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Abuse Awareness Training

In 2018, the “Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse and SafeSport Authorization Act of 2017” became Federal law. As part of SafeSport, abuse awareness training has been highly encouraged for participants and volunteers in the Little League program.

Beginning in 2024, this training will now be a required part of the annual Little League Volunteer Application, along with the annual background check. The training must be completed before any individual can assume any duties for the current season.

It is important that all volunteers in a league complete the training on an annual basis. Even though it may be a training an individual has completed in the past, it is important to keep the information that is taught through Abuse Awareness Training fresh in everyone’s mind. The more individuals involved in a league that have the information that Abuse Awareness Training provides, the better.

All Octorara Area Little League volunteers must complete USA Baseball’s BASE Abuse Awareness Training which is a FREE online training that is SafeSport-compliant. This course can be completed in approximately 30 minutes online, producing a certificate of completion that you are required to upload to your Sports Connect account in order to verify the training has been completed.

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To complete the free Abuse Awareness for Adults course:

  1. Create an account or sign in at or on the USA Baseball app
  2. When creating an account, you must select the name of your organization from the drop-down menu and click "Join"
  3. Click on EDUCATION
  4. Select COURSES
  5. Find "Abuse Awareness for Adults" and click "Enroll"
  6. Click "Start Course"
  7. Download the certification upon completion
  8. Upload to your Sports Connect account

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