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US Chess has entered into partnership with the U.S. Center for SafeSport, a Congressionally chartered organization that is dedicated exclusively to ending sexual, physical, and emotional abuse on behalf of athletes everywhere. It was established in 2017 to help abuse prevention, education, and accountability take root in every sport covered by the U.S. Olympic movement. The U.S. Center for SafeSport makes its training and education resources available to other organizations outside of the Olympic movement.

US Chess will require all US Chess-certified Tournament Directors (TDs) to complete the authorized core training from the U.S. Center for SafeSport by June 1, 2024 before they can become or remain certified by US Chess. Annual refresher training will then be required to continue their certification. This policy applies to persons who already hold Tournament Director credentials and those who are seeking certification. According to the U.S. Center for SafeSport, “the core training offers a comprehensive 90-minute overview of facts, principles, and strategies to help you provide safe and positive sport environments. 

Current SafeSport Trained TDs Database: Please click here.

If you have questions about the SafeSport training, please contact Safe Play Manager Melinda Matthews at Click here to show email address.


SafeSport Training

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US Chess Safe Play Policy

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How to Report


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