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Everyone has the right to be treated with safety and respect - and the responsibility to act safely and respectfully towards others.


Irene van der Zande - Founder and Executive Director of KidPower

Report Abuse

Click here to go to USA Volleyball's Safesport reporting portal. Please note that there are a number of options and requirements to report abuse. Report to law enforcement immediately if you are aware of abuse. If abuse includes sexual misconduct report to both law enforcement and the U.S. Center for SafeSport.

Arizona Region Contact

Cindy Kirk

SafeSport Officer

Phone: 480.993.6176

Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP)

The MAAPP is a collection of proactive prevention and training policies for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Movement. It has three primary components: an Education and Training Policy, Required Prevention Policies, and Recommended Prevention Policies. The Center developed the MAAPP to assist National Governing Bodies, Paralympic Sport Organizations, Local Affiliated Organizations, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, and other individuals to whom these policies apply in meeting their obligations under federal law. Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policies (MAAPP) outline training requirements and limit one-one-one interactions with minor athletes.

USOC Launches SafeSport Helpline

The U.S. Center for SafeSport is excited to announce it launched a 24-hour victim services helpline.

The helpline offers confidential support services and is operated in partnership with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

U.S. Center for SafeSport

This link will take you to an external website.

SafeSport Helpline Access 
Phone: 866-200-0796

October is Bullying Awareness Month

Take charge of your safety

Arizona Region SafeSport Program

The US Olympic & Paralympic Committee, USA Volleyball and the Arizona Region of USA Volleyball are committed to creating a safe and positive environment for its participants’ physical, emotional and social development and ensuring it promotes an environment free from abuse and misconduct.  As part of this program, the above have implemented policies intended to reduce, monitor and govern the areas where potential abuse and misconduct might occur.

It is understood that the discussion of this subject matter with minor participants can vary greatly depending on the age of the child.  Please age appropriately discuss each of these items with your child who is applying for membership. 

For better understanding of abuse and misconduct in sport, the following definitions are being used:


All USA Volleyball/Arizona Region member programs are required to have a SafeSport contact person identified in their club.  The Arizona Region has an identified SafeSport contact.   USA Volleyball has a SafeSport Director.  Depending on the actual or perceived violation of SafeSport policies contact the person you would feel most comfortable reporting the violation to.  In all cases involving suspicions of child physical or sexual misconduct the report will also involve law enforcement.  Out of respect for the importance of this issue and to encourage honest and effective reporting, knowingly making a false or vindictive report will not be tolerated and may be a violation of USA Volleyball’s Code of Conduct.

Cindy Kirk

Arizona Region SafeSport Director

Phone: 480.993.6176

USAV Safesport Website

For more information/resources or to report abuse, please visit the USA Volleyball SafeSport site using this link.