The Bay Nordic Board is committed to having a safe and supportive environment for all members. We are a part of the larger US Ski And Snowboard organization and have fulfilled the requirements as outlined in a couple of key policies. These apply more specifically to our Youth and High School / Middle School programs where a combination of background checks, SafeSport training and coach education is used to make our programs both safe and supportive. Here are the key policies
Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP):
Must adopt and enforce U.S. Ski & Snowboard Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) and provide education to all constituents including club board members, staff, parents, athletes and volunteers on limiting one-on-one interactions between certain adults who have regular contact with or authority over minor athletes.
Must offer and give training to minor athletes, with parent/legal guardian consent using the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s youth athlete online trainings (available from the Center and in age appropriate categories). Parent and age appropriate training may be found on U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s SafeSport Resource page.
Club must certify to U.S. Ski & Snowboard that it has implemented MAAPP and, when required, has obtained the appropriate parent/legal guardian consent as allowed under the MAAPP.
Clubs must adhere to U.S. Ski & Snowboard’s Concussion policy.