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Safe Sport

Rugby Arizona and the Phoenix Firebirds youth adhere to USA Rugby's Safe Sport Policies and Procedures

USA Rugby states:
  • The safety of its members is of paramount importance to USA Rugby. USA Rugby has Zero Tolerance for abuse and misconduct. This includes not only on-pitch safety, but also off-pitch safety in any part of USA Rugby’s programs. USA Rugby is committed to creating safe and fun environments for its members.
  • USA Rugby requires all its member coaches, referees, administrators, players, Board members, and all other covered individuals to comply with the policies of the USA Rugby SafeSport Handbook including completing sexual molestation, hazing and bullying awareness and prevention training.
  • In order to support a rugby community that works together to protect the well-being of all rugby participants, USA Rugby recommends that all members (including parents, players, and administrators) seek information, courses and resources.

Additionally, the USA Rugby Safe Sport Policy states:

The SafeSport Program Handbook includes the various policies adopted by USA Rugby that apply to:

  • All USA Rugby staff, interns and contractors
  • Certified coaches and officials
  • USA Rugby Board members
  • USA Rugby operational and governance committee members
  • Registered members of USA Rugby
  • USA Rugby training and education certification workforce
  • Contracted medical personnel at USA Rugby sanctioned events
  • Contracted medical personnel relating to USA Rugby national teams
  • Volunteers acting on behalf of the USA Rugby at USA Rugby sanctioned events
  • Volunteers acting on behalf of USA Rugby in conjunction with national team
  • Other individuals that USA Rugby formally approves or appoints on an ad hoc or interim basis to a position of authority over or who has frequent contact with minor athletes"

For Information on the USA Rugby Safe Sport Reporting, Training, Handbook, and more please visit

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