SafeSport Program

Texas Gulf Coast Figure Skating Club will credit you with two volunteer service hours for completion of the SafeSport training program. All you need to do to receive this credit is to provide a copy of your certificate of course completion to 


To report a concern about behavior that may fall under the policies of SafeSport, please contact our SafeSport compliance chair, Patrick Otero, at


In order to “provide a safe environment for its members that is free of abuse and harassment,” US Figure Skating recently introduced its SAFESPORT PROGRAM. Under the program, member clubs are required to appoint a SafeSport Compliance Chair whose specific duties include the following. To find contact information for our SafeSport Compliance Chair please visit our Contact Us page.

“The specific duties of the club SafeSport Compliance Chair will include monitoring the SafeSport policies and procedures of the club; verifying that all of the coaches who are engaged in any type of coaching activity with any club skater are in compliance with the U.S. Figure Skating coaching membership rules regarding background checks and continuing education requirements; and serve as the initial contact in the club for persons to report suspected abuse, misconduct or other violations, and when necessary, report such information to U.S. Figure Skating.”

In addition, our club has a number of board members who have completed the SafeSport Program training course. To register for the SafeSport program training click here.

The U.S. Figure Skating SafeSport Program addresses the following types of abuse, harassment and misconduct:

  • Sexual abuse and misconduct
  • Physical abuse and misconduct
  • Emotional abuse and misconduct
  • Bullying, threats and harassment
  • Hazing
  • Willfully tolerating misconduct

Texas Gulf Coast Figure Skating Club strongly encourages parents and coaches to learn more about the program by visiting the USFS SafeSport Page, reading the program handbook, and taking the program training.