child Welfare Office) and report it to the experts who have the skills to investigate the matter.  If you have a doubt on whether conduct is occurring, please err on the side of reporting.  Conduct which does not involve sexualized conduct but which may violate one of the six categories of prohibited conduct may be reported to [email protected].

The Center for SafeSport provides 24-hour support via the SafeSport Helpline or by calling 866.200.0796.

Reporting Suspected Violations of Sexualized Conduct